All user reviews for the Apple Logic Pro 8
Logic 8 Pro: The Test - The All-in-One Logic
While certain sequencer editors are steadily increasing their prices, Apple has taken the other route and is now offering Logic for under 500€. Would it be wise to spend more?
On my MacBook Pro, operating with a 2.7Ghz Intel Core i7 processor and 4GBs of RAM, Logic Pro 8 runs fairly well, depending on how many tracks you have with how many plug-ins, etc. I have had it crash on me a couple times, but the program autosaves a fair amount to prevent you tearing out your hair if it crashes and looses all of your hard work. I've been using this DAW for the last three years, mainly as a recording and mastering tool, and have enjoyed my time using it.
Overall Logic Pro 8 is a very versatile, capable Digital Audio Workstation that can open your productions up to a world of possibilities. Although I prefer to sequence and perform my music using Ableton Live 8, I really enjoy using Logic to record vocals with and master my music in. Whatever you use it for, it is a reliable system whose only down-fall is its singular compatibility with Macs. I'm sure I would be angry if I had a PC..
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Hatsubai's review"One of the best DAWs out there"
As with all Apple products, they're rock solid. I haven't experienced a single crash with Waveburner, and that's part of the magic of OS X. You're dealing with one of the best and most stable OSes out there. Everything is optimized for your hardware (assuming you're not using some sort of Hackintosh), and everything meshes like it should. The program doesn't use up too much memory, but it is a pro app, so it'll use more memory than certain other apps out there. Logic was my second DAW I learned, but it's been my main one for years and years now.
Logic Pro 8 has since been surpassed by Logic Pro 9. However, 8 is still a great DAW. I was contemplating if it was even worth it to switch to 9 for the longest time, but I eventually gave in. The biggest downside to Logic Pro 8 is that it's only 32-bit compatible. It'll work on a 64-bit OS and computer, but you'll only be able to run it in 32-bit mode, severely limiting the maximum potential of your computer.
WuTangSht's review"It's not that great."
The software works at its best on the default configuration as it's adapted already to Mac performance. The program's configuration was stable and it had the best performance it could give you. The program itself isn't very good though for anything. It's hard to connect I/O hardware to the software and since Logic Pro is for beginners, if you don't have a USB MIDI Control Surface, you are pretty much screwed. I used this software for 2 months until I trashed it because of its poor quality.
Logic Pro 8 is hardly different from GarageBand, except you have to pay an extra 100 dollars for it. Logic Pro 8 and GarageBand share the same traits, same configuration, same performance, same setup and the same tools. Logic Pro is nothing but a fancy name and a new design for people to buy but if you really get down to undersand it, it's not so good. The software costs 100 dollars and the newer Logic's cost around 200 dollars, while the best and most professional softwares like Pro Tools cost from 150 to 300 dollars. The sounds of Logic Pro are the same as the ones in GarageBand and they aren't good at all. You can record on Logic Pro excellent pieces of work, but that comes down to mic and playing quality, not the software but if you have a MIDI Control Surface and choose the sounds from the Logic library, you won't get much out of them. The best you can get is a decent Techno beat using MIDI with Logic. You are better off recording with a microphone your piano loops or pieces. I did try many models before this one like GarageBand and some others, and this was no better. Then I purchased Pro Tools which comepletely changed my life. Don't spend so much money on this software when you can get very professional softwares for the same price.
My computer set up is a Macbook (2.2ghz, 4gb ram, 320gb HD), and I use a Presonus Firepod and Presonus Firebox for my Audio interface. Logic works like a charm. As for performance, its kinda of hard to quantify it becuase this is really the only DAW I have used on this mac. But, I believe I am getting all I can so I give it a 10 out of 10. I have had a few crashes in Logic (probably around 4) which really does suck, but the majority of those crashes were saved first by logic so I could go right back to the point before it crashed. Pretty convenient.
