I've just had a discussion with a friend (some harp music for the flashback) who was asking me:
- How's your LS experience so far?
- But, don't you miss all your other music software?
- But, come on, no VSTs?
- Meh... most makers have Audio Unit versions of the same plugins.
- But come on, you are in denial right? I mean seriously? and ********?
- I use Ultrabeat
- But how about *******?
- ESX 24
- Yeah but ******* and ******* ?
- Oh yeah kinda miss those.... but I use Delay Designer and Space Designer
- But you have no updates, I mean Apple does not update LS, I mean almost never!
- Ah... true.
He got me on that one....
It's almost October... new Macs soon to come some of you may say... probably new music software... probably some nice updates for LS?
Well, probably NOT.
LS is does not ring you up every 10 days to say there's an update waiting for you to download and install... after all you should be making music and not thinking that it has to be bloody Christmas every fortnight.
Personally I've been more concentrated on my music rather than being a download/buy music doodahs junkie.
If you are constantly scouring music forums and chat rooms and magazines looking for the greatest and latest computer music technology and being eternally unsatisfied with the music software you have then think how life was in the 1950's
No personal computers
No software instruments
No DAWs (Like dear old LS)
If you are a "must-have-it-all" music software addict and lived on that time what would you do?
You'd be spending time making music right?
Balloney, I'm sure that even then musicians were silly unsatisfied with their gear and were always reading catalogs or being a pest at music stores.
Does this mean that Logic Studio users do not need updates?
I think no other music software has had more wish lists than LS in history.
Yet almost every user feels that the Logic Studio programming engineers live on a bunker embedded in an active volcano-base on a distant planet and that if they add or remove lines of code to the program they need:
1. The will to do it
2. The ideas, those must not come from a silly user wish list they have to be true inspirations
3. To test the ideas in a remote island safely away from humanity, as it would be a dangerous experiment, you just do not mess with the LS code like that
4. Once the possible new features are proven feasible they need to convince the product manager that it is absolutely necessary to have a Logic Studio update.
5. The LS team sends lobbyists to the Apple Imperial Senate to try to gain sympathy for this update
6. The Apple Imperial Senate has more important issues to discuss like: colors for the new iPods, the next silly and girly "I made my tune with pirated Cubase in my Paris apartment" song for the TV adds, if the iPhone should have a copy-paste function and such and such.
7. If the update is indeed passed, it has to be submited to the rules of the Nappleleonic Imperial Code of Law which states "all software (especially if it starts with the letter 'i') will enjoy timely updates and makeovers except for music software starting with the letter 'L' and finishing with the letter 'O' which must wait for a period of 3 to 5 years for any update once it has proven to be safe for the environment, safe for an Apple computer, fashionable... "
Think of it this way, the positive way, if Logic Studio were an iPod by the time you finished the installation a new version would be available and updating would become a Sisyphean task therefore leaving you with no time to make music at all.