Logic 6 or DP 4?

Discussion in 'Mixing & Song Critique' started by rick wilson, Apr 6, 2003.

  1. rick wilson

    rick wilson Guest

    I am a long time writer/home recorder, on tape. Am finally attempting to step into digital and assemble a DAW. I have a 2002 model 933Mhz G4 and I have added 10.2 OS X. I record guitar-based/vocal pop and use midi keys and drums. I am really a dumb $*^t when it comes to computers. I have used my peecee for email and buying/selling on ebay only. I have the attention span of a gnat and really dislike manuals. I know I'm in for a big shocker here and I know it is going to manual-city for me once I get the stuff set up and start learning how to use it. My questions are: Which of these 2 packages, Logic 6 or DP 4 would be better suited for a digital dummy like me? Ultimately, I want the software that sounds the best and is the most useful for what I am doing, but I also don't want to get so flustered learning the program that I can't get any recording done. Secondly I would solicit some suggestions for front end hardware. I guess one of the MOTU units is almost a given, but which one would be best for my sitch? And finally, If I could ask for a suggestion on a good sound-deadening box to keep the G4 tower in. Even this older single processor model approaches small travel hair-drier sound levels. Any opinions/suggestions are very much apprecciated. Thanks
  2. Opus2000

    Opus2000 Well-Known Member

    Apr 7, 2001
    Well, give the stats of your experience and attention span, I can gaurantee Logic to be ousted from your list of applications. This program is rather intense and requires some heavy reading and a good learning curve.

    DP would be the way to go for you as it is pretty intuitive and can be easily navigated with no problems. Some reading is involved, like most programs, but you won't get the feeling you want to throw the computer out the window! lol

    Logic is great, don't get me wrong, but it more suited for the expereienced DAW user.

    DP is more suited for the simple minded folks like yourself!

    Hope that helps

    Opus :D
  3. rick wilson

    rick wilson Guest

    Seems like I did read somwhere that Logic 6 has included a new feature to sort of help you get up and running withe the software. That would be a help. I have no doubt that once I learn the program that I'll be able to use it. Its that tossing-the-computer-out-the-window syndrome that I do indeed want to avoid.
  4. Bassmannie

    Bassmannie Member

    Apr 17, 2003
    Logic 6 user, here.

    Logic 6 does have a new feature which should help get you up and running. However, it still will be a major headache (it was for me, and I'm into computers and reading manuals! Worth every pain, though).

    Of course, it will be a headache with either program, but at least the new feature in Logic closes the new-user-friendliness gap a little. Also, keep in mind that they aren't cheap, and that what you pick you'll have to stick with (unless you want much more headache later). So, set aside your learning curve fears and pick what you think is best in the long run.

    I did a lot of research before I dove in, so you know what I think! :p

    As for computer noise, check these out:
    Silence Cases
    Raxxess Isolation Rack

    Have fun reading! Get some Tylenol. And something cheap nearby to punch. :p
  5. gdoubleyou

    gdoubleyou Well-Known Member

    Mar 19, 2003
    Kirkland WA
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    I own DP3.1, and Logic Audio 5.5. Once you get past the enviornment Logic is not easier/harder than any other DAW.

    If you purchase the integrated soft-synths, Logic can be a self-contained workstation, 3rd party plugs are purely optional.

    The best feature of DP is that there is only one version, you get all the bells and whistles.
    The novice and the expert have the same app.

    Currently Logic is my only OSX music app, but I will be ordering both upgrades next month. They are both excellent apps. :cool:

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