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Apple Logic Pro 9

Logic Pro 9, General Sequencer from Apple in the Logic series.

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Average Score:4.3( 4.3/5 based on 27 reviews )
 16 reviews59 %
 5 reviews19 %
 3 reviews11 %
 1 user review4 %
Value For Money : Excellent
theaudioandvideoguy04/26/2012

theaudioandvideoguy's review"Excellent"

Apple Logic Pro 9
Apple Logic Pro 9 is a very good sequencing program, you can pretty much do your whole song in Logic 9 from the musical creation process to the recording process. You will be very pleased with how much Logic Pro 9 can help you. Even if you have used Logic before and have an earlier version of it. It will still be beneficial for you to upgrade to Pro 9 asap.


SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

I ran apple pro logic pr 9 on my mac book pro for a while. It wont crash or cause any problems for you. I have been nothing but please with Pro 9 and its ability to give me a good sounds and a great work flow process.


OVERALL OPINION

Overall, the best thing about Logic Pro 9 that I love is the synths that come with it. Logic Pro 9 is one of the few softwares that I would say can actually go without having to purchase a bunch of other synths right off the bat. All of the built in (that come with it) synths are high quality and are very unique. Each plug in can be controlled 100 percent from all parameters. It comes with a packed library of great synths and sounds. Only thing that I really didn’t use that came with it where the drums. I imported my own drum kits because I have a unique sound of real live kits that I love. Logic Pro 9’s live drum kits arent that good for me. But that is not problem at all because we all have our own drums we love to use. The mixer track on Logic Pro 9 is top quality too, you can really get a good master if you know what you are doing and have a solid ear. You will have no worries with Logic Pro 9. Its not very cheap though it does cost a good amount of money. But this is actually one of the only softwares I can say that complete with Pro tools on a professional level.
loudfunk01/31/2012

loudfunk's review"New owner, same sequencer..."

Apple Logic Pro 9
Seeing that Logic is MAC only it's pretty much a no brainer on OSX. The manual is ok at best, however there are numerous on-line resources to help with those short comings.
Install from the DVDs will take a while for all the extra loop and instrument content.

SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

Again since it is now an Apple program I expect it to run stable on a Mac, and it does.


OVERALL OPINION

I used to use Logic at Version 4 to 5.5 on PC back in the day. When Apple bought it and made it Mac only I went to use Samplitude/Sequoia who used to have the same distributor and wrote the Logic audio engine. Years later at version 9 I actually decided to give Logic another shot since by then I had switched to Mac (thanks to being able to run it as Windows or OSX).
And I really didn't like to have to deal with dongles. So...back to Logic. It now seems much more user friendly. Has some new features the might be great for some like audio quantize.
I love using it to write and when I have any midi programming to do. For audio I'm not so fond of it. It still is limited to 24 bit files. Heck even Pro Tools now lets you use 32 bit float files, just like Nundo, Cubase, Repaer, Samplitude, Sequoia, etc...have done for years. So if you're shuttling projects back and forth between DAWs the audio files need to be converted before.
What I find a bit disheartening is that the soft synths have not gotten a face lift since I used to use it 5 major revisions ago. Those were state of the art for 10 years ago. Now...not so much.

Apple recently went from boxed DVD to download through the app store and lowered the price. Which on one hand is awesome, on the other now the extras like Main Stage etc are separate purchases.
10/31/2011

Anonymous 's review

Apple Logic Pro 9
Logic is that program that people all recognize. It can almost be considered second fiddle to Pro Tools in ubiquity. Do not take that with the negative connotation that that phrase normally comes with. Logic is essentially the program that Macs users may have, considering that it is built by Apple. And it has earned a reputation as being an incredibly easy to use song writing tool with everything it comes with. The set up for logic is just simple. A couple of clicks and you are in. Although I find the environment a little bit intimidating, it is there for you to play with, and what it can do is so much more intuitive than any other program's routing capabilities.

SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

What is incredibly special about Apple's Logic Pro 9 is what the package in and of itself is. If you need a comprehensive digital audio workstation to get started, Logic is such a quintessentially Apply product in that everything is just there for you. While the included sampler may not be anything like the more ubiquitous retail things like Native Instruments Kontakt, Logic's sample comes with the program and is far more comprehensive than any other program. Add a bunch of royalty free loop packages and all of a sudden, you have so much to work with! The other incredible thing about Logic is its flex time technology; lining up audio happens in many digital audio workstations, but the ease with which it it implemented and the quality is unsurpassed.

OVERALL OPINION

There may be a little bit of bloat to this program, but Apple hides it; Logic is just a beautiful program upon opening, and you have no idea how comprehensive it can actually turn out to be. It is regrettable that I myself do not currently own a Mac, for if I did, Logic would be sitting on it, open all day.
yoTrakkz10/20/2011

yoTrakkz's review"Logic rules"

Apple Logic Pro 9
I started out in Logic 7 and have enjoyed Apple's commitment to constantly improving. They have had some bugs with upgrades and updates but work quickly to get them fixed and I've never had to stop working because of any bugs.
I haven't had much experience with PT, but I couldn't imagine it being better or easier to use the L9. With the new FlexTime editing and great sounding DRUM Replacements, mixing has never been easier. Lining up drums and bass is a breeze and there is no change in sound. Piano, guitar, etc. is a little more sensitive but easily moveable. It gives you the option of choosing which part of the waveform you want to compress or expand. You can also quantize tracks to the n'th degree. Lining up 8 drum tracks and a bass track to be perfect takes 15 minutes. The new Amp Designer and Virtual Pedal Board are great sounding and fun. All of the plug-ins are great sounding and easy to use.

SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

Everyone knows Logic is amazing. I moved over from PT mainly because I was sick of being stuck with their interfaces. PT is a great choice, but the ease of Logic is just absurd... My main reason for writing though is to say that the free month of video training from groove3 is amazing. I don't know why you would buy this program from anywhere else. I was changed over and up and running confidently in just 2 weeks. I mean really flying around the program. Gate, Limiter etc... are a great place to start although eventually I plan to replace them with Waves plugins




OVERALL OPINION

Apple has this great deal that they offer when buying a mac called One to One. You can meet once a week with an Apple trainer in the store to learn how to use Logic or any other apples software for $99 a year. I've been using it to learn how to mix and I highly recommend it.
ericthegreat09/21/2011

ericthegreat's review

Apple Logic Pro 9
I purchased apple logic pro 9 for 450 dollars on sale. That is still pretty pricey for any music production software when there are ones that are 200 dollars cheaper than can do the same thing as this one. I like Logic Pro 9 because of some of the sounds that come with it though, that’s the only advantage I feel it has over fl studio is the stock sounds.


SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

Overall What I like most about Logic 9 is its extreme ease of use.  I feel like a pro studio engineer when I use this program even though im just a making music at home kind of guy..  Making crossfades is a piece of cake, writing automation is a breeze and fixing mistakes with the new (and amazing) Flex tool is unbelievable.  You can instantly drag audio sections as if they were midi notes, its really awesome.  The only thing I don't like about Logic 9 is that it is Mac only. I have a mac book but I also have a pc with windows 7 on it, but of course you cant use logic with a pc. Apple does this on purpose!  



