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Apple Acquires Redmatica Software – Confirmed?

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Perhaps this email I just received a couple of minutes ago from Redmatica confirms its acquisition by Apple:

Dear Redmatica Customer,
After eight wonderful years of developing creative sampling tools, I have decided to close Redmatica to pursue other interests. Thank you for all your patronage!

Andrea Gozzi, Founder

Something obviously got lost in translation here. Close Redmatica? Other interests? How vague.

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Unhide The Library Folder in Lion

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?

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A Complete Reinstall Of Logic Studio In 40 Minutes.

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.

Logic Pro on iPad With Air Display – The Story Sofar

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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.

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Turn An iOS Device Into An Instant Second Monitor With Air Display

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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

Logic Pro Crashes – Make The Most Of Them

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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.

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How To Build An Aggregate Audio Device

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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.

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