What do you like best?
I started using Logic in university. I've been working with other applications and i was quite familiar with DAWs and music systems before. When i got my first mac and started using it, i remember the first thing i realised which was that i was able to find and apply processes i needed done fast and efficient as i was never able to do before.
In a broader perspective i found out that ProTools was the industry standard for conventional production methods. Although, with the big new free-music-producers movement where people started making label-free professional standard music on their laptops, Logic was the leading DAW for me to make productions which i could actually call a complete piece of music production with proper notation, performance, recording, arrangement, mixing and master. All of these steps where easy to make as if they were all well thought out like i would expect them to be, by the programmers who designed the app. A very sophisticated understanding of the user, music making experience and the flow of inspiration.
So thank you Logic developers !
What do you dislike?
As in every software there is room for improvement. Personally i would like to see Max/MSP and similar object oriented programming environments implanted into Logic as you find in Ableton. Programming and just having the ability to design a software that does what you significantly intend to do, gives the user absolute freedom. Being able to break out from the linear flow of the conventional sequencer would create better chances of artists getting inspired.
I hear a lot of people wanting to perform with Logic as well. A brand new approach to the live perspective of Logic would be a side of Logic that has great potential of improvement.
Recommendations to others considering the product
Whether if you want to switch to another DAW or you're just getting started, Logic is the right way to go as you would easily realise after reading a couple of forums. Although i would suggest first to be clear on your own goals and what you actually want to work in. There are many differences between what studio technicians, producers and musicians prefer. Find out what would be good for you and focus on it while learning all the others as well.
As a sound designer, I have a lot of experience with a lot of DAWs (cubase,protools,cakewalk etc) and i would say Logic is just the fastest and easiest program out there for editing, mixing and working on the result as you build the project. The processes that happened between the workspace and the post-mix is critical in helping you keep your pace and motivation. Logic is the better software that helps me maintain my speed.
What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?
With Logic, comparing it to any other decent DAW out there, it is easy as it gets working in post production sound design. If you have a well planned production schedule, Logic gives you the fast-lane pipeline which is the fastest way of editing and arranging.
Logic's built in effects and mixing au's also help keep the process fast and efficient since you can locate and edit them easily while not having to worry about the quality. With freeze, all the effects and mixing capabilities are, for my work, as easy as it gets.