I'm hoping to get back into music production, after having a 10 year gap from writing songs and using Reason (Propellerhead). I've toyed with garage band and like the UI and plan to level up with Logic Pro X.
I was hoping to buy Logic and a small Midi keyboard.
Is this enough to get me started with producing classical music? Are the basic samples of good quality? Or can anyone recommend sample packs to get me started (without dropping lots of $$$ while i get started).
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I am not sure whether by novice you mean novice with writing classical music or with using Logic.
But if it about using the Logic DAW, well it's one of the industry standard DAWs out there, rivaling other greats like Pro Tools. Worth every penny.
If you can write music, the score area of the Logic DAW would be a walk in the park as it is clear enough.
Learning to use the software itself is easy even when all you have is the manual book.
Samples, well that part is usually dependant on personal preference. So my advice would be to get the Logic DAW and have a feel of its on board samples. Then source for what's lacking. The key is to decide on a signature sound that is uniquely you. That way you won't have to overwhelm yourself with too many sample banks that you may never need. What do you think?
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