13 Replies Latest reply: May 21, 2009 10:31 AM by seattlecal
seattlecal Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
I've dumped tons of songs off i-tunes. I've dumped files that were just sitting on my desktop doing nothing. And I've dumped nearly 550 garageband beats and still I'm having problems. While making a song it kept stopping and popping up the too many sounds or effects window telling you to optimize. So I do pretty much all of it. And I'm locking instruments which has worked in the past but now I get a pop up that says you do not have enough space for volume 'grene'. I have no idea what this means. I just recently uploaded two garageband jampacks and evidently they took up every last space that I had. Is there something in my computer I can dump that I'm unaware of but don't need that would ease some of this. I'm thinking the garaband beat dumps did very little despite how much it was. Just trying to figure out how to make my computer run more smoothly anyone's help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks very much

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  • HangTime Level 9 Level 9 (50,315 points)
    the only files that would be safe to delete are things you created, D/Led, or installed.

    the easiest workaround would be to buy an external FireWire hard drive and save/work-on your projects from there.
  • WarriorAnt Level 4 Level 4 (2,750 points)
    HT is right, time for another drive. I just grabbed another 1TB drive yesterday.
  • HangTime Level 9 Level 9 (50,315 points)
    the prices sure are right these days
  • poflynn Level 4 Level 4 (1,300 points)
    And you're sure you actually trashed the iTunes stuff, not just removed it from the iTunes Library?
  • seattlecal Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    yes I'm sure I did but it's okay they were songs I listened to once after I downloaded and never again so it's no big deal. As far as getting a new hard drive or whatever it's called (sorry computer illiterate) I think I'm gonna hold off as I think I should be getting a new computer in the next few months and it would probably be a waste. Also my computer dropped about five feet today, I think a new ones in the cards I've had this one for about 4 to 5 years. But does this mean i will not be able to make songs til then if so it would suck. Thanks all for replying you guys are great!
  • poflynn Level 4 Level 4 (1,300 points)
    Getting an external hard drive, to at least back your stuff up on, is always a good idea. I don't think there's any advantage to waiting until you get a new computer. Someone will correct me if I'm wrong.





    (on which to back up your stuff).
    ,, backup,,
  • WarriorAnt Level 4 Level 4 (2,750 points)
    Back everything up and then some.

    Just days before I purchased my new iMac my old eMac died on me. I was waiting for the new iMacs whereupon I was going to migrate and then back everything up with Time Machine. I was short by 2 days. I spent hours sending commands I found on the internet to my eMac just to get the screen to work again and then more effort just to make its hard drive a target for a disc image of the drive. In the end I was able to make an image of the drive but I was not able to use the migration assistant to transfer my files to my new iMac. That had to be done by hand. File by file until my eyes bled.

    If only I had a backup.

    To make matters worse many apps had to be reinstalled from the original discs because no matter how much blood you squeeze from your eyes you can't get every file back to where it should go. Most folks probably store all their discs in one neat little place in case they ever need them again. I thought I did this also until the time came to find and use them. Then they were no where to be found.

    I had to rely on my subconscious mind to remember flash moments of recognition that this disc or that disc was last seen at some point in time under the couch, in the garage, or in the kitchen drawer.

    If only I had a backup.

    I cannot wait though for Blue Ray DVD to come to the mac. 35GB to a disc! There is nothing like a hard copy.

    Wait! I just had another memory flash where the disc for my Belden Nostromo SpeedPad n52 might be! I need that extra keypad for GB functions and web surfing. I'm on my way to check under the bed.
  • seattlecal Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    oh my friend sounds like it was painful. As you know I am computer illiterate to a very high degree. Is what you're saying is that you can save to an external hard drive and then these can be put into your new computer. I'm not sure I have much worth saving at this point. But how much do they cost and how much room do they have. Currently my computer takes something like 38 G I think and it's amazing how much the jampacks take. Also D.L. I tried to redownload your sounds and I think it got just past the seven day time period. Thanks for doing that and don't put yourself through that work again as it seems like it must have took awhile. But if you can let me know how much and which external hard drive to get you know I'd appreciate it.
  • HangTime Level 9 Level 9 (50,315 points)
    how much and which external hard drive to get you know I'd appreciate it.


    around $100 is a good average figure. here's a _500 GB FireWire External Hard Drive,_ for just under that
  • WarriorAnt Level 4 Level 4 (2,750 points)
    Best thing for you to do is to go down to your local Apple store. I'm pretty sure they have one on one classes to show you things you need to learn about a new mac. Last time I was in one I saw someone getting a long and complete tour of everything in and about an iMac. They went thru every iLife application in step by step detail. You probably have to make some kind of appointment.

    After something like that you'll be more informed about the new mac your going to buy. Then buy the fastest biggest iMac you can afford.
  • seattlecal Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Hey I wanted to write to you because I know you have a lot of knowledge of computers. I've been saving up to get a new computer selling old stuff like my ensoniq asr 10 and my tascam portastudio, didn't get much for them though. But anyhow you said to get the biggest and fastest you can so I was looking at the computers in the store. I was confused to see that the 1799.99 macbook air that I am thinking about getting has the same gigabytes as the 999.99 macbook air. Do you know the difference or even think this would be a good purchase for me. I have to get a laptop but do you suggest me saving longer to get a bigger and better one or would one of these be sufficient. As I said I'm looking at the 1799 one and I just want to know I won't be worried about filling up my computer and having all the applications being affected including and most importantly garageband. If you could shed some light on this issue for me I would greatly appreciate it and if not no worries this is your own freetime and your not getting paid. Thanks and hope to hear from you soon.
  • WarriorAnt Level 4 Level 4 (2,750 points)
    Sorry seattle I'm the wrong guy to ask about lap tops. I had 2 and dropped them both a number of times. Now I stick to desktops only. I love my new iMac 24", 3.06GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 4GB memory, 1TB HD, I use a 23" Dell as a 2nd monitor and I'm trying to find a way to add a 3rd monitor.

    You might want to head over to the Computing Hardware discussions for some answers.
  • seattlecal Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    thanks for your reply and in the last month I have twice dropped my computer. Well I didn't drop it I placed it on tipsy ground and it fell twice. Have had it for 5 years and never dropped it and now twice in the last month. Thanks for your reply and if I was smart I'd get what you have but we travel some and I need to be able to bring it. I'm going to head over to that discussion forum now and I appreciate your help.