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HELP! MainStage 2.2.2 crashing with OS X 10.8.2.

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JTuckerC Calculating status...
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Feb 27, 2013 9:17 AM

I am currently designing keyboard programming and performing keyboard for my university's newest musical production. I am running OS X 10.8.2 on a MBP with Retina display, 2.3 gHz Intel i7 with 16 gb RAM. MainStage 2.2.2 (the latest release) continues to crash in all modes at random times. There are things that consistently crash it (using the sustain pedal when saving the concert) but there are also many other random triggers for the crash. Please help!!! I can't afford a crash in performance. Thanks!


  • Kevin Spahr Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)
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    Mar 8, 2013 12:31 PM (in response to JTuckerC)

    ME TOO!

    MacBookPro 8.3 (17" 16GBRam)

    This has just started crashing. It had been flawless before and now touring season is coming and Mainstage runs everything!!!!


    JTucker: Do you have Parralells on your machine? Other than standard updates that is all I have added lately.

  • coryfromport orchard Calculating status...
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    Mar 8, 2013 3:47 PM (in response to JTuckerC)

    I have had this happen to me a couple different times with different Operating Systems etc... The only solution came to be a clean re-install. It *****, but thats what worked. Apple couldnt diagnose the problem either.. they seemed like they had seen the problem before too. Something corrupts it and it is the best solution to just Re-Install everything.

  • coryfromport orchard Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Mar 9, 2013 8:29 AM (in response to JTuckerC)

    Yes.. OS X too. If you have a backup of the system before you had problems. Try that. If you dont. you could try to save just the files you want to keep I ggeuss. Just email them to yourself or something. but ya, If I remember right, its pretty difficult to go in and uninstall EVERYTHING to Mainstage and reinstall just that. But you could try I geuss. u would be looking under Library/Application Support & Users/"youruser"/Library/AppSupport for all the files. Careful tho.

  • Kevin Spahr Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)

    I noticed my crashes ussually come after I've been editing and creating patches. We had rehearsal last night and all was well and CPU usage was under 10% most of the time. If I do continue to see crashes I think I'll pull my CD drive on my laptop and put an SSD in their with just OSX and Mainstage and start up on that drive when we're on the road. I just think that will be easier than a reinstall of my existing setup - and easier to repair in the future too!


    Any thoughts as to which version OSX you would install just to run Mainstage?

  • coryfromport orchard Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    That sounds like a good idea. If you consider yourself a professional, its always best to have a computer or at least a drive designated to specifially that and use it for nothing else. I know that Snow Leopard is for sure not going to give issues. I always try and stay about two updates back just to give Software companies and such time to keep up and so you dont run into unneccessary issues. With that said, about a month ago, I fianlly made the move to Lion and havnt seen issues yet. But still idk for sure. So its ur call.


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