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Logic 9 Check out this Logic GUI mod

Discussion in 'Logic 9' started by CSeye, Jan 27, 2010.

  1. CSeye

    CSeye Senior member

    This guy has done a ton of work on DP mods and just recently gave Logic a shot.

    He makes it very easy to do.

    One of the gripes I've had with Logic is the lack of numbered meters. The numbers at the far left of the Mixer window are helpful but...

    And the supplied metering plug-ins are much appreciated...

    I really like having some numerical, visual reference of level on the meters. I've used the numbered meters made by Edgar Rothermich for some time now. Much appreciated.

    Amplidood's work is very classy.

    Cool stuff.
  3. bobdemaa

    bobdemaa Senior member

    Thanks for the Tip. I knew it was possible to edit the GUI, Glad someone is coming around to taking a serious approach. I just downloaded it, looking forward to checking it out.
  4. orjankarlsson

    orjankarlsson Member

    Needs some improvement to say the least.
  5. bobdemaa

    bobdemaa Senior member

    Needs improvement how, I haven't tried it yet. Be specific.
  6. CSeye

    CSeye Senior member

    I've seen the many colors of Logic at the various forums where GUI mods have been displayed. But amplidoods first rendition strikes me as classy in that it's appealing but otherwise doesn't draw attention to itself.

    Hopefully, he'll put out a few more themes like he did with DP.

  7. mk3

    mk3 Senior member

    Very nice meters!
  8. TBPlayer

    TBPlayer New Member

    Thank you very much Amplidood for sharing such a fine piece of work with everyone.
  9. mk3

    mk3 Senior member

    What about stability issues with the mod?
    Is it easy to cleanly remove the mod if necessary, or would one have to completely reinstall Logic?

  10. Eli

    Eli Senior member

    Make a zipped archive copy of your original Logic app and leave it on your hard drive as a backup.
  11. CSeye

    CSeye Senior member

    Very nice indeed. An accurate!

    Regarding stability, I've used various mod files available at forums etc to play around with the look of Logic and never had any stability issues.

    Same with DP. Amplidood has been steadily posting his new mods over at Motunation for years. No alteration in DAW performance what so ever.

    Regarding mod removal, Eli is right. Just duplicate Logic by selecting it, then Command+D click it, select Duplicate. This dup should be renamed, and I even further tagged it with a color Label (Right-click).

    The install directions are otherwise very simple, being notated on folders within the folder that gets downloaded.

    If you don't like it, then trash the Dup.

    In the DP instructions, he adds one more step: To compress the fresh Dup as a zip file for those who like to experiment. Saves the step of duplicating the original each time.

    Hopefully mod Logic mods will be developed.


    Attached Files:

  12. mk3

    mk3 Senior member

    Actually, I really like the recessed look of the inserts and buttons on this also. Understated and classic, and easier on the eyes than the Apple bubble-button aesthetic.
  13. CSeye

    CSeye Senior member

    The smooth, rounded bevel of the pan pot is another nice touch.

    Visual aesthetic is important. I wish there were some way to add some color to the Hyper Editor.
  14. Peter Ostry

    Peter Ostry Administrator Staff Member

    If anybody wants to try his graphic skills, it is pretty easy to modify some parts of Logic's design. Right-click on the program ("Show package contents"), navigate to Content/Resources and look at the .tiff images in this folder. But keep in mind that you don't know where each element is used and how it will look in different locations. And you should make a backup copy of the original program of course.

    If you find nice designs, we can make them downloadable here in the LUG. Btw, I don't like pink send knobs with a little dragon on them, so you can spare this one :)
  15. Markdvc

    Markdvc Administrator Staff Member

    Just so long as we make it perfectly clear to each and every person who considers modifying any part of the Logic package, even something presumably as harmless as an altered graphic file, that he or she does so entirely at his or her own risk.

    kind regards

  16. CSeye

    CSeye Senior member

    What about chartreuse pan pots with white polka dots?:thmbup:

    This thread covers a lot ground. Strange to say, but I would start at the end and work backwards. Some of what's on offer is pretty cool, and some of it...

    Mark's comment is certainly valid and users should take some time to understand how this works.

    I'll put together a simple pdf within the next few days.
  17. Peter Ostry

    Peter Ostry Administrator Staff Member

    Yes, I forgot to mention this. The LUG does not pay for eye glasses and we do not take the responsibility for nervous twitches or head ache caused by adventurous design. I think Apple sees these kind of modifications relaxed unless you distribute or publish something under the name of their product. It's their overall design, nevertheless. Those are my thoughts of course, if Apple sees it different I will visit you in prison and bring a sweet cake along.

    Modifying by changing images may be fun but the posibilities are rather limited. You won't destroy Logic's functions if you put the picture of your friend on the level meters, but they might become less informative depending on the colour of your friend.
  18. esteso

    esteso New Member

    I like this mod a lot. I've been using it for a couple of weeks now with no problems. The meters alone are worth the price of admission.
  19. nk_e

    nk_e New Member

    +1. My preferred version of logic now...
  20. amplidood

    amplidood New Member

    Some new things coming..

    Hey Logicians...

    Thanks for all the kind words about the mod. It's always great to hear that people are having better experiences because of it.

    Just thought I'd drop a little line about some new things coming soon...

  21. mk3

    mk3 Senior member

    Amplidood -

    The new idea screen you just posted is beautiful! Very tastefully done.
    Apple should be hiring you for GUI consultation....

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