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No Sync – it’s possible!

For some tunes of my last production ‚Von den Göttern weiss ich nichts‚, I needed some live-electronics. I had the idea to play and control those from the same computer I was recording with. I planned to use Pro Tools for the recording tasks and Ableton Live for the electronics. Running these two applications together and in sync with each other is quite normal, but those parts included some alteration of timing. I posted my thoughts on the respective forums and asked both, the Avid and Ableton support. All I got was guidelines how to sync the two DAWs – nobody had an idea how to actually avoid the sync, some didn’t get the problem at all.

Ableton Live & Pro ToolsOK, I just tried: When PT is running already and you start Live, you’ll be prompted with a dialog, that you should start the host again in order to make sync possible. I just ignored this an – miraculously – both apps seemed to just run on their own without any glitches. And on top of that, it is possible to connect both apps to the same interface, so that you can record with one and play back with the other on whatever channels you want.

So simple!

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