Show Buddy Active crashing Ableton 10/11

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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?

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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

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... ... ms1013/mac

Hope that helps, and thank you for your patience.
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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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