Music recording program makes melodies come to life

Logic Pro XFor most Mac owners, GarageBand is a cute little program to record music on. When I first bought my MacBook Pro, I thought this program was incredible. To think there was a way to finally record my horrible cover songs and share it with the world was amazing.

My 17-year-old self happily played sensitive acoustic guitar and slapped some reverb on it, and called it good. I have several forgotten audio files to prove it, but now things have changed.

Ever since I downloaded Logic Pro X, my life has gotten significantly better. The program made me realize how many different ways you can distort, flang, echo and reverse echo until you make a catastrophic acid trip condensed into an mp3 file.

Nowadays, I pull out the MIDI keyboard, create complex three chord progressions, add some sick beats on there and pretend like I’m the next J Dilla.

Sure, I’m still making horrible music, but I’m enjoying it a little more with all the finer details the program offers.

GarageBand is kept very simple, like the nature of a Mac. Logic takes a little longer to figure out, but it’s worth discovering all the nooks and crannies.

I’ve owned the program since last fall, but I’m still finding things about the program I haven’t touched before.

Recently, I’ve been going through an EDM bass phase. Last month, it was ukulele. Just last night, I found a dubstep option — too bad it’s not 2010.

The point is, owning two banjos, a ukulele, a couple of guitars and, of course, a MIDI keyboard is more satisfying when you own Logic Pro X to record it all on. It’s nice to have acoustic instruments, but I have to tell you, the MIDI keyboard tops it all when using Logic Pro X.

The amount of drum machines, synthesizers, pianos and arpeggiators is seemingly limitless with a plethora of options.

If you’re willing to invest in the $200 program, I can confidently say you won’t regret it.

Rating: A

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