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Get The Most Out of Logic Pro Studio 9

4 May

Logic pro comes with three new demo Projects from well-known artists. Here you can see artists  making use of the Arrange window’s new Notes area.
A new release of Logic is always cause for excitement. For myself, part of this reaction can perhaps be attributed to nostalgia: I’ve been using the software  since  1998, with fond memories of each subsequent upgrade. Since then it’s undergone many changes, not least  and like its version 8 predecessor, Logic Pro 9 ships as part of a bundle with Main Stage, the application designed to facilitate the use of Logic’s instruments and effects in a live rig, and Soundtrack Pro, a separate program designed for those working with audio for media post-production. This review will, for the most part, concentrate on Logic Pro 9, and we’ll look at the remaining parts of the bundle in a future issue.
The Paperless Studio
The first change in the new Logic Studio bundle will strike you the moment you see the packaging. The box is significantly smaller than before, which raises the question: where did those large printed manuals go?
One is an installation guide, while the other two are so-called ‘exploration’ guides for Logic Pro 9 and Main Stage 2. Thankfully, these were also made available as PDF files a month or so after the initial Logic 9 launch.
A surprising omission is the lack of a document describing only the new features, as has been supplied with previous versions. For existing users, it’s quite handy to read about the new features, especially when investigating smaller changes such as new key commands, and I really hope Apple fill this void at some point.
Logic Studio is still supplied on an almost overwhelming number of DVDs– nine in total, one more than before– and accompanying the applications themselves is an abounding quantity of content, including a complete set of Apple’s Jam sound libraries. In addition to the original five Jam you now also get the latest Voices Pack as well, and in fact it would cost more to purchase these Packs separately than to buy Logic Studio itself!
You’ll need to put aside an hour if you choose to install everything, depending on the speed of your optical drive, and I find it handy to create disk images of Logic Studio’s media with Disk Utility. While this is also a laborious endeavor, every subsequent installation of Logic is significantly faster, as you can simply mount all of the images, run the installer, and come back in less than 15 minutes with the procedure complete.

Logic pro comes with three new demo Projects from well-known artists. A new release of Logic is always cause for excitement. Since then it’s undergone many changes, not least  Logic Pro 9 ships as part of a bundle with Main Stage, the application designed to facilitate the use of Logic’s instruments and effects in a studio Imagelive rig, and Soundtrack Pro, a separate program designed for those working with audio for media post-production. Thankfully, these were also made available as PDF files a month or so after the initial Logic 9 launch.

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