I am freaking devastated. I don't know what's causing this problem but it happened after I paid and downloaded some drum sample packs in .WAV format.
Any VST/RTAS instrument I have stops playing audio after about 5 seconds of playing the keys on my MIDI controller. Then I can press the keys all I want but no sound will come out of the VST (even though the virtual keyboard is still being triggered on the VST). If I change the patch, the sound starts working again and the same thing happens after 5 seconds. So, in essence, I can only use a plugin for a limited 5 seconds before no sound is outputted. In addition, stock Ableton instruments work fine.
I have tried removing all the VST instruments/effects and moving them one by one back into the Ableton folder and this still happens. Same with Pro tools.
No idea what is causing this, but these are my specs.
Mac Pro (2,1) 2 x 3.0 GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon
10 GB Ram (some are 2 GB sticks, some are 1 GB sticks, but in symmetry)
Mac OSX Lion 10.7.4
Ableton Live 8.2.1
Pro Tools 10
Digi 003 Factory Console/Interface
If anyone could please hep me, I am being tortured by this problem. No idea what is going on. I have had plenty of problems with various VSTs not working in the past but nothing like this where none of them work after 5 seconds.