desmond wrote:redlester wrote:Seriously though, have not downloaded yet but reading the blurb this sounds like a direct attack on Ableton Live. I still use both Live and Logic and will be interested to see how this changes how I feel.
Well, "attack" is a strong word. The looping workflow is simply a very commonly done thing these days, particularly in more modern genres, and Logic was very lacking in this area.
The same goes for the Quick Sampler - Logic was very poor at taking a simple sample and quickly and easily letting you play and manipulate it. Ableton's "Simpler" was great in this regard.
The Drum Machine Designer in earlier versions was an ugly hack to overcome the old Ultrabeat plugin but it was underdeveloped and lacking - the overhaul and the new system is much better, and gives Logic a better tool to quickly throw in drum samples and make kits - again, an area where Logic was lacking.
So while some of these new features are definitely taking inspiration from Live, and other things, I see them more as filling weaknesses in Logic - if that makes it more attractive to people coming from Live, or makes people no longer need two different DAWs for this purpose, then so much the better. I always said Live was a great complement to Logic because it does well the things that Logic does poorly. This balance might have shifted a bit now. If I can do everything in my main app of choice, the better for me...
Yes indeed. What I meant was an attempt to directly appeal to those Live users who have wavered over Logic by addressing some specific issues, especially with the Simpler/Sampler stuff. "Attack" is just quicker to type.