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Logic 9 EXS drop down menus SO SLOW! Any tips?

Discussion in 'Logic 9' started by figgebass, Sep 21, 2011.

  1. figgebass

    figgebass New Member

    Since I am a guy who's not necessarily in the frontline updating everything as soon as I can (Primarily because I work as a producer/songwriter and can't afford any "oops, this update ****ed up my blah blah;-)) I am still on logic 9.1.3 on os 10.5.8 .
    When I updated from whatever version I had before (Only because Logic would freeze for quite some time after editing an exs-patch) a new HORRIBLE feature appeared in the exs's drop down menu.

    When I want to select a sound from the menu it takes up to 5-10 seconds for any sub folder to open up the first time I mark it. It seems like the more subfolder a folder contains the longer it takes for the first drop down to actually DROP DOWN.....
    This was NOT the case before I updated to 9.1.3 .

    Does anyone have any clue as to what I could do to fix this?

    As it is now, I have one library on a separate , but internal, hard drive and its alias is in the user>library>applicationsupport>logic>Sampler instruments while the factory presets are in the system or root (or whwatever it's called ) followd by library>applicationsupport etc etc.

    any help woyld be veeery appreciated!

    All the best

  3. Jay Asher

    Jay Asher Senior member

    By any chance do you have the actual samples inside the Sampler Instrument folder?
  4. figgebass

    figgebass New Member

    There may well be in the folder to where the alias is pointing... That causes problems? Had no prob w it in 9.1.1..
    Big thx for the tip.
  5. figgebass

    figgebass New Member

    Nope,that was not it... :-/
    The weirdest thing EVER is that when I have the activity managee (or whatever it may be called in english...) then logic,from idling at about 2% jumps to use 87(!!!!!!) % of my 8 core computers strength when i open an exs-patch... HOW weird is THAT?!??
  6. Colin Shapiro

    Colin Shapiro Senior member

    Some suggestions:
    Open EXS24 and click on the [Options] button (top right)
    Scroll down and select [Virtual Memory]
    Make sure the [Active] box is checked (enabled)
    In the menu below that, you could select [On, optimized for more EXS instances]

    Let us know if that makes any difference....
  7. figgebass

    figgebass New Member

    All that was checked so I guess that's not it...:-/
  8. figgebass

    figgebass New Member

    And now for some more fun!...
    If I start logic 8 then the exs menu is lightning fast EXACTLY as it was up to 9.1.2....WHAT.----the ----F**K is that?!?
    How do I trash my 9.1.5 to start over with 9.1?
    is it possible?
  9. figgebass

    figgebass New Member

    I am really surprisef by the fact that no one seems to understand this problem... Must be the first person to experience it...;-)

    Does anyone know if the exs-stuff is indexed by logic or the system?
    How is it possible that it works perfectly in 8 but is freakishly slow and uses 87% of my dual quadruple core computers resources just to open a folder in 9?
  10. Colin Shapiro

    Colin Shapiro Senior member

    This is a strange problem indeed. (I've never seen it....)

    I would normally have suggested running Disk Warrior, re-linking instruments with EXS Manager etc etc. But the fact that it's fast in v8.x and slow in v9.x is really odd. Have you considered re-installing Logic 9, in case you had a faulty installation? I'm using v9.1.5 and there are no problems like this at all.
  11. Colin Shapiro

    Colin Shapiro Senior member

    I just re-read your first post.

    You have an alias to your Instrument files in Users/~/Library/Applications Logic/Sampler Instruments.

    Instrument files (.exs) are small files - maybe try moving or copying them to the folder above while keeping the samples where they are (on your other drive). If your menus now load quickly, then you could re-link to the samples using EXS Manager, which is an essential app for anyone with large sample libraries.

    Look at ProManager or EXSManager
  12. bruno garza

    bruno garza Member

    +1 on this and I own EXS Manager.

    Creating an alias just points to an external location for EXS files but the EXS files themselves still reference the original sample location, what it's doing in that 5-10 seconds is searching for the samples associated with the EXS file. If you (only for the faint of heart) hex dump the EXS file, you'll see the file location of the EXS samples (well, were it thinks it's suppose to be) .
    Using EXS Manager re-links and now that 5-10 seconds is gone.

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