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Apple Logic Pro 8

Logic Pro 8, General Sequencer from Apple in the Logic series.

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Adyssey Beats06/25/2012

Adyssey Beats's review"A Great Digital Audio Workstation"

Apple Logic Pro 8
Getting Apple's Logic Pro 8 installed on my Mac was a piece of cake, and there were understandably no compatibility issues. Although I can't speak to the benefits of the manual, it is a fairly straightforward piece of software if you've used a Digital Audio Workstation before. Yet, like all other DAWs, to really crack the intricacies of the program takes time. I resorted to teaching myself through tutorials online and reading forums that addressed specific issues with the use of Logic Pro 8 and recommend this technique.

SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

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 OPINION

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..
Hatsubai06/22/2011

Hatsubai's review"One of the best DAWs out there"

Apple Logic Pro 8
Logic has been one of the main competitors to Pro Tools for quite awhile. Ever since around Logic 7, they've really started giving Pro Tools a run for its money. With Logic Pro 8, you get rock solid performance and ease of use that other DAWs don't really seem to offer. Since it's an Apple professional application, there are no issues when it comes to compatibility or usage issues. The manual isn't the greatest, and I find viewing Youtube tutorials to be the best way to learn these powerful applications such as this. They'll walk you through everything step by step and explain why things work the way they do. Setting it up to record audio is very simple, and it should be easy enough to start recording for anybody who has a mic pre for their computer. The hot keys on the keyboard might take awhile to learn, but you can buy an overlay for your keyboard or just do everything with the mouse if you'd like.

SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

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.

OVERALL OPINION

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.
songboy05/01/2009

songboy's review

Apple Logic Pro 8
Logic 8 installed without any problems as well as the update installed without any problems. Being that this software was built for Macs, there has been absolutely no problems so far. As for general configuration and setup, I would say its fairly simple. I was able to get a good grasp of things without ever having used Logic software before. Now, when you start really scratching beneath the surface of this program, then you will understand that being fully trained on this program is going to be a HUGE process. It offers so much. I highly recommend getting some tutorials. The manual is ok. I honestly get irritated with it often. It seems like when you have a problem, you might find a chapter or something like that that goes over a little bit of the info you need. Its very frustrating. Very rarely does the manual actually solve my problem. Thank god for super in-depth tutorials and also logicprohelp.com. Without those two things, I would still be wondering how to do a lot of things.

SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

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.

OVERALL OPINION

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.
dj manu0701/21/2012

dj manu07's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" excellent"

Apple Logic Pro 8
The installation is done it without problems?
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?
NO

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

SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

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

OVERALL OPINION

How long have you use it?
3 years

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
aitd03/12/2009

aitd's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Apple Logic Pro 8
- Installation is it done without problem?
Yes, but it is long (normal, but long)

- Have you encountered the incompatibilits?
No

- Is Gnrale configuration is easy?
Rather 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?
Impeccable

- What performance? (If measurable)
fluid has any level (latency, processor, graphics)

- Is this matrielle + software configuration stability?
Downright, this represents a very

NOTICE GLOBAL

- 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).
...dropoff Window

- 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.
PeterCocteau02/11/2009

PeterCocteau's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Apple Logic Pro 8
- The installation is done it without problems?

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 ...

SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

- 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?

Nickel

- 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.

OVERALL OPINION

- How long have you use it?

1 year
- 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.
Q_02/08/2008

Q_'s review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Apple Logic Pro 8
I prfre be honnte: I did not test the official version, but that plutt a "train" on the net, because Cubase enthusiast for over 15 years, I really wanted bte test before purchase. To reassure readers, I plan to order the end (for bnficier all plugs, instruments, sound libraries, etc. ..). I have not any package or Access in updates and the installation is very easy because of the coup is a small file.

Only problem to install: in need of updater "pro application support" without which a does not work on my g5 bipro, some plugins can not really recognized, but in the end, with some updates ncessaires while traveling ;-)

SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

Here's what I've experienced:
8-logic with:
Some plug-in effects (waves musician bundle II, Altiverb, Waves art, grm tools)
-Some virtual instruments (the native, in kontakt sampler, lounge lizard, bfd drums ...)
Behringer bcf-2000 in a remote (in Mackie Control mode, I will also try to control logic in the near future that seems more ... ;=))> logic in any case, no known direct problem
-P80 as a midi keyboard
with sound cards:
-Presonus inspire
Presonus FireStudio-
Card's internal

two BCAN:
1. iBook G4 1.33 / 1GB Ram / 7200trm internal drive (Hitachi Travelstar) + 100 GB external usb2 sound file (Seagate) / os 10.4.11

> Wow, coming from cubase (le, cubase sx and rcemment 4), yet I like a lot, I t trs happy. trs I fear change, but I wanted to try it since everyone says it's optimized for mac as the porting of pc mac cubase rput is a crock. and yay!

