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907 Views 8 Replies Latest reply: Oct 11, 2011 12:34 AM by androidmedia RSS
androidmedia Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)
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Sep 18, 2011 8:11 PM

75% of the postings on this bulletin board are people with pirated versions of Logic Studio, whining that their serial numbers don't work.


This is an Apple run bulletin board, is it not?

Why can't the topic of serial numbers be stored somewhere else, so that people like myself and other serious Mainstage/Logic users can get down to the business of helping fellow musicians accomplish what they need to do?


Finding a cr@ck of Logic Studio on the internet is as easy as finding p0rn.

Logic Studio is enjoying quite a bit of popularity these days, and there are a lot of people out there who have the dream of producing their own songs.

Unfortunately what that means, is that there are a lot of really silly questions that get posted here, and I bother to answer those silly questions, only to find that only 2 out of 1500+ user base bother to answer mine!


What I am suggesting, is that a branch of this bulletin board be devoted to serial numbers/operating software/incompatibility issues so that I don't literally have to go through hundreds of pages to get some meat.


My second suggestion, is that we DON'T lump Logic users with Mainstage users.


Yes, I understand that Mainstage is a part of Logic Studio, but they are two very seperate programs that do very different things.

I have been a Digital Performer user for nearly 15 years, and I am NOT about to jump ship!


I have been a Mainstage user for just under a year, and my sole purpose for purchasing Logic Studio was to get my hands on Mainstage.

Mainstage could very well enjoy the kind of popularity that Ableton Live has enjoyed, but it NEEDS to be sold seperately.

Maybe I truly am alone here, but I would rather see a bulletin board dedicated to Mainstage alone, and not have to sift through topics related to Logic.



  • Tools&Keys Calculating status...
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    Oct 9, 2011 7:33 AM (in response to androidmedia)

    Two good ideas.  But the second one (getting Mainstage on it's own discussion board) is really a pet peeve of mine, and it's part of a related problem - when they re-organized these boards, they set up TWO Logic areas, Logic Pro and Logic Studio.  Maybe the intent was to have Logic Pro be Logic itself, and Logic Studio be everything else, including Mainstage.  But nobody follows this convention, so Logic topics are randomly split between the two boards, as are Mainstage topics, which is just nuts.  This actually intensifies the effect of the poorly informed casual users asking the same questions repeatedly - now on two discussion boards. You can tell by the big reduction in the number of real user posts - the serious user is going elsewhere.

  • Tools&Keys Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)
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    Oct 9, 2011 5:52 PM (in response to androidmedia)

    Here's the main one I know, but I'm sure there are others.


  • randallp Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Oct 10, 2011 6:46 AM (in response to androidmedia)

    Bernie, that rig is outstanding!  I tried MS for a 10 piece church band with a lot of playbacks and encountered some issues so went back to Live, kinda having the feeling that Apple weren't really serious about MS in a pro world. Clearly you are doing very well with it. I'm going to go back and have another stab. Thanks for posting your rig details. Patrick

  • AussieDJ Level 4 Level 4 (1,435 points)
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    Oct 10, 2011 3:18 PM (in response to androidmedia)

    You will eventually come to the realisation that these forums are nothing but a joke all round.


    You have the point pumpers, who read a few words 'wireless' 'network', and copy/paste a step-by-step on how to connect your mac to your airport extreme. When that was never the question in the first place. These idiots skim through users questions so they can shoot out this spam & gain 'points'.... yay. It is basically a game for them.


    Because let's face it, it's an Old Boy's Club mentality in here, and seeing as we are helping out Apple user's for free (...points ), new user's should not be abused by old member's for attempting a difficult question that nobody has bothered to respond to, even if they might be slightly off track.


    Post a real technical question here, or something complicated / looks like it might be time consuming & you will find it will not be answered.


    Why? Because why go to any effort when they can get a correct answer by copying & pasting, in the span of 20 seconds on an easy question? Why spend an hour for 1 single correct answer?


    They will even barge in & post in bigger font etc after you have already answered the question to steal the correct answer from you.


    And THAT my friend is the mentality of "Apple Support Communities". Bar a few.


    IMHO Apple Support Communities needs an overhaul.


    No more accumulated points for >9000 correct answers. The more difficult questions should be ranked by community hosts (get them away from the bar & doing some work ) on a scale of difficulty. So your rank / score, is the highest single question/problem you have been able to successfully solve/answer.


    Say it's a major problem, nobody including Apple have found a solution yet. A community host sets that question a difficulty of 20, you solve it. Now you are level 20. And the current >90000 point holder's might be a level 4 if that's the hardest question they have been able to answer with their copy/paste action.


    Tthere should be a real scale for new user's to really know the responder's ability level, instead of how many copy & paste's they can do, and for how long they can do it.


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