OVERALL OPINION

Overall What I like most about Logic 9 is its extreme ease of use.  I feel like a pro studio engineer when I use this program even though im just a making music at home kind of guy..  Making crossfades is a piece of cake, writing automation is a breeze and fixing mistakes with the new (and amazing) Flex tool is unbelievable.  You can instantly drag audio sections as if they were midi notes, its really awesome.  The only thing I don't like about Logic 9 is that it is Mac only. I have a mac book but I also have a pc with windows 7 on it, but of course you cant use logic with a pc. Apple does this on purpose!  

moosers02/28/2010

moosers's review

Apple Logic Pro 9
Apple Logic Pro 9 is the newest version in Apple's line of music sequencing software. It offers up a lot of new features when compared to Logic Pro 8, taking the game to a whole new level. I wasn't involved with the installation process of Logic Pro 9, as it had already been set up and installed on the system that I used it on before hand. However, I don't think that there were any compatibility issues within the system that I've been using it on. The interface of the software is a lot like previous versions of the software, but there are definitely some new features and lay out to work with and to get used to if you're used to older versions. However, like its predecessors it is user friendly after you get the hang of it all, especially for composing. A manual isn't a necessity, but is definitely a good thing to have around if you're planning on learning the program through and through.

SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

I've run Apple Logic Pro 9 on what is most of the time used to run Pro Tools HD, but is occasionally used for Logic and other sequencers. I can't say that I've ever had an issue running Logic within this configuration, no matter how many tracks I'm using at a time. Keep in mind that of course since this is built for an HD system, it is a very good computer and system in general that is powerful enough to handle just about anything. For those of you running Apple Logic Pro 9 on lesser system, you might encounter some issues when you start having a lot of tracks and effects at once. It really just depends on your system...

OVERALL OPINION

From right when I started playing with Apple Logic Pro 9, I could tell that this was a big step up from Logic Pro 8. I thought Logic 8 was put together very well, which it is, but it is definitely worth the upgrade to 9. It has a ton of new features to provide more control, as well as new virtual instruments and sounds. It doesn't cost all too much to upgrade, so I'd highly recommend doing so if you have a previous version of Logic. If you don't and are looking for the most complete software for composing with MIDI, look no further than Apple Logic Pro 9.
songboy12/30/2009

songboy's review

Apple Logic Pro 9
There hasn't  been a single compatibility issue so far.  Logic was designed for Mac's of course so it works like a gem on my Macbook.  The Logic manuals are so damn big and they aren't really great for reference in my opinion.  The best bet is to buy some tutorials and sign up to a Forum or google any issues you might have.  This DAW is by far the most simple and amazing DAW I have ever used.  The interface is very well done.  Clips are easy to see and manipulate,  there are tons of view options such as having free floating windows, color customization, excellent automation control, and you can even stretch the plugins to easily view and control them. 
All the typical functions in Logic 9 are extremely accessible.  When you first start off, most of all the basic controls are very easy to find and use.  When you start digging inside to get to the real goodies, it takes a little help to feel really comfortable.  I suggest MacProVideo tutorials, they will jump start you control over this amazing program. 


SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

Logic 9 works great.  I only seemed to run into problems when I tried to open Logic 8 files in Logic 9.  Occasionally it would have a problem "syncing Midi" or something like that.  A friend showed me a way to reset your audio drivers in my macbook and after I did that, no problems.  I use a Macbook with 2.2ghz, 4gb ram, and a 320 hdd.  I also use a Presonus Firebox and Firepod.  They seem to work together really good.  One problem I still have is Logic Audio crashes when I run too many midi plugins.  I think this has to do with the limitations of a laptop, not Logic. 
I give Logic 9 a 9 out of 10.  I would give it a 10 if I didn't have to deal with the Logic Audio Crashing deal.

OVERALL OPINION

What I like most about Logic 9 is its extreme ease of use.  I feel like a pro studio engineer when I use this program.  Making crossfades is a piece of cake, writing automation is a breeze and fixing mistakes with the new (and amazing) Flex tool is unbelievable.  You can instantly drag audio sections as if they were midi notes, its really awesome.  The only thing I don't like about Logic 9 is that it is Mac only.  I have a super powerful PC tower but I can only use this sweet program on my macbook, that is until I can come up with $3000 to buy a Mac Pro. 
For $500 (less if you upgrade from a previous version) you get an amazing DAW, a sweet Live music application (mainstage 2) and a huge amount of amazing plugins.  You really can't beat that, its an amazing deal.
Precision and quality of the sound is superb.  I don't think I use this part of it, but I understand that Logic 9 is HD compliant, just like Pro tools. 
I have used Cubase, Ableton and Sonar and Logic 9 easily kicks their butts. 
I would definitely make this choice again.
dom38ida211/03/2013

