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Ableton Live

Version 8. Includes updates to warping and effects.

Application Details:

Version: 8.x
License: Retail
URL: http://www.ableton.com/
Votes: 2
Latest Rating: Platinum
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.4-rc5

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What works

MIDI Keyboard

Sampling

Installation

Authorization

Filters

Online Package Installtion

Anything?

What does not

Exporting :(

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Workarounds

What was not tested

MP3 Playback through winemp3.

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Additional Comments

I had to install QuickTime to get audio import working. You can set msacm.winemp3=QuickTime.qts in system.ini instead of msacm.winemp3=winemp3.acm, but it seems to be overwritten anyway. To authorize live i had to WINEPREFIX=/home/bmonkey/winebottles/ableton wine "C:\Live 8.1.1\Program\Live 8.1.1.exe" "C:\Authorizelive811.auz" If you get choppy audio, disable pulse audio and set the sample rate to 48000 in live.

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
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ShowMandriva 2011Mar 06 20121.4-rc5Yes Yes PlatinumMichael 
ShowDebian GNU/Linux 7.x "Wheezy" x86_64Feb 02 20121.4-rc1Yes Yes Platinumed pi 
ShowDebian GNU/Linux Unstable "Sid" x86_64Jul 05 20111.3.22Yes Yes Bronzeed pi 
ShowUbuntu 9.10 "Karmic" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Dec 24 20101.3.9Yes Yes Bronzean anonymous user 
ShowDebian GNU/Linux Unstable "Sid" x86_64Oct 14 20101.3.4Yes Yes Golded pi 

Known Bugs

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HowTo / Notes

HOWTO

Audio / Video File Support

For Codec support install QuickTime with winetricks. Tested with .mp3 audio and .mp4 video files.
I get missing gstreamer 32bit lib errors when I don't do this. So I suppose gstreamer could be an native alternative.

$ winetricks quicktime72

Set your Windows version to Vista or 7 in winetricks to get rid of the black screen bug from QuickTime.

Black Screen on Startup

If you have the screen cleared black on startup when you use QuickTime for codecs, you have encountered Bug 1347.

Set Wine to Windows 7 mode in winecfg to f­ix this.

Bad Audio Quality

If you have bad audio quality, try a sample rate of 48000 in the audio settings.

If this does not help and you use pulseaudio (default on Ubuntu), kill it. Kill it with fire. (sudo killall pulseaudio).
Make sure the audio test in winecfg sounds good and is played back completely.

Exporting / Rendering Audio

Currently you need to build wine yourself and apply this patch, as stated in Bug 15695.
Roughly:

$ git clone git://source.winehq.org/git/wine.git && cd wine
$ patch -p1 < abletonexport.diff
$ ./configure && make -j3

Authorization File

Pass the path to the auz file as first parameter to Live.exe with an absolute Windows path. You only need to do this once.

$ wine Live.exe "C:\foo.auz"

Comments

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Authorizing Live
by Joseph on Saturday June 11th 2016, 23:43
Dragging the authorization file from the native file manager into the Live window didn't work for me, nor did the terminal commands. This is what I had to do:
-open Live
-to the left of the Arrangement/Session frame is the File Browser
-right click somewhere in the File Browser and select "Show in Explorer"; this will open up Wine Explorer
-find where you've stashed the authorization file
-drag the authorization file into the Live window
Ableton crashes on run
by Dustin B on Thursday September 6th 2012, 22:24
Running Linux Mint 64bit. Attempted to install Ableton in both Wine 32bit and 64bit versions of wine, after running "winetricks quicktime72 vcrun2008 vcrun2010 corefonts", and continue to get this error.

wine: Call from 0x7b83a2e2 to unimplemented function msvcr90.dll._vsprintf_l, aborting
wine: Unimplemented function msvcr90.dll._vsprintf_l called at address 0x7b83a2e2 (thread 0037), starting debugger...


