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Logic 9's UI extremely laggy - any fixes?

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  • apple4andy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 6, 2013 5:32 PM (in response to fluffy)

    My MBP i7 2.0ghz 8GB RAM suffered this problem after a recent software update... then I found someone claiming that if you manually install the Garage Band update it fixes the issue. THIS WORKED FOR ME. I am currently mixing a 80 track hiphop tune and structuring a live project without any issues... In fact the 80 track project is only tickling 4 bars on the CPU meter compared to a maxed CPU meter on a 5 track project before the Garageband workaround.

     

    From reading some posts on this thread, I wonder whether it has anything to do with those of you who have HD screens... as my MBP has the basic screen (mid 2011)...

     

    Best of luck to you all.

  • Scott Bradley2 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Jan 6, 2013 5:40 PM (in response to apple4andy)

    Please explain 'manually install GarageBand update' a bit further?

  • apple4andy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 6, 2013 5:50 PM (in response to Scott Bradley2)

    Heya. Sorry... yeah, I went to somewhere like here - http://support.apple.com/kb/index?page=search&src=support_site.home.search&local e=en_US&q=garageband%20update and just downloaded and installed the latest version I could find. I read it somewhere in this thread, probably around page 18 or so. I don't and never have used Garageband but I had a big project on at the time and thought it was better than making excuses to a client...

  • apple4andy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 6, 2013 8:26 PM (in response to apple4andy)

    and restart everything btw...

  • Magebarf Calculating status...
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    Jan 25, 2013 4:27 AM (in response to Fredo Viola)

    Yep, in line with Fredo Viola's response he got from Apple Support, the latest beta build of 10.8.3 is the first of the 10.8.3 beta builds that contains release notes (which in turn usually indicates that it is the build that will be going public soon)...

     

    The thing to catch in the release notes is:

     

    •     A fix for an issue that may cause Logic Pro to become unresponsive when using certain plug-ins

     

    Full release notes was posted at MacRumors (http://forums.macrumors.com/showpost.php?p=16720628&postcount=7)

     

    Could this be it, then?

  • buddhistmarty Calculating status...
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    Jan 25, 2013 5:14 AM (in response to fluffy)

    i just change my display monitor from HDMI to ordinary DVI display monitor, the lagging problems improves 50 percent. wanna try?

  • zeugmatis Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 25, 2013 9:28 AM (in response to buddhistmarty)

    Been using DVI the whole time, no difference here.  Hopefully the next release will fix it! 

  • SmokenSound Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
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    Jan 25, 2013 1:41 PM (in response to zeugmatis)

    Have somebody check 10.8.3 beta build ? Any improvements or we going to ableton ? =D

  • hypnotik Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 25, 2013 6:49 PM (in response to SmokenSound)

    Different.

     

    The bug is different now. Just loaded a Channel EQ analyzer set to low res, dragging, moving, eq points, nothing is smooth, but at least responsive (no need to wait seconds or minutes between each action), anyway the use of the analyzer cause logic whole interface + plugin to "freeze"  / stutter.

    Did the same procedure under SL 10.6.8 -> no problem all is smooth.

     

    The biggest performance/user experience regression of DAW history!

     

    Thanks Apple.

  • Pancenter Level 5 Level 5 (7,505 points)
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    Jan 25, 2013 9:47 PM (in response to hypnotik)

    hypnotik wrote:

     

    Different.

     

    The bug is different now. Just loaded a Channel EQ analyzer set to low res, dragging, moving, eq points, nothing is smooth, but at least responsive

     

    So, what is it like running the EQ analyzer in High-Res?

  • buddhistmarty Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 25, 2013 10:13 PM (in response to hypnotik)

    Where can we download 10.8.3 officially?  Utterly devastated 

    With ML+logic. Ableton 9 not yet available. Takes time to learn.

    Pro tools 10 64 Bit mean complete production kit3= extra+ money.

    Cubase or digital performer would be another option. This the devil and

    The deep blue sea.

  • zeugmatis Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 25, 2013 10:43 PM (in response to buddhistmarty)

    Agreed - at least, it should not lock up your system - particularly if it is a Mac.

    Users pay the highest prices, in order to get sh*t done. 

     

    You make sure that standard output is (verbose) working.  

     

    Lock up standard output, and we are all dead. 

     

    How else might the computer talk to you? 

    To tell you what might be wrong?

  • buddhistmarty Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 25, 2013 11:06 PM (in response to zeugmatis)

    Whenever there's plugin GUI on screen ,the chances of lagging

    Increased by 90 percent. Unless the GUI is visually static.

    Stranded.  The apple rescue may take eons to come, if ever. Keep

    Doing stupid trials and stupid errors. Learning another new DAW in advance

    Is always a good bet.  Amen

  • Mark Lord Calculating status...
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    Jan 25, 2013 11:11 PM (in response to zeugmatis)

    You'd think that with over $100,000,000,000 (100 billion) in cash reserves Apple could afford to hire a couple of programmers to sort this **** out. If fact, let's face it, they could hire a whole division of programmers. It really is simply not good enough on their part. The thing that really worries me though is that I'm guessing their answer will be - "they're all off working hard on Logic 10". Great.... except that for those of us who earn our living using Logic we know we daren't upgrade to L10 for AT LEAST six months - and that's if Apple have done a good job, unlikely given the currnet display of incompetence and ineptitude; which means we face 9 months to a year, at least, struggling on with L9 on SL - which unforuntately in my experience seems to get less reliable every time they patch it, or hoping they finally fix ML, which seems unlikely given all that has gone so far.

     

    I have absolutely no desire to change DAWs - I have well over 500 tracks which are still relevant that I may need to load up in the future and I don't want to have to learn another system, it will take a while for me to get as fast as I am on Logic - but I also don't want to have many more days like yesterday - when I have to restart Logic half a dozen times in front of the client because "Memory is running low" and another couple because it suddenly thinks it's a toaster half way through playing a track, or a graphics animation program especially designed to display multi-colour spining balls... I see the look in their eyes evertime I have to do it - it isn't good for business, not to mention creativity, work flow, efficiency etc etc etc

     

    I can remember when Presonus' Studio One was released thinking "there's no way they're going to get anywhere with a new DAW"... Just goes to show what you can acheive if you REALLY listen to your customers and to what they ACTUALLY want, rather than trying to tell them what you think they should want. A bit like a company called Emagic a while back....

  • buddhistmarty Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Jan 25, 2013 11:18 PM (in response to Mark Lord)

    It is said that the new pro tools can open logic work files.

    And u can keep working all old logic work with PT10. Will u consider?

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