9 Replies Latest reply: Sep 17, 2006 3:14 PM by mlehmann
yo bozo boy Level 1 Level 1
hey everybody...

I want to move to Logic Pro on my new intel Imac (2.0 core duo, 2 gigs Ram). I found a legit, unregistered copy of Logic Pro 7 for $500. Great!!! But before I register it, I have downloaded Logic Express trial to get a feel for workflow... and my machine seems to be bogging down... that's crazy. My computer is clocked faster than a G4 or even many G5s.

Do any of you find this to be true? Do you find Logic to be a memory hog? I even made sure to record to an external drive.

I have been a long time Ableton Live user (which as you know... hadly taxes any system's memory). I was going to get Live 5.2 and buy the NI komplete package ($599 at guitar center this month). I downloaded the Live 5.2 trial. Even it seems to take a while to launch. The 5.2 Live trial even crashed on me today. That is unheard of. It should not take 4 to 5 seconds to launch/audition a loop in the browser.

My computer doesn't seem to be as lightning fast as I thought it would be, and it's not aftermarket memory. Anyone feel the same? Is it an Intel chip thing? Help!!! Thoughts...

Imac   Mac OS X (10.4.7)   2.0 Intel Core Duo, 2 gigs Ram
Reply by Brent Meyer on Aug 10, 2006 1:02 AM Helpful
If your system seems to be bogging down overall, you should go about the regular maintenance. Clean all the caches, run all the cron scripts, etc. Search for programs like MacJanitor, Cocktail and Onyx on versiontracker.com. There are tons to choose from.If none of those do the trick, you may be due for an archive and install to clean house. Not knowing your specific computer habits and what you primarily use your machine for, it's impossible for me to say what would be the specific cause for your slowdowns. I would try both of these things, though.Logic and/or Ableton should not be bogging your system down at all. I have a revision A dual 1.8 G5 with 2GB of RAM and Logic Pro 7.1.1 runs like a dream.

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  • Brent Meyer Level 4 Level 4
    If your system seems to be bogging down overall, you should go about the regular maintenance. Clean all the caches, run all the cron scripts, etc. Search for programs like MacJanitor, Cocktail and Onyx on versiontracker.com. There are tons to choose from.

    If none of those do the trick, you may be due for an archive and install to clean house. Not knowing your specific computer habits and what you primarily use your machine for, it's impossible for me to say what would be the specific cause for your slowdowns. I would try both of these things, though.

    Logic and/or Ableton should not be bogging your system down at all. I have a revision A dual 1.8 G5 with 2GB of RAM and Logic Pro 7.1.1 runs like a dream.
  • yo bozo boy Level 1 Level 1
    I'll do that... thank you...

    Honestly, I've only been online a few times, usually not connected to the internet, no email dowloaded, just downloaded the Trial for Logic Express (latest) and Ableton live 5.2.

    Keep the advice coming everybody...
  • mlehmann Level 4 Level 4
    Logic Express trial is not Intel-compatible yet, this explain why you have so many problems. Logic is the most CPU-friendly of all DAWs.

    Also, if you plan to buy NI Komplete, beware because they're not Intel-compatible too.
  • Brent Meyer Level 4 Level 4
    Mlehmann has a good point. I didn't know the Express trial wasn't Intel ready. Also, NI's stuff isn't Universal Binary yet, either. They tell us that it is supposed to happen at the end of this year, but NI says a lot of things that aren't necessarily true.
  • eyeknow Level 1 Level 1
    I was under the impression that xpress was intel also.........oh well.....

    Now, as far as NI is concerned, and I'm not trying to be rude here, but good luck on that! They are draggin' hard on UB's and they have changed the "dates" twice now.

    BTW, for registered users of live you can public beta 6........it's much better and uses a "summed" dual processor feature. It's really quite good and definatly takes advantage of the core duo:)
  • mlehmann Level 4 Level 4
    Logic Express is Intel-compatible but not the trial version which is still 7.0
  • djkhont Level 1 Level 1
    is ableton live 5.0.1 compatible with an intel imac?
  • Brent Meyer Level 4 Level 4
    I'm not sure about 5, but 6 definitely is.
  • mlehmann Level 4 Level 4
    You need Live 5.2 to be Intel-compatible.