Note: The manual is also installed on the machine during the install which is really handy for a quick check info without leaving the Bible out of the closet!
I use a Mac in the studio proc Intel PRO Bi ... But I'm running logic to me with a simple Mac Mini! (With 2 GB of RAM) and a sound card MOTU 828 MKII
In fact I wrote a little notice to go against all the nonsense I read in previous reviews! Between those who settle their account against the Apple Service and those that we spread out the config their PC ... (anything ..) It does not really advance the possibilities of LOGIC!
So for owners of PCs running even in logic 5.5.1 (as I was earlier this year), here's an info Capital which is nonetheless very little highlighting on the various threads that I read when I was looking for information at the time and even for Apple ...
IT IS NOT NECESSARY TO HAVE A MIGHTY MAC to run LOGIC!
Apple highlights that you can use the resources of multiple machines to perform a difficult mix. And it's true. By simply connecting two mac mini via ethernet switching to a four-way ... not bad for the price!
But there is a function even more simple and very powerful is the "Gel" Once we saw a virtual instrument, assigned 5 or 6 plug-ins (from logic or other manufacturer) can "freeze "the track: the computer then performs a pre-calculation of the minutes of the track just before the next reading and releases any processor resources on this track until we decide to" unfreeze "to make changes.
The mac mini is still a fair bit to take a latency short enough to be inaudible when taking singing in "software rendering", it is necessary to return chant through the direct sound card and put the reverb in "auxiliary".
But in the end it is better to spend on MAC rather than buying a PC alien to run the old version of LOGIC. Especially since LOGIC 5.5.1 does not work well on ordis equipped with more than 1 GB of RAM
Besides the Version 7 offers a range of sizeable améliration:
- Pro Tools Compatibility (and support for TDM plug-ins)
- An audio engine much more powerful than the old PC version
- A range of plug in very high quality (including a convolution reverb incredible)
- The possibility of bounces "offline" (no more real time - and no more crashes "ASIO OVERLOAD" during travel)
And so on because I could write like that for hours ...
I migrated to Mac for 8 months.
Logic is the best app in my opinion for the creation and understanding ... It is considered "difficult" because of its system environment (which ultimately proved to be a major asset to work with complex configurations), but it is yet far with pro-tools as simple and as clear in use. Cubase and Sonar are drowning in features and menus without end that ultimately does not bring "more" real.
So if you work a lot with MIDI, or if you prefer to buy plug-ins + microphone preamp sutio and instead to put all your budget in a Pro Tools choose LOGIC ...