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  • Need help setting up Ableton live 9 lite and ssd4

    Hi,

    I just got ssd4 and the focusrite 6i6 which came with Ableton live 9 lite. I downloaded all off the ssd4 files, placed the license in the library folder, and installed the sampler. I read that I have to go into preferences and select the file for the ssd4 plugin. The only file that I see I can use is the library folder, which I tried and it did not work. Please help me get this up and running.

    Thanks,

    Brandon

  • #2
    It sounds unlikely, that you select SSD in "Preferences".


    I think you've got something mixed up: What should be selected under "Preferences" is your "Audio Device" - in this case your Focusrite 6i6!



    To open plugins inside Ableton,
    1. you have to open the "Plugin Devices" window and select (in your case) SSD from the list.

    2. Next you have to assign the plugin to a track in Ableton.
    To do this, choose one of the plug-in instruments, and drag and drop it to a track (or simply double-click it).
    If added a track correctly, SSD should appear in the bottom panel.

    3.To see the editor screen of SSD and tweak it, click on the 'Allen Wrench'-icon beside the SSD label in the bottom panel. This should open the editor of SSD.




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    - Dänoh



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    • #3
      I'm not familiar with Ableton lite, but if it is like many "lite" products out there... many of them will not allow the use of VSTs in their "lite" products, inciting you to buy the upgrade... I know that is the case with Presonus anyway...
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      • #4
        Originally posted by perceval View Post
        I'm not familiar with Ableton lite, but if it is like many "lite" products out there... many of them will not allow the use of VSTs in their "lite" products, inciting you to buy the upgrade... I know that is the case with Presonus anyway...

        Good objection, and I normally would agree on this.

        But judging by Ableton's website for Live-9 lite, this appears to be not applicable here:




        "All the fundamentals of Ableton Live 9 are included: (...)
        • Professional-quality audio recording and MIDI sequencing on up to 8 tracks

        (...)
        • Unlimited use of the included Ableton instruments and effects
        • Unlimited use of your favorite VST and AU instruments and effects"



        See here:
        https://www.ableton.com/de/products/live-lite/



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        Greetings from Switzerland,
        - Dänoh



        "My best friends' name is J-SON. They used to call him 'Mr. Parse.' He has an 'Error'..!"

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        • #5
          Ok, I got it to work, but I am getting some cracks/distortion when I am just clicking on a kit piece (haven't connected my kit yet). The only way it got better (still occasionally noticeable) was when I increased the buffer rate to 256. I have win 8 with an i5 2.6ghz (3.1 turbo boost), 8gb ram, and a hybrid hard drive. Should I be concerned when I start using it live? Also, does anyone know how to setup individual outs for ssd in ableton. I want to have 4 channels,a kick, snare, toms, and overhead/room/hihat/cymbal channel. I would send the for mono channels from my 6i6 to the board.

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          • #6
            Just buying a somewhat fast computer doesn't make it a good audio one. You'll probably need to optimize it for audio duties. There are a number of websites about that, here's one : http://support.presonus.com/entries/...ista-Windows-7
            DTX700, eDRUMin 4+10, A2E Dixon kit, Yamaha cymbals, FSR HH
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            • #7
              What kind of audio-driver have you installed, currently?


              Latency-issues stem mostly from decreased quality drivers. Good drivers on the other hand can relieve a big amount of strain off of the computer - even if it's not the newest/fastest machine!

              HTH
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              Greetings from Switzerland,
              - Dänoh



              "My best friends' name is J-SON. They used to call him 'Mr. Parse.' He has an 'Error'..!"

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              • #8
                Originally posted by perceval View Post
                Just buying a somewhat fast computer doesn't make it a good audio one. You'll probably need to optimize it for audio duties. There are a number of websites about that, here's one : http://support.presonus.com/entries/...ista-Windows-7
                Thanks, I'll look into that

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by perceval View Post
                  Just buying a somewhat fast computer doesn't make it a good audio one. You'll probably need to optimize it for audio duties. There are a number of websites about that, here's one : http://support.presonus.com/entries/...ista-Windows-7
                  I just installed the software that came with my focusrite 6i6 and in ableton I have ASIO drivers selected

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by mach1 03 View Post
                    I just installed the software that came with my focusrite 6i6 and in ableton I have ASIO drivers selected
                    ...and do you still get clicks at a buffer rate of 256 ?

                    That's not good....
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                    Greetings from Switzerland,
                    - Dänoh



                    "My best friends' name is J-SON. They used to call him 'Mr. Parse.' He has an 'Error'..!"

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                    • #11
                      Tried it today with my kit and it had minimal clicks/ pops, but it would occasionally have a delay then pop when I would hit a pad. I tried streaming from the hard drive, lowering the kit detail, and loading to ram.

                      I loaded the preset midi mapping, but that was almost as bad as the default mapping. None of the cymbal chokes work, the snare cross sticking is on an aux pad, none of the tom rims work, among other issues. I have zero experience with midi and after two hours of trying to get it to work I was only able to get my splash and ride choke to work.

                      Do you have an accurate midi mapping file for Roland td20 drums?

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                      • #12
                        I am getting closer to getting it all up and running, but I still have a few questions.

                        1. I looked in the Roland manual, but I can not find how to assign a midi note for aftertouch cymbal chokes.

                        2. Almost all of the pads are working correctly, but the has several notes that overlap with the factory settings. Midi note 32 is Aux 3 rim, 33 is aux 4, 34 is aux 4 rim, and 39 is tom 4 rim. Do all of these need to be mapped to the snare and if so how.

                        3. How do I get X sticking to work like factory (can have rim shots and x sticking)?

                        4. It looks like the cymbals are only one zone and the other is listed as choke. can I just map the same midi note for bow and edge and have the choke like factory?


                        Thanks again,

                        Brandon

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                        • #13
                          I have almost everything working, but I still can't get the choke to work. I contacted ssd and they said to hit the cymbal and then choke it while looking at the midi mapping to see what note is triggered and then assign the choke to that note. I tried this and the choke worked, but when I would hit the cymbal back to back it would choke by itself. Any ideas or experience with getting the choke to work properly.

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                          • #14
                            Have you had experienced troubles choking your cymbals with the TD-20 itself?
                            What kind of (crash-)cymbals are you using (CY-8s, CY-14s, PCYs) ?
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                            Greetings from Switzerland,
                            - Dänoh



                            "My best friends' name is J-SON. They used to call him 'Mr. Parse.' He has an 'Error'..!"

                            http://www.vdrums.com/forum/core/cus...ar33631_4.jpeg

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                            • #15
                              None. I have the CY-14s

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