That's in both 32bit and 64 bit systems. Has anyone come across this before?
RE: Ableton crashes on run
by Dirbaio on Friday September 14th 2012, 12:20
I was getting the same error too. Linux Mint 13 32-bit and Wine 1.5.11.
I installed Wine 1.3.28 and it worked. I guess this is a 1.5 problem.
RE: Ableton crashes on run
by Alexander on Thursday April 11th 2013, 17:48
reinstall vcrun2008 using:
winetricks --force vcrun2008
(first uninstall, then install again)
RE: Ableton crashes on run
by Alexandre Bique on Sunday July 21st 2013, 6:00
This does not fix the issue.
RE: Ableton crashes on run
by toban on Monday December 2nd 2013, 11:33
It did for me, in this sequence.

Fresh wine prefix (Set to xp mode)
Install live
Install the vc2008 thing
Switch to Windows 8 mode
Run!
RE: Ableton crashes on run
by jungletek on Wednesday January 22nd 2014, 4:28
This is the working solution for me.
Even though I thought I had installed vcrun2008 properly, I needed to do the 'winetricks --force vcrun2008' uninstall, and then 'winetricks --force vcrun2008' again and install.

Worked right after that.

Thanks Alexander.
Can't save
by Sam on Sunday March 11th 2012, 21:19
Does Ableton crash for anyone else when they try to save?
RE: Can't save
by Zane on Wednesday May 30th 2012, 5:15
Setting the Windows version to XP fixed this for me.
RE: Can't save
by Orest on Saturday May 11th 2013, 0:22
when
Setting the Windows version to XP - Black Screen in program
RE: Can't save
by Orest on Saturday May 11th 2013, 0:33
A serious program error has occurred.
This application will shut down after thus message box is closed.
ADefaultWinSystemExceptionHandler::HandleStageOne
RE: Can't save
by r on Friday May 31st 2013, 10:07
I found you can fix this if you set the "DirectDrawRenderer" registry key to "gdi" following the instructions on the following page:

wiki.winehq.org/UsefulRegistryKeys
RE: Can't save
by Orest on Friday May 31st 2013, 17:47
thank helped

• In a terminal, type wine regedit and hit enter
• Open the tree on the left to the section where you need to add it (HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Wine)
• Select the section you are going to add the new key to (Wine)
• Right click and select New->Key
Type the name of the new key (DirectDrawRenderer)
Hit enter
• Right click on right panel and select New->multi-string value
Type the value (gdi)

wine 1.5 (windows ver. XP)
live 8.2.2
Does not work at all now?
by mo on Sunday December 4th 2011, 17:46
I've tried Ableton Live 7.0.3, 8.0.1, 8.2.2 with Ubuntu 11.04 and Wine 1.3.33. None of them start, all give the message "encountered a serious error and has to shut down". I've fully disabled pulseaudio, I'm not sure why ALL versions are not working when I was using 7.03 and Ubuntu 8.10 perfectly once.

Should I try stable WINE?
RE: Does not work at all now?
by Calgar C on Monday December 5th 2011, 7:23
setup wine to run using jack audio. then set jack to use also or firewire depending on what you have... that should fix your problem

by Laur A on Monday June 20th 2011, 16:51
Edit:
I was able to open track from the program's library. Yet Ctrl + O ends in an error.

by Laur A on Monday June 20th 2011, 14:37
I followed the tutorial, everything got done, but i can't import .wav, .mp3, .mp4 etc files. It gives me error:

"An error occurred while reading "file location"
Apparently, the document was created by a more recent, and incompatible, version of Live than this.

[Unknown Compound Stream Type]"

I lowered the min cache size, didn't work either. Any guesses?
RE:
by Calgar C on Monday June 20th 2011, 15:25
try converting the audio using audacity then re importing. and with the "more recent version" error thats a weird bug, sometimes (even on winblows) when ableton crashes it thinks the file you were working on was created in a newer version, so it can't be opened. if you still have windows on your machine try opening the file see if its working.

you can also try a slightly older version of wine, 1.1.3-1.2 should work fine, according to others they says it works up to 1.2.3
RE:
by Calgar C on Monday June 20th 2011, 15:26
almost forgot, check out winetricks program. install the plugins you need like mfc40 and quicktime :D
RE:
by Laur A on Monday June 20th 2011, 15:50
Already installed quicktime with winetricks, as it was stated in HOWTO.
So... mfc40 (whatever that is) is also necessary? :P
RE:
by Laur A on Tuesday June 21st 2011, 6:42
Edit 2:
Is quicktime and mfc40 really needed? I tried without installing them, and i was able to open .mp3 file from the left-hand library menu within ableton (or this isn't called importing?)
RE:
by Calgar C on Tuesday June 21st 2011, 13:45
thats good then, thats how you import mp3's but you can't export mp3's freeze tracks or record audio, but you can use jack audio record into ardour or audacity render then bring into ableton.

