I did a silly thing the other day. I upgraded to Lion - the first release of an operating system update. I'm a user of Logic, Native Instruments, Aalto and a few other plugins. My brain said no, but my nerdy right hand said "yes, buy, OK, confirm, yes". Don't do it without a backup. You've been warned. Audio plugins and programs are notorious for breaking on x.0 revisions.
Control Logic with your iOS device by buying TouchOSC, the extremely useful application for your iDevices. That's a new feature in the latest Logic update. The somewhat limited line item in the release notes doesn't explain much so I did a little bit of hunting about.
The creators of TouchOSC have a press blurb outlining the usage scenario:
Something I rarely do is de-ess vocals. It's always been something that didn't really bother me in the past. The other day I wrote a new song that included the lyrics: Floating through space, haven't seen a face in so long. You spin you go round the sun.
I played it on the home stereo and it was very apparent. The S sounds were nasty sounding. They didn't pop out on my studio speakers or headphones, but they really distracted on the consumer equipment for some reason.