What's better and new about Apple Logic Express 7.2?
Logic Express 7.2 is a Universal application, which means it's desi... Read More
What's better and new about Apple Logic Express 7.2?
Logic Express 7.2 is a Universal application, which means it's designed to run natively on both Intel- and PowerPC-based Macs. Stay compatible as Apple continues to deliver new Intel-based systems.
Improved Rewire support
Logic Express 7.2 provides support for stereo Rewire objects â and now clearly labels the incoming Rewire streams to reflect the source application. In addition, you can create Rewire objects directly from the Create Multiple option in the Arrange window.
Enhanced support for control surfaces
The Arrange window in version 7.2 provides visual indication of which tracks are currently active on the control surface. This is especially useful with supported control surfaces that do not provide LCD or other feedback information, such as the newly supported iControl from M-Audio.
32-channel support for multi-channel Audio Units instruments
Users of multi-channel Audio Unit instrument applications will appreciate that Logic Express now has increased output capacity of to 32 mono-channels.
Playback of compressed files
Logic Express 7.2 allows you to play back AAC and Apple Lossless files directly â with no need for conversion. This feature ensures project compatibility with GarageBand 3 and offers great sonic quality with the convenience of smaller file sizes.
Access to new GarageBand 3-compatible plug-ins
Ducker offers automated voiceover volume reduction functionality, known as "ducking," on Output or Bus tracks. Speech Enhancer provides a simple option for cleaning up and enhancing recordings made with the built-in microphones.
New royalty-free jingles and sound effects Apple Loops
Logic Express 7.2 includes the same Jingles and Sound Effects library that ship with iLife '06. A dedicated Effects button in the Loop Browser makes it easy to view and filter this new collection of sounds. The library includes more than 200 sound effects and 100 jingles.
All that in addition to Logic 7's phenomenal capabilities:
An advanced spectrum of features and tools for computer-based music production, Logic Express provides a step up from GarageBand for aspiring musicians, producers, and composers without breaking the bank.
Logic Express lets you produce a convincing demo of your band, create a remix of your favorite track, or score QuickTime movies. This affordable virtual studio integrates a rich feature set for both music and audio production in one application. In addition to the Apple Loops you're familiar with from GarageBand, you'll enjoy the wide variety of software instruments. These provide, for example, faithful emulations of vintage keyboard classics as well as synthetic sounds, ranging from digital to virtual analog. Composers and music theory teachers will also appreciate the full-featured score editor.
Professional Multichannel Recording: Record a complete band in Logic Express with seamless integration of professional multichannel audio hardware. In contrast to GarageBand, this enables you to record up to 12 instruments, voices, environmental sounds, effects, and more at the same time. Then you can tweak each of these tracks with hyper-precise editors. High-resolution audio of up to 24-bit/96 kHz, the adaptive self-configuring track mixer, as well as 32-bit floating point math provide pro sound quality.
Grow Your Own Loops: Aspiring remixers and electronic music composers can't live without loops. Logic Express offers the familiar Apple Loops browser of GarageBand, hosting a multitude of Apple Loops. Browse quickly through the largest libraries simply by specifying instrument, genre, or mood. Preview them instantly at your song's tempo and pitch. Logic Express configures the channel strip automatically for Apple Loops on software instrument tracks. What's more, you can construct your own Apple Loops from conventional audio files such as recordings or bounced phrases produced with software instruments using the Apple Loop Utility.
High-Quality Software Instruments and Plug-Ins: For in-depth sound creations, the range of synthesizers provided in Logic Express proves a priceless resource. Offering a richer set of parameters, it features precise control on every single shade of the sound. Seamlessly integrated in the Track Mixer, you can effortlessly record and edit parameter changes.
The stylish, accessible FM synthesizer EFM1 creates a wide range of digital sounds that characterize the music of the '80s. Generating the sounds from frequency modulation technology, you can play crystal-clear bells as well as deep bass or string pads. The virtual analog beast ES1 provides sounds to enrich every production--from massive basses to rich pads or ultrasharp percussion. Plug-ins like EQ and Reverb provide precision treatment of your sound. Others such as the Autofilter and Guitar Amp invite you to experiment wildly.
Total Score: Songwriters can produce impressive demo songs by incorporating audio recordings, sample-based sounds, and virtual instruments entirely on the computer. Users will find it easy to share compositions with other musicians in a traditional way with Logic Express as well, since it now houses the full-featured score editor from Logic Pro, for simply stunning results.
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If you are using a Mac, and your into MIDI, or you have a project studio, or record yourself... Logic Express 7.2 is the absolute best software you will find for $300. Everyone knows that the simplest recording application and the most powerful for it's simplicity is GarageBand. I find Logic Express to be extremely similar to GarageBand. Only difference... Logic is about 10000X more powerful! Logic has great plugins that come along with it. My personal favorite is "GuitarAmp." It has 6 awesome different ampl models which allows me to turn my computer into 6 amps, and I can control parameters just the same way I could on a real amp. Logic Express contains a fantastic, I mean FANTASTIC reverb plugin called "PlatinumVerb." This plugin has so much power and abiences of any kind can be created. Logic is just the best. Better than any other recording software. Don't hesitate, nobody regrets getting Logic. It's by far the most user-friendly software there is... For Mac, or PC. Incredible drum-loops, drum samples and gigabytes worht of synths and sampled instruments. Go check it out. It's just an ubelievable program.
When it comes to DAW systems, there are so many options, one could easily spend thousands before settling on a system that suits them. One would think that the "Express" in this program would mean a slimmed down, barely usable system. However, that is not the case. It comes packed with a solid amount of plugins that cover all aspects of what you'd need to edit. Many say that the audio engine is inferior to ProTools and such, however, I have not found this to be the case. It is comprehensive, sounds amazing, and has solid editing tools. Logic Pro is obviously better, however, for $300 you CANNOT find a better system. The MIDI system is hands down the best in the market. The new MIDI system in ProTools 7 is good, but does not compare to the flexibility and editing capabilities that are found within Logic. You have the utmost control over all of your MIDI data. Logic is a fantastic all in one system. It takes some getting used to, but it is definitely worth it, especially if you use MIDI. That's not to discount the VERY solid audio engine. Definitely recommend. (It's also compatable with ProTools TDM stuff. Great choice)
This is a good program that is very useful for recording purposes. However, it is very, very similar to the much cheaper garage band. If you want a very powerful recording option, get pro tools, if you want a consumer recording option get garageband. And for those who want something in between, you should get this program.
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