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Looped Off

By CrazyBob on March 6, 2016 10:56 pm

Save early and often, kids!

I forgot to save, and an overnight system crash left me with absolutely nothing this morning.

So you get a tossed off mosaic of percussion loops. Which is more or less what I'd been working on anyway, so...

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March 7, 2016 9:44 pm

Ouch!

Still, an admirable recovery!

March 8, 2016 5:13 pm

What DAW do you use? Some, like flstudio, have auto-backups.

March 9, 2016 1:32 am
Ipaghost wrote:

What DAW do you use? Some, like flstudio, have auto-backups.

Ableton does not, unless I'm missing something... it friggin' SHOULD though!

March 9, 2016 4:21 am
CrazyBob wrote:
Ipaghost wrote:

What DAW do you use? Some, like flstudio, have auto-backups.

Ableton does not, unless I'm missing something... it friggin' SHOULD though!


Maybe try these options?
https://www.ableton.com/en/help/article/manual-undo-recovery/
http://www.acidboxblues.com/2012/07/so-ableton-live-crashes-and-you-think.html
There is a chance it's in your AppData\Roaming for pc or Library/Preferences for mac.
Since it was open all night, perhaps it had time to save a version? Who knows. I have crashed Ableton a lot, but I usually have a saved version.
I've been trained to do it since I grew up with Scream Tracker, which crashed non-stop. Anytime you write something you like, ctrl+s! I even make a habit of incremental save files whenever I'm about to make any drastic changes, so if I didn't like what I did, I can easily go back to an earlier version.
Hope this helps!

March 11, 2016 10:21 am

well done. i think i can feel your anger about your data loss in this one. like.

March 13, 2016 9:29 pm
Ipaghost wrote:
CrazyBob wrote:
Ipaghost wrote:

What DAW do you use? Some, like flstudio, have auto-backups.

Ableton does not, unless I'm missing something... it friggin' SHOULD though!


Maybe try these options?
https://www.ableton.com/en/help/article/manual-undo-recovery/
http://www.acidboxblues.com/2012/07/so-ableton-live-crashes-and-you-think.html
There is a chance it's in your AppData\Roaming for pc or Library/Preferences for mac.
Since it was open all night, perhaps it had time to save a version? Who knows. I have crashed Ableton a lot, but I usually have a saved version.
I've been trained to do it since I grew up with Scream Tracker, which crashed non-stop. Anytime you write something you like, ctrl+s! I even make a habit of incremental save files whenever I'm about to make any drastic changes, so if I didn't like what I did, I can easily go back to an earlier version.
Hope this helps!

Thanks for the links! And yeah, saving regularly is a good habit... one that the advent of auto-saving has ironically cured me of.

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