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Introduction - Pg. x

Introduction Thank you for your interest in this book. Back in the early 1990s, I was hired to compose the music for a new TV series, Zorro. I needed an application that could do MIDI sequencing and score printout. The clear choice was C Lab's Notator for the Atari platform. After that platform died, the geniuses behind C Lab became Emagic, and Notator morphed into the Macintosh-based program, Logic. The Score Editor morphed with it, and it continued to be my choice for MIDI sequencing and score printout. Over the years, Logic became cross-platform, added audio capabilities, became Macintosh again when Apple purchased Emagic, and we are now at Logic Pro 9. What is surprising (and disap- pointing) to some is how little real change has occurred in the Score Editor. As a result, Johannes Prischl's excellent book, The Logic Notation Guide, is still the bible. What has changed for many users since Prischl's book was written is the terminology and how we work. Many of us now use a lot of software instruments rather than hardware MIDI, and we address these in Logic directly rather than using Logic's MIDI and multi-instruments. Many others use a combination of both.