Apple Logic Pro 9
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Apple Logic Pro 9

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

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tempo 09/21/2013

Apple Logic Pro 9 : tempo's user review

«  Powerful for the price but not very ergonomic. »
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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.