I\'m wondering if I will see a performance boost with GPO (and other software synths for that matter) if I defrag my hard drive. I recently spoke to an Apple guy at a local retailer and he said with OSX defragmenting the hard drive was not necessary like it was in OS9 because it was Unix based. He actually talked me out of buying Norton Utilities. Anyone know if this is true?
Yes, from what I understand it is true. And besides the Unix thing, computers today are shipping with such large hard drives that there is usually enough room on them to store most all files completely in one place, instead of all over creation as in earlier models. It is more important to:
1, have as much ram as you can afford.
2. Repair disk permissions at least once a week.
3. Don’t run other software along with your DAW, especially classic mode.
4. Use a high buffer setting during playback. Latency is not a problem during playback.
5. Don’t use the “WET” sounds for your midi tracking, even though they sound better, use the dry ones. Save the reverb ‘till later.
6. Save the effects until after you have frozen your tracks then you can save the settings you have made on GPO and dump it, just keeping your recorded tracks to mix down.
So what is your opinion on repair permissions? Seems to be 50/50 on the Internet. Some say only repair permissions from the boot CD, others recommend doing it from the internal start-up disk. Both sides seem absolutely sure. [img]images/icons/confused.gif[/img]