Oh boy what you don't find on the Internets these days.
I hate it when a complete neofite or a non-musician goes on a tantrum writing rubbish about things he understands nothing about and saying it's all complete shit.
But hey it's the weekend let's see it with humor shall we?
I stumbled upon some "review" by a fellow named Brian Turner and let me tell you Brian, what complete bullshit you write.
Obviously this guy pulled this review from his ass. Here are some of the 'precious' bits:
"So I bought a Leopard-powered iMac with a 24″ cinema screen and Logic, ready to make a start."So far so good, bare with me... so, Logic is ready right? yeah of course you can buy a Mac with Logic installed, why not, I have no reason to say he is lying on that one.
Anyway that iMac with Logic must have cost a fortune but hey, for Brian that wouldn't be a problem you see he's got the budget, he also got the Vienna Symphonic Library....
which he describes as follows...
I also make the mistake of buying Vienna Instruments, a VST module for Logic. You need a USB stick, two sets of supporting software, and a video tutorial - just to install the bastard thing. The software they sent was out of date, I had to find and download the updates, go back through the video tutorials - and the whole install process became so exhausting I daren’t try and use Vienna Instruments. I can already see I need another computing degree, specialised in VST instruments, just to use it.
Brian baby... no "the Vienna" is not a VST module, if you are working with Logic there is no VST, there is another system Audio Units...
But that's not the problem, I mean, come on, you did know that "the Vienna" works exactly the same on a PC and if it's complicated or there's a steep learning curve to it you do realize that has nothing to do with Apple right? And that "USB stick" (the dongle) is not Apple's fault either it's "the Vienna"s that is how they wish to combat piracy.
Of course what is a reviewer if he does not have enough technical expertise?
That would be complete n'importe quoi ! wouldn't it? No worries... Brian is an expert here's the proof:
"I’ve used Windows machines extensively for over ten years, learned to use the command prompt on Linux servers - but still get easily confused when trying to do anything with settings on the iMac."
So yeah you learn the command prompt on Linux but get confused by the settings on the iMac...
right... I would have given some credit to that unfortunately he wrote this after:
"The Apple GUI is very pretty, ahead of its time, makes me go “wow” a few times. Until I try and use anything."Alright...this... is comedy gold he dared to make a review about Logic!!!
Installing Logic Pro takes around 6 hours to install.
Come fucking on Brian... you had said that the iMac you bought came with Logic ready to go...
Just be fair and tell people you know shit about music software and they'll understand why it was imposible for you to work with 2 complicated pieces of software and an iMac. That could come through as a more honest approach.
Otherwise if you think you are right, go to all the specialized media in the UK (I mean the people who actually know what the fuck they are talking about like SOS) and tell them they what morons they are.
Have a great weekend.