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  1. So, @fuzzfilth, do you sell these things? 😀 I do think that you could "make real money" from both of them.
  2. Funny thing about the Rosetta Stone: until then, no one suspected that Egyptian hieroglyphics were a syllabary – a representation (like Sequoyah's Cherokee language) of what the words sounded like. There was in fact no "sentence structure" within the language: it was effectively a sound recording. Had the preserved sounds not sufficiently resembled modern (although "archaic") Egyptian speech which could still be recognized, the language and therefore everything written in it would have been lost forever.
  3. For whatever it's worth, I've always been able to listen to a note and to know (correctly ...) which note it was. I recognize it, and in my mind's eye I can see my hands playing it. (Note: "on a keyboard," which means that the sound I remember was always correct.) I remember what that note sounded like, and realize that this note is the same one. Maybe that's "perfect pitch." I don't know. But I've been able to do it since I was a kid. My late father in law could tune [Johnny Cash's ...] guitars by ear. He played in one of his bands and was always the one who did it. He could also tune a piano without reference to a tuning fork, and in his early days he did that for a living all over the hills of North Carolina. I'd watch him tune his instruments without any reference, and I also could hear when it was right, which it always was. During any live performance I can "simply, hear" when a player needs to re-tune, and whether it needs to be up or down. Maybe that's unusual – but it isn't, to me.
  4. First of all, I suggest that you "cross that bridge when you get there." If you actually get a "similarity" which you are certain is based on the presence of some Apple Loop, then you can address it with the site. Everybody uses these loops – their computers have heard them before. Second, legally register copyright to your work (in the US), and include that "©" copyright notice, in the manner required by law, when you submit it (anywhere). This is not only your first line of defense against anyone who then tries to rip you off, but also the site owner's first line of defense that they are not guilty of contributory (or, innocent) infringement against somebody else's rights. You declare that you own the material that you are posting.
  5. Apple's big monitors are calibrated, just like its computer displays are. And, if you are doing motion-picture work, or printing-industry "pre-flights," that's exactly what you require and will pay for. If you're doing final-approval for a magazine cover before a million copies of it are printed, "these things matter." If you walk into a Mac retail store, one thing that you may not immediately notice is that e-v-e-r-y-t-h-i-n-g in the store ... every Mac, every iPad or iPhone ... looks e-x-a-c-t-l-y the same. Now, go into a Wal-Mart and look at the PCs. Look also at the big-screen televisions. Nothing looks the same. Color-casts going this way and that, color-depth all over the map. Sure, you can get used to anything once you get used to it, but it's not standardized. If you simply need "a nice external monitor that works well with your Mac," that's very easy and not very expensive. But if you require calibration, you're going to pony up some cash ... and be perfectly willing to do so. (That's also why, if you see a computer on a movie set, it's gonna be a Mac.)
  6. One of my drummer friends once put it this way: "it's for the same reason that I use cruise control while driving – it keeps me from annoying other drivers by driving too slow, and it keeps me from getting speeding tickets." I also watched one drummer who used a tempo reference that consisted of a flashing LED light. I'm guessing that there must have been some kind of "app."
  7. That is MOOch too MOOch information! 🐄 🤣 (And it's not even MOOnday anymore!) We gotta be sure this never gets out to the college grads who dream of becoming professional musicians – that we actually make our money by dressing up as cows. (Although one of my college friends made good money as a [clean ... never quite "all the way"] stripper at bachelorette parties ... One heck of a nice guy and a great entertainer.)
  8. That's one thing that I asked Apple about and never got an answer to ... can we still get access to previous demo songs? Of course, I understand that the legal answer might be "no" – the song files are licensed materials owned by others, which Apple had to license in order to include them with copies of Logic. And we can't read the text of those license agreements: perhaps they were of a limited duration. I spend quite a bit of time studying those demo songs: to me, they are not demos, but "case studies." I'm very grateful to these artists for consenting to provide these projects for my edification, and I wonder if any of these license-grants weren't time-limited. (Or, indeed, if any of them in fact were.) If I could still study them, I still would.
  9. "Certifications" are a mixed bag ... but the Book is great!
  10. In my general experience (not just Logic ...), the Macintosh has always been a "safe haven" from compatibility issues because Apple owns the only hardware upon which their operating systems are allowed to run. (Steve Jobs returned to the helm just in the nick of time, before Apple plunged itself into "clone-maker Hell" under the leadership [sic...] of a soda-pop guy.) Per contra, Windows is allowed to run on anything ... often the very cheapest hardware that a manufacturer can devise to produce. (An identical problem happened with the original "Android" for mobile phones.) Software developers were left in a world of usually-incompatible "drivers," because their wares were still expected to work perfectly on "God knows what." (As a software developer by trade, I have faced this demon directly ...) Over time, the Windows hardware situation has somewhat stabilized as powerful hardware has become cheaper and more consistent, but I still prefer to work in an environment in which one vendor controls both sides of the hardware/software equation. Hair follicles are precious to me. 🤠
  11. Yes, Atlas, there certainly is. And when you use it, it will create an alias which points to the new location. I very quickly used this feature because the built-in SSD on my MacBook Pro is comparatively small and I need to use the space for other purposes. P.S.: If you find that this menu-option is grayed out, you can hover on it to see it tell you that you must be an Administrator to move the library: I don't know why it doesn't just prompt you for an admin password and I have already suggested to Apple that it should. (I almost always run as a non-Administrator user and strongly recommend that everyone should do the same ... the "principle of least privilege.")
  12. FYI: also remember that there's an entire genre of "music scoring" computer software that is specifically devoted to "the printed page." Logic can easily export files that can then be consumed by these programs to create exactly the score that is needed by you and your various players.
  13. You made no "mistake," nor did I ever intend to even imply that you did! I simply meant this as an intro to ... the remainder of my comment. Like so many other things in this technological world, this stuff will cause you to "take a sip from the fire-hose," and to maybe take a cast-iron skillet to your face, "again and again and again." Your technical resource is excellent, and you are honest in referencing it.
  14. My latest MacBook Pro contained a surprisingly-small (at least to me ...) internal [SSD ...] hard drive, so I very quickly moved my sound library to an external source. (At first, it was a USB-C "mechnical drive," but since then it's "SSD" and who cares.) "Time marches on ..." From this point forward, it's pretty obvious that the new reality is just going to be "vastly capacious solid-state storage," for which "mechanical latencies" and other former concerns simply no longer exist. The "access time," for any requested block of external storage, will now and forevermore be "flat linear." "Zero latency."
  15. Perfect. I knew it had to be there but it wasn't obvious where it was. Thank you.
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