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Discussion in 'Logic Pro X' started by EDM, Jan 12, 2014.

  1. EDM

    EDM New Member

    For the first time in my life i am considering buying a MAC simply to use Logic X. Can anyone tell me there opinion about how easy they think LX is to use for all major tasks, and how it compares to say Presonus Studio One which at the moment on a PC; my main concern is interface ease-of-use compared to Studio One?
    And also, does anyone know if LX uses '64bit double precision floating point processing'?
     
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  3. HKC

    HKC Senior member

    If you spend a little time browsing this forum you will notice that Logic is used for everything from writing orchestral scores to recording punk rock on the highest level so the question is not what Logic is capable of, more if you're really interested in a program as deep as Logic. I have used Logic for 16 years so I don't know how the learning curve is these days but it used to be known as quite steep.
    I have a feeling that Apple has dealt with this as much as possible but Logic is a program with endless possibilities which of course also means that you have to put some time into it to reach the full potential.
     
  4. charlie

    charlie Senior member

    Hey there, yes Logic X is 64 bit throughout and handles tasks that other DAWs can do.

    One thing to research for yourself however are the 3rd party plug-ins you might wish to use (via license-transfer/re-download) from your PC for use in the Apple/Mac/Logic world.
    Logic uses the Apple Audio Unit plug-in format exclusively. Also, since it's 64bit throughout now, 32-bit plug-ins can only be used if you purchase a wrapper like "32 Lives."
    I'm sure someone here has experience porting/wrapping VST plugs to AU, but I haven't done it in years so I cannot help there.
    Just know that any VST plug-ins will not work in Logic X.
    There are lots of videos & tutorials and books by some of the posters here to get you started in Logic (and/or to see if it is right for you.)
    Good luck!
     
  5. EDM

    EDM New Member

    Thanks for the heads-up, charlie; i am actually aware of these things you mentioned... AU only in LX, 64bit only etc etc.
    Fortunately all my 'key' PC plugins are also available as 64bit AU plugins, lucky me!

    But actually i can't see why anyone would need anything more than what comes with Logic Pro X, it seems to be a very proficient DAW packed to the nines with quality goodies. I am waiting for the new iMac Mini to be released (in a couple of weeks supposedly), and that will do me fine.

    Currently 'Studio One' Presonus on the PC i find 'very' user friendly, and that is always a primary concern for me, i find long-winded procedures very annoying, but i'm sure i will probably get-up to speed sooner or later with LX.

    I'm hearing very good things about it. I was tossing-up between Cubase 7.5, Sonar X3, and Logic pro X. The plugins and new sounds in Logic Pro X won me over, plus the stability of Mac compared to Windows is well known, so that's a bonus.

    Does anyone know if Logic Pro X has built-in RedBook CD burning?
     
  6. charlie

    charlie Senior member

    Oh Logic is definitely packed with some great Soft-Synths, Drum & rhythm instruments as well as effects etc.
    Many of them are quite good. :thmbup:
    I'll go out on a limb and assume that you are interested in making electronic dance music (since your name here is EDM...;) )
    You definitely have a lot to start with there. I have it on good authority that most of Tiesto's stuff uses the ES2 which is a fantastic flag-ship Logic synth.

    And even though Logic was born from German Engineering (an Apple aquired company called eMagic in the early 2000's,) getting set up in Logic is pretty straight forward now.
    One thing that Apple does well is simplifying things.
    But there are books and tutorial vids out there as well which I would recommend just to get the hang of how/where Logic works.
    In the past, I used macprovideo.com to learn Logic but I know there are other resources as well.

    Logic used to use an application called Waveburner for making CDs but they have since discontinued it so maybe someone else can shed some light there for Redbook CD burning.
    Make sure you pack the Mac Mini with more than the minimum RAM and enjoy!:hippy:
     
  7. Atlas

    Atlas Senior member

  8. EDM

    EDM New Member

    opps, double posted.
     
  9. EDM

    EDM New Member

    Yes, charlie, i'm well aware of eMagic from the earlier days :thmbup:.

    Presonus Studio One, as you might know, has a built-in Mastering page with integrated RedBook CD burning etc and i've been taking that for granted. Seems that not every DAW has this.

    The Mini Mac version i'll be getting will have 8gig of ram built-in, is that enough to run 'big' projects in LX, Or will 16gig definitely be needed? I am happy to upgrade the ram to 16gig if it will be necessary.

    I don't have to have a specific mastering section as such, but i just need to know if it's possible to burn CDs from within Logic itself. 'Burn-Audio-CD' option, from the Project or Song or File tab menus. Cheers.
     
  10. mt100uk

    mt100uk Senior member

    Logic will burn single track CDs (the option appears in the bounce dialogue so only the current song), if you want multiple tracks on a cd you'll need to look elsewhere
     
  11. EDM

    EDM New Member

    Thanks.

    I take it that you mean a single, two-track stereo song, when you say 'single track' right?
     
  12. mt100uk

    mt100uk Senior member

    Indeed!


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