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    I can buy that. So there's no kind of disc maintenance that's good to do while the HD is mostly clear?
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    Fresh start

    I wanted to restore my Mac from a few days old time machine backup, but that didn't work out for me. (most of the gory details). Now I find myself having to rebuild my user acct (looks like I have to manually add all the files, and redo the preferences on all apps). Should I do anything else (disk repair, reinstall the OS and all apps, etc) first? Things seem to be working OK, but since migration assistant failed me I thought that perhaps there was some issue that I might be able to address before moving forward.
  3. wait - can I just restore my Mac in recovery mode? I found this : https://www.hellotech.com/guide/for/how-to-restore-from-time-machine I think that's what I want, so I think I'm gonna try it. I'll wait and see if anyone chimes in since I'm obviously in over my head
  4. What follows is probably a good description of what not to do, but we live and learn. It’s really not Logic help I need, but Mac help. I’m not on any Mac forums so I thought I’d ask here first - a place where I trust the answers It all started with David’s new book … a- Davids book asks you to reset logic’s preferences b- I wasn’t crazy about that idea so I backed up my Mac via time machine (on 7/4) so I could go back if I wanted to. c- after a day or 2 I realized that I could just create a new user acct on my Mac and go through the book there so I decide to use time machine to go back d- I’m not sure how, but somewhere I was steered towards migration assistant to get me back. I think that was a mistake e- I open migration assistant and click all the boxes to be restored f- At first things seemed to be going well. Gave an eta of 10 hrs. I checked in on it once or twice before bed and everything was moving along. g- 18 hours later I finally got back to it and it’s stalled out like you see in the pic. h- after another few hours things hadn’t changed (same number of transferred files). I figure my only option is to cancel the operation. i- the next thing the Mac does is to walk me through the setup for a new user acct. (except that it remembered it was me). First time through it hangs up on wether I want light/dark mode. I used the power button to restart. The second time through it did hang up there again, but eventually I got the user acct opened and here I am. Here’s my questions: 1- Since I had to cancel the migration assistant operation. Should I be worried about the affect this may have on my Mac or any of its files? 2- Is there something I did wrong while initiating the restore process? I was just trying to return the Mac to the state it was in on the day I did the backup (7/4) not much has changed on the Mac in that time (having thought through it a bit more I wonder if I should’ve made a “disk image” and restored from that) 3- Is it possible to use that time machine backup to get back to where I was on 7/4 or do I just need to start fresh and pull files from the backup? (There wasn’t a ton of stuff on my Mac. 600g or so ((much of it still saved in other locations)) , but all in a couple of Logic Folders and my Music media folder) 3.5- If I do need to start fresh, how should I prepare the iMac for that process? It seems like I’m already there (none of my data or settings survived, but Logic and UA drivers and software are to be there), but since it started out as a different operation … ? My theory (it’s not a great theory) is that the Mac was replacing all the files, and instead of doing that one at a time, it stated to do it on the empty drive space before it deleted any of the original files, and it hung up when it ran out of room (surprised there wasn’t a pop up that said “this install will take up ….) … I think I had about 600gb on my 1tb drive so the status bar backs up my theory. Now that I’ve got the machine running again, it shows the drive as empty (that’s not the intended result!). Admittedly, I should have spent some time learning about time machine first. I haven’t had to use the app much Thanks if you got through all of that. I’d appreciate any help or opinions I can get at this point. Mac reboot.pages
  5. So, I created a new user profile on my Mac and followed the steps outlined above and it worked fine both times I tried it. Interestingly, an AU named "Console Recall" from uad failed validation. Might be worth mentioning that I'm not using any third party AUs except for the ones that came with the interface. and the ones I had to use with for ultranova
  6. The 10.7 book instructs you to reset your Logic preferences. Could I just create a new User profile on my Mac and do the lessons in there (assuming that the preferences aren't copied over).
