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Old 03-08-2016, 11:17 AM
pascalmowla pascalmowla is offline
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Default CPU usage error?! System usage 2%...

Hello everyone,

I've read a couple of helpful posts on here before regarding Pro Tools and some troubleshooting ideas. I'm currently a little stuck at the minute so thought I'd join up and see if anyone could offer some help

First off here are my specs.. OS El Capitan 10.11.1, Macbook Pro (mid 2012), 2.9 GHz Intel Core i7, 8 GB 1600 MHz DDR3, Intel HD Graphics 4000 1536 MB, Avid Pro Tools 12.4.0, Focusrite Saffire Pro 40, Lacie external HD 1TB

I'm currently working on a project and was recording some simple guitar parts earlier today, I had two microphones running through my Saffire into PT12 with 0 plug-ins or any other tracks. I first encountered some problems getting my audio to play back (Stop icon kept flashing up as soon as I hit spacebar). I closed the session and looked the problem up online, I read somewhere that deleting the PT preferences can sometimes help with this? So I deleted a plist file in my Library.

On doing this I then had some issues with PT launching, I restarted my Mac and then PT launched fine - however now with the CPU usage error, I opened up my system usage and confirmed that it was at 1/2%. This is now happening in any session I open! Also worth noting that I am running the session from an external HD.

Feeling a bit peed off at the minute as I have had a couple of problems with PT12. I was only forced to upgrade from 10 when I spilt liquids on my old Macbook and was forced to buy a refurbished one which of course comes with the new OS which won't allow the installation of 10. My old Mac with a slightly lesser spec then this one handled it all fine with PT10 and the same hardware - even on an OS which wasn't really supported. Maybe it was deleting those preferences that has thrown the software? Either way seems less stable to me then PT10...

Anyway thanks for your time and I appreciate any help I can get!

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