Just to warn everyone with a Mackie Control Universal. Apple did not seem to be able to make sure that the MCU works properly. Logic 9 does not recognise my MCU which has always been working fine until I updated to Logic 9.
Logic 8 Pro has some good points - it's really easy to record live audio and then mix and use samples etc. but it's pretty much backward when you want to produce anything. It's the least intuative program I've ever used for making music. I used Cubase since it ran off a floppy disk and used cakewalk 8 and cool edit pro for years. But the last 3 years I've run logic to my detriment. I've only ever used logic on mac it's massively powerful but ultimately frustrating to the point where I'd rather work on a 5 year old pc running cakewalk than a new mac running logic. it just doesn't do things for no obvious reason such as audio editing - greyed out medus and options for no reason - the copy of the file is in the audio folder so let me do what I want to it. Creatively limiting and puts you off making music sometimes. Working with audio generally just duplicating a track to pan and then tryng to mix is hard work - if it's not the mixer levels it's the automation or the hyper editing so levels just reset themselves sometimes none of these things. Maybe I'm just rubbish at Logic but in 3 years of trying and 15 years of producing music overall and seeing massive changes in software and hardware things should get easier not harder. I don't want to make music by numbers but I do want software to do what I want and this doesn't. Like I say powerful but tedious.
Very disappointed with this product.
just upgraded from Logic 7 and its like a toy aimed at bedroom producers in comparison.
if only that were the only issue as i could get used to the interface but its badly programmed and is full of glitches and bugs as a result.
if only apple could make software to match there amazing hardware but at present this not good enough at all