Apple Logic Pro 9
+
Apple Logic Pro 9

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

  • Increase or decrease font size
  • Print
  • RSS

All user reviews of 3/5 for the Apple Logic Pro 9

  • Like
  • Tweet
  • Submit
Average Score:4.3( 4.3/5 based on 27 reviews )
 16 reviews59 %
 5 reviews19 %
 3 reviews11 %
 1 user review4 %
Value For Money : Excellent
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.
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!  

tempo09/21/2013

tempo's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Powerful for the price but not very ergonomic."

Apple Logic Pro 9
Installation: Apple Store.

The GUI is pretty bad but you get used to.
The manual and the configuration are not always obvious but eventually achieve his ends.

For example, the configuration of a control surface is sometimes confusing. It is downright appeal to notions of Boolean arithmetic (format of the value of a controller: unsigned, signed 2's complement or 1's complement signed Uh, good question!).

The same goes for writing a piano score. To move notes in the upper staff to reach the bottom, you'd think he just use "Attributes-> Assign Voice / Range-> Scope in the voice." This moves well note, but it is "rhythmically" attached to the original scope (not very common). To effectively integrate a note in any litter, must be "Style-> Style range ..." then select a channel for each staff in the "Assignment". You must then assign each note the channel number of the range in which we would like to see integrated ... Phew!

Logic is not always ... logic.

SUITABILITY/PERFORMANCE

The software contains bugs and pretty lights is not a rock-solid stability.

For example, there is a bug when trying to select notes in the window of the keyboard editor (click / drag), and we try to select notes go beyond the window. From a certain speed of scrolling notes are not selected (there has misses).

There is also a corruption bug in the configuration file control surfaces (annoying when you have spent hours making a config hair).

About control surface, it often happens that we should go after to move a fader or knob in every way for this to be taken into account: the MIDI indicator clearly indicates a MIDI signal has passed but the virtual fader or knob does not move!

Logic, however, contains a large number of virtual instruments, effects, and treatment units.

Computer Requirements:
Model Name: MacBook Pro
Processor Name: Intel Core i5
Processor Speed: 2.3 GHz
Memory: 4 GB
System Version: Mac OS X 10.6.8 (10K549)

OVERALL OPINION

I use it for 6 months. I practiced a lot Cubase VST Score 4 for models (audio) and partitions of a rock band in 2000. Then I merely Garage Band for individual use (mainly jazz accompaniment).

I would say that once you have tamed the beast, its bugs and subtleties, we get results that are close to competing software (worth 2 to 3 times more expensive). It is even quite well served.

Apple acquired Emagic, but failed to integrate its software better.