Should I get Logic Express 9?

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  1. jowa44 macrumors newbie

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    Hi everyone,

    I compose music in GarageBand for games I'm developing and I'm thinking about switching to Logic. I don't have any real instruments except for a e-piano, meaning that I can't use the guitar amps etc. Is Logic Express a good choice for someone who uses software instruments most of the time? And another important feature: Can I use VST plugins?

    Thanks!
     
  2. avkills macrumors 6502

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    Umm, maybe you should read some of the forum posts about FCP X and then decide. You pretty much have a 100% chance of Apple updating it and totally ****ing you over in terms of backwards compatibility and being able to read older projects "sometime" in the immediate future.

    -mark
     
  3. Javik macrumors regular

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    Nonono

    Nonono, audio projects are independent of file type. U can always export the individual tracks or multi track and work straight into any daw. This is where music and audio visual workstations differ.

    Get logic express. Lpx will give architecture and ui changes that will compliment logic express.
     
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  5. Javik macrumors regular

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    It's inevitable. I'm feeling a 2012 release so don't get ur hopes up to high
     
  6. jowa44 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I really hope it won't be a step back like Final Cut X:(
     
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  8. Badradio macrumors 6502

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    Logic Pro X is a wildcard worth watching out for, but have you looked at Reaper? I use Logic Express 9 and I love it, but got it for a good price second-hand off a friend, and Reaper was only at version 2 then. For $40, Reaper is very tempting just to play around with. In addition, some plugin developers (such as Stillwell) off cheaper licensing for Reaper users.
     

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