BojanKerkez wrote:I had 9.1.1 installed on my system (Windows 7 64-bit) for only several hours and while it didn't crash in that time (must note that Live hasn't crashed on me once since 9.0.6), I reverted to 9.1 cause there was quite a noticeable dip in performance. Pops and clicks everywhere in projects that worked just fine in 9.1. And that's what worries me about Live and Ableton as a company.
I've been trying out Studio One for the past couple of weeks and I have to say that while it has its problems and a number of unnecessary annoyances, it clearly is much more efficient than Live. And rather importantly, it works so much better with older bridged VSTs. I stopped using two of my favourite freewares (Ambience and JB Ferox) altogether cause their parameters could not be adjusted in real time without distorting the sound. I thought it was a problem with bridging, but it turned out it was Live's fault. In 64-bit S1 they work just as they used to in 32-bit Live 8.
I might be wrong, as someone who invested quite a bit of time and money into Live I hope I'm wrong, but I fear the reason why Ableton AG seems so focused on/hiding behind Push and Max4Live right now is because it hasn't got the programming talent that could fix and improve on these and many other issues Live has. And if they'll wait for v10 to do anything about performance issues and general usability, especially given the substantial upgrading price for Suite, I will most likely jump the ship. Unless, of course, Presonus really screws things up with v3.
do you use an asio driver with a sample buffer size that is not 128, 256 or 512, i.e. a number the power of two? since live 9.1 live forces the sample buffer size to such a value. for asio drivers which have other values than those mentioned above, e.g. i use an edirol ua-1000 which does not have a buffer size the power of two, this leads to a drastically decreased performance and audio crackles, where before everything was fine. having noticed this i tried asio4all with my edirol usb interface because asio4all gives you these values. what can i say: the crackes are gone and the cpu consumption is decreased again. without asio4all i got crackles as soon as the cpu meter in live hit 40%, now with asio4all and the correct buffer sizes i can reach 80% and more cpu before i experience the first crackles. i don't know why they decided to force all asio drivers to values the power of two but i think that this is problem for a lot of users which use asio drivers which do not support these values natively (based on the comments on the forum where a lot of people have problems with the latest live versions). maybe you could try this route to get rid of the pops and clicks.