Suddenly every instrument sounds strange... but why?


Hello everybody,

Since yesterday, I can't use any of lives instruments properly. The same applies to my vst plugins.

Every time I play a note I get some strange distorted noise like I would play my sounds from a old and broken tape. I hear the right notes but always with this kind of "UFO-Wobble" effect. There's no better way for me to describe the sound.

- I've already tried to reduce and increase the buffer size, but nothing changes

- I've recorded the strange sound and exported it as an audio file, but the audio file sounded completely normal --> no broken tape effect.

- I've tried different audio interfaces, but nothing changes.

- all in all everything seems to be okay, even my old projects are working fine, without any distortion or strange noise. But as soon as I start a new project and load an instrument, the instrument sounds that strange.


Update: Also the test-tone in the settings works fine!


I hope, there's somebody out there, who can help me.

Greetings, thank you and good bye! (Sorry for bad english)


p24336805 6 years ago | 0 comments

2 answers

  • p24336805
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    2 votes

    Problem solved: The pitch wheel on my midi-keyboard seems to be broken or something. It sends random signals out to ableton. I've just moved it a few times and suddenly everything works fine!

    6 years ago | 0 comments
  • stn-music
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    -1 votes

    Thanks!! Had the same problem - just touched the pitchwheel! everything's fine now.

    5 years ago | 0 comments

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