If you haven't made up your mind that Intel chips will
"save" the Mac platform, Apple demoed the Intel-native version of Logic Pro 7 at NAMM
. How fast is it? Let's just say I'm going to have to call that PowerBook of yours - yeah, the shiny 17"
version - a paperweight. Don't go planning any Grammy's, that's for sure. The Intel version of Logic is doing things
that weren't even possible on PPC versions. To quote Bob Hunt, as he wowed the NAMM'ers with a session full of video
and high-end effects: "None of these sessions would even run on a PowerBook." It's nice to see Apple calling
it like they see it. Here's hoping the music industry hops on board. I know some indie producers jumped ship a few
years ago for PC's because the hardware was cheap, and many of the audio tools they were using were getting long in the
tooth. Logic Pro
for Intel might just be insanely great enough for them to
come back home.