Ableton 11 - Distortion with NI plugins?

paul1960
paul1960 Member Posts: 19 Newcomer
edited February 2022 in Kontakt

Ableton, distortion with Native instruments plugins?

When using NI sounds e.g. Kontakt, Maschine2, Komplete Kontrol as a stand alone products, they sound great! But when I use them with Ableton as a plugin there is loads of noise and distortion, popping, clicking, banging?

I am using the same hardware in both scenarios.

PC with icore 7 gen. Intel/MB gigabyte Z390 UD.

MS windows10/64.

Ableton 11.

Focusrite Scarlett 18i20 Gen.2 for headphones

Anyone got any ideas please?

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  • EvilDragon
    EvilDragon Moderator Posts: 1,001 mod
    Answer ✓

    You can absolutely install things on whichever drive in 99.9% of cases. C: vs D: doesn't really matter, and has nothing to do with this issue.

    You should have ASIO selected!

  • EvilDragon
    EvilDragon Moderator Posts: 1,001 mod
    edited February 2022 Answer ✓

    You shouldn't have installed or reinstalled anything, just set audio in Ableton to ASIO... You absolutely to NOT need to reformat!

  • paul1960
    paul1960 Member Posts: 19 Newcomer
    Answer ✓

    yes it was both ASIO and latency by having plugins on different drives, Now selected ASio and put plugins on the O/S active C:\ drive (where the apps. are located!), made a big difference to the sound!

    Many thanks mate for your help!

    much appreciated, take care!

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  • paul1960
    paul1960 Member Posts: 19 Newcomer

    native instruments is on the "C:\" drive, whilst Ableton is on the "D:\" drive; (SSD). Does that cause an 'issue'?

  • EvilDragon
    EvilDragon Moderator Posts: 1,001 mod

    Drive letter makes no difference at all. OP, how do you have your Focusrite set up, and how do you have Preferences->Audio set up in Live?

  • DeepThumb
    DeepThumb Member Posts: 155 Advisor

    Just try what Mark Williams recommends in your Ableton Forum thread:


  • paul1960
    paul1960 Member Posts: 19 Newcomer

    Ableton: 48,000

    input buffer 8192

    output buffer 4096

    focusrite:

    48,000

    buffer 512

  • EvilDragon
    EvilDragon Moderator Posts: 1,001 mod

    Hmmm yeah buffer is mismatched. How's that even possible? Or do you not have ASIO selected as audio driver?

  • paul1960
    paul1960 Member Posts: 19 Newcomer
    edited February 2022

    I had read that apps and plugins should be on C:\ whilst libraries should be on separate drive "D:\" as well as projects etc.?

    So mine is back to front! (lol) i.e. Ableton on "D" not libraries! Apparently can cause latency issues? i.e. all apps and plugins on same drive for best performance, and libraries elsewhere?

  • EvilDragon
    EvilDragon Moderator Posts: 1,001 mod
    Answer ✓

    You can absolutely install things on whichever drive in 99.9% of cases. C: vs D: doesn't really matter, and has nothing to do with this issue.

    You should have ASIO selected!

  • paul1960
    paul1960 Member Posts: 19 Newcomer

    tried to install ableton on "C" but now ableton won't boot up and just freezes with major issues?

  • paul1960
    paul1960 Member Posts: 19 Newcomer

    I might have to reinstall everything from a re-formatted drive!

  • paul1960
    paul1960 Member Posts: 19 Newcomer

    not a quick fix!

  • paul1960
    paul1960 Member Posts: 19 Newcomer

    Oh well, off to bed!

  • EvilDragon
    EvilDragon Moderator Posts: 1,001 mod
    edited February 2022 Answer ✓

    You shouldn't have installed or reinstalled anything, just set audio in Ableton to ASIO... You absolutely to NOT need to reformat!

  • paul1960
    paul1960 Member Posts: 19 Newcomer
    Answer ✓

    yes it was both ASIO and latency by having plugins on different drives, Now selected ASio and put plugins on the O/S active C:\ drive (where the apps. are located!), made a big difference to the sound!

    Many thanks mate for your help!

    much appreciated, take care!

  • paul1960
    paul1960 Member Posts: 19 Newcomer

    thanx 'dragon' for the ideas and suggestions!

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