11 Replies Latest reply: Oct 20, 2009 3:39 AM by gpiccolini
Chrrobin Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Really?... NO AUTOSAVE... why... why why... no autosave.. please explain why this feature isn't available if it is... please tell me how to turn it on.
  • immo Level 4 Level 4 (1,850 points)
    ⌘ + S

    A
  • svman8 Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
    My understanding is that the already spotty memory problems in Logic would only be exacerbated by an autosave function.

    Imagine being in a tracking session, and Logic decides to autosave in the middle of a very memory-intensive take - crash!

    I would almost certainly turn off that function if it ever came to be.
  • Chrrobin Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    its to bad... because pro-tools seems to work fine with it..... or at least the autosave funtion has made crashes not much of a problem when they happen.... however in logic my worst nightmare is a crash... it just ***** to have to have part of my mind dedicated to remembering to save after every take.
  • rynorecords Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    'Command + S' - indeed. Just save every few minutes and every time you do a significant edit/take. After a short while it'll become second nature trust me.
  • Jonathan Uman Level 1 Level 1 (55 points)
    I agree with the OP. By now, version 9, Logic should have an autosave.

    There should be an intelligent autosave in Logic, that won't save during multi-track recording, or any other critical use.

    Apple makes 8-core monsters, and new ipods every other month but I still have to interrupt my creative flow to remember to type command-S or I risk losing my work.

    When Logic was just for the engineers/mixers, it was acceptable to have to remember to save your project. But now that it's "All Things To All Musicians", it should have an autosave.
  • gpiccolini Level 1 Level 1 (70 points)
    I deeply disagree. If you are or want to be a Pro the first lesson is Command+S. If you can`t do that, well... you get the idea.

    I like to drive my system. I do weird stuff to the songs after a save, I don`t want the program decide it´s to save in the midle of a destruction of an arrangement. period. If they integrate it, my first step would be disable it.
  • timkertoy Level 2 Level 2 (225 points)
    gpiccolini wrote:
    I deeply disagree. If you are or want to be a Pro the first lesson is Command+S. If you can`t do that, well... you get the idea.

    I like to drive my system. I do weird stuff to the songs after a save, I don`t want the program decide it´s to save in the midle of a destruction of an arrangement. period. If they integrate it, my first step would be disable it.



    You deeply disagree, and yet your explanation clearly makes the case for why Autosave IS needed in Logic.

    Because when you "do weird stuff" after a save, you DON'T hit "command S". As a pro myself, there are plenty of times I don't want to save the project in its current state, especially if I'm experimenting with a radical edit or odd mix. And that's when Autosave would come in handy.

    What most people here don't seem to understand is that most implementations of Autosave don't overwrite your currently saved project. It's NOT the same as hitting "Command S". Autosave, in most software that has it, saves to a 'temp' file that is constantly updated at a user-defined interval, say every 10 minutes. That way, if Logic crashes or quits in the middle of one of your experiments, the most work you'll ever lose is 10 minutes worth. And nothing about that will affect the saved version of your project.

    Autosave is exactly what most pros need, in my opinion. If people are scared that Apple couldn't make it smart enough to know not to save while recording audio, then there should be a prefs setting to turn autosave off for those who disagree with it. But it's a feature I would personally love to have had on very many occasions, and I'm as religious a "command-s'er" as you'll find. But Logic has a knack for knowing just when to "unexpectedly" quit. And I've lost plenty of work over the years because of it.

    Apple: Autosave me please!
  • clik Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
    http://www.opuslocus.com/logic/
    there's an AppleScript on the linked page does exactly what you're after
  • timkertoy Level 2 Level 2 (225 points)
    clik wrote:
    http://www.opuslocus.com/logic/
    there's an AppleScript on the linked page does exactly what you're after



    Unless I'm mistaken, the above script saves OVER your current project file. It's the same as hitting Command-S, so in that sense it's definitely not the same thing as Autosave.

    But it might be very useful anyway for those who forget to save regularly....
  • clik Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
    it creates a Project File Backups folder inside your Logic song folder, then saves a file into that at whatever interval you specify
  • gpiccolini Level 1 Level 1 (70 points)
    @timkertoy :
    You also have ComandShiftS, *Save a Copy As*, and of course the always handy *Project Files Backup* folder.
    I see your point. I can live with that, but honestly I can easily think 10 things more important and urgent for the program. But I hit Command+S quite often.