Logic Studio 8 Install

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by petersays, Dec 17, 2007.

  1. petersays macrumors member

    Nov 2, 2007
    Hello folks,
    here i am with yet another question since i am a newbie.

    So i recently upgraded my RAM to 4GB and hence it is finally time to install and get aquainted with Logic.

    But since i am on a MacBook the install seems raaaaaaather huge, large, wow-is-it-really-supposed-to-be-that-big?

    After installing everything there will hardly be any room left for my projects.

    On my PC i used Cubase + a ******** of VST stuff + 16 GB samples from East West Gold and the programs still was nowhere NEAR the size of this godzilla.

    So my q is. What to skip?
    Is it easy to reinstall/uninstall different samples/loops/plugs?

    I will be, at least for starters, only be using Logic Pro. I record alot of audio and of course i need effects and instruments - but no soundtrack or surround stuff (hey..back to mono!). No prefeabricated loops (except loops of single instruments for sample use of course)

    So what should i skip to tame this beast?

    What do the Jam Packs really contain?

    I uninstalled GarageBand - maybe that was stupid? Does GarageBand contain instrument that Logic use?


  2. petersays thread starter macrumors member

    Nov 2, 2007
    Could i maybe just skip the Sond Effects and Music Beds?
    Sounds more like something for moviescoring.
    And maybe if i need honking geese i can run the DVD later and search for it?
  3. mopppish macrumors 6502

    Nov 27, 2005
    I don't think you'll have any problems re: the Garageband uninstall, however I chose to leave GBand on my laptop as I know Logic is able to access Garageband content. Plus, I'm in music education, so being familiar with something more appropriate for students is a consideration for me.
    The Logic Studio install can be configured however you want. A certain number of things are essential, but you have the option to NOT install many things.
    When you get to the correct install screen (the one that tells you which apps and content will be installed), fold down every arrow to see what is there and uncheck the things you don't want. In my case, I unchecked all sound effect and loop boxes, however I installed all Jam Pack instruments. My total install was just over 20GB, so as you can see, I cut it down quite a bit. I don't have any use for pre-made loops, but it's good to know there's a huge variety of sounds available when I need it.

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