6 Replies Latest reply: Nov 4, 2010 11:16 PM by iSchwartz
Qstn Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
What's up guys

I'm just wondering, I use Logic pro
a lot and I would like have quick
access when I have a creative urge.

How often should I shut down my imac
as apposed to putting it to sleep?

imac, Mac OS X (10.6.3), logic pro 9
  • iSchwartz Level 5 Level 5 (4,315 points)
    Several schools of thought:

    1) never shut it off (but it's OK to let the display sleep, i.e., go to screen saver, but never let the computer or the hard drives go to sleep)
    2) turn it on and off as needed
    3) put the computer to sleep (including display and hard drives) when not being used

    Considerations:

    1) "always on" --- if having immediate access to your computer to get down creative ideas ASAP is important then there should be no other factors to consider.

    2) "on/off as needed" -- the exact opposite of #1

    3) "sleep" -- a happy medium? It depends... Waking a computer from sleep still means that you have to wait a while before you can start to record. You should experiment with your system to see how successfully it wakes up after being put to sleep before committing to this practice. Sometimes a system won't wake up from sleep and you'll have to re-boot anyway.
  • Qstn Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Thanks for the reply

    I usually put it to sleep when its not in use,
    but I won't go for more than 48 hours without
    shutting it down.

    All is well, but I like to take precautionary
    measures.
  • Qstn Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Any thoughts on putting it to sleep
    with logic still open?
  • Eriksimon Level 6 Level 6 (11,550 points)
    Just make sure you do a Save before entering sleep mode, so that IF anyhting goes wrong with waking up and you need to force quit or hard restart, your project at least stays intact.
    But in general I would say: "don't." Just for the display it is allright though.
  • Qstn Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I don't usually (just a couple of times),

    but I always save my projects before doing so.

    Thanks for the reply and advice.
  • iSchwartz Level 5 Level 5 (4,315 points)
    Any thoughts on putting it to sleep

    with logic still open?

    What Erik said: "Save before entering sleep mode, so that IF anyhting goes wrong with waking up and you need to force quit or hard restart, your project at least stays intact."

    Message was edited by: iSchwartz