Logic Pro 9 and Digi 003 - compatible?

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Logic Pro 9 and Digi 003 - compatible?

Postby idolamore » Wed Aug 24, 2011 4:36 am

I am currently using a Digidesign 003 with Logic 8, but I am thinking of installing Logic 9. Before I do so, I need to know definitively that the latest Dididesign Core Audio drivers will work with Logic 9. I have Pro Tools 8.0.5, so I think this includes the latest drivers. Can anyone confirm that this set-up works?
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Postby triplets » Wed Aug 24, 2011 11:55 am

Digi drivers are the worst. They're meant for PT only.
Logic can work but it's very flaky.
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Postby David Nahmani » Thu Aug 25, 2011 3:30 am

triplets wrote:Digi drivers are the worst.


+1.

In theory there's no reason you shouldn't be able to use the Digi Core Audio drivers with Logic 9, and a few rare people do so successfully, but there's a HUUUUGE history of issues and instability with those drivers. I would strongly consider more robust choices such as MOTU, Presonus, RME, Metric Halo, Apogee etc....
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Postby idolamore » Thu Aug 25, 2011 4:02 am

Thanks for your replies. I have installed Logic 9 and it seems to be working ok at the moment (touch wood). I am intending to buy an Apogee Ensemble to replace the 003 at some point, but it's a big expense.
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Postby triplets » Thu Aug 25, 2011 8:15 am

What about something in between, like a Motu Ultralite?
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Postby choucri » Thu Aug 25, 2011 11:44 pm

I have used the 003 with Logic9 for a while without problems. i upgraded to Metric Halo ULN-8 though. superior in every way.
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Postby idolamore » Fri Aug 26, 2011 7:18 am

Slightly off-track, but still concerning Logic and 003 working together. I am having problems with my midi keyboard not being recognised in Logic. I can see the MIDI IN light flashing on the 003 when I press a key, but the message isn't transferred into Logic. The only way round this problem that I can find is to close Logic completely and open up Pro Tools, then quit and reopen Logic and then it works. This is effective, but time-consuming and although it was happening with Logic 8, it seems to be happening more frequently in Logic 9, so I am having to routinely open and quit Pro Tools first before Logic. Any thoughts?
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Postby triplets » Fri Aug 26, 2011 9:19 am

That's why we repeatedly say that Digi drivers are the worst and they're not really meant for anything but ProTools.
If you really want to use Logic, get another interface.
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