To start using LiveTime, unpack the .zip file somewhere in your user library, or in one of your custom folders in Live's Browser. From here, drag it onto a channel, preferably the Master channel.
Every now and then SoundSuite's devices receive updates.
To check if you're still on the latest version, click on the version number in the top right corner of the plugin interface. This will open the version checker on this website.
Version number in the top right.
Once pressed, the big button in the top left will open the floating window. Below that are two options that will affect both the display of the plugin and of the floating window.
- The first option is whether to Display milliseconds or frames in the bottom right. The default setting is milliseconds.
LiveTime plugin with Display set to Milliseconds.
- The second option is Frames. Once selected, the Frame Rate dropdown menu becomes available and blue, and the amount of frames will be displayed in realtime with respect to the selected Frame Rate.
LiveTime plugin with Display set to Frames.
LiveTime floating window
Once opened, the floating window can be positioned anywhere on the screen.
It displays the project tempo, time signature, bars/beats/sixteenths and hours/minutes/seconds and depending on the selection in the plugin, milliseconds or frames.
LiveTime's floating window.