#1
Look what arrived this morning



just got it installed a few hours ago, and i am a very happy man.
i'm frankly appalled that there hasn't already been a thread about this.

anyway, new features:

Logic Pro 9:
• Flex Time (Elastic Audio equivalent)
• Snap a word or beat on one track to a transient on another track
• Audio Quantize
• Bounce in Place
• Selective Track Import (choose media, plug-ins, i/o, sends, etc...)
• Drum Tracks Editing
• Speed Fades (Turntable-style start and stop)
• Auto-conform tempo when importing audio
• Varispeed
• Drum Replacer
• Editing within Take Folders
• Possibility to assign a channel strip to multiple groups
• Channel Strips now have a mono output option
• Track Notes in the Mixer
• Notes area in Media/Lists area (can display Project/Track notes)
• Control Surface bars in the Mixer
• Convert Audio Region to Sampler Instrument
• Freeze tracks: source only (before plug-ins) or pre-fader (after plug-ins)
• Guitar Chord grids with hammer-on, pull-off, bends notation
• Score editor Resize tool (adjust note length with the mouse)
• Vertical Score guides: show exactly the relation of symbols, staves, and time positions
• Amp Designer
• Pedalboard
• Space Designer Warped Effects
• All 6 Jam Packs (including newer "Voices" Jam Pack)
• New Gain parameter for Audio Regions
• Individual scaling of plug-in windows (100%, 125%, 150%, 175% or 200%) + ability do gradually resize (for most of Logic's own plug-ins)
• Set the number of backups directly from Logic
• Choose the default Stereo Output so it no longer automatically generates 1-2 every time you create a new track. Also with a mirroring option.
• Auto-Colorize Takes, will change the colors automatically of every sequential take wile recording.
• Pointer Tool has preferences to also act as Fade (when over the top left or right corner of a region) or Marquee tool (when over the lower half of a region).
• Export/Import Markers to Audio File
• Quick Look picture of Logic Projects
• Play button has new modes: Play Marquee Selection/Cycle/From Selected Region/From Last Locate Position.
• Stop button has new modes: Jump Between Marquee/Last Locate Position/Cycle/Selected Region and Project Start if stopped.
• Cycle button has new modes: automatically set the Locators by Selection whenever a new Marquee/Region/Note selection is created
• Zoom to fit All Contents key command
• Toggle Zoom to Fit Selection or All Contents key command
• Region Parameter box as a floating area
• Nudge by 1 or 10ms
• Fades now work on Apple Loops
• Logic 9 is a Universal Binary release, although it is officially not supported on PPC
• Assign Core Audio Inputs and Outputs separately
• Enhanced Marquee Tool functionality (copy and paste Marquee selection)
• Enhanced Automatic naming of Channel Strip Objects - Patch names from software instruments are now (as an option) copied to the Mixer and
• Environment Channel Strips
• Undo now works fine with automation
• The ProKit Update has fixed the bit bug in WB 1.6
• Group solo
• Group hide in the Arrange area
• Adjust Tempo using Beat Detection
• Nudge Regions to Beat
• Create an Apple Loop by dragging a MIDI or Audio region onto Loops browser
• Forward/Rewind by Transient (moves the playhead to the next or previous transient)
• Slice at Transient Markers (in the Arrange area)
• User tweakable settings for several of the new (non-destructive) time stretch algorithms
• Ability to navigate from slice to slice in the Sample Editor, including a command to audition next/previous slice
• Key command to Hide Arrange window Toolbar
• Import Sync Settings, Metronome Settings, Record Settings, Tuning Settings.
• Audio Settings, MIDI Settings, Video Settings and Asset Settings
• Reorganized Shortcut menu (Control-click pop-up menu) with 5 most used commands, sub-folder organization
• Ability to turn on hardware studio recording light when Logic is in record mode
• Tab to rename next channel strip in Mixer
• New icons in Toolbar (Group clutch, Crop...)
• Option to include automation trail when moving or copying region with automation (for automation trails that go beyond the region end)
• Edit volume automation nodes with the finest resolution when Control - dragging
• Drag and drop .caf Apple Loops directly from the Loop Browser into Ultrabeat
• Channel strips - new fader resolution. From +6db to -6db the faders are notched in 0.1 increments. That is 0.0, -0.1, -0.2, -0.3 etc. From -6db and lower it's 0.5 increments and then the increment increases the further negative you go.
• The cycle thru windows key command works as expected with the System Performance (CPU/HD) floating window open. In LP8, the Cycle Window command would cycle to the CPU/HD floating window and then stop cycling.
• Better EQ thumbnail at the top of channel strips (more contrast)
• Better progress meter when loading a project: one progress bar for the whole loading time instead of each single item. The window extends to display loading audio files and the overall display info is more accurate.
• The new alert windows when approaching or crossing the VM barrier with a save option before crashing.
• Copy and Paste a Region now prompts a dialog asking whether or not to copy automation.
• Non-destructive Real-time Region Time Stretching in Arrange area
• Fades now have a vertical guide to see where they start/end over the waveform
• Pro Tools-compatible key command set
• Entering search criteria in Kontakt database now correctly takes priority over Logic key commands
• Kontakt sluggish GUI with large # of samples fixed
• Bounce 2nd Cycle Pass checkbox: The bounce process takes two repetitions of the cycle range into account, with the creation of the bounce file starting at the second repetition. This is useful if you want effect tails (from the first cycle pass) to be added to the start of the bounce file.
• New Modes for Preview Buttons in Sample editor (Control-click to access: Auto-select Channel Strip or Preview Channel Strip)
• Solo-tool can now scrub audio files
• Round-trip latency displayed in Audio Preferences under I/O Buffer setting

