I used this in school, and now my company has a copy, it is $500, the old version Logic Pro 7 was $1000, what a bargain!
Wow, what can I say, this program can do so much. I mainly use it to digitally compose music. The midi instruments are much better then anything I have used, (although I know there are better ones out there), and you can even make your own by recording samples, if you have the patience. There are TONS of filters to fine tune your effects of both midi and real instruments, it has digital amplifiers that can make your guitar sound like its hooked up to the real thing! And there are so many choices, so many effects I couldn't even name them all. And with audio you can raise or lower pitch, slow down or speed up. And one of the great things with midi is that you can print out sheet music of your composition, which is great if you are composing for a band or orchestra. There are so many more things this program can do if you take the time to learn them.
The only bad thing I can say about this program is that it is not that user friendly, and can take some time to master, although it is still an improvement from previous versions. But once you master it, wow, you can do so much!
If you are serious about digital composition or mastering this is a must have, and worth every penny, if you are not serious, just stick with garage band, this program will take some time to learn.
I don't own Logic, but I have used it and recorded at a studio that used it. My friend also has installed it on his Mac, and reported that the installation was very easy. You would assume there aren't any compatibility issues and that installation would be smooth, since Logic is made by Apple. The manual is huge, and there were never any questions that couldn't be answered by it as far as I know. The configuration to your system can get a little tricky if you have pro tools hardware. Otherwise it's not so bad.
It was running on a power mac, and also on a minimac when I have seen Logic in use. It definitely works properly most of the time and there weren't configuration issues. You have to do a little bit of finagling when you're running it with pro tools hardware, but once you figure it out it's fine. On a computer that was 3ghz and had 2GB of ram, it ran very well. As for stability, that left something to be desired. I found that this program crashed more often than any other recording program I have encountered. This is strange since Apple is supposed to have a reputation for stale software.
I have been familiar with Logic for years. I like all of the software that they include in the package. You get a lot of free synthesizers. Also, the MIDI editing capability in Logic is unmatched. It's really intuitive and easy to arrange with MIDI here, this is where Logic shines. The audio part of Logic is not as good. A lot of the features related to audio recording are not intuitive, and I had to look to the manual. It seems to take longer to do simple audio editing tasks than it would with cubase or protools. Also, the Environment screen which is used for routing is totally confusing and unnecessary. A lot of other programs manage just fine without that kind of confusing screen to deal with. It was recently just lowered in price, which definitely adds to the value. Overall I think Logic is good for more electronic types of music where there isn't as much audio, and there is more MIDI. I would not personally buy it for my home studio, but it does have its uses for other people.
Between thirty virtual instrumentals (one Drumbox squenceur with built-synth + a physical modlisation: sculpture), the 70 Plug'ins of incredible quality (including space designer: a r verb + EVOC20 convolution: a genus Sherman Filterbank filter), the integration of Apple Loops, EXS24 sampler fabulous, and advances twelve o'clock and audio functions well known to Logic (total automation + freeze audio) Logic is a veritable bomb.
Create sound, compose, arrange, record and master a single software platform, it is a joy everyday. It lacks a midi keyboard ddi Logic to perfect the ideal home studio!
Ss install probs, no incompatibility good config and two books as big as dicos as a guide.
Powerbook 17 "1.5ghz 1gig ram, running a performance level. 15 Genre verb comp 4 15 12 instr eq virt 2delay 1multicomp is a limit and 64 audio tracks on FW 800.
Test with a 24 in Echo Layla PCMCIA, great, no audible latency, trs stable.
Now with a Metric Halo 2882 + dsp, gnial, big sound, great dynamics and the system DSP Mhlaba pure rgal, stability and a running clock of the million is the rock .
By normment against bugs, big (import OMF simply impossible, bug, import XML that does not respect the locations of automation) and small (copy / paste text bugue) that make this program sometimes unusable in professional conditions (temsp / silver).
I use it for one month, I record in the studio, remix, same for the live sound and Fast Fashion / mixer for the video. I use it on my laptop and with my metric and runs well. My laptop also welcome all other apps Apple Pro (FCP LiveType DVD Studio Motion Soundtrack) for 6 months and no complaints from these bugs frankly Gnant ct Logic. I worked for 5 years in Nuendo, the audio engine has nothing to do ...
The Logic is frankly more aggressive and less "deep" in any case the Premire costs.
But in the end I must say that if I lost in comfort MUCH I played a mix of quality, but since that's what counts ....
For the price this software has the advantage of being independent standard, it comes with everything you need with a quality level lgrement infrieure plugs compared to the Waves. With a solution or m + dsp uad1 or PowerCore is a vritable studio or portable. Big level for virt instr. that render invaluable service for those who want to edit the soundtracks, sound effects Fast Fashion, etc ...
I think I referrer this choice but in the meantime an update given the number of bug, I would be less short press.