Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Up from Garageband

For ages I wondered if Apple would create music software that was a step up from Garageband. And they finally did, when I wasn't paying attention - it's called Logic Pro.

Don't get me wrong - I love Garageband and you can't beat the price - it comes free with all MacBooks. And considering it's free it's miraculously sophisticated yet intuitive. It's thanks to Garageband that I started to compose music.

And yet, I couldn't help wishing for something a little more advanced, and I was willing to pay for it, but not as much as for the standard app of music creators, Pro Tools which is now $700. Logic Pro is $200.

I own an earlier version of Pro Tools, both the Mac and PC versions but it just as fun as an Apple brand music application.

My main complaint about Logic Pro is the name - it's so generic. I mean, really, "logic"? How is that not basically appropriate for every single software product ever? It's so bland I can never remember the damn name. I never forget "Garageband."