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johnl
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trying to speed up my system questions...

Sat May 23, 2020 12:45 pm

Hi All,

I'm just getting back more heavily into music and am finding that my mac seems to be running slow.
Even opening apps etc....

I was just transferring stuff from my old i7 mac mini 2012 that had an ssd drive and notice that
apps open very fast, but not so currently on my 2017 i7 27 retina with a fusion drive etc.

Wondering if there is any downside to getting and installing cleanmymac?

Could crashplan and dropbox which are always on in the backround be part of the problem?

Also does it make sense to get rid of old vst duplicates of au components or will i potentially have to reinstall plugins if i do?

And wondering if it would help much to replace my focusrite scarlit 2i2 with something more up to date and if there
were any current recommendations?

Last last, if anyone has a recommendation for a good new mic that isn't too pricey....

Thanks in advance for all your help.

Very grateful for the advice i've received on this forum!

John
Imac 2017 27" i7 24gig ram
Mojave 10.14.6
2tb Fusion drive
external usb 3.0 4tb 7200 hd drive.
Logic 10.5
 
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triplets
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Re: trying to speed up my system questions...

Sat May 23, 2020 1:11 pm

Clean my mac is hot air, avoid it.
Fusion drives are worse than SSDs, not really ideal for music purposes.
If dropbox is constantly updating that can slow things down a bit, but not much. Don't know what Crashplan does.
A new interface won't make your computer any faster.

What mic are you thinking of? Condenser, dynamic, to record what? Budget?
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johnl
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Re: trying to speed up my system questions...

Sat May 23, 2020 2:57 pm

Thanks for your suggestions Triplets.
I'm looking for a mic to record vocals and was wondering if there is anything new or newish that
people reccommendthat isn't too pricey etc.
Regarding the fusion, i'd prefer not to replace it, because i don't think there's anything wrong with it, but
i think it probably needs a good cleaning, that's why i'd thought maybe the cleanmymac would be helpful etc...
Again, thank you!
Imac 2017 27" i7 24gig ram
Mojave 10.14.6
2tb Fusion drive
external usb 3.0 4tb 7200 hd drive.
Logic 10.5
 
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Re: trying to speed up my system questions...

Sat May 23, 2020 3:15 pm

run disk first aid. reset nvram, and the smc (google or check apple support pages for instructions for your specific mac).

make sure no apps are set to open on login (dropbox is fine, check your crashplan settings to see how often it runs), and reboot; open ONLY logic, and try to work.

migrating stuff sometimes causes problems, but there are SO many variables.

make sure your apps and your 3rd-party plugins are up-to-date (you didn't list your operating system version in your sig...)

good luck with this!
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johnl
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Re: trying to speed up my system questions...

Sat May 23, 2020 10:48 pm

Thanks for your suggestions Fisherking. I'm on 10.14.6 and will try. Thanks again.
Imac 2017 27" i7 24gig ram
Mojave 10.14.6
2tb Fusion drive
external usb 3.0 4tb 7200 hd drive.
Logic 10.5