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Logic 9 Maintenence / What Do I Leave On And Turn Off?

Discussion in 'Logic 9' started by JohnnyYenAgain, May 10, 2012.

  1. JohnnyYenAgain

    JohnnyYenAgain New Member

    Hi All,
    This is a basic question that relates to Logic but is applicable to many of us in our day to day. I use an iMac with Logic Pro 9, store everything, and work off of a 1TB Glyph, and trigger all of my midi sound with an M Audio controller, and control volumes/inputs with an Apogee Duet. My question is:

    Is it safe to leave everything on all the time or should some/all of these be turned off and if so, when?

    I'm not too worried about surges since I go through a few heavy duty ones for extra protection. Taking the possibility of a surge problem occuring, what is the best route to take here?

    Thanks in advance.

  3. georgelegeriii

    georgelegeriii Senior member

    It doesn't really matter if the computer is left on or off. the most important thing it to reboot regularly. The way Logic works (as well as plug-ins like kontakt and VSL) isn't as ram conscientious as one would prefer, meaning that ram isn't always released when you would expect it to be, so a clean boot means that your system is reset back to "all clear" status, with everything optimized.

    I recommend rebooting before every session, and if you are going between lots of songs in a day, every 2 songs (if you are spending any time on them)... it also gives you time to stand up, stretch, move a bit, help your body to keep from freezing up.

    I recommend Tripplite 1800 power regulator:

    Besides protecting you from power surges, it keeps your computers power at a nice constant level, regardless of where it is coming from. I have noticed over the years that these have helped my computers run more stable, as well as "cleaned up" the audio, with no external bleeps and buzzes from things like fridges, etc.
  4. JohnnyYenAgain

    JohnnyYenAgain New Member

    Thank you. A Tripp Lite will be my next purchase! What is your opinion regarding my Glyph external? Is it o.k. to leave it on all the time?
  5. georgelegeriii

    georgelegeriii Senior member

    Heres the thing about hard drives: they do have a finite life.

    Most will run fine for a long time (I have drives as old as 9 years old, don't run them daily, but the do run fine for second backups).

    I would turn them off if I wasn't using them, that is as long as you don't tun them off 3 or 4 times a day (say you are working, then stopping for lunch, then back to work, dinner break, then the last bit of the day... THEN turn it off, only when you are sure you are completed work for the day).

    Another thing: make sure you have a second drive for backups. you don't want important data opn a single drive, and actually 3 drives is better that 1 or 2.

    and there it is... post 1,000!
  6. JohnnyYenAgain

    JohnnyYenAgain New Member

    I'll start shutting it off! Congrats on the 1000th post. I really appreciate your help! Best, P
  7. Doug Zangar

    Doug Zangar Senior member

    [QUOTE="georgelegeriii]and there it is... post 1,000![/QUOTE]

    Dude!! :thmbup:
  8. georgelegeriii

    georgelegeriii Senior member

    Yea, 1002 now... almost equal to 1 post a day every day since the LUG started this form. Now much really, but a milestone I'm proud of none the less. And I get a karma point each time I help out.

    And like I always say: karma points. the more you get the better. no one has to know how many you have, but YOU know ;-).

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