The Practical Guide for Updating Software and Hardware (Episode Replay)

Learn exactly when and how you should update your software and hardware. The tale is as old as time (well, as old as the internet has been around, I guess). There’s an update available and you jump on it. Next…

The Practical Guide for Updating Software and Hardware (Episode Replay)

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Learn exactly when and how you should update your software and hardware.

The tale is as old as time (well, as old as the internet has been around, I guess). There’s an update available and you jump on it. Next thing you know, things are broken and you’re chugging coffee trying to fix the mess.

If you’ve had that happen, maybe you’ve resolved to avoid updates at all costs. But soon, you’re running old software and you’re missing out on genuinely better features.

The last Behind the Spacebar episode of 2022 is a replay from an old episode where I think I buried the lede. I promoted it as an Ableton update, but after that, I give you 3 rules and a 9-step process to know exactly when and how to go about updating any software or hardware.

Watch the old episode with me and then join me at the end as I share some brand new thoughts about updating your software and hardware.

PS. What’s your process for updating? Anything in here that you think I missed? Drop a comment and let me know!

0:00 One of the Most Important Behind the Space Bar Episodes
0:17 Final Episode of Behind the Space Bar: Recapping Episode 10 (Updating to Live 11.1)
2:49 In This Episode: Updating to 11.1 and General Process for Upgrading Software
4:46 Should you upgrade to Ableton Live 11.1? My Answer
7:05 How do you update safely? (9-Step Process)
8:36 Rule for Updating (1): Never Update in the Middle of a Gig
10:28 Rule for Updating (2): Never Update on Main Machine Without a Safety Net
13:46 Rule for Updating (3): Stay Current on Updates
15:55 Reasons Why You Shouldn’t Base Your Knowledge of When to Update on Someone
18:47 Step 1 to Update Safely: Use a Backup Computer
20:39 Step 2 to Update Safely: Keep the Previous Version of the Software
22:41 Step 3 to Update Safely: Find a Live Set You Know Works
24:20 Step 4 to Update Safely: Run the New Version with Your Gear
26:13 Step 5 to Update Safely: Create a Burn In Scenario
28:20 Step 6 to Update Safely: Try It in Rehearsal
29:59 Step 7 to Update Safely: Try it On a Low-Pressure Gig
31:01 Step 8 to Update Safely: Compare Notes with Others
32:28 Step 9 to Update Safely: Take the Plunge
33:22 Update to Live 11.1 and Follow the 9-Step Process
33:45 Comment What Your Upgrade Process Looks Like
34:16 You Need to Update and Have a Good Plan Process To
35:45 For 2023 Episode: Step 1 Is Turn off All Auto Updates
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38:43 Subscribe on YouTube! My Goal for 2023 is 20,000 Subscribers


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