13 Replies Latest reply: Aug 21, 2012 10:59 AM by Pancenter
cauchy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Just wondering.

 

Thanks.


iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.4)
  • Eriksimon Level 6 Level 6 (11,965 points)

    There is a software instrument though; free for 15 days...

     

    http://www.arturia.com/evolution/en/downloads/cs80v-demo-request.html

  • cauchy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Many thanks! If I could ask for one more favor. . .where in the User's Manual for Logic does it explain how to use [install] third party plugins like the one you linked to above?

     

    http://help.apple.com/logicpro/mac/9.1.6/en/logicpro/usermanual/#chapter=21%26se ction=0

  • Eriksimon Level 6 Level 6 (11,965 points)

    I don't know where it is in the manual, but I can tell you: the CS80 has an installer that does it all for you, as do most 3rd party plugins.

    If you have to install them by hand (like with some freebies/demo's/beta's) just drag 'n drop 'm into Library/Audio/Plug Ins/Components (Audio Units are .component files).

  • cauchy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Cool!

  • cauchy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Okay. . .so I downloaded the Arturia CS80 plugin successfully but can't seem to find it. Where would it be? I checked under "inputs" for the software track that I created and can only see the stock synthesizers [or is it samplers?] for Logic.

     

    Hope this makes sense.

  • Eriksimon Level 6 Level 6 (11,965 points)

    Just downloading isn't enough, you should also install it. When Logic is NOT running. Then start Logic, the CS80v should also be validated automatically during Logic startup; after that you should be able to find it on the bottom of the list of soft instruments.

  • cauchy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks for helping me out. It works now.

     

    Pretty amazing piece of software. . .not quite the real thing though. Great sounds.

  • Pancenter Level 6 Level 6 (9,010 points)

    cauchy...

     

    You are a victim of Apple's it just works, hey, "it's an appliance" mentality  <grin>

     

    Educate yourself on computers and terminology, a whole new world will open up to you.

     

    Anyway, my point is, don't be so quick to yell help, do a bit of investigation on your own you will learn more that way.

     

    Information is not knowledge

     

    regarding Logic;  The reason I almost always encourage using the manual or online help is by the time you find what you want you will have learned a host of other cool things about Logic. 99% of all Logic users don't really need the answer instantly.

  • chorleyman Level 4 Level 4 (1,420 points)

    Good answer, Pancenter.

     

    As a side note, Arturia's analogue synth emulations are really very good - I use their Minimoog, which is a pretty good replication of the original and serves as a reminder of how sophisticated analogue synths became under the Moog company's development process.

  • cauchy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Very well put. It's funny. . .because after I made this original post I did in fact find out the answer to my question...and many others through personal investigation. Which is essentially what you are saying....I think.

  • Pancenter Level 6 Level 6 (9,010 points)

    cauchy wrote:

     

    Very well put. It's funny. . .because after I made this original post I did in fact find out the answer to my question...and many others through personal investigation. Which is essentially what you are saying....I think.

     

    Yep, not trying to discourage from posting, just saying give yourself a chance to figure it out first.

     

    Figuring something out for yourself causes the brain to develop differently than simply being told an answer, you make logical connections that would otherwise be passed over. Interestingly... the more you learn in this manner, the more you see how everything works on similar principles.

  • cauchy Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Well put. . .again. Very philosophical in nature.

     

    Part of the problem I am having with Logic is due to the fact that I "upgraded" from Garageband -- which tends to be a lot more intuitive. I figured out how to use Garageband in a couple of days but felt very limited by it. . .hence I switched to Logic.

     

    I'll try to apply what you've stated above to understanding Logic and music-related concepts as well.

     

    Thanks.

  • Pancenter Level 6 Level 6 (9,010 points)

    Right, technically speaking it's a misnomer to say or even consider Logic a direct upgrade from Garageband, however... a good engineer can produce a 100% professional product on Garageband.

     

    It's never about having more tools but knowing the tools you do have, once you learn how a reverb plugin works it's -generally- going to be the same no matter what computer based recording system you use, and that knowledge can be transferred to hardware units as well.

     

    A kid on the corner beating on an empty plastic 5gal container can be performing with more creativity than the L.A. Logic user with every conceivable piece of high end hardware and thousands of dollars worth of 3rd party plugins.

     

    We listen to old recordings to hear the artistry that shines through, hardly ever noticing the outdated recording quality, at least I do, I'm sure others here do as well.

     

    The latest and greatest is not required!  :-)