Logic Studio was released on Wednesday and it was in my hands by noon. Unfortunately, due to my owning the academic version of Logic Pro 7, I had to wait until Friday to find a tricky hack to install the upgrade. There’s no upgrade for academic versions. I think it’s a stupid rule. I figure it should be like getting an educational discount on computers. Apple doesn’t see it that way. It’s probably the first time I’ve ever been mad at Apple.
But now that Logic Pro is installed in my system, all I can say is “Wow!” Logic Pro got a boob job. The user interface has been completely overhauled. That was my biggest complaint with Logic Pro 7. It wasn’t as fun to use as GarageBand. It didn’t have that Apple sexiness. Now it does.
Logic Studio is a set of apps including Logic Pro 8, MainStage (a live performance app), Soundtrack Pro, and all of the GarageBand Jam Packs. It’s a serious suite of sound tools. I haven’t even launched MainStage yet. And it’s an app I’ve been waiting for them to develop for a long time!
So you know what I’ll be up to for the next few weeks.
For a quick look at just one of the many sexy improvements, watch my Logic Pro 8 Template Chooser video. This will be part of a video training program I’m helping to develop at Logic Studio Training.
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