The “DSP meter” inside LiveProfessor does not match the task manager’s CPU usage?

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Inside LiveProfessor there is a gray field labeled something like “DSP use 1%”. There has been some confusion among users on what this actually shows and why it does not always show the same as the windows task manager’s CPU usage or other such utilities. The short answer is: They don’t show the same thing, don’t compare them. They should both stay well bellow 100% for … Read More

Audio Settings

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The first time you run LiveProfessor you must review your audio settings Open the Audio & Midi Options panel from Options > Audio & Midi Options Select the audio device that you would like to use. On Windows we prefer ASIO as Audio device type. Select sample rate and Audio buffer size. The buffer size will influence the latency introduced by … Read More

Installing Plugins

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To get LiveProfessor to do something useful you need plugins. The supported plugin formats are VST2, VST3 and AudioUnits (mac) 32 and 64 bit. We will now assume that you have downloaded some plugins and installed them according to the plugin creators’ instructions. Now you need to let LiveProfessor now where they are. This is done in the plugin manager … Read More

Plugin folders 64bit vs 32Bit [Windows]

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Installing both 32bit and 64bit plugins (and maybe hosts) on the same machine can cause some confusion. Users should be aware that the two plugin types are usually installed in to different directories. The 32bit and 64bit versions of LiveProfessor will therefore need to be pointed to different folders when scanning for plugins. The 32bit plugins are usually found in … Read More

Tweaking OSX for Audio

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This guide is copied from Figure53, makers of the great Qlab There are a number of programs, processes, and tasks that your Mac runs either periodically or all the time in the background by default. Many of these programs are essential, but many are not and disabling them will increase the total percentage of your computer’s resources and prevent that … Read More

Tweaking Windows for Audio

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This guide is based on Windows 7, but the same applies for Windows 10. The first and last thing to do is to check your system with a “latency check tool” This runs some tests on your computer to make sure that audio can flow uninterrupted from the audio card, through the hardware, to the software and back. You can check … Read More

How to activate your LiveProfessor license

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After purchasing a license, you will receive an email with a link to your license file. The file is used to unlock LiveProfessor. Click the link and download the file. If LiveProfessor is installed on a computer without access to the internet, move the file using a memory stick or similar. When starting LiveProfessor, while not activated, a popup window … Read More

MIDI Modifiers & Filters

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LiveProfessor has a set of Midi Modifiers and filters that can be applied to each plugin. This can be accessed in the Midi Panel with a plugin selected. Modifiers Must be turned on by clicking the enable button. Transpose is the well-known feature of shifting the incoming notes up or down by the specified amount of semitones. Channel Change Changes … Read More

MIDI Routing

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Midi input and output routing is done in the Midi Panel. You can select multiple inputs and outputs by holding down the ctrl/cmd key while selecting. Each plugin /chain has a midi input meter that to let you verify the incoming signal. There is also a midi thru option to let you pass the input to the output.

Audio Routing

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There are three places where you can route audio in LiveProfessor. The Audio Panel, this panel shows the routing of the selected plugin. Audio Patch View. This view shows the entire routing of the project as a matrix Wire View. This view shows the entire routing as nodes with wires between them, representing connections When making connections you can sum … Read More