Hi, guys. I've spent the last year or so writing books, so I haven't been around in a long while. But that hasn't kept me from my obsession with music and sampling in particular.
A few days ago, I took a leap and added a Mac to my studio arsenal, including a copy of Logic Express 8.
I'm basically a Nuendo guy, with ocassional trips into Sonar territory, but I have to say that I LOVE the new Logic. It is, hands down, one of the best DAWs I've ever worked with. The workflow seems so much more refined than either Nuendo or Sonar, the built in synths, drum machine and samples are top notch, and I think I may stick with it for awhile.
One problem I've encountered, however -- and, yes, I'm probably just a dummy -- is that after installing Kontakt 2 and Jazz Band, I have NO idea how to use them in conjunction with Logic Express 8.
8 comes with EXS24 built in and no native VSTi support, but after loading K and JB, I have to assume there's a way to call them up in Logic and I'm not finding it in the manual.
Between this and learning to navigate in the OSX world, I'm feeling a bit mentally challenged right now. So if anyone can give me a brief step by step on how to get this to work, I'll be enternally greatful.