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    Default OSX Tuning Tips?

    Does anyone know of any software that runs on OSX that gives similar functionality as the Windows Hardware Profile thing. I want to setup a profile that is tuned for live gigs. Furthermore, does anyone have any tips on tuning the Mac for best performance?

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    turn off spotlight and airport during your gigs

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    instructions pls?
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    Got a good guide for turning of spotlight temporarily?

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    turn off spotlight in leopard:
    http://www.nerdlogger.com/2009/01/ho...ff-and-on.html

    and in tiger:
    http://www.nerdlogger.com/2007/08/ho...-on-again.html


    turning off wifi and bluetooth is much more important IMO...

    i made myself an extra partition containing a stock leopard (10.5.6) which i'm using for djing only... i installed as few as possible (namely traktor, itch and automap) and stored my tracks on this partition... turned off wifi, bluetooth and that's it!
    if you do make your own dj-partition you could even disable spotlight permanently on this partition (i'm not 100% sure, but it should still work in your "normal" partition though)!

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    I like to keep wifi on. For one to use the iTM DJ iPhone apps, but also because I like to be able to download songs requested that I dont have yet.

    If you do keep an internet connection, make sure you disable any sync software like MobileMe, Plaxo etc. Of course also kill IM and stuff like that.
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    there is a program called Onyx that cleans up various crap on ur mac and gets it runnin smooth.

    http://www.titanium.free.fr/pgs2/eng...x_leopard.html

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    Also try Mac Janitor. Used by a few of the NI Beta Testers and one that i swear by.

    http://www.versiontracker.com/dyn/moreinfo/macosx/10491

    Runs 3 clean up scripts. Dont run it whilst connected to the Clubs Soundsytem cus the DING is louder than a Sonic Boom:eek:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Karlos Santos
    Runs 3 clean up scripts. Dont run it whilst connected to the Clubs Soundsytem cus the DING is louder than a Sonic Boom:eek:
    i really hope that's speaking from experience XD
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    Damn right it is and it was only last Friday. It was the loudest most piercing DING ive ever heard.
    Never again !!!

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