Logic: Buying elsewhere and ease of use?

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by scooterguitar, Jan 17, 2010.

  1. macrumors regular

    Mar 7, 2008
    Is there any reason I shouldn't be looking at fleabay to purchase Logic Studio 9 and save around $150 opposed to purchasing from Apple when I order my new iMac?

    Also, coming from Garageband, for basic ease of use and quick recording, is Logic fairly easy? I want to use Logic as it has all the jampacks, but mainly for the amp designer and added effects.
  2. macrumors 6502a


    Feb 20, 2009
    Switzerland, ZG
    Logic 9 is a great program and has some nice fuctions for Pro's . The new guitar features are great too. The interface isn't the same as in Garageband, but has many similarities... It's still easy to use for recording some vocals or instruments.

    Just make an audio channel, set the input and press record and you are good to go. I can't tell you about Logic Express. I don't know the features of this programm. But you can surely look at it on apple.com . Although , I think Logic 9 Pro itself is very cheap. 150 bugs is not much for a professional program and you have no limitations.
  3. macrumors G4

    Jan 5, 2006
    Redondo Beach, California
    It is a real copy or counterfeit? How do you know? If you are sure you are getting the real thing and a serial number that allows for upgrades then yes, just buy from whoever has the lowest price.

    If you pay be credit card, direct to the seller, not through paypal then your bank will protect you and you can charge back if you get a bogus copy.

    Logic does have a bit of a learning curve. Much steeper then GB.
  4. thread starter macrumors regular

    Mar 7, 2008
    Thanks Chris.
    Now a few people are telling me they only paid $179 for the academic version (not express) this past fall on their campus. This seems way too low.
  5. macrumors regular

    Feb 9, 2008
    No upgrade path for the academic version.
  6. macrumors newbie


    Mar 5, 2009
    Logic is an incredible program and the learning curve isn't bad, if you move to it you'll never regret it for a second, its amazing, versatile and can do pretty much anything except make coffee
  7. macrumors 6502a


    Sep 21, 2005
    Oh there's an upgrade path: buy the new version for $179 academic. :)

    I've seen Logic 9 for $159 academic but in .edu bookstores only.
  8. thread starter macrumors regular

    Mar 7, 2008
    Right, I;m a teacher and college student, still I only get the $50 off! I've been hearing the $179 at bookstore prices at other bookstores, but no luck for me. AT that price I wouldn't care about upgrades. Looks like I'm stuck going ebay or direct I guess.
    I might end up going wiht the 21.5" imac opposed to the 27 15, but I read earlier that would be enough for running it?
  9. macrumors G4

    Jan 5, 2006
    Redondo Beach, California
    Logic can really eat up screen space. If you have a lot of tracks and then open up a media browser. It will rn on a small 13" screen but yu get to see more at once with the bigger screen.

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