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Logic Takes Over the Music World When Apple bought Logic from Emagic in July of 2002, the audio world took a big breath and wondered what would happen next. Until that time, Apple's line of Pro Creati  

Logic übernimmt die Music World

Wenn Apple Logic von Emagic kaufte im Juli 2002 übernahm der Audio-Welt einen großen Atem und fragte mich, was als nächstes passieren würde. Bis zu diesem Zeitpunkt mitgelieferten Apple-Linie von Pro Creative Software nur Final Cut Pro und DVD Studio Pro ... zwei tolle Anwendungen in der Tat. Aber kaum hatten wir wieder wissen dann, dass Apple plant, den Mac in jedem Künstler Traum-Plattform wiederum hatte.

Bevor Apple gekauft Logic wurde Emagic nichts weiter als ein wenig Spieler in der Audio-Produktion weltweit. Pro Tools war die defacto Industriestandard DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) und wenn du in der Musikbranche tätig zu jeder Art von schweren Ebene, Sie ganz sicher Pro Tools in Ihrem Studio verwendet. Es wurde erwartet, denn nur Pro Tools (damals) der rohen Rechenleistung benötigt, um durch ein großes Projekt mit mehreren Spuren mit Tonnen von DSP-Effekte hinzugefügt, um jede Spur zu kauen anbieten könnte, so dass es die beste Musik-Recording-Software.

Der Grund Pro Tools genossen wie einen Wettbewerbsvorteil zu der Zeit war aufgrund der Hardware-Beschleunigung, die Digi-Design (das ursprüngliche Hersteller von Pro Tools vor Avid erwarb sie) Sie kaufen, um ihre Software laufen gezwungen. Diese Hardware-Karten enthalten zusätzliche Prozessorkerne, dass alle die Schwerstarbeit, wenn Sie Reverbs angewendet, Kompression, EQ und so weiter haben. Aber alles, was Rechenleistung kam zu einem Preis ... fordert einen hohen Preis ... manchmal Zehntausende von Dollar.

Und das war, wo Apple sah eine Chance. Apple-kannte die Macht der internen CPUs in ihren Computern verwendet gesetzt wurde drastisch zu erhöhen. Sie wussten auch, Kunden lieber nutzen, die Macht der Host-Computer und eine relativ billige DAW (Logic), Musik zu machen, statt kaufen extra, und sehr teuer, externe Hardware, um genau dasselbe tun. Und weil Logic wurde nur auf dem Mac, die Apple laufen, wusste auch, dass der Kauf von Logic von Emagic wäre eine ganz neue Generation von Produzenten, ihre Plattform, die das Ergebnis so dass sie mehr Computer verkauft haben sich bringen würde. Es war eine win / win-Situation-...

Seit 2002 habe ich ein stetiges Fortschreiten in der Welt der Musik zum Einsatz von Logic bemerkt. Fast jedes Studio in der Welt bietet jetzt sowohl Logic und Pro Tools in ihre Aufnahme und Mix Zimmer. Viele haben ersetzt Pro Tools al zusammen. Außerhalb der Faktor Preis, Leute wie Logic für das kreative Potenzial es bietet. Logic hat überlegene Audio-Routing-und MIDI-Editing-Funktionen. Es gibt Dutzende von Software-Instrumenten und DSP-Effekte direkt in (und ist damit einer der vielseitigsten "Studio in a box" Software-Anwendungen auf dem Markt) und mit der Audio-Einheit Architektur von Logic beschäftigt, 3rd-Party-Plugins Entscheidungsträger können Design gebaut Effekte und Instrumente, die problemlose Integration in Ihre Tracks, die Macht der Software zu verbessern.

For many producers today, it's a no brainer ... they grab a mac and a copy of Logic, and they are ready to go! Logic is taking veer the music production world ...Best music recording software, what do you think?

