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Apple Logic Studio [OLD VERSION]

Apple Logic Studio [OLD VERSION]

  • Take your music from initial concept through final production and all the way to live performance using an innovative suite of products created specifically for musicians
  • Includes the upgraded Logic Pro 8; MainStage, an innovative new application for live music performance; and Soundtrack Pro 2, a streamlined audio post-production application for film and video
  • Features 40 powerful, updated instrument plug-ins seamlessly integrated into Logic Pro 8 and MainStage
  • Enhance music productions, live performances, and post-production projects with 80 professional effect plug-ins
  • Studio Sound Library incorporates content from five Jam Pack collections and Final Cut Studio 2 to provide a total of 18,000 Apple Loops, 2400 channel strip settings, and 1300 EXS sampled instruments

Logic Studio, Apple’s comprehensive suite of professional music and audio tools, provides musicians with everything they need to create in the studio, on the stage, and for the screen. Logic Studio includes Logic Pro 8, Apple’s legendary professional music production application featuring a new, intuitive interface; MainStage, an innovative new application for music performance; and Soundtrack Pro 2 for audio post-production and sound design. It also includes Studio Instruments and Studio Effect

List Price: $ 499.00

Price: $ 499.00

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  1. 39 of 39 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Studio And Then Some, September 17, 2007
    By 
    Solo Goodspeed (Granada Hills, CA United States) –

    This review is from: Apple Logic Studio [OLD VERSION] (DVD-ROM)

    So you want a whole music studio for under $500? What are you, some kind of crazy Mac user?

    Apple’s generous price drop for this version of what many consider to be the ultimate music tool (and I’m one of those) has removed any excuse one may have for putting off this purchase any longer. Meaning they cut the price in half and added twice the features of the original: Not only do you get a leaner, meaner and much easier to use version of Logic Pro, but they’ve thrown in updated versions of Soundtrack Pro and Compressor (previously only available with Final Cut), a live performance module called MainStage, all five Garageband Jam Pack titles, WaveBurner 1.5 for CD mastering, new effects such as Delay Designer …. all you need supply is lots of time and about 45 gigs of hard drive space.

    As a happy user of Logic since version 6, I found the upgrade (available for just under $200) easy to grow into, especially being used to Apple’s other pro apps, and really appreciated the addition of Soundtrack Pro 2, whose predecessor I’d used more for track mastering. The newer interface for Logic is more self contained now, with sliding panels replacing all those open windows you used to have to deal with … although that is still an option if you’re a person who thrives on complexity. Now you can look at both the Arrange Window and Matrix Edit (now called “Piano Roll”, how quaint) in the same window, just roll it in and out as needed. Same with Audio Mixer, Score View, Hyper Edit, etc. In keeping with this more streamlined method, some of the tools are more hidden away which, along with other changes, I’m quickly getting used to. Another rollaway panel gives you access to instrument settings (and other audio resources) by way of a Soundtrack-like browser — don’t like that piano sound and don’t feel like scrolling through all of them? Just pick one off the list, and it’s there!

    Another nice feature you’ll see right away is some handy standard templates: Now, instead of trying to figure out how many blank tracks, and what kind, you may need for a certain project, just click one of the template buttons and you’re on your way. You can easily customize them if you’re a seasoned user. The one that has this user the most excited is the orchestral template ….. a whole symphony orchestra, ordered the same as it would be in a classical score, with instruments already loaded and regions just waiting for note entry. Now that’s power. You can transcribe classical works using Logic’s score editor, which by the way will also print out scores should you ever hire live musicians for your compositions.

    One thing that will make Logic veterans happy is, now you don’t need the USB XS-Key to be plugged in to run the software. Upgraders only need it to install, then just unplug it and drop it in the box. New users won’t even have to deal with it. They don’t know what they’ve missed, and they’re better off.

    In summary, Logic is the solution for the Mac-based musician, as far as composing, arranging, recording, looping, producing, scoring, sound designing, whatever-ing in an audio capacity. No messy cables and reels of tape all over the place like in the old days, just launch and bring musical dreams to life. I can’t emphasize enough what a good deal this is (without sounding like a salesman), and once you get over a slight learning curve you realize the possibilities are virtually boundless for what you’ll come up with. Just be aware: this ain’t no Garageband. Logic is for the serious musician or music producer for whom music matters above most other things. This is what obsessed people do with their time. If this sounds like you, well, you owe it to yourself to make the most logical investment.

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  2. 20 of 21 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    A complete workstation for music creation, March 30, 2008
    By 
    Steve Froeber (Klamath Falls, OR) –
    (REAL NAME)
      

    This review is from: Apple Logic Studio [OLD VERSION] (DVD-ROM)

    Nowadays, there are so many different DAW’s (Digital Audio Workstations) out there, that it’s hard to know what to start with. Everyone has heard of Protools, and most have heard of Cubase. And then there’s Sonar, Audacity, Ableton, Digital performer…and there are even more opinions floating around as to which one is the “best.”
    The truth of it is that every DAW has it’s strengths and weaknesses, and knowing what YOU need to do with your setup is vital to picking the right software.

