Yeah, I have a set of Low Riders to go with my Stinger pup, as that’s the strings Sting uses. Will probably be a few weeks until I put them on, I am in my commitment period; I will be playing my orange crush bass exclusively for a few weeks so we get to know each other. It’s sort of a habit. (Collar me, don’t collar me) I’ve got my spine, I’ve got my orange crush.
I need to record though. Maybe an exception this weekend
It’s New Mac Day for me, the M2 Pro Mini is just too good of a deal (for a Mac). Spent a few hours moving all my music production stuff off of my Windows machine, back to a good OS experience that I actually enjoy using. And now my Windows machine can become a pure gaming box, which it is very very good at, and the required interaction with Windows is minimal. Feels good.
Another bonus is that this may free up my linux partition, which I was only really maintaining because I didn’t trust Windows to not get pwned. I like linux a lot, did software development in it for many years (more than 10), but I like MacOS a lot more.
Now the big question is whether or not I want to splurge for Logic. On the one hand, I like Reaper a whole lot and have a lot of time invested in it; plus, it’s faster and more reliable by reputation. On the other hand, Logic will be nice to use and has a really polished UI, and comes with a lot of great plugins. And the drummers are awesome. Eh, $200, not urgent at all. Will probably wait.
That’s exactly what my Studio is for. I use it to do all my client website development, animations, video editing, graphics creation, storyboards, scriptwriting, etc. on it. My iMac will now serve as my music studio work station.
My personal machine is a 13’’ M2 MacBook Pro and I use a “cheap” HP 27’’ monitor when at my desk at home - that monitor is totally fine for what I am doing most (all kinds of music-related stuff, some writing, almost no graphics or video stuff)
Well, good to see you’ll soon be joining the Logic community, @howard and @MikeC
I went with Abelton knowing little to nothing.
A buddy of mine used it so I figured I’d have free tech support.
I have limited experience with Logic so really can’t fully compare but can make these observations about Abelton….
there is a lot of functionality for live show programming that is useless to me (and most here).
the dual screen modes mean quite a bit flipping back and forth between two screens but, offers two screens of info Vs one.
I bought a Behringer controller (looks like a mixing board) and it’s a big help in mixing editing etc.
I took an online class about Abelton and now I’m invested enough that I don’t think I’ll switch but always wonder if logic was a better choice.
Either is much more powerful than we here will ever need try the demos of both and see how they run oand how you feel about the UIs and decide.
They probably can do all the “basic” stuff equally well, and - as @John_E pointed out - both can do way more than most of us will ever need.
However, there might be small differences that can make one lean towards either one of them. For many that have already owned Macs before, knowledge of GarageBand makes adoption of Logic much easier. Also, for me personally, I just got a bunch of patches that work only with the ES2 software synth, which - I think - only exists in Logic.
Yes, again as far as I have heard, this is were Abelton has an edge; Apple, in fact, has a separate program for live use called MainStage (about USD 30), which can do on-the-fly stuff that is not possible/necessary in a DAW, but whose interface appears to be very familiar for anyone using Logic nonetheless.