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Orca causing Ableton Live exit crash under Windows 7?

Posted: Wed Feb 22, 2012 4:35 pm
by ancient
I've finally switched to a Windows 7 64 installation and found a severe problem with Orca. It's causing Ableton Live to crash when the set (containing Orca) is closed or when I quit from Live. And since Orca has been in my Live template for the last year, that's a lot of projects that are crashing. ...Oh, and it's one of those 10-minute long "can't kill the process" types of crash that get really annoying after the first few times.

While Orca may be a freebie, it's an amazingly little beast that I've really come to rely on. Has anyone encountered this problem and come up with a workaround?

Posted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 9:52 am
by Rory_FX
Orca is getting on a little, it's quite possible it may cause problems with newer operating systems. An uninstall/reinstall is worth trying, and make sure you disable UAC in Win7.

Other than that, you really should get Synth Squad. Strobe can do all Orca can and then some! :)

Posted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 4:56 pm
by ancient
Actually, I have Synth Squad (and Orca is the reason why!). But the simplicity of Orca's interface coupled with the fact that it's in everything I've done for the last year make it really hard to give up on. It's not going to be pleasant replacing every instance of it.

Ah well. All things must fade...even whales.

Posted: Thu Feb 23, 2012 5:44 pm
by ancient
If it helps track down the problem (should you feel so inclined), here's some crash reports.

When quitting from Cantible:


Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: CantabileLite20.exe
Application Version: 2.0.0.2059
Application Timestamp: 4cf35705
Fault Module Name: Orca.dll_unloaded
Fault Module Version: 0.0.0.0
Fault Module Timestamp: 45df2022
Exception Code: c0000005
Exception Offset: 0b183bcc
OS Version: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.256.48
Locale ID: 1033
Additional Information 1: 0a9e
Additional Information 2: 0a9e372d3b4ad19135b953a78882e789
Additional Information 3: 0a9e
Additional Information 4: 0a9e372d3b4ad19135b953a78882e789


When quitting from Ableton Live:

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: Live 8.2.8.exe
Application Version: 1.0.0.1
Application Timestamp: 4f0bb490
Fault Module Name: Orca.dll_unloaded
Fault Module Version: 0.0.0.0
Fault Module Timestamp: 45df2022
Exception Code: c0000005
Exception Offset: 13093bcc
OS Version: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.256.48
Locale ID: 1033
Additional Information 1: 0a9e
Additional Information 2: 0a9e372d3b4ad19135b953a78882e789
Additional Information 3: 0a9e
Additional Information 4: 0a9e372d3b4ad19135b953a78882e789