After an automatic update of Live, some of my Control Surfaces stopped working

  • Live-Versionen: 9
  • Betriebssystem: ALL

This is related to the usage of third-party or modified Remote Scripts. Ableton generally does not recommend to change or modify the content of the MIDI Remote Scripts folder for the following of reasons:

  • Due to constant improvements of the Control Surfaces framework, third-party or modified¬†Remote Scripts might not work anymore after an automatic update of Live.
  • If modified or third-party Scripts are installed in MIDI Remote Script folders that have the same name as our¬†natively supported Scripts,¬†this may prevent even the latter¬†from working.

If you decide to install modified or third-party Scripts nevertheless, you should store them in folders with unique names, to make sure the natively supported Remote Scripts are always working. It could also be helpful to make a backup copy of the Remote Scripts folder before adding any custom/modified scripts to be able to restore it should problems occur.

If the custom/third-party Scripts don't work anymore after an automatic Live update, you’ll need to contact the respective third-party Script developer to provide you with an updated version of their Script.

If anything goes wrong after a Live update, you can always manually reinstall Live to go back to the default state.

If the custom/third-party Scripts stopped working after a manual update of Live, and this updated doesn't contain any technical changes in the Control Surfaces framework, a simple reinstallation of the Scripts might help already.