Here’s a little issue I dealt with today, I might as well put it up here. As I was trying to save a channel strip setting, I noticed that Logic Pro’s Finder window defaulted to something completely different than the regular User/Library/Application Support/Logic/Channel Strip Settings folder. I have no idea how that happened. Since regular access to user/Library/ recently has been disabled in OS X, how do you unhide the library folder in Lion?
For those of us suffering from Multi-DAW Syndrome:
I’ve just finished a handy tool to help you memorize Ableton Live Keyboard Shortcuts.
This should make remembering keyboard shortcuts for Live a little easier. Let me know if I’ve made any mistakes, or if you’d like to see things changed. Future projects: Pro Tools and Melodyne.
Have a good weekend!
Update: Melodyne Studio 3.2 version available.
Every now and then, I get these “I wish I could do this in Logic Pro” moments. And in the past year, a lot of article drafts for this site have turned out to be mere feature requests. This post is a good place to put all these ideas together.
For those of you who use Apple Remote Desktop (ARD) to manage multiple Macs that have Logic Pro 9 installed from the Logic Studio DVD, be aware of this Support Article that was posted on December 8th. Updating Logic Pro on your systems can now be managed using ARD, NetInstall, or NetRestore. This will only work if you (re)purchase Logic Pro from the App Store though.
What if Apple ported Siri, the new voice-controlled assistant for the iPhone 4S, to Mac applications?
Before I forget: Last week I upgraded to a brand new, smoking Two 2.66GHz 6-Core Intel Xeon Mac Pro. I did a complete reinstall of all my plugins and a clean install of Logic Studio. Installing Logic Studio only took about 40 minutes (all discs!). How, you may wonder? By using Disc Images. I knew these would turn out to be handy one day… I mounted all images at once, and skipped the verification process.
Read more about making disc images of your install discs right here.
The Air Display application turns an iPad into a wireless computer monitor with a touchscreen. Avatron, maker of the app, was founded by a former Apple software engineering manager, and a team of veteran Mac OS X programmers. I’ve been test-driving Air Display some more recently, to see how it would work together with Logic Pro. My findings are below, along with some images of the iPad displaying various Logic Pro plugins and windows.
I’m taking Air Display for a spin. This app lets you turn an iOS device into an extended display. There’s also a version for the Mac, which turns another Mac into extra screen real estate. All devices have to be on the same network.
Cool app for Logic Pro users, wouldn’t you think? As you can see, I’m displaying a Channel EQ on my iPad. I must say, it works great. Adjusting EQ by touching is an awesome experience. Displaying the Analyzer on the iPad: very cool. Plugins with turning knobs are bit more difficult to control (Waves VComp in my case). Being able to make the window size of Logic Pro’s stock plugins bigger comes in really handy. After the weekend, I’ll try out Sample Editor, Mixer, etcetera. So Apple, your Logic Pro Remote app? Bring it on.
Source : TUAW
Here’s a list of OS X keyboard shortcuts that should come in handy when you’re working with Logic Pro. For more OS X keyboard goodness, follow the link at the bottom of this article. Have an OS X keyboard shortcut tip yourself to speed up workflow? Drop it in the comments!
Do you have a large collection of Sampler Instruments in your homefolder? Since Sampler Instruments folders get scanned every time Logic Pro starts, chances are their sheer size is affecting Logic Pro’s startup time.
Let’s talk crashes. I must say I’ve had my dose through the years. I tend to update Logic Pro rather quickly after there’s an update out, which isn’t always the smartest thing to do. I run a pretty big collection of third-party plugins – so I easily lose track of version updates. Dealing with crashes unfortunately is an integral part of working with Logic Pro, so let’s have a look at what you can do to find out more about the cause of a crash.
I’ve never understood why iTunes doesn’t have support for Audio Units.
Sometimes, uneven load distributions on multiple cores can lead to ‘Core Audio Overload‘ messages in Logic Pro. This even happens sometimes when a single core overloads while the other cores show far less activity. Read apple.com’s article on this topic, and get familiar with redistributing core loads by smart routing.
With the OS X Audio/Midi Setup application, in Applications->Utilities, you can combine several audio interfaces and make them behave like one. This way, you can use more than one audio interface in Logic Pro simultaneously without having to switch drivers in Audio Preferences. The Pro section at apple.com has a clear tutorial on how to build such an aggregate audio device.
There are two lame things about working with Logic Pro: When you close a project you haven’t changed, the application will ask you if you’d like to save, which is just really foolish. Plus there is the protection error you get when you run a second installation of Logic Pro on another Mac that is connected to your local network.
Yep, Logic Pro 9 GUI mods are real. As long as you make a zipped archive of Logic.app and keep that as a backup, you’re free to experiment. Ampguimods has done some fantastic work on Logic Pro 9 GUI mods. Go there for downloads and instructions. Donate if you can.
Today I did a complete reinstall of Snow Leopard and Logic Studio on my Mac Pro. I quickly ran into problems with my optical drive. The faulty drive made several failed attempts at installing the software. I didn’t have time to fix my drive, so I searched the web to find a workaround.