Logic Pro won't support Touch Bar until "Early 2017."

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by kildraik, Nov 6, 2016.

  1. kildraik macrumors 6502a


    May 7, 2006
    Colorado Rockies
    This is ridiculous. As an on-the-go producer, I can't believe that the Touch Bar is not compatible with Logic Pro from the start. This was near the sole purpose of me jumping on board as an early adopter, hoping flagship software will work with a flagship piece of equipment from the get go. That's realistically the only advantage the touch bar will have for me; Visual overview timeline scrolling, potential access to quick commands, assumed MIDI roll overview... I get that my other DAWs will take a while to take advantage of this, if ever... But Logic? What?

    Anybody else in audio feel the same way? Is this incentive enough to just... Wait, Like usual?

    You can read the article here: https://www.engadget.com/2016/11/06/apple-logic-pro-x-gets-macbook-pro-support-in-2017/
  2. andreyush macrumors 6502


    Oct 24, 2015
  3. Starfia macrumors 6502a


    Apr 11, 2011
    Yeah, that seems unfortunate. Presumably they have their own team working on the software and they're not on exactly the same schedule.

    Though, since I have my eye on other software too: the entire Final Cut suite also got a UI redesign – it's so plain and flat that it looks a little strange in those applications, but I'm excited about the possibility of Logic having it, so I'm hopeful the delay means a polished update instead of an imperfect one. (Imperfections in Logic are not happy things when they make it through.)
  4. MattSeven macrumors member

    Jun 2, 2008
    Errr... I'm just looking forward to it. I don't get the anger thing. I mean, we didn't even know what kind of functionality it would have (and still don't, really) so how can I get disappointed?

    I have to say I would love to see if the plugins will be modified to use it. That could be interesting.

    Honestly my plan is to try my 2016 15" coming in. If I don't like it, I will wait for the new iMac refresh and Logic the hell out of that.
  5. cmaier macrumors G4

    Jul 25, 2007
    People are so impatient. It's not like they bought Logic Pro with the expectation it would immediately support a hardware feature they didn't even know would exist.
  6. apfelmann macrumors 6502

    Jul 23, 2007
    why do you need TOUCH BAR for Logic Pro???

    iPad with LOGIC REMOTE is a far better Touch Bar ... in fact Apple should just release a TOUCH BAR app for iPad, makes much more sense than this little touch strip on the keyboard ...
  7. dapork macrumors regular


    Nov 1, 2016
    There was an article already a week or two ago that said Logic would support it in January. Maybe it'll take a little longer, who knows. Honestly though when I found out I was happy cause it made more sense for me to get this new laptop. It's not that long of a wait, chill out.

    Maybe the fact that it's not ready yet is as Starfia says. They're putting something together that's actually worth using. It's already done for Garageband, and all of those functions could simply be copy-pasted into Logic right? Maybe they're doing something more intricate. Or better yet, maybe they're taking the opportunity to add other stuff to Logic while they're at it.
  8. dk808 macrumors 6502a

    May 13, 2015
    Oh no! How will we make any music now without atouch bar??! :eek:
  9. Polymorphic macrumors regular

    Dec 23, 2010
    Apple's flagship phone doesn't come equipped to plug into their flagship laptop. Why would their flagship apps support their flagship laptop?
  10. jackoatmon macrumors 6502a


    Sep 15, 2011
    first, early 2017 is in 2 weeks, so cool yer jets

    next, barely anything supports touch bar yet

    mission control and textedit and pages don't even support it

    i think it's only messages, itunes, mail, finder and FCPX that do, from apple, and a list of less than 5 third-party programs (photoshop and a couple others)

    there's seriously only about 8-10 things that do

    in a month, probably half of everything will

    kinda reminds me of when kids say "see ya next year" when they go to bed on new year's eve
  11. CaptRB macrumors 6502a


    Oct 11, 2016
    LA, California
    Early 2017 is right around the corner and most people don't even have a new MBP yet.

    Expecting everything to work exactly the way you want on day one is utterly delusional. It's never worked that way and never will.

    New systems and software is an ever-evolving process and raging about it is pretty silly.

  12. SoyCapitanSoyCapitan macrumors 601


    Jul 4, 2015
    This board has gone silly since the last two months. Looks like people accidentally threw their brain in the trash with the USB-A cables.
  13. sinoka56 macrumors regular

    Jun 13, 2013
    evne if January is just around the corner, it just means that Apple has not been prioritizing the Macbook Pro line / OSX. Everything is half baked.
  14. CaptRB macrumors 6502a


    Oct 11, 2016
    LA, California

    Ugh...yeah, because every Apple product release worked instantly with all the software out there in years past!


    What is wrong with people? This is one kooky forum with people upset and angry over NOTHING, or at the very least, taking very small issues and jumping off bridges over them!

    > My MBP doesn't have enough holes in the speaker grill! What a rip!
    > My tMBP is faster than my old one, which was fast enough, which now makes this one...slow? What a rip!
    > My tMBP forced me to buy 32 dollars in adapters! What a rip!
    > My tMBP has a better screen, speakers, keyboard, build, trackpad, fingerprint ID, but it should be cheaper!
    > Mt tMBP touch-bar isn't working with everything and I've already had it out of the box for 47 minutes!
    > My tMBP 1.1 mm less keyboard travel crushed my index finger!

    What a rip! Oh boy.

  15. sinoka56 macrumors regular

    Jun 13, 2013
    What I meant is, they rushed everything sacrificing quality.

    the touch bar their advertised feature is lagging, software bugs.

    wouldn't they have notice the bugs if they let their employees use them?
  16. CaptRB macrumors 6502a


    Oct 11, 2016
    LA, California

    I bought two 13" Touchbar and have no issues with either of them. I'm using them with 4K monitors, pro photography running Lightroom and PS with plug ins.
    I have had no issues with 4K video.

    These machines are NEW, and they're surprisingly bug-free considering that they changed so much right down to the screens.

    I have no glitches, no overheating, no issues with the TB and these are handling huge RAW files with ease. We like them so much, we'll likely go for the 15" next year when it will get a processor bump.

    EVERY new release has some small issues for early adopters. Forums amplify a minority of issues and non-owners who can't afford or won't afford the latest machines and are determined to find fault at all costs.

    In other words...the new tMBP is a great little machine, the best I've had (I've owned 8 of them and still own 5). I have no problem crying when something doesn't work right, but that's just not the case here. This is a VERY well worked out product. Wait a year if you're worried.

  17. Boneheadxan macrumors regular


    Jul 19, 2009
    Timeline scrolling with the Touchbar is all i need :D

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