I've been using Logic Ex 8 for awhile and have never had any problems until now. Whenever a track is armed and I try to playback or record I get a system overload/disk too slow message regardless of how many tracks I have in the project whether they be audio or midi. Please Help!
Both meters seem to jump erratically. I froze all of the tracks and that didn't help. I have around 40GB left and 2GB of RAM. I'm no longer getting the Disk Too Slow error, just System Overload. For awhile they were taking turns.
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Sorry for the late reply, but I found this to be worth replying.
When dealing with MP3s "straight", rather than converting them to AIF/WAV first, CPU useage is indeeed way higher than normal. On my Macbook, it's only useable when dealing with very little amounts of audio takes and effects. So, if that was the case, I would instantly convert the files to some non compressed audio data.
Really, pretty much the same as with video files. One may think that pure DV data would clog up the computer quite a bit, but it's in fact the compressed formats which do (due to the codec having to process all the time in the background).