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Garageband running extremely slow

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May 22, 2013 8:24 AM

Hi Guys,


I am hoping someone can help.  I am on a Mac OS X 10.7 and using Garageband 6.0.4.  I have started experiencing problems the last few days.  Its basically always playing catch up, for instants if I press record, its starts recording but when I click stop it will freeze for about 4/5 seconds and then stop the recording.  It happens when importing, moving the play line, playing/stopping, recording / stopping etc.  I have loads to record and this is proving a huge problem.  Please help. 


Thank you,



MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.5)
  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,475 points)
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    May 22, 2013 8:43 AM (in response to Tyrie)


    • Does it only happen for the project you are working on or for any project?
    • How full is your system drive? Can it be that you are running out of disk space?
    • Have you installed any new software lately? Upgraded software? New Audio drivers? Fire walls, Antivirus software?
    • Run any cleaner applications?




  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,475 points)
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    May 22, 2013 9:36 AM (in response to Tyrie)

    Try to run GarageBand from a different user account, see this:


    Isolating an issue by using another user account


    This will tell us, if some settings in your current account are problematic.

  • léonie Level 8 Level 8 (46,475 points)
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    May 22, 2013 10:14 AM (in response to Tyrie)

    O.K. If it works well in a new user account, try to find out, if you have System Preferences or Start up items, anything that is different from your usual user account.


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