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El Capitan Macbook crashed whilst recording via Capture 2 on 16.0.2 Console via Firewire.

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asked Jun 6, 2016 in Ai Mixers by PKMusicPresonus (120 points)
Macbook Specification:

OS El Capitan 10.11.5

Pro Retina Mid 2012

Processor 2.6ghz Intel i7

Memory 8Gb 1600Mhz DDR3

Intel Graphics 4000 1536mb

Studiolive 16.0.2 Mixer

UC 1.6.5773


A couple of times now I have started to record a performance of 5 piece band (all 16 channels) via Capture 2. The recording starts OK. However, after the performance I discover that the Macbook has seemingly crashed (it is back on the logon screen) and upon checking the Capture 2 software only part of the performance recorded. The 16.0.2 during this time seemingly operated OK. (i.e. no loss of audio for the public). The Macbook does not crash at any other time. Any help/advice would be appreciated.

PS. I am not sure what the difference between Capture 1 and Capture 2 is? Should I be using Capture 1 instead given my setup?

PS. The recording does sometimes make it through the 3 hour gig without crashing.

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answered Sep 8, 2016 by chrissobottka (160 points)

You need to have a pretty fast hard drive  that spins around  7200