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More Feedback on Logic X CPU Usage in OS X 10.10 Yosemite
2008 Mac Pro owner (John, who had reported earlier on Yosemite and Logic/WAVES) replied to a previous post on high CPU usage (2011 iMac 3.1GHz i5 Quad-Core):
"I'm running Logic X on the clean install I did for OS X.10 Yosemite. (About 30 hours of work.) Logic Pro X is working with perfect performance on my 2008 Mac Pro. (IIRC, Dual 2.8GHz Quad-Core Xeon.) So, don't know why someone else would get bad CPU performance on their Mac using Duet 2.
(Duet 2 not the issue per later comments/tests with it removed. He has a 3.1GHz quad-core i5 iMac.)

I have an Apogee Ensemble and a Duet 1. No CPU problems here. I'm sending screen shots of a song I'm working on with 33 stereo channel strips and 22 AUX tracks, using tons of plug-ins and I'm showing very low CPU usage on this relatively huge song.
- John"

Thanks John. It may not have helped him but I'd forgotten about an apple doc I'd included in some support doc updates about Logic Pro X Processing Threads setting and Core Usage.
(Murray later wrote he's reverted back to OS X 10.9.5.)

OS X 10.10: WaveBurner, SoundTrack Pro Problems. Snapz Pro update in works
(John had commented last week about some audio issues with Snapz Pro in Yosemite.)
"(Yosemite) Two other notes:

1) WaveBurner and Soundtrack Pro do not work in Yosemite, when they used to work on Maverick. It appears to me that Apple has really created a difficult permission code for audio on Yosemite.
(He sent a large screenshot of WaveBurner crash report, headline "WaveBurner cannot be opened because of a problem".)

2) Snapz Pro Report: (follow-up to prev. comments on v2.5.4 audio capture problems)
Reply to Ambrosia Software Support request:
"We are aware of the incompatibilities between Snapz Pro and Yosemite and while there is an update planned for the near future we cannot give you an ETA of the release."

That's it for now.

Thanks again.

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Previous News Archive Summary:
    Monday, Oct. 27th News
  • Nvidia Driver Update 343.01.01f02 for OS X 10.10.0 (Yosemite)
  • About Power Nap (and macs that support it)
  • Guide to Installing OS X on an external volume
  • How to Create a bootable installer for OS X Mavericks or Yosemite
  • OS X Keychain Access asks for keychain "login" after changing password
  • Get help with hardware features on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
  • MacBook Pro Frequently asked questions about using a Retina display
  • Using Apple Hardware Test (for pre-2013 Intel-based Macs)
  • iPhone: Wireless carrier support and features
  • iOS: Understanding captive Wi-Fi networks
  • Reader Feedback on Mail app in Yosemite
  • 2011 iMac owner on high CPU usage in Logic with OS X Yosemite
  • Civilization: Beyond Earth Mac and Linux Dev Update 1 (aspyr blog)
  • A look at OS X Yosemite and iOS 8.1

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