Ableton and your computer?
According to an article on Ableton’s site:
“Due to persistent out-of-memory crashes during use, Ableton will discontinue the 32-bit version of Live for new updates of the software from late 2017. The 32-bit version of Live (like all 32-bit applications) can use a maximum of 4GB of RAM only, which can quickly be exceeded when using large multisamples or memory-hungry plug-ins, resulting in crashes.”
Ableton Live will tell you whether you have 32 or 64 bit upon opening Live in the gray splash screen that appears while the program loads. If you have 32 bit, please consider upgrading.
- Ableton takes 6GB of hard drive space to install. We highly recommend getting at least 250GB or more space for producing music.
- A multicore processor (preferably an Intel i7); 4 GB RAM MINIMUM; However, we recommend getting at least 8GB for producing, especially if you are using third party plugins .
- MacOS X 10.7 or later (with Live 10, MacOS 10.11.6 & up) , or PC Windows 7, 8, or 10;
- You’ll want to have USB ports on your computer, as most MIDI controllers are still USB. However, you can find many adapters for Thunderbolt 3 to USB, and most computers are continuing to adopt Thunderbolt 3 ports now.