Ableton Live 9 audio issue

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by thizisweird, Aug 20, 2017.

  1. thizisweird macrumors member

    thizisweird

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    I found this a bit odd... I'm running a MP 4,1 tower, and downloaded Ableton for some audio work to go with my video editing. Ever since I've installed Ableton, my front headphone jack has never worked with Ableton. Everything else I get audio through it, but not with Ableton. The rear line out jack I get audio..... but I have no volume control (which I thought strange, but whatever). I've poked around with all the audio settings in Ableton, but nothing works. Seems strange.

    I used to work with Live 6 back when that was popular, so I'm not blindly poking buttons here. Even if it feels like it right now lol. Help please? Not sure if I have room to put my sound card in the temporary place I'm working, but I might be forced to make room if the front jack just isn't Ableton friendly enough.... but it would be nice to have that jack working regardless. Ya know, because it's handy at times for that one extra person who wants to listen with their Beats headphones.......... I'll stop now :)
     
  2. JoelTheSuperior macrumors 6502

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    Definitely seems odd but to be perfectly honest if you are doing any kind of serious audio work at all I'd absolutely recommend just buying a decent USB DAC. Focusrite make some fantastic ones at a pretty reasonable price that'd almost certainly give you lower latency for one thing.
     
  3. thizisweird thread starter macrumors member

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    I actually have an ancient UX1 that works perfectly lol. Then again, at the time I asked, it was just another extra thing to cause clutter lol. Completely forgot about this question, but now that I realise I haven't solved it, I'm kinda annoyed. It's one of those quirks I've found on something I own, and I could actually benefit from fixing it at some weird point down the road. I just know I'm going to need one more headphone jack one day, and we're going to be sharing headphones for an hour because I don't do splitters lol.

    I'll be doing some freelance mixing and mastering for locals and on Fiverr when I have the hardware, so if I have all 3.5mm jacks under my control, all I have to say is "Too many heads," instead of "I can't use this jack because...." Plus we always know there's going to be that one guy who's poking around to listen on his cans, and when it doesn't work right he whines about it. Or is that just my experience with millennial producers? lol
     
  4. fastlanephil macrumors 65816

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    I usually just use the front audio out to monitor my sample based music creation using headphones and more importantly decent monitors using the line out in the back of my Mac Pro. It seems pretty strange that Abelton dosen’t recoginize than front audio out port. That’s not normal. I also monitor my music using an iOS device and ear buds because that’s what the vast majority of consumers use to listen to music now.

    If your working with audio(mic)recording then you’ll definitely need a good full featured USB audio interface.
     
  5. thizisweird thread starter macrumors member

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    I downloaded a nice, free sample pack someone made, but it was a 1 hour wav of samples that needed to be cut up. That's when I decided to bust out the faithful UX1 and get to work. I'm wondering if it's the install gone wrong... almost positive that's the case.

    I have the cMP out of commission right now, as I don't have enough power to run my NLE software without a full update. I'm kinda transitioning right now, so I'll probably give it all another try later on.
     

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