Apple Logic Express 9
Apple Logic Express 9

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

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Average Score:4.8( 4.8/5 based on 8 reviews )
 5 reviews63 %
 2 reviews25 %
Audience: Beginners
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ericthegreat's review"lets go mac!"

Apple Logic Express 9
Apple Logic Express 9 is a solid piece of software. It worked great on my Quad Core computer and never crashed once. I have used Express 9 for about a year before leaving to go to Acid. But all Express 9 users will tell you that this software is great. When I first started using it was difficult for me because of the layout of the program, but once I picked up the manual and read through a few parts it was really clear to me how to do everything that I needed to know. I used Express 9 more for recording, it has a simple workflow for recording and its extremely quick.


Express 9 is a highly sought after piece of software and its expensive as well. There are a ton of other software's on the market that do the exact same thing as Express 9 and cost a lot cheaper. There is nothing special about this software that makes it worth that much more many than other software's.


On things that stands out with Express 9 is the power of the mixer and effects. I love the compression and options that come with it. The compression is something that a lot of software's don’t focus on any more. It seemed like Express 9 focused a lot on the mixing part of making great sounding music. I really appreciate the fact that you have full control over the compression and and tweak it just right and its quicker and easier in this software than it was in Fl Studio and Acid.

Overall Express 9 is a powerful piece of software, its well worth the money spent if you have the money to spend. I suggest downloading a trial version of it first to see how you like that layout of it and if you can see your self doing production , recording, or mixing with it.

Anonymous 's review

Apple Logic Express 9
Apple's Logic Express 9 is not that much stripped down from the full fledged version. Granted, there are things that Logic Pro contains that a express and essential version will not, but if you are just getting started, there is not much harm in trying out Logic express. The set up is essentially the same as Logic Pro, but the truth about Logic is that in the context of a typical Mac user, it is just a very powerful customizable GarageBand. If you are offended by that statement, then read it as "GarageBand is just really stripped down Logic." The simple truth of Logic Express is that you do not even need anything but the program to do something incredible with it. You do not really need anything but a MIDI controller to make this program shine, because Apple's sequencing abilities are fantastic.


It runs rock solid. It does nothing terribly jumpy, and I have found that the feeling of crispness that one would come to expect from an Apple product is entirely present in Logic Express 9. What is very nice about it is the simple fact that I do not in any way feel inhibited by the graphical user interface of this digital audio workstation. Instead, I find that the workstation program is actually incredibly inspiring, with its clean cut lines and beautifully laid out menus. In the end, Logic Express 9 is honestly one of the smoothest programs that I have laid eyes on and used. And for many people who know less about audio production, I would advice giving these lesser programs a shot before overwhelming yourself with a plethora of features offered in the more expensive professional versions.


In the end, Logic Express 9 is a great program that comes with the bare essentials of Logic Pro 9. Many people may say that it is just a glorified version of Garage Band, but I find that there are several important additions to Logic Express 9 that make it worth its rather relatively cheap asking price.

crosby2fr's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Apple Logic Express 9
As always, installation is no problem with Apple. The program is rich, very rich. For against the manual ... it is so thick that it becomes daunting. You have to choose something else as a support for learning: the excellent videos at Elevphorm


I turn on an iMac (intel core duo) with your HD Internal 320GB and 4GB of ram ... To run this software it needs space and my "poor" 320 GB that are shared with the accounts of each family member (full of software and data) ... it feels a little cramped. I think a dedicated hard disk is required.


I use my faith as a little learning is long without outside help .. and more set apart live recordings with my guitar, I used little. The interest of express versus studio is that is not encumbered by lots of things we ever use .. It was essential for the quarter of the price.
Against by the quality is there you! And how I used it's great.

Enix49's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Complete"

Apple Logic Express 9
No problem, it's Apple, it turns ...
Everything works perfectly with my FireStudio and the internal card. Logic and Mac manage multi interface without worries.
Big Manuel, but only the first 150 pages printed in a booklet, all 1200 pages of a document is formatted web. I put 10 if a printed manual was delivered more consistent.


I have an iMac 3.60 ghz quad i5, 12GB of RAM, sound card and Firestudio 500GB HDD.
In other words, it turns even with 25 tracks fully loaded with plugins not to mention mastering plugins and open mainstage behind again via Soundflower.
No crash, no slowdown. Even the salaries and running very bounces SPEED.


I use it for a few months.The program is comprehensive but simple to deal with and very ergonomic. No multiple sub menus or convoluted paths to find an option, even the menus are easy to manage, especially with the esc key mode arrangement.
I used a long time Cubase SX 1, 2 and 3 (but not much more ergonomic and regular crashes on Windows), Ardour on Linux (but much needs to be healthy in the often dirty and no MIDI) and therefore that Logic is the best of three in my opinion.
All operations are easy to make and there are lots of options without being useful gadget.
In my opinion with an iMac is the best choice Logic! (Ok sorry)
0 crash that should be highlighted and also regular updates.

