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    Logic 7 and GPO working brilliantly

    Hi all,

    Just thought I'd add a positive voice to the mix.

    I recently got a dual g5 with 1.5 gigs of memory - before the update - which took me a week or two, i had quite a few crashes when using gpo. After the update it's been great - i actually installed the first logic update a few days before the garritan update.

    This combo is rocking!
    I just need a new display!

    sam
    ---here is some stuff made in the past 2 weeks---
    http://www.samgreene.com/ontheverge.php

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    The G5 can handle GPO very well, there are some tips on this forum on getting the most out of the dual cpu Macs when using GPO and Logic.

    Enjoy your G5/GPO combo
    Aaron Clark, C/C++, J2EE, Flash, Perl and PHP programming.
    Logic Pro 7.0.1, G5 1800x2, 3 Gig ram, GPO and GOS lite.
    My site: http://www.clarkaudio.com
    Where I work now: http://www.blinex.com/

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    Re: Logic 7 and GPO working brilliantly

    Can you share those tips? I have had very bad luck with GPO on both a G4 and now a new G5/dual 1.8. I read on the Logic list that one tip is to search for all DFD files and delete them.

    Is there a way to run GPO on a 2nd mac dedicated to GPO? I am so desparate at this point I am willing to not sell my G4 and make it a dedicated GPO station if I can get some stability. But it seems that Garritan only offers a stand alone for Windows. Or am I missing something?

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    Re: Logic 7 and GPO working brilliantly

    Tips for using GPO on the Mac:

    1) Read the GPO manual at least twice.
    2) GPO runs best off ram so do not install or turn on DFD.
    3) GPO uses a lot of ram and it is best to have at least one Gig of ram in your mac.
    4) Download and install the latest GPO update from http://www.garritan.com/downloads.html
    5) On a dual cpu Mac you should use at least two instances of GPO (if using more than one instrument).
    6) After installing/upgrading GPO (or any software on the Mac) you should run Disk Utility and repair disk permissions.
    7) Run daily, weekly, monthly and update_prebinding from the command line like this:

    Code:
    Launch the Terminal app in /Applications/Utilities/
    
    At the prompt enter:   cd /etc/
    
    Then enter:  sudo ./daily
    
    it will ask for password.
    
    Then enter:  sudo ./weekly
    
    Then enter:  sudo ./monthly
    
    Then enter:  sudo update_prebinding -root / -force
    
    The last one will take a couple min. or longer to finish.
    I can run about 64 GPO instruments on my dual 1.8 G5 with 3 gig ram.
    Aaron Clark, C/C++, J2EE, Flash, Perl and PHP programming.
    Logic Pro 7.0.1, G5 1800x2, 3 Gig ram, GPO and GOS lite.
    My site: http://www.clarkaudio.com
    Where I work now: http://www.blinex.com/

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    Re: Logic 7 and GPO working brilliantly

    Thanks. I have done all that except :
    1. I only have 1.25gb ram on my g5 (and 1 gb ram on my g4)
    2. Its not clear to me if prebinding is recommended or not. I am looking at the letters in the Dec 2004 issue of Electronic Musician p.12, where a tech writes in to say that since 10.3.4 prebinding is not necessary and in fact can cause a performance hit.

    In fact, I have come to repair permissions and run the sudos and also run Diskwarrior as a regular and frequent procedure - but I have still big problems with GPO on both G4 and G5. Do you think the RAM amount could be the difference? I am not using a lot of GPO tracks..usually 1 to 4.

    Right now its hard for me to test...because GPO won't sound at all in Logic Pro 7.01 unless I press the keys on the onscreen keyboard. I just did a clean install of everything...everything but GPO which would not install because the first CD has some bad file (I wrote to Gary Garritan twice about it but no response to my request for a replacement CD yet). So I had to copy it over from my old disk. Maybe a clean install would help but I can't do that with a bad CD.

    Is there any way of running GPO on my old G4 as a stand-alone GPO station, then use the G5 as the master? I can hook both computes to my Emagic AMT8 midi interface so I can treat the G4 as a midi module.

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    Re: Logic 7 and GPO working brilliantly

    >Right now its hard for me to test...because GPO won't sound at all in Logic >Pro 7.01 unless I press the keys on the onscreen keyboard. I just did a >clean install of everything..

    It started working for me suddenly. It seems you have to restart and repair permissions 3 or 4 times to get things working. I had a similar experience with the Vstation updater. So at least GPO is working now. We'll see how stable it is. I am trying to do everything humanly possible to have a stable working system.

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