Live crashes when audio interface is selected

Hi!

Today I rebuild my studio - since then Live crashes as soon as I select my audio interface (Echo Audio Fire 4) in the preferences. The same audio interface has worked perfectly for years. The only thing I changed is that I now use my keyboard (Akai MPK49) through USB instead of MIDI. So instead of having the keyboard connected with 2 MIDI cables (in & out) with the interface, I have a USB cable from my keyboard plugged directly into the MacBook Pro.

I am on OS X Lion, the interface is connected via firewire.

Does anyone here has any ideas what I could do to fix this? I already use the newest firmware available. Audio playback outside Live works fine.

 

If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask, I will be glad answering them as I really need to fix this problem!

Cheers!

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tobibmusic 1 year ago | 1 comment

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  • Mark One
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    Tobimusic,

    Sounds like one of Live 9's bugs to be honest. I've had a number of issues with minor bugs relating to Live's ability to locate drivers, files, devices etc. In these cases the only way to identify/repair the problem is by elimination and this is the best order of play for doing that.

    First and foremost check all your cables, switch them with others and test on other peripherals if possible. This is often overlooked is the cause of more problems than you would imagine, it's also the easiest thing to check.

    Second, un-instal all software and drivers making sure you un un-instal everything properly, this may also include soundflower/asio4all etc. This can be tricky with some drivers. Be mindful that you do not delete anything in your library which you have customised (presets, folders etc) best is to back it all up somewhere first. If you encounter a problem on reinstallation you can copy your backup library to the correct location and use the 'Repair Library' function in Lives preferences to get everything back in order.

    After reinstallation of Live test it with core audio/mme drivers first to confirm functionality then before everything else instal your audio device and test. This will eliminate the possibility of compatibility issues (which you may experience with the transition Live 9 64 bit).

    Providing that this is stable you should then introduce your other peripherals one at a time testing thoroughly as you go.

    This may all be common sense stuff but it should at the very least enable you to identify or isolate the problem. Also worth considering if there was anything else you did to your system even if it may seem unrelated, ie other software/apps etc... some programs can interfere with the device drivers for audio interfaces (screen capture, remote clients, audio routers for example).

    Hope this helps, if not you could give me some feedback on your results and I'll see if there's more I can do.

    Mark

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    11 months ago | 0 comments
  • bryfa
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    I have the same problem. Even with built in audio engine!

    11 months ago | 0 comments
  • mcanty5
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    I am having the same problem. I had Live 9.0.3 64-bit.

    I downloaded and installed Live 9.0.4 64-bit and 32-bit and it continued to crash when trying to select an audio output device in both versions. I tried Built-in Output, my interface (M-Audio Fast Track Ultra), HDMI, Soundflower (2 and 64 ch), and Pro Tool aggregate I/O all to no avail.

    Interestingly, Live 8.4.1 does not crash when selecting an output device, and my audio output from other programs works fine, so it would appear to be a problem with Live 9. Any suggestions as to what to try next would be much appreciated.

    11 months ago | 0 comments
  • bryfa
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    I fixed my problem, by deleting the default template I created. Just let Live9 generate a new one.

    11 months ago | 0 comments
  • fancyheadphonez
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    Same problem....... super choked!!!! Works with live 8 no problems, as soon as I open live 9 and try it crashes every time!!!! Between this and 9.0.3 shutting off all my plugins I am wondering exactly how much testing they actually do before releasing updates. That 9.0.3 update was absolute crap and cost me a ton of time before I figured out exactly what was happening and why things were sounding weird.... Get it together Ableton!!! Seriously!!!!

    11 months ago | 0 comments
  • NoahK
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    I had the same problem but I found out the root of the problem was a pluggin I was using in every session tried. Once I opened up a blank session I could select an audio output path with no problems. 

    10 months ago | 0 comments
  • Near Earth Object
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    The only thing i can think of, is that the audio interface has problems with your firewire connection. A Texas Instruments firewire chip is recommended to make everything work well. Most other brands often cause problems.

    But the problems you describe should not be happening. Maybe you can try a full reinstall?
    Also, make sure you have the interface turned on before starting Live.

    Hope this helps.

    1 year ago | 0 comments

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