This optimization will free up system resources as well as prevent the computer from going to sleep or standby mode which can cause audio dropouts with software and hardware.

If your computer is equipped with Bluetooth wireless and/or a Wi-Fi (AirPort) card, these may need to be disabled for DAW to work correctly.

This optimization will allow your hard drive to work more efficiently.

This optimization will allow your network to work more efficiently.

Some updates to your Mac software can cause conflicts with your DAW. Therefore, it is suggested to disable the automatic update functionality within the operating system.

If there is an update that you need, you can manually update your Mac software my clicking on the Apple menu in the upper left corner of your screen and choosing Software Update.

App Nap can negatively affect EuControl by causing response time delays when changing parameters on a control surface. This is because the OS appears to see this app as 'idle' since it is hidden from view.

If you are using a EuCon surface such as an Aritst Mix or S6, disabling App Nap is recommended:


DAW relies on Spotlight indexing for Workspace database search operations. It is therefore suggested that Spotlight be allowed access to all mounted drives.

This will be the default on Yosemite, but to be sure nothing is hidden from Spotlight please follow these steps:

When Spotlight is enabled, long record passes (over 50 minutes) may stop recording after 50+ minutes. Consider disabling Spotlight for long recording sessions and then re-enable it when you are done recording.
Disable Spotlight using launchctl, /Applications/Utilities/Terminal : sudo launchctl unload -w /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/ (this will require the administrative password)
Reenable Spotlight, reload it into launchd using launchctl: sudo launchctl load -w /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/

If you're recording in a loud environment, this optimization will prevent the Sudden Motion Sensor from kicking in and throwing errors.

To re-enable Sudden Motion Sensor:

  • Disable Automatic Graphics Switching (For laptops only, and not available on all models)

This will prevent the operating system from switching between graphics processors to save energy, which can cause errors during playback or recording.

This troubleshoot can help with issues launching your DAW. Issues can be caused by conflicting preferences from other applications. A new user account will contain no user application preferences at first, providing somewhat of a fresh start.

Then login to this new account and run your DAW.

Login Items are applications that will automatically start when logging into a user account. Remove unnecessary login items to reduce sources of potential conflicts with your DAW.

Startup Items are similar to Login Items, but will start when first booting the computer, regardless of the user account being utilized. To remove unnecessary Startup Items