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Ableton bounce dropouts


if you’re experiencing drop outs in audio when exporting in Ableton live, here are some solutions you might try:

→ Note:
Make sure you’re using the latest version of the plugin before proceeding.

Why am I getting dropouts?
Live is attempting to render the audio file as quickly as possible. In most cases, this is faster than real time. This also means it’s extremely demanding on your hard drive - it needs to stream a lot of samples quickly. If it doesn’t get it fast enough, you’re getting dropouts.

Set the sample streaming mode to match your drive:
1. Click on the FELT INSTRUMENTS text located on the top right corner of the plugin’s interface.
2. you’ll see two options for streaming, located on the middle-right part of the interface. When set to Drive, the plugin will consume less RAM but the performance will depend on the speed of your drive. When set to RAM, it will be less dependant on your drive, but more ram hungry.

These settings apply to each instance of the plugin. This allows you to optimize your sessions as you go, without having to commit to one of the streaming modes for good.

Move the samples to a faster hard drive:
If you have a few hard drives in your system, it’s best to keep the samples on the fastest available.

Freeze unused tracks and effects:
Some plugins, especially those that are sample-based may put a lot of strain on your hard drive. Freezing some of these tracks may improve the performance of your session. Please, consult your DAW’s manual on how to freeze tracks.

render a larger section of the track:
testing suggests that bouncing a larger section of the track helps to load the samples properly. To do this, you can simply move your arrangement to the right on the session view and select a section that starts before the track and ends a bit after it. You can trim the audio after bouncing.

render in real time:
Here’s an ableton support article on how to do this.