Camel Audio’s Alchemy synthesizer used to cost $249, on the high end for software synthesizers. But fans thought Alchemy was worth it, and were disappointed when Camel Audio closed shop earlier this year. As of today, though, Alchemy is back – at least for Mac users. Apple has introduced a massive free update to Logic… Read More Camel Audio Alchemy Lives On In Free Updates To Logic Pro, MainStage
Apple has introduced Logic Pro X, an update to their popular DAW that features a new user interface, powerful new creative tools for musicians and an expanded collection of instruments and effects. Key New Features: Logic Pro X includes Drummer, a virtual session player that automatically plays along with your song in a wide variety… Read More Apple Logic Pro X Brings New UI, Flex Pitch, Virtual Drummer, iPad Remote & More
Apple today continued its push to blur the line between ‘pro’ and consumer apps, releasing Logic Pro 9 in its Mac App Store for $199.99. The company also is killing off Logic Express and its Logic Studio bundle, and selling MainStage as a download for $29.99. Pricing a leading DAW at about $200 is sure… Read More Logic Pro 9 Now $199.99 In Mac App Store, But How Long Will It Take To Download?
Infinite Response announced at the 2011 Winter NAMM Show that Apple has released the Mainstage 2 Device Interface for the VAX77 MIDI Keyboard Controller. Infinite Response and Apple have developed an operating mode called ‘Host Control’ that allows Mainstage 2 to display all its presets on the VAX77 touchscreen, and map all of its controllers to the VAX… Read More Infinite Response VAX77 Gets Mainstage 2 Device Interface
This video, via Sam Square, covers the basics of Apple’s MainStage, including working with channel strips and the difference between the Concert, Set and Patch. Topics covered include: Uses of MainStage Concert/set/patch and patch inspector area Preferences Create new channel strip Setting the default channel strip Creating a aux channel for shared effects Using Aliases… Read More Apple MainStage Essentials
Ian Taylor made a MainStage layout for the Midifighter DIY arcade-style MIDI controller: The top buttons are mapped to momentary effects, the lower twelve playing the best notes for drum kits. There’s about 15 different sounds with these effects in the patch list. here are Analog Drums, Digital Drums, and Synths. Additionally, if you add… Read More Use MIDI Fighter With MainStage
Apple has released updates for Logic Pro and MainStage, allowing the applications to run in 64-bit mode. The main advantage of 64-bit support is that you can address vast amounts of memory. With 64-bit mode, the application memory is not limited to 4GB as with 32-bit applications, so there is essentially no practical limit by… Read More Apple Logic Pro, MainStage Go 64-Bit
Apple today introduced the next version of Logic Studio, with major upgrades to Logic Pro and MainStage and more than 200 new features. Here’s what’s new: Logic Pro 9 features new Amp Designer and Pedalboard plug-ins that provide realistic virtual guitar amps and stompbox effects. A new set of Flex Time tools allow Logic users… Read More Apple Logic Studio Update Adds Flex Time, A Looper & More Guitar Effects