Reducing overhead on MAC

Discussion in 'Room & Overhead' started by Kekoa, Oct 26, 2007.

  1. Kekoa

    Kekoa Guest

    first post woot woot

    I’m just getting into recording and am in a little class where we talked about tuning tips for PC’s to decrease overhead, etc., and tips for maintaining your DAW. But I have a new Macbook. I’m new to Apple, so I know little about them, and my teacher knows nothing about recording with them.

    I’d like to know what the differences between recording on Mac and PC are, especially with:
    -turning your soundcard off when you are using an interface
    -freeing up RAM, making everything run a little smoother

    I’m just using Audacity at this point, but will probably be buying ProTools and a compatible interface soon. My Macbook is 2.16 ghz w/ 2 g's of RAM, and I have an external hard drive.

  2. TVPostSound

    TVPostSound Member

    Feb 15, 2006
    Just use it!!!

    I have 3 Protools systems, 2 HD, and 1 LE/MBox.
    Nothing needs to be touched, it just works right out of the box.
  3. rockinrocker

    rockinrocker Guest

    yeah, it's not like on windows were there's 50 zillion processes running in the background eating up your cpu all the time.

    i didn't change a thing on my macbook and it works fine for audio.

    "-turning your soundcard off when you are using an interface "

    as long as your main app has your interface driver selected, you don't really need to do anything to the on board audio, it'll just continue to play system sounds like normal.
  4. gdoubleyou

    gdoubleyou Well-Known Member

    Mar 19, 2003
    Kirkland WA
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    Nothing to tweak really, just use it.

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