dom38ida2's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Apple Logic Pro 9
Yes, the installation is long, but is no problem (I installed two times after a change of HDD) configuration is complex and technical, but a doc to pdf in French help is on the apple website. There are incompatibilities with everything VST (developed for Cubase and programs under windows) Yes really detailed and clear enough. (Pdf is 1460 pages) and answer most of the questions use and settings.

SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

It is essential to have at least a 10.6, I would say for a CPU core 2 only (my config) but if you can opt for a heart Input 4 is better. Next memory I put 8GB is the maximum pluggable on my card. The audio is very hungry ram also set the maximum especially if you may overload the CPU to the AUDIO / MIDI convertion. this is the problem I had when I was only 2GB. The hard drive should not be overlooked, because Logic Pro keeps everything if you will not not clean from time to time (highly recommended) your backup folder can be up to 20 see 25 go for as 7 minutes. This config is specified for proper operation is not optimal we agree. Yes stability in apple is something other than Windows. But beware compare what is comparable ie if you have a I7 Windows you will be more efficient with my config but more stable I ask to see ... Anyway you will booting mac to run this software only works on mac.

OVERALL OPINION

I do not use logic pro to sleep lol! No seriously I'm far from a pro like Jean Louis Hennequin for example, but I'm starting to get by. Besides, I've been using his training DVDs available from Eleform and now the only videos in French (except for a video on youtube but I have more address type you find on youtube) It's been two years since I 'm on mac with logic pro. Before I worked on calkewalk under Windows XP.
The most is that if you can afford to pay you LOGIC STUDIO (you'll logic 10 Moreover) is a resort full production from inception to the completion of a cd mastering included.
The least is that I'm lazy and fat to be learned appendre and still learn to take advantage of this amazing tool.
The value for money there is no picture with its competitors Protools or Cubase is two to three times cheaper. Cubase station must now spend at least 1,000 euros for the same thing and the longer it will buy an input sound bank which is not neceesaire with Logic. I sign with both hands I definitely forgotten what a PC except my children and my wife asks me to intervene regularly on their computers because nothing works is plug & train.
sectiond10/23/2013

sectiond's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" my favorite sequencer."

Apple Logic Pro 9
install without problems.
I knew the two books of 500 pages with sold (version 7)
I upgraded to 9.

SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

I'm on MacPro quadcore 2.8 ghz 12GB ram, hd and several motu audio interface ..
no problem at this level either.

OVERALL OPINION

I use it since version 7
I tried Cubase, Live, Reason, but I feel better with logic.
live is better to speed workflow and assignments midi controllers level.
but in logic, I like the sound quality, the amount of plugins provided with automation and accuracy.
I spent over a thousand euros for version 7 has the time .. it was already somewhat expensive considering everything in it (and earlier versions some instrumentals as exes eg 24 were sold separately) .. but now it is downloadable for less than 160 euros on 'app store, it's downright given!
for serious work of music production is a must have! especially at this price!
glasgowtrois09/29/2013

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

Apple Logic Pro 9
easy set up and hassle free.

SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

on imac 21 2010. 3.06 GHz

OVERALL OPINION

I m servai of logic 9 for the composition.
player since I have reason to differ, but that is not al time in rec reason so I tried logic and adopt early.
for me it is one of the best daw, and that price is the top c.
I have even changed everything for pro tools because taf, and I've realized a major default of logic for me (I was the age fesai with but more question today!) c is the impossibility move and change the order of the sections in the mix window.
c quickly shit when you exceed a certain number of tracks.