Anyone successfully running ableton in a VM

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Economist2947
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Post Tue Nov 01, 2022 1:43 am

If so what's your setup? Are you using external gear? I'm asking because the convenience of crating snapshots in VMs and having basically an easily clonable environment that carries over without hassle to anywhere is quite nice

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Post Tue Nov 01, 2022 2:36 am

I find the performance hit on non-realtime software to be annoying enough, no way I'd run audio software in one.
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Economist2947
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Post Tue Nov 01, 2022 3:11 am

Of course nothing that is super time critical like a DJing software. But for production, of course depending on your input method, its not too bad actually. Forget about real time jamming though, that's just weird. But yeah, I agree theres room for improvement

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Post Sat Nov 26, 2022 3:51 pm

To have your best experience with a VM and low latency, you’ll want to use a type 1 hyperviser over a type 2. In other words, instead of using the easy to use Virtualbox, use an Intel vPro Platform (or compatible)/ KVM / QEMU / LibVirt / Virt-manager /virt-viewer as your emulation stack. This will greatly improve performance. In addition to that, you are going to want to use “Passthrough” for your PCIe/USB audio card. If you do these things, you should be able to successfully run Ableton in a VM at low latencies. :)
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