Julinho77's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Simple and complete ... a must."

Apple Logic Express 9
Like all Apple software, no installation problem. At the configuration gnrale, I find it perfect ... I have less trouble to use as GarageBand is to say! APRS there are options a bit difficult to find and understand for the layman but for those who use DJ software computer music is the same simplicity! I had no incompatibility for now, but at the same time, I did not install normment of AudioUnit. The manual? I did not open as a given that I had 8 before I knew dj operation.


My computer is an iMac 27 "4GB ram, 3.2 GHz processor which dates from 2009. With this configuration, the software train a little when we have a lot of tracks with a lot of (but really!) Example: With software, a project silent book on DVD, is a title of "The Roots" (rap group), I could read only in disable half of the tracks. To run it, it takes a slightly more powerful processor! but has only happened with this project that silent (I RPET) trs trs heavy! For what I do, c is trs stable anyway.


I use it for about 4 years (8 j'tais on before I took the update of o the price of 99). I had used before: Ableton Live that silent trs good and fairly easy to use but much more expensive to buy, Cubase I found too complicated GarageBand is too "light". The particular feature I like most is the tool Flex (Live at Warp) that can alter the tempo of an audio track just by dragging the mouse, I love it! For me, the report qualitprix is ​​really great! I would do without this choice hsiter Besides, I look forward to Logic Express 10!

LD_Bass's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" A war machine"

Apple Logic Express 9
The installation (as often on mac) is no problem. Everything is done to the software installs as quickly and as simply as possible. The general configuration is fairly simple, similar to other programs called sequencers (audio and MIDI interface, bit rate, sample rate ...)
No conflict if one of Cubase, I used a little at the time, which screwed up my Core Audio, so I do not think it comes from Logic, but you never know.


MacBook Pro 13 "
2.4 Ghz Core 2 Duo
250 GB internal hard drive
7200T hard drive work with FireWire 800
All under Snow Leopard
Presonus FP10 audio interface

This configuration works very well with Logic, at least as much as possible, since it is still worth noting that Logic is known for its many bugs, regardless of the config.


Logic I use very little, when I need an individual who is usually related to software instruments, provided by those defects are not excellent, but largely exceed those of Pro Tools.
I think Logic is a very good sequencer, which is especially designed for musicians, since everything is built to cope and many functions are automatic (the bus master and channels, for example), but it is entirely possible to create of blockbusters ("Deliverance" from Opeth, for example)
This is an affordable software (yet happy, considering the price of the mac!) And has something to do before turning to the studio version.
That said, I think Logic is too heavy and too complex to work quickly and efficiently, which is why I prefer Pro Tools.
I keep still Logic aside, just to be able to make sync logic / pro tools when logic leads sessions or if I need particulier.logi

her-V's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" Great"

Apple Logic Express 9
The implementation is simple.
After the tutorial you must equip the type Elphorm if this kind of product is foreign to us.


Mac book pro 13 inches in 2011 I5.
8 GB of RAM with a 500 GB hard drive with 32 MB of cache.

All works great, if one does not lock or plugins too informal.
^ ^


Well, I who had just hardware with a multi-track recorder, I have lost three years with the multitrack. Especially since I was doing music intensively.

I did not put in as I would like, due to privacy evolving, but as I put myself this is great.

I fitted in addition to a master keyboard with Arturia Collection V2.
IO/26 sound card (save the singing and guitars)
I believe I have everything I need.

Do not forget to make backups with Time Machine + other copies of another hard drive.

After it's great.

I emphasize Elephorm training for beginners, you will win 2 years in 3 years. Generally you want to skip this for 50 euro, while it gained a lot of time.


BETTER WAIT FOR OUTPUT LOGIC 10, if you can wait 1 or 2 months ..... we all hope no more
Cinematic Garden05/18/2010

Cinematic Garden's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)" An almost complete solution at lower cost."

Apple Logic Express 9
The installation is done it without problems?

We launch the DVD and its progress.

The manual is clear and sufficient?

Very complete, in addition to many tutorials on the net and using the software.


What performance?

The 64 bit is not really developed yet, despite the update, I would say that running a half East west symphonic orchestra (with many joints) can ac 8gig of Ram. Level mixing, no problem, we can let go on the plugs.


For how long have you been using it?

1 year

Did you try many other models before getting this one?

All except Pyramix sequencers.

What thing do you like most/least about it?

Most: the lack of resource requested by the application and management of the South extra.
Minimum: The 32bit bridge for operating the plugs 64bit mode, frequent crashes, the EQ and compression are interest free and with a mix of logic fail only plugs frankly character (But that's just my opinion).

What is your opinion about the value for the price?

Very good for content.

Knowing what you know now, would you make the same choice?