This month Why Logic Pro Rules is turning 5 years old. So this month’s content is all about celebrating! And today I have some fun in store 😉
**Attention – The Why Logic Pro Rules & Speakerfood PlugSearch Giveaway has concluded. Thanks to all those who entered!**
If you took the time to enter the WLPR & Speakerfood giveaway – thank you! It was my first foray into giveaway territory. And it was a lot of fun to see so many entries come in.
Welp – our random name generator for the giveaway has spoken! And the following 5 subscribers won a free copy of PlugSearch from Speakerfood:
- Rory Chambers
- Fabian Chiasson
- Clayton Parker
- Phill Romando
- Neil Pollock
(By the way – if you are one of the above winners, check your inbox! I sent over an email with instructions to claim your prize 🙂 )
Thanks so much again if you submitted an entry. And don’t forget – this Friday, November 4th, 2022 I’ll be announcing the 5 winners of the WLPR & Apogee giveaways! Be sure to subscribe to WLPR if you haven’t yet.
Why Logic Pro Rules is hosting its first-ever giveaway! And this will be one of several giveaways occurring this month on the website and channel.
This first giveaway is being supported by Speakerfood. Speakerfood is an awesome developer of Logic Pro-specific applications and tools.
Why Logic Pro Rules & Speakerfood are pairing together to giveaway 5 free licenses for Speakerfood’s awesome PlugSearch app.
PlugSearch is a plug-in search tool that will dramatically speed up your workflow and creativity in Logic Pro.
With PlugSearch you can skip the menu-diving and just type the name of the plug-in, instrument or MIDI effect you’d like to load. And once you hit Return, PlugSearch instantly loads your chosen plug-in.
Starting today, October 14th, 2022 until next Wednesday, October 19th, 2022 you can sign up for the chance to win 1 of 5 free copies of PlugSearch.
The 5 randomly chosen winners will be announced on Friday, October 21st, 2022.
Good luck! I hope you’re one of the 5 lucky winners of this awesome application 🙂
Today’s Post – What Was Your Logic Pro Journey?
Since we’re celebrating WLPR’s 5th “birthday” this month, I’m looking to have some fun each week this October. And I thought it would be fun for us to each swap our Logic Pro “origin stories.”
Obviously you and I both have something in us that we need to create, capture and share. And while there are tons of apps out there for recording or producing, we each decided to go with Apple’s Logic Pro.
So I want to know – what was your musical journey? What led you to start using Logic Pro? And what about the app compelled you to stick with it?
For me I chose Logic Pro based on a friend’s recommendation. Back in 2010 a band I was in had broken up. But I still wanted to continue recording and releasing music.
I tried several different DAWs. But none of them seem to make any sense to me. So I asked a buddy who had recorded my band, “what do you recommend I use for recording my music?”
And as they say, the rest is history 🙂
To kick things off, In today’s video I share how I became a Logic Pro user. And also what motivated and inspired me to start Why Logic Pro Rules.
I hope you enjoy hearing about the origins of WLPR. And please – share your own Logic Pro journey with the rest of us below!
This month is all about celebrating how this awesome DAW has made it possible for us to express our individual creativity.
Marcus (@dafingaz) says
ProTools for over 10 years at a studio for an international nonprofit.
They closed the studio.
For about 3 years I mainly used the iPad and GarageBand.
When the pandemic started , the Logic Pro trial was extended to 90 days.
After that c I actually won the full edition in a contest.
And history was made. Lol.
That’s awesome Marcus! Thanks for sharing. If you don’t mind me asking, what was the contest you won a copy of Logic Pro?
Super cool they were able to provide Logic Pro to you, as it’s an App Store specific purchase.
Reginald Reid says
I started with Cakewalk sometime in the late 90’s, I believe. After switching from a PC to a Mac, I started using Digital Performer. Used that for at least a decade. At some point around 2012, I switched to Logic(maybe Logic 8 ??). I found it not only less of a CPU drain, it was much easier to use, and I haven’t looked back since. I look at other DAWs and they look confusing and cluttered. Other than an audio class I took and bouncing some vocals out of ProTools LE, I have never used or been a fan of ProTools. And let’s not forget the $200 price tag for Logic Pro X. Getting a pro level DAW with built in effects and virtual instruments for that price is hard to beat. Logic is the only DAW I’ll ever use.
