Reducing the RAM load

  • Live Versions: All
  • Operating system: All

What uses up RAM?

  • Live devices or third-party plug-ins with large sample libraries.
  • Enabling clip RAM mode.
  • Using a large number of clips, even if clip RAM mode is not used.

Live Set RAM optimizations and workarounds

Flatten tracks containing memory-intensive devices or clips:

  • First, freeze the tracks.
  • Then flatten the tracks, this will remove all devices from the track, leaving you with the rendered audio.

If a Set containing memory-consuming devices crashes on loading, it can be restored:

  • Open an empty Live Set.
  • Locate the crashing Live Set (*.als file) in Live's browser.
  • Unfold it by clicking the little arrow on *.als file - all the tracks contained in this Set are now shown.
  • Import one track of the Set via double-clicking or dragging and dropping into the empty Live Set.
  • Now, freeze and then flatten the imported track.
  • Proceed with the next and following tracks.

If a Set containing many (large) audio clips with enabled RAM mode crashes on loading, it can be restored:

  • Open an empty Live Set and unfold the crashing Set in Live's browser as described above.
  • Import a track containing clips via double-clicking or dragging and dropping into the empty Live Set.
  • For all audio clips, turn off the RAM switch in their Sample display.
  • Proceed with the next and following tracks.
  • Save the new Set.