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Re: Laptop Loopers Tip: Apple Automator for complex setup

Nice tip, Warren, thanks.  All too often I forget about Automator.
I'm sure it could cut out a lot of my repetitive tasks.


On Fri, Sep 26, 2008 at 9:28 AM, Warren Sirota <wsirota@wsdesigns.com> 
> Because I'm running 2 audio programs the communicate with each other
> via the Jack audio server, I have about 5 minutes of audio
> configuration at startup (and if anything goes wrong) where a lot of
> things need to happen in the correct order, and i can easily forget a
> step if say, I'm at a gig and not 100% focused on infrastructure like
> configuration.
> So last night I sat down and in about 45 minutes had not only learned
> enough of Automator to get a beautiful script that opens Jack, starts
> the audio, opens Mainstage, opens my looper in Max, switches back to
> Jack, opens the Routing window and loads a Studio Setup file that
> routes all the audio correctly. It still takes a while (but a little
> less time because some think time is cut out), but I can start it and
> let it run while i go set up my guitar or (if in mid-gig, grid forbid)
> put an ipod track on or talk to the audience. When it's done, i'm
> ready to play.
> Feels like a nice safety net.
> Warren