Hello Logic 9! Apple has just released the newest version of its high-end Audio suite. I cannot wait to get my hands on it! I am a huge fan of Logic, and most of my album (hear logic in action) was recorded within Logic. Of course some tracking had to be done in Pro Tools, but that was because I was forced to by some of the old-school studios I was working with – Get with the times fellas!!! Though I do have to admit the Pro Tools 8 piano sounds are pretty Awesome.
The next Dion Roy album will certainly be using some of the Logic 9 goodness including Bounce in Place, Speed Fades and the awesome new Flex time. I do hope in the abscence of Logic 8.0.3, that they have fixed some of the Logic 8.0.2 bugs like the screen redraws and the nightmare “ghosting ” that are prevalent when using the Audio comp feature in version 8.
Im looking forward to learning all the new features in Logic 9, but keep in mind everyone if you have the academic or NFR (not for resale) versions of Logic 8 you are going to have to shell out the full $499.99 to the Steve Jobs fund for this puppy. You know what though, $500 wouldnt even buy you Sculpture – so lets keep that in perspective, though I have to admit the included AU instruments like the Piano in PT8 have leveled the field just a bit.
New in Logic Studio 09
Mainstage 2 – The live application – used by Nine Inch Nails, Fleex Foxes and scores of others has seen a face lift and many bug fixes.
Soundtrack Pro 3 – Photoshop of audio editing! Havent seen whats new, but it is apparently far more integrated into Logic itself.
Logic Pro 9 – The mother of all DAW’s – new scoring, comps, instruments and other goodies – Ill be doing a follow up post once I have had some time with the new version.
I have attached several screenshots, including some of the new features within Logic, and I will be updating this post as I learn more. In the mean time enjoy!
Update : Spent some time on the details
Flex Time -> You can seriously move around vocal phrases, the way that melodyne adjusts pitch, you can seemlessly move around words without one cut or fade. Take that PRO Tools!
Drum Replacer -> You can choose your pre-recorded snare drum sound, then choose a drum sound for the apple library to replace each snare hit. Thats it. New Snare sound no edits.
Convert to Sampler : 2 Clicks, and your AUDIO (not Midi) piano part or drum part is now an EXS instrument (btw EXS has not gotten a facelift in the new version BOO! ) and editable as if it was an Audio event! What?! Amazing. You can now sample your own instruments in a flash.
How does Logic Sound?
That Logic sound: Both of these songs were recorded in Logic using only Logics instruments and real ones (Vocals, Guitars, Bass were recorded, Piano, Strings, and misc were all Logic ES2, Sculpture etc)
You Can’t Take
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