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- 02/24/09--09:33: _Loops for Real Drum...
- 07/23/09--07:38: _What’s New in Apple...
- 08/21/09--07:49: _Logic Express Packs...
- 08/31/09--08:25: _Apple Logic Studio ...
- 01/04/10--09:30: _Trifonic’s Music, B...
- 08/11/10--09:22: _Apple Logic Speed R...
- 09/07/11--16:48: _Rumors Mounting for...
- 12/08/11--16:33: _Logic 9 and Updated...
- 12/03/12--14:54: _New Version of Logi...
- 06/10/13--13:17: _From Apple, No Lack...
- 08/01/13--04:25: _iPad DAW Control Ap...
- 12/19/13--20:43: _Logic Pro X 10.0.5:...
- 07/16/14--11:10: _Wu Tang Debuts Song...
- 07/30/14--08:12: _Roland’s PLUG-OUT S...
- 08/13/14--05:05: _MIDI Controller wit...
- 11/25/14--11:06: _Numerology 4 is the...
- 01/21/15--13:01: _What’s New in Logic...
- 02/24/15--02:37: _Camel Audio Almost ...
- 03/06/15--04:36: _Here’s How To Conne...
- 08/25/15--10:40: _Alchemy synth is no...
- 08/31/09--08:25: Apple Logic Studio 9 Review for Macworld; What Stands Out
- 01/04/10--09:30: Trifonic’s Music, Beat Slicing Technique, Free Bass Patch
- 08/11/10--09:22: Apple Logic Speed Run: Production Timelapse
- 12/08/11--16:33: Logic 9 and Updated MainStage on App Store, at Cut-Rate Prices
- 06/10/13--13:17: From Apple, No Lack of Commitment to the Mac, Pros, Creation [WWDC]
- 12/19/13--20:43: Logic Pro X 10.0.5: Improved EQs, 450 Bug Fixes, Drummers, More
- 07/16/14--11:10: Wu Tang Debuts Song in Hackable Form: New Track on Blend First
- 02/24/15--02:37: Camel Audio Almost Certainly Acquired by Apple
- 08/25/15--10:40: Alchemy synth is now a part of Logic Pro X; here’s what’s new
Loops have gotten an unfortunate reputation as being a stand-in for real musicians or real musicianship – perhaps because, too often, they are. That’s why it’s always refreshing to see a discussion of how looping can incorporate musical technique. Like many electronic musicians, I have zero background in drumming; I’m a keyboardist and was trained … Continue →
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I have to say I think Express is a model of what a more entry-level edition of a product could be. (I know Apple competitors reading this are shaking their heads and pointing out that Apple is in the comfortable position of selling pricey computers with big margins, but I think Apple still provides incentive … Continue →
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Flex Time is likely to be the feature that will have the biggest impact on users, by making audio more malleable. Logic has been a big box of sound toys for some time, but I think what decides whether you really build a working relationship with software like Logic is whether you like editing in … Continue →
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Trifonic: Editing Beats – Part 1 from Next Step Audio on Vimeo. No more secrets: that could well sum up the zeitgeist of music making in 2010. So it is that Trifonic, aka virtuoso beatmeister brothers Brian and Laurence Trifon of San Francisco, share their technique for chopping up and glitching out audio. Their new … Continue →
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Japanese fusion “underground music unit” Human Boot Project have a clever take on the music video, one that – well, let’s face it, probably appeals only to music production nerds like us. Using the free/open source software Gawker (Mac-only screen capture, not to be confused with thegossip blog), they take an extended timelapse of their … Continue →
I generally avoid commenting on Apple rumors, lest I find a severed horse head atop my MacBook Pro, but this one seems simply to be obvious. Apple took a radical approach to Final Cut Pro X (and Motion), giving them full overhauls and new UIs, 64-bit support, and distribution through the online Mac App Store … Continue →
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MainStage, with its all-in-one instrument and effect rig powers, is now a la carte, and both Logic and MainStage are cheaper. A lot cheaper. Image courtesy Apple. As expected, Apple moved its Logic Pro music production tool to the App Store. And the results are mostly what you’d expect. The biggest change is the price: … Continue →
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Apple tends to avoid commenting outside its famously-watertight public relations apparatus, but executives sometimes get personal. That appears to be the case for Xander Soren, Director of Product Marketing (and a key player in their pro audio apps). Xander has been in my experience an outspoken and articulate individual. Here, he dispels notions that Apple … Continue →
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Here’s a quick way to sum up the revelations in today’s Apple event: “Oh, so that’s what was keeping them.” It’s certainly true when it comes to OS X and the long-awaited Mac Pro. Critics of Apple and concerned loyal users have worried that the growing success of iOS and consumer platforms would erode support … Continue →
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Various third-party apps have turned your iPad (or, occasionally, Android) into a control surface for DAWs. Many simply emulate the features of Mackie Control, a popular inter-app control protocol. Steinberg offered its own tool with the awkwardly-named but powerful Cubase iC Pro. Killer features: keyboard shortcuts, visual arrangement overview for navigation. Then, came Apple with … Continue →
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Alongside starting orders for the Mac Pro, Apple this week released updates for all its pro apps, including Logic Pro X. And, showing ongoing attention to MainStage – which Cupertino says is used by a number of high-profile celebrities in their tours – the live performance companion app gets some attention, too. The banner feature … Continue →
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If the album business model is collapsing, the frantic rush to everything else is at least interesting. Hip hop as a genre, of course, came from a deconstruction and reconstruction of the album, from the early evolution of DJ techniques and sampling. So, the fact that Wu Tang is skipping the conventional release altogether is … Continue →
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Roland’s PLUG-OUT introduces a new way to deliver electronic musical instruments. You get a plug-in you run on your computer, but then the same sound-making code can be loaded onto hardware – the AIRA SYSTEM-1 synth keyboard. The good news is, the future-y stuff all works perfectly well. As we reported in our initial hands-on, … Continue →
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The world has no shortage of MIDI controllers. There are big ones, small ones. There are, increasingly, loads of specialized controllers designed around apps. The DS1 is designed to be something different: it’s a mixing controller. And as conceived in a partnership between educational studio Dubspot and Austin, Texas boutique builder Livid Instruments, it’s meant … Continue →
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Numerology is a ray of hope, proof that there’s more than one way to build software for making music live and in the studio. Instead of locking you into yet another multitrack recorder, it’s an open canvas for combining sequencers into note-making machines. But maybe the idea of using some idiosyncratic modular step-sequencing environment just … Continue →
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With version number 10.1, the Logic Pro release out right now sounds like a “yawn, move along” bump. But there’s actually a big story here. Half that story is about making electronic beats. The other half, and maybe the more important half, is about editing. But let me explain. Even with a steady stream of … Continue →
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When audio software maker Camel Audio announced they were ceasing operations and making their product line unavailable, we considered two possibilities: either they had simply closed shop, or they were bought. Well, they were bought. That is, we can’t confirm the plug-in vendor has been purchased by Apple. Here, let’s line up two scenarios again. … Continue →
Remember the days of clicking laboriously to add notes to a piano roll editor? Well, that’s a bit silly nowadays if there’s a touchscreen sitting next to your desk. You probably want to make use of it – and maybe without stumbling around helper apps and wifi configuration. We’ve already seen how Auxy, the iPad … Continue →
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Logic Pro has a new flagship synth instrument. And that synth is no basic pack-in – it’s one of the deepest software instruments on the market. It’s also no stranger. As expected following Cupertino’s acquisition, Alchemy, a deep “sample manipulation” synth, has made its way into Apple’s product line. It’s now everywhere on the Mac … Continue →
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