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Mac OSX RAM limitation -what about this?
Last post Sat, Jan 29 2005 by stupid8track, 5 replies.
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Posted on Wed, Jan 26 2005 20:25
by Nigel Watson
Joined on Fri, Dec 20 2002, Cologne, Germany, Posts 365
A word to the wise on this forum: did you see this post on Northern Sound?


-is this method what Mac users have been needing?

Posted on Fri, Jan 28 2005 11:04
by Musicmaster
Joined on Tue, Feb 18 2003, Austria - Linz, Posts 144
Yes, it is curently the best method how you circumvent OS X's limitation. (So far as I know)
For me it needed two long days to develop the idea ... But I've worked with it for 2 months yet.
And it works great! Especially with VSL sounds too ... unfortunately without the Performance Tool. But I'm sure that's only a question of time until we get the revolution of performace on external software samplers.
If the EXS-24 was independent!

I hope that my idea will help VSL-users to utilize even more patches than before.

All the best,
Posted on Sat, Jan 29 2005 13:01
by padams
Joined on Thu, Nov 18 2004, Posts 17
Could you explain what efect the RAM limitations actually have. I presume it means you can only load up so-many instruments before problems arise. Is this correct?

Posted on Sat, Jan 29 2005 13:30
by Musicmaster
Joined on Tue, Feb 18 2003, Austria - Linz, Posts 144

The problem is that after exceeding the 3,5 GB memory limit, Logic crashes. It doesn't matter if Logic uses 3,5 GB of physical RAM or virtual memory - it will simply crash. Sad

All the best,
Posted on Sat, Jan 29 2005 20:44
by stupid8track
Joined on Thu, Mar 13 2003, Posts 230

your 'solution' is a variation on an old workaround that evan evans (a fellow VSL user here) came up with last spring, only his 'solution' involved opening multiple Logic programs (something which is no longer possible with Logic 7 - i can only open 1 instance of logic 7 at a time, though i can still open multiple instances of 6.x with 7) rather than other VST hosts.

give a look through this forum for his 'groundbreaking workaround' thread. it is fascinating and informative.

last i recall, there is at least 1 user here running multiple logics regularly - but maybe that has changed. i was tempted by the power for a while, but found the workaround to be more cost than benefit for me. but my set-up and needs are different from yours and others.

so give evan's workaround a look, if you want to be able to 'get around' the 3.5 GB VM Logic limit and still use the performance tool.

as with anything, there are pros and cons - and only you can decide what works best for you. but it is a very interesting option. if it is something which appeals to you, be prepared to move up to 8 GB of RAM.

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