Ralph (Slim) Novak says
I got Logic because a good friend, Don Latarski, (jazz guitarist, former head of the jazz guitar department at U.O. here in Eugene, Oregon, and excellent recording engineer) uses it and he gets excellent results. You might say he’s my mentor.
I’ve been impressed by the clear and beautifully articulate recordings he makes, so when I had to close my guitar making business due to loss of eyesight, I decided to try recording as my wife and her twin sister are experienced songwriters. I talked to Don and he showed me his system: a Mac computer with Logic and an RME interface. Logic Pro has been all that I was hoping for: easy to use, and excellent audio quality. It’s a “lotta bang for the buck”.
Your tutorials have been essential to my moving past the early stages of recording and getting better at mixing and even mastering.
Barney Quinton says
Hi Chris, as a DJ and producer in 90’s I worked on cubase (PC) for most of 90’s but bought an Apple G4 or G5 and went on to Logic 5 or 6 in 2000-ish. Primarily as it was the best way to have Audio in your daw/workstation. This was incredible. having actual audio to move around and effect may now-a-days seem a given, but was absolutely amazing back then. Cubase may have had audio tracks but it was not the same user experience as with Logic. I even remember buying the ES1 soft synth! It was fortunate that I had Logic as my DAW, as I needed it in 2000 for the feature film “The 51st State”, I played a small role in composing some of the sound track . I can’t imagine using another DAW even now. FYI your tutorials still teach me something new. So thanks dude, from the bottom of my heart.
Bart De Mylle says
The first DAW I used was EZ Vision from Opcode, in the late 1980’s. I briefly tried out Cubase in those days but found it not at all user friendly (too much windows to walk through). The next DAW was Emagic , this was a splendid DAW but the environment was something hard to master. Later Apple acquired Emagic and turned it into a much more user friendly DAW. None of the competitors offer that many high quality virtual instruments, plug-ins and audio recording at the same price.
German Alberto Sanchez says
Thanks for your awesome site, vids and your work.
I have always been a Mac fan cause I was a “certified” Synclavier operator which studied the 2 courses in the back then Full Sail School in May 1990 (I graduated from Berklee from MP&E in 1989 but that’s another story), but by the time I got into getting a computer, (Quadra) Macs were not optimal for sound so I got a PC with a P166 MMX chip and a Guillemot MaxiSound ISA card with a weird but very good recording program. I finally had enough money to upgrade in …2001(?) and Pro Tools was prohibitively expensive and it was ONLY Audio, no MIDI, and I found out that eMagic’s Logic was the best alternative, so I got a PLATINUM edition for PC and I haven’t looked back since.. I FINALLY got a G5 Mac Pro in 2005 and I am STILL a Mac/Logic freak.. I can’t believe how CHEAP Logic is now compared to how it used to be , especially since NOBODY uses the full extent of it!!!
Cristian Stefanescu (Bucharest, ROMANIA) says
I started with SADiE in ’97! Then, for years I became a serious Sony Acid Pro user making music and also Sony Vegas Pro doing advertising and sound for film. Then I started doing film sound more seriously and everyone was using Pro Tools and I couldn’t even look at it :-).
Luckily I heard about Logic. Not only that I had to learn Logic but I migrated my entire studio/work/life into mac world. Never once regret it to this day. Super happy! Big thanks for your effort, man, I really appreciate it.
Kelley Kenison says
Hi Chris! I’ve been a Logic user starting with version 2.6 circa 1996, when it was still just a sequencer. Rush’s Geddy Lee was endorsing it in Electronic Musician at the time, which was a factor in my choosing it 😀 I was recording with a TASCAM Portaone Ministudio 4-track cassette unit back then. When I heard they were going to be adding audio recording capability with Logic Audio 3.0, I couldn’t wait! Of course, computers were slow back then, especially PCs, and Logic was pricey and had a steep learning curve. But I’ve stayed with it, moving to Mac when Apple bought Logic’s creator Emagic. That migration brought immediate increases in quality and speed. Never looked back since then! It’s an amazing product, and your posts and videos have expanded my horizons with Logic, for which I thank you. Keep it up!
Bruce Allen Oatway says
After some analog and digital tape recording experience with a few major producers I became a songwriting teacher at Malibu High that had a state of the art ProTools integrated with the old E- Logic pre Apple. I self recorded an album there as well. Then, after a brief stint with Sonar/Cakewalk etc( free PC..right?) I was gifted a Mac Laptop with GB. and actually recorded a music score and another album BUT then my son gifted me a MacBook Pro loaded with Logic Pro 8 then 10 with more plug-ins than a switchboard! Waves,Isotope,Lexicon,Apogee etc…
It was after a year or two I was hooked! This is the best of all DAWS and my Muse took off into 2 more albums and countless singles. However when I found your site I no longer searched for tutorials. The road to mastering began and though I couldn’t afford your course I would heartily recommend it to everyone and referred countless users to you.
