Currently Being ModeratedNov 14, 2012 12:00 PM (in response to Zerodeluxe)
Logic, Mainstage and GarageBand use the same architecture. They share (among others) the same
- Settings (Plug-in Settings and Track Settings)
- Instruments (some)
And they are compatible in many other ways.
The Loop Browser is almost identical in GarageBand and Logic. They display the same popup menu for the installed Loop Libraries.
When you create a new Loop in GarageBand, it will be available in Logic in that popup menu and vice versa. The reason is that they acess the same index file. This is like a database that contains the information of all the installed Apple Loops.
Here is a digram of that principle.
I explain more in my new Garageband Manual "GarageBand 11 - How it Works"
I also wrote a free manual about the whole topic of Apple Loops in 2005. It is a free pdf dowload available on my website;
Hope that helps
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Currently Being ModeratedNov 14, 2012 3:53 PM (in response to Edgar)
Thank you Edgar - very helpful.
So - does Logic contain all the same samples/sounds/loops of the old JamPacks that MainStage now has? Don't want to buy MainStage uneccessarily if we're getting Logic as well you see, if the all the Logic sounds will show in GB anyway.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 14, 2012 4:31 PM (in response to Zerodeluxe)
Logic originally didn't include the JamPacks, they were released separately. Now that Logic is a separate app in the MAS, I'm not sure if they are included. I think only Manstage includes them.
Currently Being ModeratedNov 15, 2012 1:14 AM (in response to Edgar)
Ah - well, MainStage isn't exactly expensive so probably best to buy anyway. At least I know that it should show up in both GB and Logic.
Thank you for your help!