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Logic 9 Logic Express 9 Audio Input limitation

Discussion in 'Logic 9' started by fredmillard, Feb 13, 2011.

  1. fredmillard

    fredmillard New Member


    I am new to Logic. Till now I've been using Cubase Studio 4 notwithstanding I also own Logic Express 7 for years. I finally decided to mess around with LE7 but realize it has a limitation of 12 audio inputs. Being that both programs are kind of outdated, I've decided to upgrade to either Cubase 6 or LE9. I really like LE9 but concerned that I will be unable to fully integrate my Mackie Onyx 1620I unless LE9 allows at least 16 inputs. Can someone please let me know if I am going to have an issue. Thanks much Fred
  3. georgelegeriii

    georgelegeriii Senior member

    Uh, if you are going to the full cubase, why aren't you going to the full Logic Pro? that would be like comparing a lexis and a ferrari, meaning it's not really a fair comparison.
  4. fredmillard

    fredmillard New Member

    George that is a very good question. The reason being is that the cost for me to upgrade to Cubase 6 is only $200. The cost for me to get into Logic Pro is astronomic comparatively speaking. Being that I do not make my living with the software, it is simply a hobby, I don't think I need Pro,. That's not to say I wouldn't mind having it; I just don't want to pay for it.

    You might also note that my question was not intended to ask for a comparison of the two products, simply whether LE9 will allow more than 12 inputs. Is that something you can help me out with, presuming you know the answer?

    Thanks Fred
  5. georgelegeriii

    georgelegeriii Senior member

    Well, Logic Express to Logic Pro is $229 at Amazon, so the difference is $29 actually.

    As for how many tracks of I/O Logic Express can access, you can find that info here:

    Apple doesn't seem to want to let me in tonight, so I'm afraid you'll have to go and look for yourself. (GD apple... for such a huge company their web site can really be SSSSLLLLOOOOWWWW).

    I'd suggest that if you are going to be willing to spend the $200 on Cubase 6, you would be as happy with Logic Pro 9 for an additonal $29, especially since you already know it and have experience. Cubase isn't actually that different in my opinion (I have both due to my tech support job). And Logic has the best VI's out there today and also a huge sample library that can actually be used most of the time if you don't want to spend any more $$$$

    Just my opinion BTW, I'm sure you will do what seems best for your own needs ;-)).
  6. fredmillard

    fredmillard New Member

    It is my understanding that I cannot upgrade from LE7 (educational) to Logic Studio. As such, I will need to purchase the full blown program. Please tell me I'm wrong, it would make me a very happy camper.
  7. georgelegeriii

    georgelegeriii Senior member

    You are correct, you cannot upgrade the educational version, although I think I have heard people who have done it, but I'm not going to bet my rep on it... anyone have experience with this?

    As for the original question: I can't seem to find an answer in any of the web stuff or the LE manual. Gotta love Apple... be just as vague as you can be to hype the thing.

    Well, good luck on figuring it out... heck, someone here has to know the answer you'd think...
  8. fredmillard

    fredmillard New Member

    Thanks George. BTW, how good is the time stretch feature in Logic Studio, as well the pitch correction? Do you happen to know whether Logic will convert audio to midi events? Fred
  9. georgelegeriii

    georgelegeriii Senior member

    te time stretch is pretty awesome in my opinion, did some tests with other DAWs that do that and found flex time to be very good, and the regular stretch is pretty good as well.

    I tend to use Melodyne for pitch things so I couldn't comment on Logic's, I never use it.

    Yes Logic does pitch to midi as well, has for years. It's a bit fidgety, and your notes need to be monophonic and clean for it to work. But it's always interesting to sing in a line rather than play and change it to midi...

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