Running Live 9 on a Virtual Machine

Does anyone have any experience running Ableton on a VM?

I currently have Ableton installed on a PC at home and a Mac in my office. It's a bit of a pain to move projects between the two... the PC has all kinds of VSTs installed, the Mac is more lightweight. So I'm thinking I might try setting up a Windows 7 VM in VirtualBox with only Ableton on it, and storing that VM in Dropbox. I have a few concerns.

One, will there be any activation issues? The hardware (as far as Ableton sees it) should be identical, but I'm not sure.

Two, will latency be a huge issue? I use a Focusrite Saffire 6 USB for my I/O. Virtual box can take over the USB connection so it won't route through the host machine, but maybe that's not enough.

Thanks for any advice anyone can give. I'll have to buy a new Windows license to do this which is why I'm asking first instead of just trying this out.


zreese 1 year ago | 0 comments

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