Apple Streamlines Professional Audio Product Line

By | January 17, 2004 at 12:00 AM

Apple today streamlined its award-winning, professional audio production software line by announcing Logic Pro 6 for professional musicians and Logic Express 6 for students and educators. Used by over 200,000 musicians worldwide, Logic is the industry-leading audio production software for professional musicians, audio engineers, producers and film composers. Logic Pro 6 consolidates 12 pre-existing, groundbreaking products into one comprehensive package for just $999 (US). Logic Express 6 provides a basic set of professional tools to allow students and educators to compose and produce music with sophisticated results at an affordable price of $299 (US).

“Logic has set the standard for professional music production with its comprehensive set of tools, including sample-accurate software instruments, non-destructive real-time editing and sophisticated DSP effects and mastering,” said Rob Schoeben, Apple’s vice president of Applications Marketing. “Until today, a lot of the power and flexibility of the Logic product line came from additional plug-ins and add-ons. Now, these are all included in Logic Pro 6 at one affordable price.”

Logic Pro 6 includes Logic Platinum, the award-winning audio recording and sequencer application, and the entire line of 53 audio DSP plug-ins and professional-quality software instruments. Logic Pro 6 is a recording studio in a box with everything professional musicians and audio engineers need to compose, record, edit and mix their music, including professional software instruments, multitrack recorders, mixing desks and sound effect processors. Logic Pro 6 also includes the ability to create 5.1 and 7.1 surround sound, support for up to 128 audio tracks, virtually unlimited input channels and a sample rate of up to 192k.

“I’ve used Logic products for everything from producing scores for the London Symphony Orchestra to demoing songs for the Rolling Stones. It’s been my main means of musical expression for over a decade,” said Matt Clifford, professional musician, composer and producer. “With Logic Pro 6, musicians can now instantly add a comprehensive set of powerful software tools to their set up at a fraction of the cost.”

Based on Logic Pro 6, Logic Express 6 is a computer music production application designed to fit the needs of students and educators with a basic set of professional tools to compose and produce music with sophisticated results. Logic Express 6 features powerful audio production tools, including over 28 effect plug-ins and sample-based software instruments. Logic Express 6 also includes support for up to 48 audio tracks, 12 input channels and a sample rate of up to 96k. Since everything learned in Logic Express 6 is directly transferable to Logic Pro 6, Logic Express 6 offers a smooth migration path to high-end audio production.

“Apple has always provided a great platform for education, and Logic Express 6 brings a great new educational tool for musicians,” said David Mash, vice president of Information Technology for Berklee College of Music. “Logic Express 6 will become an essential part of the toolset many music students use because it offers everything an aspiring musician needs to create their songs like a pro-from the first idea through the recording and arrangement to the final mix.”

Logic Pro 6 and Logic Express 6 are part of Apple’s complete line of music creation tools that address the needs of consumers, students, educators, creative pros and professional musicians alike. At the entry level, Apple’s new GarageBandâ„¢ music application turns a Mac(R) into a professional-quality musical instrument and recording studio. Jam Pack, an add-on music content package for GarageBand, expands the user’s creative options by providing additional loops, software instruments, effects presets and guitar amps. Designed specifically for videographers and motion graphics professionals, Apple’s Soundtrack music production tool provides creative pros with more than 4,000 professionally-recorded audio loops and sound effects to create professional-quality soundtracks, now available at an even more affordable price of just $199 (US).

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