getting into logic

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by ZMacintosh, Jan 6, 2009.

  1. ZMacintosh macrumors 65816


    Nov 13, 2008
    I was curious if anyone can give me some insight with utilizing various software programs.

    I recently began messing around with garageband to test out the functionality and features of it, nothing intricate or involved...but sort of made me wonder if getting into Logic might be beneficial with its assortment of resources and capabilities.

    Now im no Logic Expert, ive tinkered with it a few times while going to school for ProTools Cert, and while i like protols, id like to add another arsenal to my set up.

    Ive used the likes of protools and ableton live, but there is something that just doesnt feel right, like i could be doingmore with my music and production.

    I want to create mainly soundscape structures, nothing huge like a massive orchestra but mainly for short film and cinematic sequences, etc etc.

    So would it be wise for someone who has lets say newb level experience in logic, to perhaps start off with Logic Express 8 and hold off on Logic Pro when i get a bit deeper into it (as i must say mainstage is a pretty sweet add-on)
    or are there to be any updates to the software i should hold off on to for the moment?

    any tips or advice?
    maybe on recommended gear (midi keyboards, interfaces etc)
    i plan on getting a macpro and using my mbp for the logic station if that helps with gear and advice.

    thanks i appreciate it. hope it wasnt confusing!:p:p
  2. sam ward macrumors newbie

    Jan 6, 2009
    getting into logic

    It's a BIG program. I've been working in Logic Pro back when it was eMagic, and still probably use only about 35%. I'm not that pro, so it depends how deep you plan to get into composing and recording on a digital audio workstation and how much time you would donate to learning (reference manual 700pgs, plugin manual 600 pgs). If that's not daunting to you and you have 1st class equipment including a good audio card, fast drives, plenty of ram, etc. go for it. It should serve you well.
  3. AppleNewton macrumors 68000


    Apr 3, 2007
    1 Finite Place
    i recently looked into logic express my self to understand it more. i took protools certs and i think its abit less intimidating then when I was learning protools, im not 100% certain on the interfaces.
    im using a stripped down set up.
    Midi Keyboard, MacPro, studio monitors (i have them outputted from my mbox2 which is sufficient for the time being)
    Express is sort of the better than garage band but not as full as studio/pro.

    which im not sure, is there a difference now with Logic8? is there a logic studio8 and a logic pro8??

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