Cue leaking into master channel

Ableton

jmayfield04

over 8 years ago (edited)

Hey I am completely baffled by what's going on. I've got a small amount of click leaking over into my loop channel and I cannot figure out why. I've tried every routing option available and am getting nowhere. I've attached a picture of what I've got going on. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
jmayfield04

over 8 years ago (edited)

Yes! Hopefully I did this correctly. I'm still somewhat new to Ableton. Clearly! Thanks! https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B_EHUzmC5jvWemNvbEU3a29zNHc/edit
scoottie

over 8 years ago (edited)

Ok. I could almost guarantee isn't not Live. If there was a bug it should be replicating all over the place... and something this wrong would have the guys at Ableton fixing it instantaneously. I've never heard of this problem being within the software. So... Working down the signal chain... Are you using headphones with the build in output or the interface? I would stay away from the built in output... indefinitely. You have an interface. The sound quality will be better and its taking the DA conversion strain off your CPU. Check with different headphones. See if you can find a different interface. Some analog mixers/sound boards will bleed as well. There is a bad piece of the chain somewhere and sometimes the only way to work it out is to replace every piece. Kinda like those old horrific christmas lights that have 1 bulb burt out.
jmayfield04

over 8 years ago (edited)

at first I was running 1/8" to 1/4" split L/R out of the headphone jack. Then moved on to an interface. Firewire out into the interface. From the interface, Line out 1 is 1/4" to a DI Box. XLR from DI through the snake to the board for the click. Line out 2 is the same but running loops. I've gotten the same issue running the headphone jack out as the firewire. Next step is to run directly from the interface to the board I suppose. Our board is an LS9 so it's completely digital. I'm almost certain the issue is coming from the computer. Could very well be a sound card problem I suppose. My first guess was ableton because I am pretty new to it so I assumed I set something up incorrectly. If you guys start a fixing issues video series I have dibs on the first case!
jmayfield04

over 8 years ago (edited)

Just ran across this..... Seems I'm not the only one with the issue. https://discussions.apple.com/thread/3033478?start=0&tstart=0
CalebMillsVCC

over 8 years ago (edited)

Yeah, I'm actually having the same problem on the loop for "Take It All" by Hillsong United. Running it through my Focusrite audio interface, but there's an extremely muffled cue track playing through. It's really noticeable.
scoottie

over 8 years ago (edited)

Yes, the audio cards are knows to bleed. An interface should never. I would always use the interface from now on. Start eliminating things in your signal path. It could be the snake or board. Try using the interface. Stick headphones directly into output 1 and 2. You will only get a mono signal but this will eliminate a lof of things in the signal path. Then start working backwards.