We've all suspected something was coming from Apple and today this press release dropped into my in - box (6am I know, but jet lag does funny things to me). Speculation has been rife on the subject of creating a more accessible version of Logic, and today Apple confirm this.
First up, Apple announce the creation of two branches of Logic - Logic Pro 6 and Logic Express 6.
Logic Pro 6 consolidates 12 pre-existing, 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 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.
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.
Pricing & Availability
Logic Pro 6 and Logic Express 6 will be available in March through Authorized Apple Resellers for a suggested retail price of $999 (US) and $299 (US) respectively. Logic Pro 6 requires Mac OS® X, version 10.2 or higher, Mac OS 9.1 or higher, a Macintosh® computer with a 300 MHz or faster PowerPC G3, G4 or G5 processor, 256MB of RAM and 350MB of available disk space for installation. Logic Express 6 requires Mac OS X, version 10.2 or higher, Mac OS 9.1 or higher, a Macintosh computer with a 250 MHz or faster PowerPC G3, G4 or G5 processor, 128MB of RAM and 100MB of available disk space for installation. More information on Logic Pro 6 and Logic Express 6 can be found at