MainStage 2
MIDI Out
ReWire support
Loopback & Playback plug-ins
Live Audio Recording
Amp Designer
Pedalboard
Multi-mapping of controls (one knob = several parameters)
Many more MainStage 2 new features in that thread.

Soundtrack Pro 3
Consolidated Multitrack Timeline & File Editor
Support of Euphonix control surfaces

Waveburner 1.6
DDP Export
#3
I can think of better ways to spend £160 to benefit my recordings and my learnings than by upgrading from logic pro 8 to 9. It doesn't seem to be that much of a leap from logic 8 from what i've read. But i'll probably get it when I have a bit more cash I must say flextime looks pretty groovy.
#4
**** man, I was just getting comfortable with 8. I'm glad they improved the time/pitch functions, that was the one thing lacking in 8.
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#5
Quote by shmooty
I can think of better ways to spend £160 to benefit my recordings and my learnings than by upgrading from logic pro 8 to 9. It doesn't seem to be that much of a leap from logic 8 from what i've read. But i'll probably get it when I have a bit more cash I must say flextime looks pretty groovy.


The flex-time is a massive addition that completely changes the workflow for editing audio.
plus its even more cpu-efficient and feels a lot snappier. and there is all the smaller additions and adjustments to consider.

i would highly recommend it
Last edited by TheDriller at Jul 30, 2009,
#6
NICE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I was looking on ebay and saw loads of copies of logic going for cheaply and taught something was up,the next week they release logic 9,glad I held out.

I've heard they really aim at guitarists with this one like with Garageband 09 with all the stompboxes and stuff?????

how much did it cost you aswell????
#8
Quote by drawnacrol
NICE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I was looking on ebay and saw loads of copies of logic going for cheaply and taught something was up,the next week they release logic 9,glad I held out.

I've heard they really aim at guitarists with this one like with Garageband 09 with all the stompboxes and stuff?????

how much did it cost you aswell????


The upgrade from Logic 8 cost €199.

and yes, there are new plugins called "Amp Designer" and "Pedalboard", i haven't really messed with them much yet as i already have Pod Farm Platinum, but they seem to be quite good.