Friend in High School wants Logic Studio?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by nylock10, Jan 9, 2008.

  1. nylock10 macrumors regular

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    I have a friend who will be replacing a few seniors at his High School job of doing $5 sound recording jobs for students' bands.

    The school apparently has recording "hardware", but I can't imagine it'd be that good considering they are very low on money after blowing it all on a nice building.

    The seniors recommended my friend get Logic Studio and that it didn't matter where he got it or if it was downloaded, since he told him I knew a lot about "downloading programs" (I bet you know what I mean :eek:).

    I thought it was absurd the seniors would recommend a kid get Logic Studio, who wouldn't know how to use it (I don't even think the seniors know how to use it). After-all, don't you need a college degree in audio engineering to fully-understand how it works?

    I'm trying to get him to just use Garageband and then graduate to Logic Express after a while, but he keeps insisting to get the "best software" because he "heard" it was really good (which I can't argue with, Logic seems to be great software if you have the studio and know what your doing).
     
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    It's cheap with student discount.

    It's easy to use.

    It's powerful.


    Tell him to buy it.
     
  3. nylock10 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Logic Studio or Logic Express?

    I think I over-reacted a bit though, sorry for such a whiny thread lol
     
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    You should be honoured that I actually read it all ;)

    I think if he wants Logic Studio; he should go for it.

    Express would do him fine; but IIRC, Studio isn't much more expensive.
     
  5. nylock10 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks for reading the whole thing, I just shorten it a bit realizing I had to scroll down to read the rest lol

    I just saw it's only $499, I was thinking it was $1,299 but that was actually Final Cut.

    But will the software run smoothly on just a MacBook? I know it isn't intense video rendering, and he does have a pretty good MacBook (2.2GHz, 2GB of RAM).

    I'm just concerned if it will come into practical use.
     
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    It will run well on that machine.

    The decision to buy Studio or Express over here is a no-brainer. Studio is £118 with student discount, express is £129 or something absurd like that. Haha.
     
  7. nylock10 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Apple has high school discounts, or would this be on some sort of academic store?
     
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    Ah, it's on the University store.


    Still; like I said, Express will do him fine for what he wants. He isn't doing any professional high-quality mastering or anything. Garageband is severely underpowered for any sort of mixing; and like you said, Studio may be overkill for him, but if he's going to invest - he might as well do it properly.
     

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