6 Replies Latest reply: Oct 28, 2010 4:58 AM by Scorpii
TommyOC Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Hi, I have a computer with a windows XP operating system, and I'd love to get Logic for my laptop to record music from my MIDI keyboard, but I cannot afford a Mac. Is there anyway possible that I could get any of the Logic softwares, be it Express, Studio or Pro to go on my computer? thanks.

Dell Inspiron 101, Windows XP
  • 1. Re: Logic for Windows XP?
    mlehmann Level 4 Level 4 (3,200 points)
    You might want to try to find out an older version of Logic for PC. Latest version PC-compatible is 5.5.1. But this is definitely not the same as the current versions...

    Otherwise, you'll have to forget about it.
  • 2. Re: Logic for Windows XP?
    Pancenter Level 5 Level 5 (7,640 points)
    mlehmann wrote:
    You might want to try to find out an older version of Logic for PC. Latest version PC-compatible is 5.5.1. But this is definitely not the same as the current versions...


    Except that it works better than some of the newer versions.
    The problem being it wasn't designed/programmed to handle large amounts of RAM.
    I would say that it's about 75% complete compared to Logic 8, at least as far as features go. It will run blazingly fast on a modern PC, and still one of the most stable versions released.

    Your best bet is to look for a used version on eBay.

    pancenter-
  • 3. Re: Logic for Windows XP?
    christianobermaier Level 3 Level 3 (775 points)
    Pancenter wrote:
    Your best bet is to look for a used version on eBay.


    ...given that you can find a legit version and that you don't have more than 1GB RAM in your computer. Yes, Logic 5 is that old.

    Christian
  • 4. Re: Logic for Windows XP?
    Pancenter Level 5 Level 5 (7,640 points)
    The RAM issue can be dealt with a couple of ways.

    There is an entry dealing with virtual memory that can be added to the System.in file.

    Or editing the Boot file and creating a separate boot option that automatically limits memory.

    pancenter-
  • 5. Re: Logic for Windows XP?
    Merula Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)
    My old Logic 4 for PC will probably go on Ebay soon!
  • 6. Re: Logic for Windows XP?
    Scorpii Level 2 Level 2 (175 points)
    Tommy, hi.

    If you get Logic 5.5.1, make sure you the the usb dongle. It's called an XSkey. It contains the serial number. Its a USB key that plugs into your computer's usb port; not a hub. Logic 5.51. won't even load without it.

    Don't loose the key either, as I don't know if apple could replace it. That was a protection device instigated by emagic before apple came along. Rare as dragon's teeth.

    Scorpii.