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  • Logic Pro vs. Garage Band

    I hadn't seen anyone discuss this. I've been with my old pal GB for a couple years now. I have dabbled with Logic. Every hour I spend with it, I end up nowhere and frustrated.
    I'm becoming more and more curious though.

    For those who made the jump to Logic, is it worth learning? I'm thinking about getting Logic X, a couple books and sitting down for a few weekends.
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    I reviewed Logic X in the latest digitalDrummer. It's like GB on steriods - easy to use, but extremely powerful and a steal at the price. The only drawback is that it's a very big download, especially if you want the whole sound library.
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    • #3
      I would like to encourage you to go for it!
      I happened to do the same - although it was Cubase on my part, - reading the manual front to back, 'till I was pulling an all-nighter!

      But it was sure worth it, I have made up little bookmarks out of tape-strips, for easier indexing.
      One for the transport-section, one for the editor-chaper, one for the vst-plugins, one for the mixer-chapter, audio-pool and so on and on....

      Once you get the hang of the basics on one DAW, you will find your way 'round other DAW's. ...The rudimentary functions, at least. It's like riding bicycles - once you've learned it, you can never forget!


      HTH


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      • #4
        Yes, Logic is much more powerful than GarageBand. It also works differently enough that moving from GB up to Logic is not intuitive.
        It will take a while to learn. Question is: do you really need the power of Logic? Maybe yes, maybe no.

        If you are willing to spend the hours learning a new DAW, either you need it, or as a "hobby", then sure, go ahead! Remain calm and don't get frustrated. Youtube is also your friend when you are stuck.

        Also, you may consider alternatives.
        For me, I use Logic, but truth be told, Studio One was the easiest to wrap my head around. It was the most obvious and intuitive DAW that I ever used. The only bug the prevents me to use it full time is the MIDI implementation doesn't allow for cymbal chokes yet.
        They have a free version should you like to try it.
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        • #5
          Depending on what you need, Reaper is a great and cheap option.
          And another suggestion, no matter which you choose, is to look at the online training packages from Groove3. They're cheap and very, very informative, and will save you heaps of time. The Logic one is a case in point, and it got me going very quickly.
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          • #6
            I think I should clarify. I was comparing Garage Band to Logic 9. I just downloaded and tried Logic X tonight. It is simpler, easier, intuitive and almost exactly like Garage Band.
            Only more. I don't think I'll need any adjustment for it.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by allanjohn View Post
              Depending on what you need, Reaper is a great and cheap option.
              And you can try it for free before you buy it, so there is really no downside in giving it a shot.

              -- Greg

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              • #8
                [QUOTE=rsosborn;n969117It is simpler, easier, intuitive and almost exactly like Garage Band.
                Only more. I don't think I'll need any adjustment for it. [/QUOTE]

                Absolutely - it's like an onion. On the surface, it's much like Garage Band, but as you dig in, you find all kinds of functionality. I was very, very impressed with logic X (never having touched Logic before).
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                • #9
                  Well, it's alot easier than Logic 9. That thing was nuts.


                  Originally posted by allanjohn View Post

                  Absolutely - it's like an onion. On the surface, it's much like Garage Band, but as you dig in, you find all kinds of functionality. I was very, very impressed with logic X (never having touched Logic before).

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