Just thought I would share some thoughts about what’s been happening live lately.
I’ve had 2 major problems.
- is constant crashes that are not program related.
- The other is track Skipping and Pauses as I play.
I am also using Ableton Live and Renoise.
Today I finally figured out, with the help of a sound guy, why my computer keeps crashing at any random time. I was playing an out door festival and they were running on a generator. And because the power wasn’t running at full spec I needed to filter it through a UPS. As soon as I did that no crashes. So I’m investing in a Rack mount Ups for my laptop and soundcard (using a RME fireface 400).
The other track skipping problem was my hard drive skipping because of frequency shaking the laptop (which isn’t a problem for renoise, unless it starts streaming more like ableton). One is to get a stylish foam shock absorption feature (errr … ewwww) OR to just get a SSD drive. I got a SSD drive installed and left it at that . . no more stutters in click track send to drummer.
I am now hoping that things will go a little smoother, The only other thing, which is a very polite thing to do as a musician, is to get a rack mount di box so the venue doesn’t need to find 4-8 di boxes for your laptop outputs.
Anyways, this took me 3 years to figure out T_T