Category: Software

Logic Pro, Why Must You Be So Illogical?

As much as I want to love it unconditionally, there are things about Logic Pro 9 that drive me nuts. Every time I fire up a session, I find another little corner of the software that makes a tiny burst of steam escape from my ears. Let me make a brief(ish) list:

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Beware the Skeuomorphic Rabbit Hole

I recently watched a video touting the new Studer® A800 Multichannel Tape Recorder plugin from Universal Audio. It features a surprisingly mediocre soundtrack, enough marketing hype to make Don Draper blush, and a bunch of talented audio engineers waxing poetic about a digital recreation of a 34-year-old electromechanical device. And as I watched it, something struck me: Those spinning tape reels are ridiculous.

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