Apple Introduces Logic Pro 7 & Logic Express 7

Apple has introduced Logic Pro 7 and Logic Express 7, the next major releases of its award-winning professional music creation and audio production software applications used by more than 200,000 musicians and audio engineers worldwide.

At $999, Logic Pro 7 includes breakthrough new software instruments such as Sculpture, a component-modeling based synthesizer; UltraBeat, an innovative and powerful drum machine; and new plug-ins including Guitar Amp Pro, a full-featured guitar amplifier simulator. Along with over 100 workflow enhancements, new mastering plug-ins and support for Apple Loops, Logic Pro 7 debuts distributed audio processing, a revolutionary technology which allows audio pros to tap into a virtually unlimited number of Macs to expand available Digital Signal Processing (DSP) power.

Logic Express 7, a streamlined version of Logic, provides a basic
set of professional tools for students, educators and advanced
hobbyists at an affordable price of $299. Logic Express 7 and Logic Pro
7 both come with support for projects from GarageBand?„?, Apple?€™s
consumer music creation software, offering users a smooth migration
path to high-end audio production.

?€œFrom beginners to pros, Apple is broadening the market with a
complete line of music creation and production tools,?€ said Rob
Schoeben, Apple?€™s vice president of Applications Marketing. ?€œWith
Logic Pro 7, we?€™re taking professional music creation to the next
level with the industry’s most advanced feature set for pro audio.?€

New software instruments in Logic Pro 7 include Sculpture and
UltraBeat providing customers with more options to create unique sounds
and generate drum and bass sequences. Sculpture simulates the
behavioral characteristics of a vibrating string or bar and provides
users with the ability to control and create their own dynamic and
expressive sounds. UltraBeat is an innovative and powerful drum machine
utilizing several types of synthesis including FM, subtractive,
sample-based and component modeling. UltraBeat consists of up to 25
independently modifiable drum voices and includes a uniquely designed
integrated step sequencer.

New plug-ins in Logic Pro 7 include Guitar Amp Pro, a new
full-featured guitar amplifier simulator that recreates the sounds of
11 of the world?€™s best known guitar amplifiers. Users can configure
their own real life sounding amplifier with detailed options including
14 speaker cabinet selections, microphone type and placement, as well
as EQ type and settings. Additionally, Logic Pro 7 includes new
mastering plug-ins, such as Linear Phase EQ and professional metering,
to fulfill the needs of audio post production professionals.

Logic Pro 7 introduces distributed audio processing, a revolutionary
technology that allows audio pros to tap into a virtually unlimited
number of Macs to expand available DSP power. The result is an audio
and music production system with processing power previously
unimaginable for native based systems. This breakthrough feature allows
musicians and audio engineers to be even more creative by using a
virtually unlimited number of plug-ins to create and process sounds.

Logic Pro 7 includes support for Apple Loops, the powerful
open-standard file format that allows users to quickly find a loop by
instrument, genre or mood. Apple Loops in Logic Pro 7 provide complete
real-time flexibility for changing and adjusting the sound and notes in
a loop. Workflow in Logic Pro 7 is significantly improved with over 100
productivity enhancement features including song templates, channel
strip save and recall, professional shuffle and auto crossfade edit
modes, directly accessible from the arrange window. Additionally, users
can compile and burn CDs to the Red Book standard with WaveBurner, a
stand alone mastering and CD burning application included with Logic
Pro 7.

Apple offers a complete line of integrated music creation tools that
addresses the needs of consumers, students, educators, creative pros
and professional musicians alike. For consumers, GarageBand turns the
Mac into a high-quality musical instrument and complete recording
studio. GarageBand Jam Packs, including the new Remix Tools and Rhythm
Section packs, provide additional pro quality loops and instruments for
GarageBand, Logic Express 7 and Logic Pro 7 for $99. Projects created
with GarageBand can be easily imported into Logic Express 7 and Logic
Pro 7, providing an easy upgrade path for music hobbyists who are ready
to graduate to a more advanced audio production tool. Additionally,
everything learned in Logic Express 7 is directly transferable to Logic
Pro 7.

Pricing & Availability

Logic Pro 7 is available now through the Apple Store
(www.apple.com), Apple?€™s retail stores and Apple Authorized Resellers
for a suggested retail price of $999 (US). Registered users of Logic
Pro 6 as well as Logic Platinum, Logic Gold 5 or Logic Gold 6 can
upgrade to Logic Pro 7 for $299 (US). Logic Express 7 will be available
in October for a suggested retail price of $299 (US). Full system
requirements can be found at http://www.apple.com/logic.

3 thoughts on “Apple Introduces Logic Pro 7 & Logic Express 7

  1. g-lo

    Thanks for the link. The BCF2000 documentation is a bit crapulous – but it’s also pretty trick to try and explain MIDI & CC’s and all that, plus explain how to get the gear to work with it.

    I also like your link to the ” The surface that you wish you were really buying”!

  2. Yeah, I think it’s only fair to point at the real machine. I buy Behringer like I buy at Wal-mart… It gets me close but I feel a little guilty. Unlike Wal-mart I’m usually pretty happy with the performance of my Behringer gear. But I always look at it as a stepping stone (if I make enough cash with this piece of gear I’ll replace it with a nice one and sell this Behringer thing to someone else trying to get a leg up).

    I have three pieces of their gear and all of them have miserable documentation for getting up and running. They shouldn’t have to explain midi and CC (even though it’s a MIDI device). Folks who want to use a mixer as a MIDI instrument will already understand all that CC stuff. They could put the hard-core stuff online and just include a quickstart and I bet more people would be happy.

    But I don’t blame them (much) for going short on the documentation. It keeps the price down (especially since they put out in several languages). But I’m committed to trying to put out some practical HOW-TO docs for the gear I use so we can all get up and running faster.

    Take care and keep up the good work. This is my first committed foray into blogging and I’m trying to be right about it.

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