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Thursday, January 28, 2010

iWork for the iPad OK, what about MainStage or Logic?

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Yes, the iPad's out of the bag, and no, this is not some sort of netbook killer, I see it rather as a Jazzmutant Lemur (2,000 USD.) killer, or a Wacom Cintiq (2000 USD.) killer and I would love to know, if ever Apple would benefit us musicians with music production software made natively for this new tablet.

Before you ask what's Jazzmutant's Lemur here's a little video:


Nice, the only problem is that this overpriced (yeah it's 2000 bucks) controller is just that, a controller, it does not produce music on its own.

Speaking of controllers, for the iPhone and iPod Touch we've got TouchOSC, you've seen it before haven't you? It's kind of a poor man's Lemur. Here's a video:



I think we can all imagine the possibilities huh? The TouchOSC developers must have been waiting for this day for a long time.

But what about producing the music, sound and all not just controlling it, would the iPad be capable of that? I don't see why not if the iPhone/iPods of the world are already capable of this. Look at this little jewel: Beatmaker, imagine using it on your iPad...



Other companies have jumped in the iPhone/iPod platform, there's Virsyn/Audiomidi.com's iSyn and iDrum by iZotope now, where's Korg? they did make that silly fabulous little synth with Nintendo didn't they?

What about Ableton? They've been developing great products with hardware manufacturers like Akai. I certainly see them porting some version of Ableton for the iPad.

Now my question is, with all this going on will Apple make a MainStage or Logic version for the iPad? my guess is... don't hold your breath.

What say you?

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Logic Pro 9 / Mainstage 2 Updated

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Hello, there's a new update available for Logic Studio 9 and MainStage 2.

Before you think it's a ton of new features and maybe some new software synth I will tell you that this is just some normal bug crushing / ironing.

Logic Pro:

No new functionalities for LP except maybe:
  • Newly recordedTake folders are now always open when recording on a single track.
  • The Control Surface Setup window now only lists devices for which MIDI plug-ins are installed.
  • It is now possible to create a marker less than a beat away from an existing marker with the "Create Marker without rounding" key command.
  • There is now a key command to set the Flex tool.
Here's the summary of the update as it appears in the Update window:
Logic Pro 9.1 Update
This update delivers improved compatibility and numerous fixes.

Issues addressed include:
  • Support for 64-bit native mode
  • Compatibility with 64-bit Audio Unit plug-ins
  • File names with over 32 characters are now supported
  • Samples are now mapped correctly when using the "Contiguous Zones" option in the EXS editor
Updated System Requirements
  • 32-bit mode requires Mac OS X 10.5.7 or later
  • 64-bit mode requires Mac OS X 10.6.2 or later
For information about the Logic Pro update please refer to:

MainStage

Apart from the 64-bit parts no new functionalities in MainStage except maybe:
  • Count-in now starts immediately on play in the Loopback and Playback plug-ins.
Here's the summary of the update as it appears in the Update window:
  • Support for 64-bit native mode
  • Compatibility with 64-bit Audio Unit plug-ins
  • Improved compatibility with MainStage 1.x documents
  • Multiple Playback plug-ins in the same group now sync reliably
  • Improved recording when using the Loopback plug-in
Updated System Requirements
  • 32-bit mode requires Mac OS X 10.5.7 or later
  • 64-bit mode requires Mac OS X 10.6.2 or later

For information about the MainStage 2.1 update, please refer to:

(Btw I spotted a little typo in the LP release notes site, no biggie)


Have fun!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Using Logic Studio For Broadcast - Part I

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Hello, I'm back with a new series of tutorials.

I've been working on some broadcasting projects with Logic Studio and let me tell you, this is one powerful mother.

Here's the shocker, I have not bought a new computer in years, it's the same old iMac (white, Intel -and not even 20'') and it is not coughing.

The following video is just the presentation of one of the projects that I've been working on, and I thought why not document the process and share it with all of you.


Well here it is, part one of a new series Using Logic Studio for Broadcast.
Enjoy.