Logic Dropouts

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by pleary, Jun 22, 2006.

  1. pleary macrumors newbie

    Jun 22, 2006
    Can anyone suggest a remedy for dropouts, here are my specs.

    Logic Pro 7.1.1
    Powermac G5 Dual 2.3
    2gig ram

    I thought this would be enough ram but maybe not. I use tons of the softsynths in my mixes and I'm wondering if this is overloading the CPU but I'm not sure that more ram will help.

    Thanks for any comments and suggestions.

    FYI, the error message i get says "the computer was unable to process the data in time."
  2. scottlinux macrumors 6502a


    Sep 21, 2005

    Open this file and see how your system benchmarks against similar ones posted on that thread. Are you using any NI plugins? They are very CPU intensive.

    I have a dual 2ghz powermac and it is hard for me to max out the CPU, for a comparison.

    What is your audio buffer set to? Have you tried increasing that?
  3. Kernow macrumors 65816


    Sep 30, 2005
    I also have a dual 2GHz G5, and I have seen that message a couple of times. However, I always thought it is more to do with hard disk speed rather than RAM/CPU. I have two HDs in my computer, with the audio being stored on one, and the other used for system. I only ever get this message when I haven't used the Audio disk for a while - I will hit play and nothing happens for a few seconds, then this message pops up.

    It'll only happen the once - if I hit play again, there is no problem.

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