    Here’s why I’ve chosen Logic.

    Logic Studio has literally changed the way that I make music.

    There are SO many features and programs packed into this application that I STILL have not covered everything, and I’m certified by Apple in the program!
    Audio editing, MIDI editing, Composing, Arranging Scores, Electronic music, Rock, jazz, world, hip hop, live recording, Live gigs, post production, Sound to video, mixing, mastering, Guitar and Bass effects, synthesizers, sound synthesis…and the list goes on!

    You can literally do everything that you want to do creatively with your music.
    It comes on board with a fantastic set of plug ins and effects for any application, a mind-blowing set of software synthesizers that can be used to make completely unheard of sounds, a fantastic drum editing software instrument (Ultrabeat) that lets you program sequences, either live or in recording, or create your own drum beat from scratch in any tempo or time signature that you want…with any drum kit that you want. Oh, and if you can’t find any drum kits out of the 50+ kits that you like, then just make your own, either through samples, or synthesis, or editing an already existing kit in the software.

    You can mix in mono, stereo, or surround, and most of the complex software instruments have surround instances where you can automate any one of the synthesizer’s parameters in stereo or surround.

    As a guitarist, I can plug in my guitar directly to the interface and have a really good set of effects and settings right on board. And if that doesn’t work, I can always just mic up my amp and record that way.
    Take recording is easy, and post record editing is a breeze. Vocals (obviously dependent on the mic’s and the preamps) are easy to record, edit, compress, and do whatever you want…even a Vocoder if that’s your fancy.

    I have so much control over everything involved in the songwriting process, and I can try completely new and different sounds just to see if it works. It’s hard to cover it all in a little review.

    Now, all that being said, every program has it’s weakness. Here are the negatives to the program.

    1) Learning curve. Don’t let this intimidate you, because there are plenty of great resources to get you started and it’s just worth the time it takes to learn it. But Logic is no joke on it’s complexity. If you have used another DAW before, then this is not as much of an issue…although you will still have to relearn some things.
    If you have NOT used a DAW before, then the first time Logic opens, you will have to just look at the screen for a little bit just to try to see what all is there.
    If you aren’t willing to delve into taking a little time to learn how to use software, then maybe you should look towards another DAW that’s a little more straight forward on the front end i.e. Garageband.
    If you are looking to open the box, plug in an instrument and record a few tracks and put some vocals on it…and that’s it…then I would definitely steer clear of Logic.

    2) This one goes to Protools users. Logic does NOT have a few of the in depth tools that Protools has. There aren’t many that it doesn’t have…and there are workarounds for everything. So you can do almost all of the FUNCTIONS of protools, but not in the same way. So if you were raised on Protools, that might be a frustration for you. Here’s an example, if you are just in love with your “play from cursor” command, you won’t find it in Logic. For me, I’ve just altered my workflow a little bit, and I don’t really miss it. But if that’s a big deal to you, then it’s something to think about before purchasing Logic.

    3) Know your system! There are several plug ins in Logic that are memory and CPU intensive. If you are not running a top of the line Mac, then you will need to learn how to most efficiently use your system resources to get the best results. Logic will quickly let me know when there is too much going on with “System overload” messages. That was very frustrating at first. Now I have a better plan in place to handle each task in my workflow. So either get lots of RAM, or prepare to learn how to allocate your resources.

    4) Hard drive space. This isn’t necessarily a negative, but for anyone looking to take Logic on a laptop, Logic uses about 40GB for a full installation. Definitely look into external media. On the…

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  3. 6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    FANTASTIC!!!!!, September 28, 2007
    By 
    Bill Atkinson “TechHead” (Clear Creek, IN) –

    This review is from: Apple Logic Studio [OLD VERSION] (DVD-ROM)

    I am a 15-year veteran of using DAW and midi software, and this new version of Logic Pro (in the Logic Studio bundle) blows away everything I have used in terms of power, ease-of-use, and sound. While everyone will need to find the best software for their use and workflow, I am selling my copies of Digital Performer, Pro Tools, and Live so that I can focus on Logic. It does everything I need, and more.

    The set of included software instruments, plug-ins, loops, sounds, is robust. The “one-window” layout is easy to navigate. So far I have ported over some tunes from my other DAWs (as audio and midi files), and it has been painless….and I am already able to get better sounding mixes and masters with MINIMAL need to look up stuff in the manual. Its pretty darned intuitive. Logical, I suppose!

    If you are into audio and midi recording, songwriting, audio production, etc…Logic Studio would be a great addition to your portfolio of applications. And, like me, you may find yourself selling off all of the old software you have struggled with to focus on this one.

    Thanks Apple team, for such an elegant work!!

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