iLok it or Not

First of all, copy protection. Manufacturers of music software seem to claim that a) music software is pirated more than “regular” software and/or 2) they are small developers and can’t afford to be pirated like Adobe, Microsoft, and Apple can. To their first point, I have never seen proof of the first claim, and I’ve […]

Plugging It In

Do you need to buy third-party plug-ins when you have Logic Pro X? Short answer: Probably not. Longer answer: Logic Pro X comes with tons of plug-ins, both instruments and effects. Lots of instruments are well-covered in Logic, but some haven’t been updated for a number of years and some types just haven’t been covered. […]

Audio Unit Plug-Ins and El Capitan (OS X 10.11)

By now you’ve surely heard about the issues some third-party AU plug-ins had with El Capitan (10.11). It’s important to note that not all third-party AU plug-ins had problems with El Capitan, and most of those were fixed by the 10.11.1 update. The other thing to know is that even after you update to 10.11.1, […]