Reducing Lag in Macbook Pro OS X?

How can I reduce lag in Live with a Macbook Pro OS X core i5, 2.4gHz, 4G ram?

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The Cuban 2 years ago | 1 comment

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  • Warrior Bob
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    Freeze any processor-heavy tracks.

    If you're running up against 100% CPU, this is your problem - there aren't resources left to process everything, so the whole thing halts until processing is done. This is why you're hearing stutters.

    The easiest way I know of to decrease CPU utilization is to not use the CPU. Live has a "freeze track" function that will temporarily render a given track as pure audio, which is computationally cheaper than processing effects. So if you have processor-heavy tracks (fancy synthesizers, lots of effects) but those tracks don't need to change dynamically (i.e. you're not playing them live or routing audio into them) you can use the freeze function to get that CPU back.

    You can always "unfreeze" a track and get it right back to where it was.

    2 years ago | 0 comments
  • Ableton_David Ableton staff
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    Could you clarify what kind of lag you're experiencing?

    2 years ago | 1 comment
  • physicalpatrick
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    And more ram will always help

    2 years ago | 0 comments

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