hopefully in the future we can get ableton working better :D
RE:
by Laur A on Tuesday June 21st 2011, 18:46
Okay, i understand. Btw i tried exporting with Ableton... it offered .wav format; exported without errors but the file seems to be empty. Is that exporting patch for wine, mentioned in the HOW TO above, actually working?
RE:
by Calgar C on Wednesday June 22nd 2011, 10:48
exporting works with jack... what you do is setup wine to run with jack and send the outs of wine-jack to audacity or ardour... audacity is better... only problem is windows based audio apps take up too much cpu so you might get cut out when rendering, unless you have a good quad core haha...
RE:
by Laur A on Wednesday June 22nd 2011, 11:27
Damn, sounds like (a bit too) much work:P So the wine patch mentioned in HOW TO is quite pointless?
RE:
by Calgar C on Wednesday June 22nd 2011, 12:06
i haven't tried it yet..
RE:
by Laur A on Friday June 24th 2011, 9:08
May i ask why?:D
Managed to export a clip few moments ago. The patch works indeed(Y).
RE:
by Calgar C on Friday June 24th 2011, 10:24
been super busy, working on music full time and djing.
RE:
by Calgar C on Tuesday June 21st 2011, 13:43
i am just stating what i did to get ableton working. i installed mfc40 the vbrun plugins and what not.
patch
by Nemanja on Tuesday May 3rd 2011, 12:21
hey i cant apply patch it gives

patching file server/fd.c
Hunk #1 FAILED at 1642.
1 out of 1 hunk FAILED -- saving rejects to file server/fd.c.rej

wine version is 1.3.19
help!?
RE: patch
by Calgar C on Tuesday May 3rd 2011, 16:11
what type of patch. is it just an ableton update patch, or are you trying to authorize the program.
RE: patch
by Aman Thethy on Sunday May 15th 2011, 12:13
Hey, I had the same problem with Wine 1.3.20. Managed to sucessfully patch it with wine 1.2.3 though. Maybe the patch was written for older versions of wine.
RE: patch
by Laur A on Sunday June 19th 2011, 16:37
Confirmed, 1.2.3 seems to be the latest ver that can be patched.
??
by Calgar C on Monday January 25th 2010, 17:25
hmmm... what version of linux are you using. i would try an ubuntu or mint live cd and test out see if it works. you can always try searching for the missing dll files from dll-files.com
midi
by Calgar C on Thursday January 21st 2010, 20:16
midi keyboard will only work when using alsa as a sondcard without jack... also when runnig jack you can route your audio to other programs making live and ardour an amazing pair up :D
Live 8.0.1 Missing Libraries
by Agustin on Thursday January 21st 2010, 19:44
Hi, this is what it shows the terminal when trying to run Ableton Live 8.0.1 on Ubuntu 9.04.

fixme:actctx:parse_depend_manifests Could not find dependent assembly L"Microsoft.VC90.CRT" (9.0.21022.8)
err:module:import_dll Library MSVCP90.dll (which is needed by L"C:\\Live8.0.1\\Program\\Live8.0.1.exe") not found
err:module:import_dll Library MSVCR90.dll (which is needed by L"C:\\Live8.0.1\\Program\\Live8.0.1.exe") not found
err:module:import_dll Library mfc90.dll (which is needed by L"C:\\Live8.0.1\\Program\\Live8.0.1.exe") not found
err:module:LdrInitializeThunk Main exe initialization for L"C:\\Live8.0.1\\Program\\Live8.0.1.exe" failed, status c0000135


Someone knows if i can make it work anyhow?

