I was going to look up a few things in the Apple Logic (Logic Studio? Logic Audio?) manual the other day, so I downloaded a copy . While it was downloading, I thought to myself, I should just read the whole thing. Get myself a real grip on the program. There are a lot of bells and whistles, and while I probably won’t use them all,some of them would be nice to add to the bag of tricks.
Then I looked at the manual, and thought better.
1342 pages. That’s how long the manual is.
That’s a hefty read. Add to that the 266 pages in the Studio Effects manual (most of which I want to use at some point), and the 561 pages of the Studio Instruments manual. That’s a grand total of 2,169 pages to read. That’s a lot.
And it’s a lot when what you really want to do is get on with making your podcast, or your project. Logic is a deep program, and it isn’t necessary to use it to make podcasts. I’m a bit of an audio geek (really), so I wanted the effects and tools that came with Logic Pro (I used Logic Express when I started podcasting, and upgraded soon after).
I’m sure I will get around to reading some of the manual, but for now, it waits, staring at me from it’s virtual shelf on my hard drive. It isn’t happy with me.
RTFM (Read The F’ing Manual)