My hypothesis is that Apple has threatened the Logic team to shape up or else.
As it becomes obvious that the app is falling apart at the seams, the tendency is to lash out at critics and blame them for the forthcoming announcement. I expect to see ProBand soon. Say goodbye to the environment, and all the other quirks and the UI that looks cocoa but is still straight from Atari hell, also oink's clever workarounds will not be needed, and his Logic expertise...
This must be very hard for dave and for tony too... and it will be hard for putte and others... but especially for their friend mfritze. Yes he is hurt. Maybe if people like me and fucanay and Rogue cut him a break, Apple would be nicer to them. Apple's main pro audio product is G5 running OSX. Logic will not de-throne ProTools in my lifetime and Apple will never kick Yamaha out now. So Nuendo is here to stay. Bad news indeed. ProBand probably looks as pathetic to a pro as GB does. Fucanay is a victim because he is really beating a dead horse and those guys are upset now...and fucanay made them more upset, right or wrong. I did expect more from tony and dave here; but under the scenario I think is about to unfold, (I don't see how they can begin work on Logic 8 at the moment, given what Logic 7 users report.. What latency problem with AU ? WTF ? ! ) I think we have not seen "upset" yet. It is over ! That is what this is all about. mfritze's job is not secure... We know how Mr. Jobs can be. Apple's UI guidelines are clear too. Atari and Win95 style menus are not permitted. Fucanay is probably just the final recipient of a temper tantrum that came from above mfritze's head. Since fucanay is not really a hothead, I assume it ends there.
(now some insider will tell me I am crazy, but if there is NOT a crises at Apple re: the performance of Logic 7, then something is wrong. Certainly they lost me since i was waiting for bug fixes that never came, and what is the deal with latency in AU again ? I am sorry, I missed the bulletin...)
I would love to have an off the record conversation with an Apple insider, because I invested in Logic too, it isn't my goal to kill it , but I am not a happy Logic customer, I will upgrade when the bugs which I think are important to be fixed are reported to be fixed. Maybe that will be never ! On the other hand, I am quite happy with the performance of my G5, OSX, and Cubase SX3. I like Apple, and I like Yamaha, and they like each other too.
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on 23 Jan 2005, 11:51, edited 1 time in total.
"It's quite scary actually, they seem to have nailed it, haven't they?"