Show Buddy Active crashing Ableton 10/11

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MechSpike
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Show Buddy Active crashing Ableton 10/11

Post by MechSpike » Wed Sep 15, 2021 12:45 am

Hello all, new to DMX stuff here. We are using 4 Astera Pixel Tubes and are attempting to use Show Buddy Active in Ableton 10 and 11. DMXIS does work fine...the standalone Show Buddy works, but when attempting to open the Active plugin, it just immediately crashes the app. Any thoughts?

Dave Brown [admin]
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Re: Show Buddy Active crashing Ableton 10/11

Post by Dave Brown [admin] » Wed Sep 15, 2021 7:57 am

I replied to your email separately, but just to confirm, I'm investigating this issue as a priority. If anyone else is experiencing the same issue, please let me know, and forward crash reports to me at dave@db-audioware.com

The SBA plugin has been running reliably on macOS for a very long time, so I'm assuming this is a glitch introduced either by a recent macOS or Ableton update.

In the meantime, a workaround is to run the SBA standalone alongside Live, and trigger SBA presets by sending MIDI notes from Live to SBA via the built-in macOS IAC Driver...

https://support.apple.com/en-gb/guide/a ... ms1013/mac

Hope that helps, and thank you for your patience.
Dave Brown - db audioware
Author of DMXIS | D-Pro | Show Buddy | Show Buddy Active | ArtNetMon

Ericaw
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Re: Show Buddy Active crashing Ableton 10/11

Post by Ericaw » Mon Sep 20, 2021 3:26 pm

Same here in Cubase 11 and Logic ProX 10.
I have sent the crash reports to Dave and wait fir an answer.

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Re: Show Buddy Active crashing Ableton 10/11

Post by Dave Brown [admin] » Mon Oct 18, 2021 6:22 pm

A beta version of Show Buddy Active 2.1.0 (which resolves this crash) is now available on request : email me at dave@db-audioware.com for download details.

Please note you need a valid Show Buddy Active license to try out this particular build.

Show Buddy Active 2.1.0 - change log
  • Fixed AU & VST plugin crash on macOS
  • Supports any Enttec USB PRO compatible USB-DMX box (including the ENTTEC DMXIS, DMX USB PRO, and DMX USB PRO Mk2)
  • Preset with fade times defined now crossfade smoothly.
  • Fix random sorting of macro & fixture popup menus (on macOS).
  • Added visualiser refresh rate to Preferences.
  • Check for invalid bank & preset names.
  • Bugfix - MIDI buttons were not working on Windows.
  • Fixed redraw & selection problems with channel sliders.
  • Fixed bug with oscillator/tracker controls when multiple DMX channels selected
  • Single installer now serves as both demo and retail product.
  • Removed DMXIS footswitch functionality.
Dave Brown - db audioware
Author of DMXIS | D-Pro | Show Buddy | Show Buddy Active | ArtNetMon

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