Why is my project in Live 9 running with an empty cache?
I'm a long time Live user and I was used to have a very large cache folder, usually at around 60 GBs (I dj and do live mash-up sets). This became a problem every time I had to reinstall the OS because Live would crash while converting the mp3s to wavs in the cache folder. My solution was to backup the cache folder in an external drive and copy it back once the OS was reinstalled.
I have recently upgraded to a new MacBook Pro with 8 GBs of RAM, but a smaller, 256 GB SSD hard drive. In this new computer HD space became much more important, so I have recently decided to reorganize my project and delete some samples (to cut space in the cache).
Now this is where something strange happened. After a while deleting and organizing samples I decided to completely delete the cache folder. This was designed to force Live to re-read the samples and create new wav versions of the remaining ones (I am aware that the 'clean cache' function does basically the same thing, but I am a stubborn old school guy). After deleting the folder and erasing from the trash bin I restarted Live and to my surprise it worked perfectly *without resampling*, therefore the cache folder is empty, but Live is unaffected.
I am assuming this is normal behavior, but since I have not heard anyone talking about this I decided to ask you if you have had similar experiences. Is the cache folder unused in Live 9 running with an SSD Hard Drive?
Cheers and thanks for the time,
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