OSX 10.7.3 not good for audio? EDIT: 10.7.4 helps somewhat

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OSX 10.7.3 not good for audio? EDIT: 10.7.4 helps somewhat

Post by globalgoon » Sun May 06, 2012 10:22 am

I just got a macbook pro 13inch i5 (first mac for 10 years)


Results for my new macbook 13inch i5 late 2011 computer. Windows 7 vs OSX 10.7.3


1) Ableton Live CPU Meter 28%
2) Macbook Pro 13 inch
3) Windows 7
4) Ableton Live version 8.3
5) intel core i5 2400
6) 4 gig ram
7) Soundcard - cirrus logic cs4602a
8] Hard Disk Drive Speed - 5400
9) Number of playback tracks - 36


1) Ableton Live CPU Meter 42%
2) Macbook Pro 13 inch
3) OSX Lion 10.7.3
4) Ableton Live version 8.3
5) intel core i5 2400
6) 4 gig ram
7) Soundcard - cirrus logic cs4602a
8] Hard Disk Drive Speed - 5400
9) Number of playback tracks - 16


Lots of crackles in OSX 10.7.3 even at 20% CPU. No crackles in win7 @99% CPU


I have a macbook, but I have to use windows????


see viewtopic.php?f=1&t=111880 for test
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Re: OSX 10.7.3 not good for audio?

Post by JayNiko » Sun May 06, 2012 10:37 am

I got my MBPro (same 13" i5) with OSX 10.6, everything was fine, installed 10.7 after a while, next day went back to 10.6 :D

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Re: OSX 10.7.3 not good for audio?

Post by Forge. » Sun May 06, 2012 10:40 am

I just went back to Snow leopard because Lion was crap with my FW410 driver

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Re: OSX 10.7.3 not good for audio?

Post by globalgoon » Sun May 06, 2012 10:47 am

cheers - will install 10.6

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Re: OSX 10.7.3 not good for audio?

Post by Forge. » Sun May 06, 2012 12:34 pm

I also just upgraded to 8GB RAM and it made quite a big difference to the computer's performance...

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Re: OSX 10.7.3 not good for audio?

Post by Opz » Sun May 06, 2012 12:51 pm

No troubles at all with 10.7.3 running on the about the lowest specs Lion supposedly handles.
My MBP is a 2006 model with 2.16 GHz Core 2 Duo and 3 Gb RAM.
You're using the onboard soundcard right? Try using a dedicated soundcard and see if that helps.

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Re: OSX 10.7.3 not good for audio?

Post by pencilrocket » Sun May 06, 2012 12:57 pm

globalgoon wrote:Results for my new macbook 13inch i5 late 2011 computer. Windows 7 vs OSX 10.7.3
Thanks for posting your test. It's interesting.
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Re: OSX 10.7.3 not good for audio?

Post by Earwax69 » Sun May 06, 2012 3:16 pm

People are comparing Lion to Vista!! I plan to get a mac mini (wanna try OS X without paying big bucks) soon and it kinda worry me.

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Re: OSX 10.7.3 not good for audio?

Post by rikhyray » Sun May 06, 2012 6:07 pm

Earwax69 wrote:People are comparing Lion to Vista!! I plan to get a mac mini (wanna try OS X without paying big bucks) soon and it kinda worry me.
Dont worry about hysterical imbecils and trolls. None of people I know (in real life) has, ever mentioned ANY issues or difference as compared to SL, but there are plenty of advantages.

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Re: OSX 10.7.3 not good for audio?

Post by pepezabala » Sun May 06, 2012 6:50 pm

would you install snow leopard on a machine that you bought with lion on it (in march 2012)?

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Re: OSX 10.7.3 not good for audio?

Post by Rave » Sun May 06, 2012 8:27 pm

pepezabala wrote:would you install snow leopard on a machine that you bought with lion on it (in march 2012)?
Yes. Do it. SL >> L

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Re: OSX 10.7.3 not good for audio?

Post by yop44 » Sun May 06, 2012 9:14 pm

Thanks for the test. I,ll keep 10.6 for a while :)
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Re: OSX 10.7.3 not good for audio?

Post by Forge. » Mon May 07, 2012 4:11 am

Forge. wrote:I just went back to Snow leopard because Lion was crap with my FW410 driver
update - I started getting the issue again last night - I had it once before when drivers weren't updated for a new OS so I thought it might be that, but it looks like this time it might just be my audio interface on the way out.

So strike that off the list against lion!

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Re: OSX 10.7.3 not good for audio?

Post by dazzer » Mon May 07, 2012 4:37 am

410 being problematic - who'da thunk it?

FWIW Lion is fine here (and viva MOTU!).

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Re: OSX 10.7.3 not good for audio?

Post by dazzer » Mon May 07, 2012 4:38 am

pepezabala wrote:would you install snow leopard on a machine that you bought with lion on it (in march 2012)?
You can't, can you?

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