Logic 7 pics

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in Mac Software edited January 2014
Arrange Window



Audio Window



Preferences





Two things that have gotten Logic users attention. The "Drivers" and "Video" tab in preferences. I think good integration with Final Cut Pro is definitely coming. Drivers might mean that multiple hardware devices can now be utilized proving they have Core Audio drivers.
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  • Reply 1 of 24
    giantgiant Posts: 6,041member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by hmurchison

    Audio Window



    Of course, one thing on my wish list for this is to finally have the option to not use it for every minor edit.
  • Reply 2 of 24
    jaredjared Posts: 639member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by hmurchison

    Arrange Window



    Audio Window



    Preferences





    Two things that have gotten Logic users attention. The "Drivers" and "Video" tab in preferences. I think good integration with Final Cut Pro is definitely coming. Drivers might mean that multiple hardware devices can now be utilized proving they have Core Audio drivers.




    Didn't Logic 6 just come out not long ago or am I completely out of the loop?
  • Reply 3 of 24
    hmurchisonhmurchison Posts: 12,279member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by Jared

    Didn't Logic 6 just come out not long ago or am I completely out of the loop?



    No actually Apple came out with Logic Pro 6.4 at NAMM 2004 but Logic 6 was actually announced probably mid 2003 so it's been probably over a year since Logic has seen an update. 6.4 was simply tossing in all the plugins but no really UI changes were made.
  • Reply 4 of 24
    giantgiant Posts: 6,041member
    Yeah, logic is faaar overdue for an update, particular to the UI
  • Reply 5 of 24
    onlookeronlooker Posts: 5,252member
    It's starting to look like all the other Apple pro apps. I was looking at it wondering if it was a Photoshop job out of a few DVD SP 3 windows. It will probably integrate really well, and become more easily understood by users of the other pro apps now that there is an almost universal interface throughout.
  • Reply 6 of 24
    badtzbadtz Posts: 949member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by giant

    Yeah, logic is faaar overdue for an update, particular to the UI





    much needed indeed. The UI is 'blah'.



  • Reply 7 of 24
    giantgiant Posts: 6,041member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by onlooker

    It's starting to look like all the other Apple pro apps. I was looking at it wondering if it was a Photoshop job out of a few DVD SP 3 windows. It will probably integrate really well, and become more easily understood by users of the other pro apps now that there is an almost universal interface throughout.



    My understanding from osxaudio.com is that there is a leaked beta floating around.
  • Reply 8 of 24
    leonisleonis Posts: 3,427member
    Now the UI is on par with Apple's other pro apps (DVD SP, FCP, Soundtrack, Live Type, etc etc)
  • Reply 9 of 24
    giantgiant Posts: 6,041member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by hmurchison

    Arrange Window



    BTW: those better not be menus in the window like they look like.
  • Reply 10 of 24
    amoryaamorya Posts: 1,103member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by giant

    BTW: those better not be menus in the window like they look like.



    Logic's always had menus in the windows. It's disconcerting as a Mac user, but that's just the way it is. I guess they don't want to alienate all their existing users by changing too much at once.



    Amorya
  • Reply 11 of 24
    giantgiant Posts: 6,041member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by Amorya

    Logic's always had menus in the windows. It's disconcerting as a Mac user, but that's just the way it is. I guess they don't want to alienate all their existing users by changing too much at once.



    My theory is that they are waiting for all of the features to be set before working on the menu arrangement. Menus in windows (2 edit menus?!?!) are a major, major no-no. In fact, it's at the top of the list of major emagic screw-ups that needs to be fixed in this coming release. It's far more than disconcerting, it's stupid. But maybe apple will be stupid in this release.
  • Reply 12 of 24
    marcukmarcuk Posts: 4,442member
    slightly off topic, but I don't think its worth a new thread,



    I am currently using Cubase SX v1 on a pretty powerful PC, however, its just not nice.



    I was considering a dual 1.8 G5, as this is about the same power as my dual MP2600, which I find 'just' OK. I have the option to upgrade to Cubase SX v2 for mac for £99, but I am not sure if my stability problems relate to SX or the PC.



    I certainly dont want to spend ££££'s to get no better. This has me wondering about Logic. But I've been a cubase user for 10 years, 8 years on a mac (up to v5 - which wasn't nice either!) and Logic will cost me 5 times as much.



    So is Cubase sx2 any good on a mac now, do AU work ok? how about 16 tracks of audio recording? - this really craps out my PC! Should I give Logic a serious look?



    Incidently, my comparison of a 1.8g5 and my machine comes from benches that dont use Altivec, should I expect audio work to be vastly better than I expect?



    I typically run about 10-20 softsynths, mainly reFX ones, Hypersonic, and Kontakt, EQ, compression, reverb and 2-3 effects on every channel, 8 groups, and 8 audio tracks and I like to keep everything live and editable. I dont like 'freeze'. So Im a pretty heavy user, would I be better off with a dual 2.0/2.5?
  • Reply 13 of 24
    leonisleonis Posts: 3,427member
    Logic is Apple's app and I think you can expect something a bit similar to what they did with Final Cut Pro



    Final Cut Pro HD runs like dream on my dual G5



    What you can do is go to some audio specialist shops and try the app on G5. I don't know if there's any Tom Lee music in your area.
  • Reply 14 of 24
    hmurchisonhmurchison Posts: 12,279member
    Dual Powermac will work great with today's Logic and soon we'll know if Logic 7 has any additional optimizations. I wouldn't be suprised if it does. Plus the UI looks to finally start looking more like Final Cut Pro in certain areas. I you want to crunch plugins without using freeze definitely grab the fastest Mac you can because once you start getting into convolved reverb like Space Designer you'll cherish those extra cycles.
  • Reply 15 of 24
    marcukmarcuk Posts: 4,442member
    very nearly pressed the order button (dual 1.8) at Apple!, but I really need to know if Cubase SX2 runs reliably on a mac.



    SX2 will cost me £99, Logic will cost £699, thats a hell of a difference, and not one I can stomach, Logic Express doesn't support multiprocessor, so I have to rule it out.



    What's a good drum module on a mac? Im using Dr-008, but its PC only.
  • Reply 16 of 24
    hmurchisonhmurchison Posts: 12,279member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by MarcUK

    very nearly pressed the order button (dual 1.8) at Apple!, but I really need to know if Cubase SX2 runs reliably on a mac.



    SX2 will cost me £99, Logic will cost £699, thats a hell of a difference, and not one I can stomach, Logic Express doesn't support multiprocessor, so I have to rule it out.



    What's a good drum module on a mac? Im using Dr-008, but its PC only.




    Check out idrum from glaresoft.com



    or Battery from Native Instruments.
  • Reply 17 of 24
    cesrivascesrivas Posts: 10member
    do you think that apple shake will get the GUI of the other apple proApps, like FinalCutPro HD?
  • Reply 18 of 24
    hmurchisonhmurchison Posts: 12,279member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by cesrivas

    do you think that apple shake will get the GUI of the other apple proApps, like FinalCutPro HD?



    No. Shake is node based and I doubt Apple could replicated Shakes UI within the contraints of the FCP/DVDSP paradigm. I'm pretty sure Shake is going to stay the same for some time.
  • Reply 19 of 24
    tigerwoods99tigerwoods99 Posts: 2,633member
    Too bad it has a proprietary format \
  • Reply 20 of 24
    hmurchisonhmurchison Posts: 12,279member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by TigerWoods99

    Too bad it has a proprietary format \



    Shake or Logic?
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