Logic Pro 9 logic node requires separate licence?

rainguitar

Logician
I just exchanged chats with an apple sales person who told me that if I were to purchase a mac mini just to use it as a logic node machine, I would have to buy a separate logic license for that machine. This can't be true.
 

Eli

Logician
No, you definitely don't have to buy a second Logic license. Logic's "node" is a actually just a small app that you need to install on the "farm" computer.

The main limitations are:

No sampler instruments (UB or EXS 24)

Third party plug-ins do need to be installed on the farm computer.
 
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Doug Zangar

Logician
The other thing to make sure of is you run the same version. I haven't "noded" for a while, but memory serves that as you get Logic updates, the node software is updated as well. For example, I'm running Logic 9.1.4 and my Node version is 9.1.4.
 
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Orren Merton

Logic Samurai / Administrator
Staff member
I would add to what Eli wrote:

While you don't need two Logic licenses, as Eli stated you will need to install any AU plug-ins on both machines. So there might be license issues with plug-ins (for example, if they are iLok protected plug-ins).

Orren
 
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it crashes!

I just exchanged chats with an apple sales person who told me that if I were to purchase a mac mini just to use it as a logic node machine, I would have to buy a separate logic license for that machine. This can't be true.

Did it work for you? Node crashes on my macbook/macpro!
 
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rainguitar

Logician
After I went to all the trouble of finding out which plug ins I could use with a node computer, I realized that only those which were not software instruments, in other words effects plug ins could be used on a node computer. Under those circumstances it wasn't all that useful to me so I didn't try it.
 
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