well, I don’t know if you’re on a Mac or a PC, but the problem in my understanding is neither Ableton nor Squarp, but inherent in the nature of the way the computer operating systems approach USB wrt to MIDI data.
Trust me: I’ve been there and was beating my head against the wall so hard.
Maybe that’s why I have brain damage?!?
But honestly: do you need to sync to record to Ableton?
Audio isn’t a problem, just MIDI.
I guess you do if you have tempo changes, or at least have to have creative workarounds, but generally since Audio doesn’t have the timing issues you can record each track separately irrespective of tempo Ableton is at - just a str8 audio file, no warping.
If you have a problem lining them all up just put a ‘click’ as the first beat of any audio and then line up the clicks, then edit them out. Like just the audio of a clapperboard.
If you still have small timing issues, let’s say your song is in 128bpm. Just warp from the warp marker at the click 128bpm and it should only require minor adjustment if anything.
Or a multi-port audio interface like an Octacapture.
But really: i feel your pain.
For some reason my custom built “all the best/fastest stuff” computer couldn’t handle it. Yeah, there’s probably things you can do to make it better, but if there is an issue, it will always be an issue and you will have to fight it over and over. I’m lazy - I have other things to do.
So yeah: honestly I just record irrespective of Ableton sync. If I want to throw something like Stutter Edit on some of those Tracks I just make sure I get the 1 at the 1. If I don’t try to sync, everything is fine. I don’t think compressors and exciters and stuff need sync.
But again: I’m just a hobbyist and kind of an idiot.
I’m probably missing a bunch of things, but no one listens to my music.
Well, sober at least.