Thanks.
RE: Live 8.0.1 Missing Libraries
by Calgar C on Thursday January 21st 2010, 20:14
this should be easy to fix. first off you can run live under jack if you want..

now for your problem. i would recommend installing winetricks from here wiki.winehq.org/winetricks, once you load winetricks install the mfc90 along with the audio/video plugins. that should fix your problem. also make sure you are using wine version 1.1.3 or higher to fix gui errors you might have :D
RE: Live 8.0.1 Missing Libraries
by Agustin on Saturday January 23rd 2010, 11:31
hi, thanks for the answer, I've installed winetricks, but it doesn't have the library mfc90 (i've seen 40 and 42 but not 90) that's correct or am i missing something?

i'm running Wine 1.1.36

PD: i've seen jack but i don't fully undestand how it works and the website have very few documentation. Did you know some place where i can see how to start with it?

Thanks!
RE: Live 8.0.1 Missing Libraries
by Calgar C on Saturday January 23rd 2010, 21:56
jack is a digital patchbay. it routes audio from program to progam at low latencies.

mfc42 should work. also ableton seems to work perfectly when your graphics drivers are setup. dunno why
RE: Live 8.0.1 Missing Libraries
by Agustin on Monday January 25th 2010, 17:12
hi, still having the same problems loading

on terminal:
fixme:ntoskrnl:KeInitializeSpinLock stub: 0x6577a4
fixme:actctx:parse_depend_manifests Could not find dependent assembly L"Microsoft.VC90.CRT" (9.0.21022.8)
err:module:import_dll Library MSVCP90.dll (which is needed by L"C:\\Live8.0.1\\Program\\Live8.0.1.exe") not found
err:module:import_dll Library MSVCR90.dll (which is needed by L"C:\\Live8.0.1\\Program\\Live8.0.1.exe") not found
err:module:import_dll Library mfc90.dll (which is needed by L"C:\\Live8.0.1\\Program\\Live8.0.1.exe") not found
err:module:LdrInitializeThunk Main exe initialization for L"C:\\Live8.0.1\\Program\\Live8.0.1.exe" failed, status c0000135


thanks for your patience.
RE: Live 8.0.1 Missing Libraries
by Philippe Hürlimann on Monday March 15th 2010, 16:30
It's because Unix is case sensitive and Windows is not.
So you have to find those .dll files and change the names to the ones in the error message.
I have the same problem.
Is it possible to search files without case sensitivity?
RE: Live 8.0.1 Missing Libraries
by Philippe Hürlimann on Monday March 15th 2010, 16:32
Sorry I didn't saw that somebody already answered.
RE: Live 8.0.1 Missing Libraries
by Stefan Bethge on Wednesday August 4th 2010, 19:06
After installing vcrun2008 (contains msvcr90, ableton probably installed this already), I had to copy the missing files into Live/Program/ (they are somewhere in .wine/drive_c/windows/winsxs/, use find or similar)
Authorization/MIDI
by Anthony Vigh on Saturday October 31st 2009, 20:50
Hey guys, was just wondering how did you authorize the software? I was having trouble and couldnt figure out a way to authorize my version of ableton. Also how did you get MIDI to function? Thanks. Ant
RE: Authorization/MIDI
by Denis on Tuesday May 4th 2010, 10:48
I made authorization this way:
[code]
wine "~/.wine/dosdevices/c:/Program Files/Ableton/Live 8.1.3/Program/Live 8.1.3.exe" "~/.wine/dosdevices/c:/Program Files/Ableton/Live 8.1.3/Program/Authorize_23BE-F8DF-6415-5538-7BD2-4A22.auz"
[/code]
RE: Authorization/MIDI
by Calgar C on Tuesday May 4th 2010, 11:09
another way is to right click on the auz file and select "open with" from there type in " wine "link to live.exe" "
doesn't work for me
by flynn on Thursday May 7th 2009, 18:49
can anyone help me. I get the loading screen but when it reaches the final step of creating a new live set I get the error : a searieus progam error accured.
RE: doesn't work for me
by flynn on Thursday May 7th 2009, 19:58
found the problem. just set the wine output to oss and everything worked. in ableton I just had to select my soundcard.
RE: doesn't work for me
by Calgar C on Thursday May 7th 2009, 21:31
you can go to the live 7.0.3 section of this site, i have posted many tutorials and things that could help alot.
appdb.winehq.org/objectManager.php?sClass=version&iId=13656&iTestingId=30877
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