I have been using Logic 8 for around a year. The best thing about this software is it is by far the most powerful yet user friendly DAW I have ever seen in my life. They also stock it full of tons of sounds, plugin effects and instruments alike, and a ton of different options and tools. It really is a great package. They also throw in Mainstage which is an amazing tool for the live musician. What I like about it least is really something specific. It has to do with the awful limitation of the "Cross Fade tool." Besides that, I love this thing. I used to have some hardware sequencers (Korg TR, and Roland VS 1880) but those were a joke compared to this. I also used Ableton 7, Reason (not quite a DAW) and Sonar 7, both very good in there own rights, but Logic blows them away, in my opinion. The value? If anyone else can find a very powerful DAW with a full library of high quality samples, high quality effects, a sister program designed to run your plugins in a way to make it very easy for live performance, and the ability to turn out great sounding audio, Please let me know. Until I hear from someone, this is the BEST value you will find when looking for a DAW. Now that I have had Logic 8, I cannot live without it. I would absolutely buy it again.
I use it with a Macbook pro 2.4 core 2 duo 4giga internal RAM HDD: 350 GB + 500 GB Ext HDD
+ Sound card ALESIS IO IO M 14 + audio + PROJECTMIX monitor IKEY AUDIO + Keyboard MLDI XBOARD EMU 25
Stability = copy, no crash, even during a multitrack miking ....
this is about 4 years I taf with logic pro ..... I try various software .. cubase, samplitude, music studio protools ..... ..... .... with the experience COURSE YES I will ever THAT THE SAME CHOICE ....... ahahahah
Installation is hassle-free but it is particularly long (allow 2 to 3 hours for Logic Pro
The general configuration is easy?
As with any sequencer is a habit but it is very clear and we are looking not for 4H
Have you encountered any incompatibilities?
The manual is clear and sufficient?
Yes there complete and pure to videos on the internet that shows some techniques for me and the site MJTUTORIELS me a great help
What is the configuration of your computer?
Mac Pro 2x3 GHz dual core intel xeon
4GB of ram
sound card ultralike Motu MK3
pregnant ADAM A7X
The software works there correctly on this configuration?
a marvel even in rewire with other sequencer
This hardware + software is stable?
Very stable, thank you mac
How long have you use it?
Have you tried many other models before buying it?
but since I have not tested fruity loops, Abelton Live and Reason 4 and I have trouble with sequencers.
What is so special that you love the most, least?
Get started fast enough, a lot of plug in and really interesting ... good synth such as ES2
How would you rate the quality / price?
Good for me because I still buy an individual blister and I got it at half price.
With experience, you do again this choice?
yes without any hesitation, I also go to Logic Pro 9
aitd's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
Yes, but it is long (normal, but long)
- Have you encountered the incompatibilits?
- Is Gnrale configuration is easy?
- Is the manual is clear and sufficient? ...?
Sorry I did not open, but good for the pav I think it is more than enough
(If you find the heavier pack in store, you say that the weight is made up 70% of that famous manual)
ADQUATION / PERFORMANCE
- What is the configuration of your computer? (Map mother / CPU / RAM / Disk / sound card ..)
Macbook Pro 17 Unibody
- The software works he correctly on this configuration?
- What performance? (If measurable)
fluid has any level (latency, processor, graphics)
- Is this matrielle + software configuration stability?
Downright, this represents a very
- How long have you use it?
About 2 weeks
- What is the particular feature you like best and least?
What I like is the feeling of having a single machine will be felt as the software is made for this machine (I mean Macs), no incohrence between hard and soft c and ca is too good.
More with logic I feel like Nuendo, Reason and mpc Runis in the same interface ... adchire.
- Have you tried many other models before acqurir?
A can nearly everything that is best in the field:
Acid: nice but limited.
Sonar: really good and very nice, but a bit boring on some technical aspect.
Cubase Nuendo-: terrible but the software evolutions stagnated somewhat in recent years.
Protools: efficient but basic and limited (at least the version).
- How do you report qualitprix?
Thomann pay 390 ... it's just great
(Less than 500 for such a soft gnial forcment is a great quality price ratio)
- With the exprience, you do again this choice ...?
Downright, the software I waited a long time, yet i was a fan of the Nuendo software (over 5 years I'm working on, I almost know it by heart) I found no equivalent quality. .. c'tais look bad.
Nuendo is a stable super soft, very srieux with lots of good design ideas as well as a range of built-ffects virtually ingalable.
Nevertheless one thing is sure, I'm faster on today logic to compose, record, mix ... and no cart of quality.
We always think (me included there not so long ago) that a soft pro forcment must be expensive and austere ...
well I just tell you that I've had my qualms has troqu Nuendo to 1500 against this logic worthy of interest 500.
Simply a super soft.
