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Apple Logic Pro 8

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

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songboy 05/01/2009

Apple Logic Pro 8 : songboy's user review

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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.