  7. Just had my friend try it twice, and both times his beats were fine. So, maybe it's just me. Weird. I'd like to get to the bottom of this
  8. yes - create a new project. select drummer from the pop up (rock genre selected by default on my screen, but I think that's variable). created region is like this. I just tried again and it's still like that for me. I guess that's what I wanna know - is there something wrong, or is it this way for everybody. As I said above, when I refresh the region, it moves things around a little so I wouldn't be too surprised if someone got it working the right way from the get go. I'm accustomed to making drums in the piano roll, but I'd like to be able to start using drummer more Well, that might work if the created region wasn't at ... and I can get the notes to play if I move the region and start playback before the start of the region .... but the behavior is a little weird for the "default" bone stock drummer region. It's also a little weird that this never came up while beta testing the 10.7 book, which begs the question why is it happening now to me? Yes, there are workarounds ... I just feel that when you're doing one of the lessons in David's books (this is my second one) you should be able to follow along and have things function in a predictable way. If you go off the rails in a lesson and start trying to fix things it can derail the instruction. I talked my production partner into buying the book and I'm starting it in front of him so that I can find any issues he might have (plus it's a good refresher after a few years off). He's new to logic, and less accustomed to music production on computers (I'm so happy that he's finally on board with logic 😃). Tha's a lot of context, but I'm starting to ramble ... That'd be helpful. I'll recap what I said above for the sake of clarity create a new song (no template) select Drummer and Rock genre created drummer region is like as discussed above: with the kick and crash outside the region borders and before I've done it 4 times now and the result has been the same each time Here's a bunch of emoticons so that nobody thinks I'm manic or angry 😀🙂😘😜😊
  9. Look - I saved the lesson so I can go back, and I converted one of the regions to midi. You can clearly see (if you zoom in a little) that the kick and crash left fall before
  10. The region isn't necessarily set at, the drum hits fall before the first beat (the 1) of the region. If you look at my screenshot, you can clearly see the hits at the start of the drummer region. If I move the whole region to and start playback from those notes still will not sound. If I move the region to and start playback from then I can hear the notes. I've seen behavior like this before in midi regions that I've humanized, but I would think that a default drummer region wouldn't do that. Seems like you'd want any other beat to be humanized, but leave the first beat of the bar alone. Interestingly enough, as I moved through the lesson it had me try other drummers. I didn't have this problem with the others, but as soon as I switched back to Kyle those first hits on the 1 were getting clipped. Later in the lesson David goes over refreshing a drummer region. I tried that a bunch of times, and sometimes I got the crash and others the kick. Never together. Would the push/pull setting affect this? I haven't finished the lesson yet. It got late. Maybe I just need to ignore this, but I'd like to know why it's happening and how to avoid it. As it stands I'm at the start of the "Editing the Intro Drum Performance" section and all my drum regions are missing at least one hit at the beginning of each region.
  11. I just started lesson 2 of the 10.7 book and the drummer track that was created has notes at the start of the region that aren't sounding. I realize that this is just because the notes are in front of the 1 (when I move the region to start at bar 2 and start playback from before bar 2 I hear the hits). Is this just quirks of the humanize function in built into drummer? Am I supposed to just ignore this? It says in the lesson that I'm supposed to be hearing that crash at the beginning of the region, but the fact that I don't gives me pause. For the record, I did reset my preferences as the book instructs I tried starting with a new project and repeating the steps but the result was the same I ended up moving on with the lesson and soon enough it didn't matter anymore. I suppose it's still worth asking the question for the benefit of learning and for others in the future
  12. That's a bummer. Maybe plan B is just using the mic and trashing the direct signal. Unless somebody corrects me I'll assume that recording a group just means setting up the group on the channels before you record and then you just record as normal. Right? I'm not really sure what you're saying here. I don't know how to record a bus to a track (unless you mean routing them to a bus, soloing that bus, and then bouncing them and dragging the bounce back to the main window - that doesn't sound like what you're talking about). Sounds like any kind of bouncing or recording would lose me the option of mixing the two tracks. Also sounds like I'd have to do it for every take, but that's not so bad if the procedure is easy enough. Anyways, please elaborate
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