glitchrock-buddha wrote:I like the Logic instruments and the aesthetic design, but the useability is still clunky (what's with having to hold down the mouse button for just the right amount of time, not a click but not held too long, in order to swap an effect for example?)
I find this annoying too, but I have a hunch as to why it works like that. It makes sense on a touchscreen.
So, it will allow Logic to function well with several input device choices, trackpad, mouse or touchscreen. This way the transition to touchscreen for OS X can happen a little easier while allowing backwards compatibility for older macs.
It's how the interface works on GarageBand for iOS, the touch and hold functionality works naturally on the iPad, and WILL work once either:
A) Logic is released for iOS
B) a touchscreen Mac is released.
It seems so obvious by now, at least to me. If you're running Lion and Logic 9 with a magic trackpad you can feel the interface transitioning already. 1-2 more iterations max.
Of course this is all just IMHO. Grain of salt, blah blah