I actually "reconstituquot, (same number of track, same plugs, ..) in the same session sx, cubase 4 and logic ... the o cubase finishing my machine at the proc (20 30 tracks, insert around which a lot of waves, send in Altiverb 3), the equivalent in logic became exploitable done everything .. I would not really smooth either, still has a small config to mix a title, but there is clearly a better value, which is trs apprciable for a laptop! So, really happy with the perf trs!
2. PowerMac G5 2x2.3Ghz / 4 GB RAM / 2 internal disk 7200trm + sound file on an external usb2 (Seagate) / 256 mb video card dual dvi / Cinema Display 20''/ os 10.4.11

um, this time I open the same session and always ... WOWWWW!! sr good though, it's not the same machine, not the same step, but it's an incredible fluidity, the interface is beautiful trs, class, clear ... boss with 15 years on versions of the same soft, I thought it would be a trs drive, yet after an hour of use, I even d j of RFLEX .. Briefly, a running fire of God, I go down the latency of 512 32, and each proc is 30/40% max usage (according to meters ).... leaves room! in addition to 30 tracks, plug everywhere, I run across samplers with several GB of its banks, and all Ragit well ... a great slaughter in fact!

I feel like I have an app that actually goes well with my mac: it's beautiful, the display on the cinema display 20 inches and perfect for work, I intended to use it in dual screen, but I think it is even not worth actually. the interface is super smooth, I feel like its just a diffrent of cubase, but I could not explain it in fact ... in both cases, trs Well, it's even the sound of which is taken as Determines!
did not test the plug Intgr, bossa mainly with plug waves. convo reverb sound seemed much trs. it consumes a little more qu'altiverb, and as I have my habits, it is this that I used dernire.
the eq seemed to me as well .. trs I take the waves for prcis stuff, but cut down, was a well-trs.
Automation is clear, works well ..

short, it really is a super soft, I'm dj converted in the heart I have to say!

OVERALL OPINION

Use only been just two weeks, really trs well, even if you have to think long press on an insert to put a plug (when coming from cubase, you do not think to yourself!) - )

from cubase, since it is about me:
Dpaysement toddler, but it's super pretty, it seems to have a new toy
-Better optimization, trs clearly!

here I'll buy it, I have to bone up hte entire manual to have keyboard shortcuts in the legs, trying mainstage, etc. ... but I'm really convinced!
Sebastien Goyet12/29/2007

Sebastien Goyet's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Apple Logic Pro 8
I'll just complter what t says it's true that there is no problem of installation in particular

BUT

For now I still use Logic 7 on the iMac, and I just did the update on the MacBook to use MainStage on scne quickly.

And loading of presets, instruments and some modules are missing! APRS is used when the app really missing a whole bunch of stuff like a! Yet I repeat the installation in order to be sr request the installation of the total, including the "pack" of components Logic 7: same

Luckily I still have Logic Pro 7 in the iMac! So I quickly compare files with modules, instruments, samples: in fact, it lacks a lot of things!

In short, I copied everything to be quiet, and now everything is clean! All fawns I also wanted my instruments rcuprer sample characters, at least the I sr I all!

If not, no worries, but I put that dsagrment 7 because of what I set a time to understand, and even when that is curious ...

SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

I'm a little obsessed with MainStage, but for now I only use a, and then at least notice the above SPECIFICATIONS ...

Since the days MainStage 1.0.2, everything is nickel, latency stability ... So it's a 2GHz MacBook with 2GB of ram. In the absence of graphics card (they recommend a MacBook Pro because a) it should not be too too rely on presets, and leave ct dj compressors or other plug-ins when hungry there are not too useful.

For patches scne, I put a rverb a bus, a limiter on the gnral not to blow the ceiling-ing sound, and in slices the effects sp cific without forcing. Well, even if with some twisted stuff like phaser + wah + Delay, a TRS is well at the CPU. I mfie even when I put a gauge and CPU in the layout to have an eye on it in full screen ... Also, I MainStage driver with two "real" MIDI keyboards, as are the keyboards I worked with until now, I plugged into my console in addition to the computer, and if I ppin decrease the volume of the computer, and I go up the synths, at least adpanne!

But for now, en bossa quite extensively the house, no problem.

Only thing, the memory (2 GB) arrives saturation after about 70/80 pieces, with an average of 3 / 4 slices per piece. I test on the Systm scne on 31/12, and if it's really stable, I add 1 GB and I'm really cushy.

OVERALL OPINION

So for about three weeks that I am above. For now MainStage is a priori not equivalent. L I'll talk sounds, obviously in MainStage and Logic was exactly the same things.