Thank you so much for how generous you are and making each session super clear and focused. You’re a young one that has an even brighter future.
Martin Ley says
Being a Mac user of some 27 years (and a guitarist of some 50 years!) messing around with GarageBand was always a no-brainer. I loved how easy it was to throw some sounds together as a rank amateur. However, a couple of years back, during the first lockdown when I had little paying work, I decided to sign up for an MA in Professional Media Composition. This meant seriously upgrading everything – among other things, my musical theory knowledge, my computer hardware, and of course my DAW. Logic Pro X was another no-brainer. The price, and the fact that I didn’t need to learn a completely new system, made it the obvious choice. Two years down the line, and I’m now just ten days away from completing my course. Your YouTube channel has been an invaluable resource during this time, so thanks for all your amazing content!
Jeremy Keating says
hi there, I started writing techno in the 90s on ‘Notator’ before it was called Logic, on an Atari ST1040. The monitor I used was so bad it used to give me headaches. Nothing was audio it was only a sequencer running all my hardware. Had a Juno 106, Nord Rack 2, TB-303, Korg X5d, JV-1080 & plenty of outboard gear and midi leads galore. Loved that setup. Loads of fun. Still got the tapes I recorded when I was ‘jamming’. Then I bought a G4 with E-Magic’s Logic 6 in 2002 (expensive), then Logic 7, then 8.. Had a rest of 9 years due to tinnitus and now I’m on Logic Pro X. What an amazing upgrade it was. I was like “you can do this now, you can do that now… wow.” Very glad Apple brought the price down.
James Ford says
I’ve always written songs and played in bands (I’m now 72 yrs old) and, back in the day, I had an 8 track tape deck and did some very crude recordings. I kind of discovered DAWs by accident when I purchased my first MacBook and, eventually, I purchased Logic Pro 9. after meeting up with my friend Vaughn Jones (he runs Media Recording, doing training, mixing and mastering). He helps me with my tracks. When Logic Pro X came out, it was a revelation – the drummer app alone is worth the money! I love it because it’s so easy to use, it’s laid out logically (pun unintended) and it can do so much that I feel like I’m only scratching the service. I have picked up dozens of tips and ideas from your videos. I don’t bother with any other tutorials any more, just what I get from you and my visits to Vaughn. I have released quite a few tracks – you can check them out on Spotify or any other streaming platform: The JJ Ford Band. More power to you, Chris – keep it going!
Thanks for everything, James.
François Robillard says
I’ve been playing guitar for more than 50 years and first start seriously recording with a Tascam 244 cassette deck. Used it until it broke down and then dabbled with Pro tools Express that was quite limited, so I moved to Logic Pro and never regret it. The only limitations that I found are my skills as a musician. And WLPR helped me a lot on some issues. Carry on with your great work.
A zillion thanks!
Jonas (ReelPower+) says
Hey Chris and “the community”,
As Barney wrote “as a DJ and producer” i also started in the late 80 and ran Cubase on Atari STM. I stopped using this setup in the beginning of 90 and have not been active at all since that. Last year or so i promised to help out with recording and mixing for a group of sing-/song-writers. I went to the university and took some classes and was poking around in Logic. That’s when i found you Chris and was able to use Logic. – i must say thank you and you have lifted my poking to another level!
I started with a midi sequencer called Notator around 1987 . Made by some German guys it ran on an Atari STE which had 1 mg of ram !!!!! – I recorded to 4 track using a SYMPTE stripe on one of the tracks – every change required a return to the start. I believe Apple brought them out & the sequencer became eLogic. I’m not sure of the precise history but I then used a n early Logic on a Mac clone, then graduated through subsequent versions on G4 , iMac , 17” power book to Logic 10 again on upgraded PowerBooks, now recording AUDIO . What a leap in learning & what joy to be able to record & create in my own space & timeframe.
I’ve loved it all the way except I recall Logic 4 was a little lumpy at times. I’ve looked at other DAWS but always had a love of the Logic of Logic Pro. It always got better and cheaper.
Thx Chris for your guidance ove