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Dear users, I have decided to phase out the posting on the forums on this website and move any discussions over to this private facebook group or join the Discord for realtime chat. I will not make the forums offline as there is a wealth of content, but posting has now been disabled. Thanks to all those who have contributed over the years, and I'll see you over on the Facebook group or Discord! -Tom

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    routing multiple return tracks to a single audio

    Hi folks,
    I'm working on a project for a production course and part of my assignment is to set up multiple return tracks with different synced delays on each return track, and then route them all to a single bus for applying sidechain compression to the entire effects mix with a single compressor.
    The problem I'm having is that when I route the audio from my return tracks into another audio track the delays are no longer synced, that is to say there is an extra bit of delay, for instance a 1/4 note delay no longer repeats on the 1/4 notes, it's a little bit late and it sounds out of sync. As far as i can tell it is not possible to group return tracks into a single bus in Ableton for applying an effect on the entire effects return submix.
    In the end I just had to add the same compressor to each return track to get the result I wanted.
    Am I missing something obvious here?

    Thanks

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    soft synths playing 1 or 2 semitones off. WTF

    I've found that by deleting unused midi pitch control plugins and scale plugins the problem is resolved. Apparently even though the plugins were turned off they were still affecting the pitch. I did find some pitch bend automation envelopes, although I never intentionally put them there, and it still doesn't explain why 2 instances of the same synth on the same chain playing the same midi clip would play two different tones. Clearing the envelopes only fixed the issue after I deleted all the midi pitch control plugins. I haven't had time to experiment with adding new ones to my chains to see if they still continue to affect the pitch while turned off, but I'm happy that the issue seems to be resolved for now. Happy Abletoning.

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    soft synths playing 1 or 2 semitones off. WTF

    I used the spectrum tool to check the fundamental frequencies of various synths all playing the same A220 midi clip. Some like operator are in tune if loaded as the default but certain presets are sharp by a half step. Massive is the same, the default plays correctly but some presets are a half step sharp. I have a couple of Max synths as well, one of them is correct but the other is a whole tone sharp. I'm dealing with it by using a midi pitch tool set to -1 or -2 for each instrument. There are quite a few others with this issue on the ableton help forum but no one seems to have an answer. Tech support has not responded to my request as of yet.

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    soft synths playing 1 or 2 semitones off. WTF

    I should add there are no pitch bend automations in my midi clips.

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    soft synths playing 1 or 2 semitones off. WTF

    After further testing it seems there's definitely something not right here. If I make a midi track and insert a group of 4 different operators with 4 different factory preset lead sounds and play the same A220 on all of them, none of them play an A. Most of them have a B as the fundamental, some have a A sharp and some wander around almost a half tone between the two. Am I missing something obvious here?

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    soft synths playing 1 or 2 semitones off. WTF

    Hi there,
    I've been working on a track with a couple different soft synths, massive and operator in particular. Everything seemed cool yesterday but now I've noticed that my midi notes are not being played accurately, some are a semitone flat, some are a whole tone sharp and basically none of them are correct. I've tried playing notes with the push and with a midi keyboard as well as drawing in notes in a midi clip. Massive plays correctly sometimes depending on the preset but mostly it's a half tone sharp. Operator plays correctly with some presets but a single sine wave plays a whole tone sharp. Sometimes the notes wander around up to a half tone sharp or flat. I'm getting a bit frustrated here. Help Please...?

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    Max for Live Java issue

    I'm having the same problem . I just updated my version of Max and now when I try to run a newer max device I either get a bunch of error messages or it crashes Ableton completely. I just got a new SSD and I'm going to be re-installing everything soon so hopefully that will fix my issue but I'm sorry I can't be of any help to you. Hopefully someone here can elucidate the situation for us.

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    Cosmic Core Volume III (Multi-genre compilation)

    I'd like to submit a track, my only question is does it have to be unmastered? I've worked hard at mastering this track and I'd kind of like to keep the work I've done. If it's only a matter of not using any limiting on the master then can I keep the multiband compression, eq, exciter and stereo imager on it as long as there is some headroom? thanks, Douglas

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