Currently Being ModeratedNov 30, 2012 5:48 AM (in response to bill borez)
Speculation and misinterpretation. And already discussed.
Here's David Nahmani's take on it:
Currently Being ModeratedNov 30, 2012 11:52 AM (in response to bill borez)
Sorry, but I couldn't care less.
My opinion on this is pure practical, I don't think I'm in trouble for the next five years or so with Logic9 on my system, even if Apple decides to give up on it, which I don't think they will do anyway. I work with this application every day and although some updates would be welcome, I don't feel it as being exactly life threatening if Logic would remain the way it is. I get the job done very efficiently and I do not hear complaints from clients. It's a beautiful production tool for now and in the future we will use something else, or not who knows.
I understand your worries though, but you shouldn't waste to much energy on this.
Have a nice day!
Currently Being ModeratedDec 1, 2012 8:27 AM (in response to kcstudio)
I run an Apple Training Centre and am a pro musician. While I agree that Logic is feature rich and pretty stable, it is not attractive to new users. Its inconsistent UI (plenty is unchanged from Atari days), complexity for straightforward tasks and over-reliance on the Environment as its main architectural tool mean that there are design compromises and the hundreds of students that go through our studies find other software easier to learn and easier to use.
Logic's business case will be energised not by the thousands of us experienced users but by the hundreds of thousands of new users still to come to the fold. That's why a major redesign is needed and that means the kind of revision that Apple bravely did with FCP. Sure, they released it too soon but it's now a fantastic product and the release notes give the indication of a vibrant product with masses of ideas in the pipeline. http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4589
I'd love to see that kind of vibrancy in Logic's release notes in the next two years. And, if the transition upsets a few users, let them (and me) use the current Logic until Apple can establish a stable, feature-full Logic X with the right architecture and jettison legacy code and legacy designs.
Trouble is, while the design of ES2 is really dated, it's a good synth but is totally put to shame by Sculpture. So what to do with those fab but archaic interfaces? Can't see Jonny Ive putting his mind to those in the near future...