Garageband suddenly freezing up

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by thechromedrug, Mar 26, 2009.

  1. thechromedrug macrumors newbie

    Jan 18, 2009
    I've been using GB for years, with M-Audio Firewire Solo. I record guitar and vocals. Never any major problems that I couldn't fix (mostly based on M-audio device not being recognized occasionally). Files are large, multi tracks. I don't lock tracks and have never had performance issues. I have 2.0 ghz iMac with 1.25 gigs of RAM. Not running Leopard, using 10.4.11.

    Today I launched GB, the song file opened, then the mouse froze. For a couple of moments. When it unfroze, I simply moved the mouse and GB gave me the spinning rainbow wheel which never goes away. I can force quit GB but it doesn't ever actually quit. I had to turn the power off to reboot. All other functions and apps work fine after reboot. After reboot I launched a different GB song file from an external drive (my backup), and the same thing happened. GB worked fine the last five years, and today it doesn't. Any ideas?
    I don't believe the song files are corrupt, I opened them in Logic and they appeared and played normally. Please don't ask me to use Logic instead of GB!;)
  2. jackerin macrumors 6502a

    Jun 29, 2008
    First thing I would try is to trash the Garageband .plist file.
  3. thechromedrug thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 18, 2009
    Yes I plan on trying that when I get home. What about zapping the PRAM?
  4. thechromedrug thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 18, 2009

    I first zapped the PRAM upon startup, then trashed GB prefs, then restarted again.

    Worked fine after that.


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