I have been trying all day to get a stable connection between Rack and Ableton in order to record patches directly into Ableton. I have tried ASIO Pro Link, VB Cable and Virtual Cable. All these solutions do work, technically, but are useless for me since they overload my CPU and I just end up with a lot of crackles.
What I noticed, is that these virtual cables use a lot of CPU. Hence, my question: Would it be a solution to buy a physical audio interface to root the audio from Rack to Ableton? Taking into account that I’m planning on buying a hardware synth in the near future that will require an audio interface either way.
I currently own a NI controller that I use as output device for Rack. This setup works perfectly, CPU-wise.
To be clear: I am not looking for any synchronization, just an easy way to record. For now I’m using NYSTHI’s PolyRecorder to record to file. But workflowwise, I do not find this ideal.
- Windows 10
- Acer Aspire 3
- IntelCore I7
- 8GB RAM
Thanks for your time!