Bought G-Drive 7200rpm firewire drive before updating to Mountain Lion. After formatting it i moved projects over to it. Cleaned up and intended to just download MLion. The duet (firewire) was reported to be working. Mountain lion downloaded in 50 min, the install about the same. I had to set the duet preferences the first time opening logic but performance seemed the same as lion and the duet firewire worked fine after reset. Over the day things are much more responsive on the desktop even though Time Machine has been busy! Logic seems the same as before the update. Great to read later that the duet firewire is supported in Mountain Lion. Native plugins only in Logic and still in 32 bit mode (64bit in the morning) after playing around a bit first. First impressions are good. iTunes seems ok here, browsing is much faster, no major issues yet. getting settled quickly.
Lion put the external firewire disk to sleep when the preferences were set to never. the disk is better now. Logic does seem to open smoothly, my projects are as i left them. logic is playing nice. Using the least hungry graphics driver sees a much quicker desktop here. Most eye candy is disabled, trying to optimise and keep things as simple as possible. I repaired disk permissions shortly after installing. Three times in 24 hours i've shut down, turned the power off and taken a break. Each start up is better than the last.
Just learning how fast apple is moving, my iPad is "old" now.... still use it loads.
I hope you get your systems as you want them, it's early days yet.
Snow Leopard was my intro to mac, I liked Lion, up to now, i'd say Mountain Lion sits between SL and Lion.
I like it.
I love logic pro, but i don't depend on it for a living so upgrading isn't devastating if it fails.
If logic was paying the wages, i'd be very different about upgrades.
Today if Mountain Lion fails. Reinstalling was always on the books.
So far ...... so good.
mountain lion time machine
Keeping an eye on Time Machine using Console has saw the messages cleaning up as time machine settled itself. Today it's backing up regularly, yesterday saw long scans and Cleaning Up. Time Machine earned it's keep, and my respect, letting it complete takes a bit of patience but worth the wait.. Some system preferences held but some had reverted to defaults, including putting disks to sleep. Including (firewire 7200rpm).
logic on the first day worked fine. Today, now time machine has caught up and os x has been up and running a while, is much better. Very nice! Logics demo songs and power hungry projects perform a little better (new firewire disk new os x)?. The Logic menu shows a link to download extra content, could have been there before the upgrade but install here was on snow leopard using DVD set. Logic has always been great, problems, bugs, development and all.
Still is great.
Reading the posts here on the forum and picking through tutorials = plenty to get on with while waiting.. Logic froze on Lion a couple of times using Piano roll or maybe renaming regions, white screen warning and freeze. It hadn't happened for a long while running lion, not at all on mountain lion? The dvd installed version may have integrated with the app store version? First logic start up after os x upgrade did a plugin rescan and i had to reset my duet (fw) in logics audio preferences. OS X upgrade or Logic changes, I'm not sure which caused the resets. Logic and 10.8 work well on this machine. today if a reinstall was required it would be mountain lion i'd choose first, snow leopards got competition. Stability seems fine, desktop looks and works very well, safari is better, i've opened and used many apps, logic starts, works, shuts down. Two os x updates, snow leopard, lion and mountain lion yet still the desktop is responsive. Nice work. Early days yet.
New mpv WebPlayer 2.0 is nice on mountain lion.
logic tutorials on os x (app store) are fine.
iPad (1st gen) tutorials are fine.
Thanks for all the help 8-) great site and forum
Logic Pro 9.1.7 | MacBookPro 5,2 17 inch | 2.8 GHz Intel Core 2 | OS 10.8 | 8 GB Ram | Apogee Duet (fw) |