So at the sound, ok I have two to three sampler of things a little fawn SPECIFICATIONS my work (like the M1 piano) and I still have two to three sampler stuff, but nothing that having a sampler means that anything is possible. And sounds available, with all the Jam Packs included, it is relatively the bomb! Some sounds should do well for the eastern directory, including Ave instruments and Turkish dtournant lgrement Chinese instruments.

Oh yes, I for brass when Ms. Sample the "Brass of power" from my Korg Triton Le, got personal, if not the brass are fairly standard.

Specially mentioned, but I do not teach you the may be little, for simulations of electric pianos, of clavinets and tone wheel organ thanks to the terrible trio EVP88 / EVD6 / EVB3 ! I who am a fan of Rhodes, Wurlitzer, claves, Hammond, then too bad for the purists, but something as close with dtails surprising (as some harmonics Hammond CRADA) in a bag of computer is the class.

Otherwise I am willing to be a purist, I agree that this is not the same thing as the real instruments, it is empty, but then you have to have all models Rhodes, Wurlitzer, etcaetera with effects processors for each change rglages top speed of a piece the other, and should be even more units of the same MODEL but an age diff rent, as can be rgler wear strings or tone wheel! The one-click switch between rglage the other with another SETTING THE tremolo, Leslie, live, etc ... Even when I am happy to be my era, I worked there some time with a guy who has a serious problem of hernia occurred APRS port have a Hammond organ ago thirty years ...

I cite as my favorites: the ES1, the great big synth all green though stunning, and his friend the finest and ES2 complex.

With everything going on quiet musette, jazz (whore, a waltz with a slightly jazzy Rhodes larger than life !!!), and the disco-funk techno, and everything by clicking on the title !

I prcise just one thing to not look like a thankless dbile: I respect all the instruments normment passs and design! If we pass directly to the silent piano on the computer would have wolf sounds of legends now essential! What about the inventors of the Rhodes Clavinet or thanks that we do not treat us systmatiquement players Bontempi! And Hammond? To some extent it's synthse additive, and with its fall! I just find that their simulation software is a worthy tribute when it's done as well as that, and it is normal to go another step, but it has had to invent everything for real sounds Today, let us never forget that ...

Brief. Otherwise, I'm a boring time pass so I do all the standard presets (needless to say that my patches and even entire Systm t have backups of all c ts!) but then when play ended with the stress of change patches on a whole bunch of instruments, and I will even set ending for titles with vocoder, the same, in a clicked will call the rglage and I can FINALLY arrter to spend a keyboard almost exclusively the vocoder!

In short, I expect the real test of scne, but for now I'm hyper conquered.

Logic by itself, for the little I've seen there are a lot of changes in the management of such windows, I can not speak too much, but I feel I'm going to slap the positive too!

One thing is for sre, years of dveloppement by Emagic and a good estate by Apple gives us incredible tools and more ergonomic, with dsormais a price that should not be large hsiter world, especially with the joys of Windows Vista! How right I was to pass before the Mac Microsoft dernire joke ...
ultimogiro12/27/2007

ultimogiro's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Apple Logic Pro 8
The installation takes some time ... approx. 3h for all Logic Studio package.

Despite the length, everything happens like clockwork: manual trs trs + a full résumé to take his first steps.

SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

I possde a MacBook Intel Core Duo 2.2GHz, 2 gigs of RAM, sound card motu 828.

I never possd configuration as stable. I got Cubase SX, SX2, Sx3 PC and I occasionally plants. None of that with Logic.

APRS 15 days of use I found it a good rev rgonomie, either at the windows, the editing, managing files and mixing. Again, I find that there is nothing to do with Cubase (dj trs is good), does everything better pens.

OVERALL OPINION

I recommend this product anyone looking for a complete product (plugins, instruments, biliothque) whether for a professional studio or a musician who composed his work DSIR.

If we possde some good basics sound, we quickly adapt Logic, a choice I would do without hsitation.
ultimogiro12/27/2007

ultimogiro's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Apple Logic Pro 8
The installation takes some time ... approx. 3h for all Logic Studio package.

Despite the length, everything happens like clockwork: manual trs trs + a full résumé to take his first steps.

SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

I possde a MacBook Intel Core Duo 2.2GHz, 2 gigs of RAM, sound card motu 828.

I never possd configuration as stable. I got Cubase SX, SX2, Sx3 PC and I occasionally plants. None of that with Logic.

APRS 15 days of use I found it a good rev rgonomie, either at the windows, the editing, managing files and mixing. Again, I find that there is nothing to do with Cubase (dj trs is good), does everything better pens.

OVERALL OPINION

I recommend this product anyone looking for a complete product (plugins, instruments, biliothque) whether for a professional studio or a musician who composed his work DSIR.

If we possde some good basics sound, we quickly adapt Logic, a choice I would do without hsitation.