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    Default Macbook Tweaks (need help)

    Yes, I turned to the dark side, I just picked up a black macbook. :eek:

    Spec 2 ghz core 2/2gig ram/320 GB HD

    Gear: VCI-100 SE & Audio 8
    Software: Traktor 3.4/Traktor PRO
    (Only plan to use the mb for traktor)

    Now my question to DJTT family is....

    What are the optimal setting for running traktor?

    Is there anything I need to shut down?

    Should I partition the hd 1. for os x 2. for music

    What is a good size for os partition?

    Can I xfer my settings from traktor (pc) to traktor (mac)

    - Ean how do you have ur macbook setup?
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    here's my 2 cents...

    Turn off the OS sound effects in preferences.
    I don't see the need for partitioning for music, if you really want, get an external 2.5" passport drive, they are cheap as chips these days. I only have an 80gb in my macbook with a 160gb passport and I have gigged with my macbook harddrive with less than 500mb left...haha. Worked fine. Personal preference really these days, unless your djing with .aiff files, even then. Turn off things like Universal Access off, Bluetooth and Airport when you don't need them. Setting the screen saver to off before playing helps. Check Accounts for the login items every now and then to see nothing has crept in there that you don't want start at boot. Also, setting Spotlight to only index the drives you want to search through is also helpful. No point searching a 500Gb external drive for an mp3 when you know its on the local drive. 80-100gb should be fine for a OS partition? Someone else here can probably give you some better details.

    I don't know about transferring settings, the .tki and .tks sould work?

    As far as memory caches etc, I usually tend to set things to the medium to high settings and go from there. You should be able to do anything with the mabook, I know I have. Apart from serious games and intense 3d modeling.

    Sorry about the rant, I just couldn't help myself.

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    there is also an Automator script for general maintence.

    http://www.apple.com/downloads/macos...intenance.html

    I run it every so often or if I think something is running funny just to make sure everything is in check.

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    Thanks, I just got the shipment today, so I will be working on it tonight!

    Not bad on shipping, next day delivery for free! (Got to love living in L.A.)
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    Also make sure to repair your permissions every week. Do a spotlight of disk utlitiy and repair them.

    One things I would recommend is use spaces effectively. Try assigning them for specific applications. It will help you take advantage of the small display. For example, I have one space assigned to activity monitor, so when im playing gigs I know the status of my computer.
    Thank Ya!!!

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    Congrats. If nothing else, you're going to look hella cool with that thing at your gigs.
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    thanks mr smiley face!
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    No Prob's Dark One

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    OK, I didn't got to bed until 4am (nothing new) but traktor runs like a champ, the audio 8 sounds awesome, I had to analyze all my tracks for beatgrids but that was no big deal.

    I have one problem with my mac....where is the right click on the trackpad? wtf
    ill do a google search today at work....
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