PeterCocteau's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
no problem, installation is very long (6 hours), watch your partitions (80GB total), banks of instruments and Loops can be installed on another partition but weighs only 30GB of the entire program.
- Have you experienced any incompatibilities?
no hardware incompatibility, but some problems with some VST plugin uses Logic as Audio Unit and VST does not recognize. This requires using the adapter "VST to AU" which does not recognize always the plugs.
- The general configuration is easy?
too easy, even more than Mac OS-X easily handles the South
- The manual is clear and sufficient? ...
about 1500 pages in total ... that's enough ...
- What is the configuration of your computer? (Motherboard / CPU / Ram / Disk / sound card ..)
Pumped Imac: 2.4 Ghz, 4GB RAM, 500GB internal drive, sound card and Motu Ultralite second Fastlane midi interface.
- The software works he correctly on this configuration?
- What performance? (If quantifiable)
that m 'often find myself with 80 tracks that run together, so it runs well. In addition the "Gel" allows the click of a "bouncer" or "debounce" a track to ease the calculations.
As against this can quickly end up with some latency issues, it must adjust its buffer according to what one wants to do.
- This software + hardware is stable?
It almost never does not crash.
- How long have you use it?
- What is so special that you like most and least?
sound! plugins and software instruments provided sound good. The set gives a real sense of musicality. This is not to The UAD is a good base but all the same.
By against, having worked with many sequencers, I find that the interface is not always logical .... at the beginning you feel a little lost in those menus redundant. The interface processing Midi is Klingon, the manual is mandatory. This is the weak point of Logic, a lot of niceties that make things are not always as obvious that they could be. I think, for example, quantization of audio segments is happening in the "List" ... I have taken several weeks to find it.
- With experience, you do again this choice? ...
Yes, I do not regret one second.
pierref's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
My Imac 2.3 with a 4 GB RAM, purchased new last 3 months, with Logic Pro 8 complete package. Connected with the Alesis IO2 sound card, USB. It is config gors be used by the music store in Toulouse who sold it to me. Alas, it's been 3 months we galèrons with the dealer and a professional studio, a problem apparently with the USB bus, we tried multiple cards IO2 (yet recognized by the system), multiple keyboards, multiple cables, large pb ... with MIDI. Only the test with a Firewire card was successful. It remains to crash file ...
Imac 2.33 with 4 GB of RAM, bought end of June 2008
Attempt to use for 3 months, professionals have studied it (studio recognized the South of France, the seller of the music store, a trainer Logic)
The pb remains
It now directs me to a return SAV
I find myself alone
I have tested the sound on another machine: the sounds are good electronic (techno, dance), acoustic sounds are very very bad. (Very unrealistic guitar sound is "small", piano and smothered with little velocity level, which makes it somewhat playable sax that sounds like Bontempi) ... I'm sorry my keyboard
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Anonymous 's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
J ai bump on logic platinum 4.0 since then I switched to mac with pro tools, logic too upset that we did loose me and my PC.
Well I love good logic, but I prefer the audio edition pro tools.
Even if they are just in my opinion the vultures that have monopolized the market.
Virtual instruments are excellent and the jam pack and other cool even if c is not my thing .... I'm Mr. Moi audio.
J loves playing live instruments in front of me.
Sampling, I do it on request.
G4 Powerbook 2 G of ram
J ij have Pro Tools LE and it works derneir 1000 times better.
J have the impression that a train Logic max. Requires more processor.
J have a BUG that I happen not to locate. In audio, recording people when j, c is nickel, which I opened the windows intruments audio, record and refuses to ca ca m writing File Not Found "error code =- 43"
J did the Internet searches and forums and even support Apple, but I'm not the only one seeing this problem ....
Lots of people complain in the internet (look at the apple site) and .... no solution yet.
Some even say that there is a problem with this version of Logic??
Don t know ...... but I had my Pro retrourne tools that do not loose my.
Face and a super pro musicians who will soon, I have no desire to find myself as the king of cons Producers face a bug and the error code of the devil.
Mmmmm ... Everyone's experiences .... its sounds
I respect logieistes m bugs .... but they took the lead.
J recorded just American jazz saxophonist Robert landham (Duke Ellington Orchestra) that I produce the album when It took us 25 minutes to see that it probably would not get far with this bug.
And we went back to Pro tools although I prefer logic rating noon.