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Logic 8 Should I Un-Install Logic Express 8 Before Installing Logic Studio 8 Retail Version?

Discussion in 'Logic 8' started by adz20mark, Sep 23, 2014.

  1. adz20mark

    adz20mark New Member

    I have a Power Mac G5 PPC with maxed out ram and 2 1TB HD's OS X 10.4.11
    Audio interface is MBox 2. Also using an Acorn MK-61 midi keyboard.
    Everything works well together, has no latency or buffer issues.
    I have no aspiration to upgrade to a bigger/faster/newer system.
    (I know it's old, so am I)
    I currently am using Logic Express 8, and it runs flawless with no hiccups.
    I do however desire to install Logic Studio 8, which I just purchased on Ebay for a very low price.
    I have 2 questions:
    Do I need to un-install Express 8 first? (and if so, how?)
    Do I need to do anything special to my song files for Logic Pro to open them? (They live on the non operating system drive in their own folder).
    I am sorry for asking a question that has probably been answered a hundred times, but I really need the most current advice on this issue.
    Please help. Thank you, and I really like this forum. :thmbup:
     
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  3. adz20mark

    adz20mark New Member

    Anyone?.....Bueller....Bueller....Bueller....just a little help please?
     
  4. Markdvc

    Markdvc Administrator Staff Member

    AFAIR, installing Logic Studio 8 alongside Logic Express 8 should not cause any problems. Your Logic Express Projects should open in Logic Pro.


    kind regards

    Mark
     
  5. adz20mark

    adz20mark New Member

    Markdvc, thank you very much! I searched all over the net and it seems to be the concensus to just leave it there. I am an ex-Acid Pro user and a friend gave me a G5 and I bought Express 8 on Ebay to see if I could get into the Logic groove. I seem to be learning the program pretty well (WAY different than Acid Pro). I found a really good deal on an un-opened Studio 8, so I figured I would make the jump up.
     
  6. bayswater

    bayswater Senior member

    I installed Logic Studio 8 over Logic Express 7 without removing LE 7 and had no problems. But getting Logic 8 as an upgrade to authorize was a confusing mix of dongles and serial numbers. I don't even recall what worked now. Maybe you have a full version rather than an upgrade. Either way, good luck with it.
     
  7. adz20mark

    adz20mark New Member

    Yeah I bought the full retail version, so I'm hoping it will be a smooth install.
    knocking on wood.
     
  8. bayswater

    bayswater Senior member

    Should be easy. I think V8 is where they dumped the dongle. For updates, you still needed the dongle, the old SN, the new SN, and so on, and had to get it all in the right order on a sunny Tuesday morning after a full moon.
     
  9. adz20mark

    adz20mark New Member

    Now that sounds like the fun I was having with Acid Pro 7 on PC running Win7 64bit....I have really enjoyed this G5 with a clean OS and Logic Express.
     
  10. adz20mark

    adz20mark New Member

    Update

    Big black box of joy arrived yesterday. Installed successfully. Tested and works.
    Left Express 8 on the drive.
    Only 2 glitches;
    1. Mainstage crashed when I switched it from internal audio to Mbox/core
    Restarted and works just fine.
    2. Logic, while trying to load the Software Instruments template had several EX instruments that it could not find (?)
    Everything I tried in the library of instruments worked so no worries there.
    All in all it was a pleasant experience and I am sure I will be asking way too many questions here.
    I'm starting to wish I had been using this program instead of Acid Pro.
    Thanks for the advice folks!
    Until my next stupid question.....
     

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