Midi parts won't play. It shows they are playing but no sound is actually coming out.



Ive been using Ableton for a bit over 6 months now. I had this problem in the past but it was not a big deal because my productions were small with few instruments and little layering. Now that my music is coming together and Ive progressed to start using VSTs they sometimes won't play. For example in my newest song this was my biggest problem: I used massive to create a melody. For a while it worked and everything sounded good but as I added on more instruments and sounds all of the sudden certain midi parts would just not play. It would show that the parts are hitting and there are levels but there was no sound. It was extremely frustrating because sometimes they would randomly turn back on. I have no idea what I was doing wrong. Sometimes when I would quit and restart Ableton everything would be ok for a few minuets and then a part would go out. Also sometimes an instrument would hit just one note and keep it going for ever until I stopped the song. Just one continuos tone. I use a MacBook and I use mostly Arrangement view. I am lost and I have no idea what to do. I had to give up and start a new project because it got too frustrating to turn on and off in hope that all the parts would play. 


Thank you


ELItheRussian 1 year ago | 0 comments

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  • florepsymento
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    yeah whats with this!! bug bug bug bug bug!! 

    7 months ago | 0 comments
  • CainKilledAbleton
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    Click "Live" at the top left hand corner of your computer screen. Click preferences. Click the MIDI/SYNC tab at the left. Then, under "control surface" select none rather the the preset APC20. That did the trick for me. If it still doesn't work for you, play around with the different options in "control surface."

    5 months ago | 0 comments

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