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Nunstummy
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Logic feature paralysis

Wed Jun 23, 2021 11:34 am

As a music composer that’s been using Logic for many years, there’s nothing inspiring to opening a new Logic project on my Mac. I used to pick-up a trusty guitar and pluck out some chords, but lately I’m using iOS music apps on my iPad to browse beats and chord progressions. Logic is super powerful and a wonderful DAW but it is sometimes overwhelming.

What techniques do you use to overcome “Logic paralysis”?
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Re: Logic feature paralysis

Wed Jun 23, 2021 2:27 pm

There's times I open Logic just to dabble with one or two of the features I'm not familiar with, but usually I have a very clear objective and I follow that through, regardless of shiny objects left and right.
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Re: Logic feature paralysis

Wed Jun 23, 2021 10:34 pm

@Numstummy I think your answer lies in your post. Why don't you just pick up that trusty guitar again, pick out some stuff, and see what happens. Give a try. In my view if you've used real instruments yourself, it never really leaves you, no matter what bells and whistles you have at your disposal.
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Re: Logic feature paralysis

Mon Jun 28, 2021 3:02 am

The problem with software and its endless possibilities is that it makes you feel you're underusing it if you make a simple song with, say, six tracks and very few plugins. No groups, no stacks. Nothing.
My foray into Eurorack, being so expensive, has taught me you can make do with whichever few modules you can afford and get very satisfactory results, which would have felt totally inadequate had I made that same thing in a DAW. ie. It's all in your mind.
Not sure it's answering your question, but I do look for inspiration by getting out of my comfort zone. For example putting away the midi keyboard and using only the step editor.
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Re: Logic feature paralysis

Mon Jun 28, 2021 8:37 pm

There’s something about using single purpose, limited functionality device or software.
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