Logic Pro X Newbie Needs Help

Awesy

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So, I am getting more up-to-date (sort of) with my Logic setup. I actually would like to set things up first for Garageband and graduate to Logic, so please keep that in mind.

When I say I'm updating it means I'm leaving my 2008 Mac Pro tower behind and graduating to a Macbook Pro mid-2015 running Mojave (there's a reason for this). I'm leaning towards the Audient and SSL2+ (the latter offers MIDI, which I need to accommodate my ancient Yamaha controller) but any suggestions on interfaces, etc., is much appreciated.

The Logic-related things I am wondering are:

1. Thunderbolt or USB external SSD?

2. Optimal SSD size (if any) reliable brands(?)

3. Version of Logic (if this is possible to choose!) Again, must be compatible with Maschine MK2, hence Mojave OS as MK2 is not compatible with Big Sur.

My Macbook Pro Mid-2015

2.5 Ghz
500 GB internal drive
16 GB RAM
Dual Graphics

I was running Logic 10.2 on my other computer, so I imagine I could port that over to the Macbook, but, again I'm new to all of this so not sure. I've read it's, like, near impossible to download (or downgrade) to older versions of Logic. Workarounds? I am very much reliant on the Maschine for my percussion needs.

I'm revamping to record songs and incidental music for my latest rock musical. The tower mentioned above has been slowly dying. Sorry for the longwindedness here but I'm not really sure which information is relevant to this matter and what is not.

Any advice is much appreciated & I thank you in advance!
 

Markdvc

Administrator
Staff member
So, I am getting more up-to-date (sort of) with my Logic setup. I actually would like to set things up first for Garageband and graduate to Logic, so please keep that in mind.

When I say I'm updating it means I'm leaving my 2008 Mac Pro tower behind and graduating to a Macbook Pro mid-2015 running Mojave (there's a reason for this). I'm leaning towards the Audient and SSL2+ (the latter offers MIDI, which I need to accommodate my ancient Yamaha controller) but any suggestions on interfaces, etc., is much appreciated.

The Logic-related things I am wondering are:

1. Thunderbolt or USB external SSD?

2. Optimal SSD size (if any) reliable brands(?)

An external USB Case with a SSD should be fine. Here I am using Sansdisk and Samsung, sizes from 512 GB to 4 TB. All work well. Remember to have back up volumes as well - these can be Hard Drives. I note that the Mid 2015 Mac Book Pro had 2 USB 3 and 2 Thunderbolt 2 slots, might be worthwhile considering a TB hub?
3. Version of Logic (if this is possible to choose!) Again, must be compatible with Maschine MK2, hence Mojave OS as MK2 is not compatible with Big Sur.

AFAIR the last Mojave compatible version of logic was 10.5.1
My Macbook Pro Mid-2015

2.5 Ghz
500 GB internal drive
16 GB RAM
Dual Graphics

I was running Logic 10.2 on my other computer, so I imagine I could port that over to the Macbook, but, again I'm new to all of this so not sure. I've read it's, like, near impossible to download (or downgrade) to older versions of Logic. Workarounds? I am very much reliant on the Maschine for my percussion needs.

Sign in to your Apple account on the new Mac (the one you used when you purchased Logic Pro X), and it should then allow you to download and install the most recent version of Logic that will run on that Mac.

kind regards

Mark
 
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Awesy

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Thanks so much for your reply, Mark! By all accounts, because my Mac is upgradable to Big Sur, I'm railroaded into downloading the latest v. of Logic. Unfortunately, Big Sur and Maschine MK2 are not yet compatible so it's kind of a moot point. Apparently, Apple and Native Instruments are "working in it", but, of course, that can mean a lengthy delay and I need to start work pronto. Again, thanks!
 
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Markdvc

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By all accounts, because my Mac is upgradable to Big Sur, I'm railroaded into downloading the latest v. of Logic.
Have you tried what I suggested? Did it not work? If that is the case, perhaps you should get in touch with Apple.

Unfortunately, Big Sur and Maschine MK2 are not yet compatible so it's kind of a moot point. Apparently, Apple and Native Instruments are "working in it", but, of course, that can mean a lengthy delay and I need to start work pronto. Again, thanks!
Yep, and given that there are OS upgrades on an annual basis, it has become pretty much inevitable that some 3rd party stuff gets left behind. Can be frustrating....

kind regards

Mark
 
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