Martin Sitter

Martin Sitter is the Founder of NonLinear Educating Inc., and the CEO of,, and Ask.Audio. Martin started out as a DJ and Record Producer in the 90s. At the turn of this Century, Martin was recruited by Apple Computers to design and author their Official Software Training Curriculum for Logic, Soundtrack ... Read More


Without doubt Martin, I agree with you. Logic is the way forward on the Mac for recording & producing music. It's amazing how the price has been slashed since Apple took over. I remember back in the Logic 5 days to purchase Logic and all the plugins would cost in the region of £1200 GBP! Now, with so much more content, many more plugins, amazing features it's available for under £400 GBP.

As CPUs in Macs become more and more powerful, applications like Logic and Live will surely keep growing their user base, while I expect Pro Tools to become more and more affordable too.
Martin Sitter
Avid has to do something with Pro Tools to keep up. Their booth at NAMM was a shadow of it's former glory ... just a few pods and some tables to talk business at. No flashy presentations ... no big stage. And interestingly no Digi Design. Avid laid off a huge amount of staff last fall ... that's always a sign of things to come.
I definitely agree with you both about Logic 9 being the top dog right now, but then again, Logic (and Reason) are the only sequencers that I'm fluent in (I ditched Reason after I became fluent in Logic). I have a pretty solid opinion about why I use Logic Studio as opposed to Pro Tools 8. Mainly because Logic and Pro-Tools are constantly paired against each other. I'm not nearly as clear as to why I use Logic 9 as opposed to other sequencers like Digital Performer 7 or Cubase 5. I'd be very interested to hear what either of you have to say. How do the other DAWS compare with Logic 9? What does Logic do better then them, and in what ways might the other DAWS have slight advantages over Logic 9?

I bleed Logic, so I'm not planning on switching platforms. I am, however, very curious hear your 2¢ on the matter.
@ Eric, there are many similarities and differences between Logic and the competition. Let's choose Cubase first. Cubase has some great features and plugins in version 5... but it doesn't have an 'Environment'... This is a bog thing for me and performance of Cubase on Mac isn't as good as Logic.

Digital Performer 7. I'm not hugely versed in DP7. Again no environment style area is a killer blow for me. It's apparently very good for scoring movies but the interface never got me going. Also, for some bizarre reason when I first got Logic back in version 5 DP7 was big in the states but not very popular here in the UK.

Basically, Logic allows for a very very configurable workflow that suits my needs. Also, I just love Logic... I don't ge that feeling with other DAWs... I like them and appreciate them... but not the big L word ;-)

Having said that, there are features in Cubase 5 and Live that I like...
Victor Mason
WOW, I just logged on tonight and I see a big fresh update to Martin, you've been a busy man creating these articles for the new blog and your a great writer not to mention a great instructor. It's an amazing progression when you think about it. Logic is superior in so many ways. The sound sculpting synths and the built in EFX are extremely valuable. Logic is 64 bit and still accommodates 32 bit user plug ins. I went to NAMM this year and EVERYONE of any serious caliber was running logic. Melodyne is probably one of the most powerful softwares for audio around and of course, they were demoing and running on logic. I use a good number of plugins and frankly, Logic is so powerful, I am only using a few. you don't need a lot of plug ins unless your very specific in your needs which would be outside of logic. This website and the tutorials here along with the great forum support have taught me so much in such a short time, I am already working on my level two certification with Apple and the book looks like a printed review of what I have already learned with I actually learned more with this companies training and to think I was completely ignorant to logic only 8 short months ago.

Apple is a dominate cultural force in todays society and Logic is so powerful, it's like handing over the keys to a serious professional studio for $500. Apple products are superior and the fact that they offer some of the smoothest running computers with the fastest and most powerful computing systems allows Logic to run completely in a native environment without external parts. That is simply amazing. Pro Tools cannot survive with a dominate force like Apple providing better and better product and software at these low prices. Lets see, $10K- $15K USD for a pro Tools HD set up ( the cheap one) or $500 for Logic that can outperform it?

Pro tools says, Nope you can't do that if you try something that is not conventional where as Logic says, " Lets try it?" You tell me.
Martin Sitter
Hi Victor, I'm glad to know the vids are helping! And even happier to know you're getting up to speed on Logic quickly ... :) ... I used to write the courseware for Logic for Apple, and IMHO these videos are a far better and quicker way to learn.

Great work over at ... I love what you're doing there Victor!!

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