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St. Louis, MO

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Jan 19th, 2012 09:33 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I'm on Logic Pro 8 and I'm very happy with it. It's very powerfull.



Jan 19th, 2012 08:16 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Just curious, what don't you like about GarageBand?


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Cornwall UK

Only a geezer . . .on the outside
Jan 20th, 2012 04:03 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I've been using Logic 9 for a while now and am very happy with it. It is quite a steep learning curve as there are so many functions available but if you approach it from the point of view of "How do I do . . .?" rather than "What does this do?" the Help menu is very good. You can always email me if you have any problems.

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Don't worry what

people think, they don't do it often
Jan 20th, 2012 08:59 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Problem with garageband is that I can't use my drum machine (which I like) to sync the loops so that I can cut and paste.
Just got a presonus firemobile box and ready to move to the next step



Jan 22nd, 2012 09:26 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Why can't you sync your loops? GB has extremely simple and powerful loop handling/editing.

I'm not arguing with you choice of Logic--it's good software--but lot's of folks really underestimate GB. Major label albums have been done in GB (Erykah Badu's last one to name just one) and it really is decent platform with better virtual instrument sounds than some very expensive VST packages.


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Close enough for jazz.
Jan 23rd, 2012 12:36 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I really like Logic; it does everything I need a DAW app to do. The learning curve is a little steeper than some, but it is a far more powerful program than how most use it. Once you get your head around the basic operation, it works as most other DAWs do. A nice feature of Logic is the ability to use your old GarageBand files. And utilize GarageBand instruments.

I've used Logic 7 forever (if forever can mean 2004) and Emagic Logic 5 & 6 before that. I recently changed to Logic Studio 8 (only 5 years behind the curve - processor reasons for not upgrading to 9).

I've work in ProTools (gave it up when I wanted to use midi files in my work) and use Harrison MixBus and Cockos Reaper on an irregular basis.

BTW I'm loving SSD4 EX for drums.

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stigg "Geezer, and lov'in it"!
Jan 25th, 2012 11:30 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I use four daws, Logic express, cubase le4,
and pro tools le 6.9. and G/band 08
I like all four for different reasons.
cubase le 4 has the easiest learning curve,
L/express is the largest program with some
really decent plugins and effects.
Pro tools(m-box 1) has editing features I like and is fairly easy to work with.
G/band is simple but has a few editing quirks
I don't like.
L/express though is probably my fav.


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Basking Ridge, NJ,

Mar 5th, 2012 09:53 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

I used Cakewalk Guitar Tracks Pro on my PC. Now that I'm using a MacBook, I've done some playing around with Garage Band. Handy for rough ideas and has some good features, but does not have punch-in capability that I know of. Apple offers the Logic program, which would seem like a 'logical upgrade'. I would assume you have a lot more editing tools, like punch, cut/paste and such. I don't need Pro Tools, but I don't want the limitations of Garage Band, so I'm giving serious thought to Logic.



Mar 5th, 2012 10:57 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Of course you can punch in and cut and paste in Garage Band. You can also automate virtually any parameter of any plug-in.

I really think folks downgrade GB because of the name and the fact it's very easy to use. But trust me, it's absolutely capable of professional work, and stock it comes with virtual instruments and plug-ins that are the equal or superior to those in just about any other DAW.

Its MIDI, editing and looping functions are brilliantly implemented and are still better than PT LE.


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Basking Ridge, NJ,

Mar 6th, 2012 06:56 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Nicnite, could you give me some more details about doing punch-ins in GB. Is there a good tutorial on GB use?




Mar 6th, 2012 01:19 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

To punch in on a previously recorded region just set the "cycle region" (the yellow bar you can select and adjust on the timeline) and hit record. You will start recording at the beginning of the yellow area on the timeline and stop at the end of it. You can start playback wherever you want though.

Another option that is often easiest in a DAW is just to record the punch on another track and then drag it up to the track you fixing. This way you can more accurately adjust the transition between takes after the fact. Really easy to do this in the edit window in GB.

Lot's of print and video tutorials online. Haven't checked them enough to know which are particularly good.




Mar 7th, 2012 09:55 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

GB has multi takes too, so you can loop a part you want to play over and keep doing solos or what ever and then pick the best one.
I want Logic but honestly think it will probably just slow me down to a stop :-)

I hear Logic is only $200 from the app store now instead of $500????? And Logic Express is gone?
This true? If so Logic has to be the most bang for the buck anywhere if it's still the full version.



Frank Hudson


Tone is stuck on my fingers
Mar 8th, 2012 03:47 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Yes, Logic is now Apple Ap Store only and much cheaper.

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Mar 9th, 2012 10:49 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Garageband is as complex as I need it to be. I still feel like a musician during and after using it, not an engineer.

And, like nic said, it goes deeper than most people give credit.

(This message was last edited by urby at 10:53 AM, Mar 9th, 2012)



Mar 14th, 2012 09:05 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Does anyone know if the new download of Logic has all the features intact? I read something about in app upgrades?




Brazil/ Sorocaba/SP

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Mar 16th, 2012 09:56 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic


I've just bought Logic 9. After the initial download and install, you have option to download 20 GB of additional content (Jam packs, instruments, loops, etc). You choose which packs you want to download install, but the download is pretty fast.

I bought David Nahmani Logic Pro book (Apple Pro Training Series) and I'm enjoying the learning!

It seems to be a great DAW.



Mar 16th, 2012 10:10 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Thanks Conselheiro, are they free downloads?




Highland CA

Close to Corona
Mar 16th, 2012 10:23 AM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

They are included in the price. You can pick and choose which jampacks, etc. you want. Think they did it that way so people can decide how much they want to put on their hard drive.

(This message was last edited by Greg at 10:25 AM, Mar 16th, 2012)

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Greater Boston

Where suspense is never in short supply.
Mar 16th, 2012 02:15 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

You can also buy Mainstage for about $29 from the Apple store and it comes with ALL of the jampacks, but as one of my good and wise Logic user friends said to me "isn't 1500 virtual instruments and 20,000 loops enough!"




Mar 19th, 2012 09:25 PM   Edit   Profile   Print Topic   Search Topic

Pretty good deal I'd say! Wow!


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