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Logic Pro 6!!!!!

Discussion in 'Logic' started by mjones4th, Jan 15, 2004.

  1. mjones4th

    mjones4th Active Member

    Apple/Emagic just announced Logic Pro.

    Bottom line: Logic Platinum 6 plus all optional synths/effects for $999. It costed over $2000 yesterday.

    Best of all? Upgrade from Logic 6 Platinum -> Logic Pro: $199

    O Glorious day. Here's the announcement:

    NAMM 2004, ANAHEIM, Calif., Jan. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Apple(R) today
    streamlined its award-winning, professional audio production software line by
    announcing Logic(R) 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
    additionalplug-insand 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 DSPplug-insand
    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
    effectplug-insand 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
    GarageBand(TM) 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).

    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(R) X, version 10.2 or higher, Mac OS
    9.1 or higher, a Macintosh(R) 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
    http://www.apple.com/software/pro/logic.

    GarageBand will be available on January 16, as part of iLife(R) '04, for a
    suggested retail price of $49 (US) through the Apple Store(R) (http://www.apple.com),
    Apple's retail stores and Apple Authorized Resellers. The iLife '04
    applications, which include GarageBand, will also be included with all new Macs.
    An iLife Up-To-Date upgrade package is available to all customers who purchased
    a new Mac on or after January 6 that does not include iLife '04. The iLife
    Up-To-Date package is available for a shipping and handling fee of $19.95 (US).
    Jam Pack will be available on January 16 for a suggested retail price of $99
    (US) at the Apple Store (http://www.apple.com), Apple's retail stores and through Apple
    Authorized Resellers. Full system requirements and more information on
    GarageBand and Jam Pack can be found at http://www.apple.com/ilife/garageband.

    Soundtrack is available through The Apple Store (http://www.apple.com), Apple's
    retail stores and Apple Authorized Resellers for a suggested retail price of
    $199 (US). Full system requirements and more information on Soundtrack can be
    found at http://www.apple.com/soundtrack.

    Apple ignited the personal computer revolution in the 1970s with the Apple II
    and reinvented the personal computer in the 1980s with the Macintosh. Apple is
    committed to bringing the best personal computing experience to students,
    educators, creative professionals and consumers around the world through its
    innovative hardware, software and Internet offerings.


    NOTE: Apple, the Apple logo, Macintosh, Mac, Mac OS, Logic, GarageBand,
    iLife and Apple Store are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Apple.
    Other company and product names may be trademarks of their respective owners.

    SOURCE Apple Computer, Inc.
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    Inc./
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  2. flexoffset

    flexoffset Guest

    I know the space designer is included in the upgrade. Do you know whether they are including the amp simulator, the new synthesizer, and the beat creator with this or is it something in development for Logic v7?
     
  3. mjones4th

    mjones4th Active Member

    Don't know for certain. But my guess is if they're giving you 8 plugs for $199 that cost a grand total of $1500 yesterday, its insane not to get it.

    Even if you own all but Space Designer, its still an insane deal.

    I think they will be free updates, or maybe moderately priced, but given that they seem to be turning away from the extensible approach to the total package approach, I really don't see them charging for it.
     
  4. mjones4th

    mjones4th Active Member

    If I were any of you, I'd go here:

    http://www.computersandmusic.com/xcgi/SoftCart.exe/store1/logic/gold.html?E+mystore1

    and buy it now, now is the time, and that academic price will save you $500 on Logic Pro!
     
  5. gdoubleyou

    gdoubleyou Well-Known Member

    Mark, I thought you were a DP guy??? (joke)

    Didn't know you did Logic also.

    I was going to purchase the EVB3, EVP88 and EVCO20.

    And later upgrade from Logic Audio to Platinum.

    Now the upgrade is cheaper than buying the soft synths.

    :cool:

    [ January 17, 2004, 12:26 PM: Message edited by: G-Dub ]
     
  6. MisterBlue

    MisterBlue Guest

    Sounds tempting. The price tag for me is unfortunately way too high as I need to buy an Apple computer first. Sorry, I'm not a member of the elite club.

    I looooove Logic Platinum 5.5 though and will keep using it until it falls apart from rust and heavy use. Kind of a blessing in disguise in that it got me to leave the "upgrade train" - I now actually spend a good deal more time making music. Highly recommended :tu: .

    MisterBlue.
     
  7. MisterBlue

    MisterBlue Guest

    Also, I would be cautious right now since I could not find any information that states the upgrade pricing being the same for Logic Gold and Platinum ($199).
    I would be surprised if that was the case but maybe Mark has more information ... ? If it's true the above mentioned link makes it really a good deal.

    MisterBlue.
     
  8. gdoubleyou

    gdoubleyou Well-Known Member

    It's true confirmed by Logic developer Markus Fritz at osxaudio.com

    They had relocated most of the team to Cupertino, guess they were working on Garage Band with the ex-Sonic Foundry guys.

    :cool:
     
  9. mjones4th

    mjones4th Active Member

    G-Dub,

    I'm a Logic guy true and through, since version 4!!!

    Misterblue, if you ever do decide to buy a mac, at least you'll have the upgrade option available.

    Unfortunately for you G-Dub, if you have Logic Audio, the lowest version, the upgrade will cost a bit more.

    And for you PTHD/PT Mix users out there, the ESB, EpicTDM and PTHD extensions are also included.

    Also I heard some really neat stuff about apple loops. It seems Art at Bitshift Audio had a look at the source code within one of the loops, and found that its way beyond REX2 and Acid format loops. Here's some more info:

    8th Street

    Wow.

    mitz
     

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