Take your music from initial concept through final production and all the way to live performance using an innovative suite of products created specifically for musicians.
Logic Studio. Music production, live performance, sound for picture.
With its acclaimed power and flexibility for writing, recording, and producing music, Logic Pro 8 is the heart of Logic Studio. New features in Logic Pro 8 include:
- Next-generation interface, with a streamlined, single-window workspace
- Simplified setup, with professional templates for common activities and projects
- Effortless multitake recording, including automatically generated take folders
- Revolutionary Quick Swipe comping, for quickly building the perfect track
- Powerful audio editing, including sample-accurate editing in the Arrange window
- Comprehensive surround, with multichannel tracks and busses up to 7.1
- XSKey-free operation, with a simple serial number replacing the USB dongle
Built-in media browsers give you intuitive, rapid access to your content without opening additional windows or leaving the workspace.
Logic Pro 8 offers a simple, flexible approach to multitake recording.
For Creative Musicians Everywhere
With Logic Studio, you have everything you need to capture an initial idea and take it all the way through to final mastering or live performance--no matter what kind of music you make and no matter where you work.
- In the studio
Logic Studio gives you the freedom to focus on your music rather than the mechanics of the software. All the high-quality sounds you need are at your fingertips, with a wide range of presets for instrument and effect plug-ins. Use familiar tools to quickly shape your own unique sound. Arrange your song with drag-and-drop ease and audition your arrangements as you swap out different sections. Experiment freely and intuitively to get just the sound you want, then refine your production all the way through final mastering.
- On the stage
MainStage transforms your Mac into a streamlined live rig that offers unparalleled possibilities for producing exciting, original sound--whether youre at home, in a rehearsal space, or performing in front of an audience. Dynamically shape your sound as you perform, using the knobs, faders, pedals, and other controls on your favorite gear.
- For the screen
Soundtrack Pro 2 and Logic Pro 8 provide everything you need to work in the world of audio post-production for film, video, and games. Compose your score in Logic Pro 8; use Soundtrack Pro 2 to edit dialogue, design sound effects, and complete the mix in cinematic surround.
- On the road
Whether youre out on tour, collaborating far from home, or just traveling for a change of scene, you can continue to make music on the Mac. Whenever and wherever inspiration strikes, all you need is Logic Studio and a MacBook Pro to capture your ideas and turn them into music--its like having a portable studio in your backpack. Quickly feel at home in any studio by using your own channel strip settings, plug-in settings, and key commands; just save them to your .Mac account from Logic Studio and access them in real time over the Internet.
- In your style
Logic Studio puts a world of creative options at your fingertips, thanks to an open architecture that lets you use a wide range of audio interfaces, control surfaces, and performance hardware. You can also explore hundreds of third-party Audio Units instruments and effects and incorporate sounds from third-party applications such as Ableton Live and Propellerhead Reason. Because Logic Studio offers TDM/DAE support, you can use Logic Pro 8 as the front end to Digidesign hardware, instruments, and effects.
MainStage makes it easy to use your favorite software instruments and effects in live performance.
MainStage. Introducing your new live rig.
Musicians are accustomed to using a rich palette of software instruments and effects as they write, record, edit, and mix their music, but it has been difficult to take the same sound to the stage. Artists have been forced to re-create their sounds using traditional hardware rigs or adapt software that is not designed for use in live performance.
Introducing MainStage, an application that makes it easy to use your favorite software instruments and effects in live performance. MainStage turns your Mac into a flexible live rig that includes a rich array of software instruments, powerful effects processing, and easy integration with standard hardware controllers.
Create new music in your studio or rehearsal space and use the same sounds on stage. Organize the sounds for your show with drag-and-drop ease. Dynamically shape your music as you perform, using the knobs, pedals, and faders on your favorite gear, with large-scale 3D graphics designed to show you just the information you need on stage.
MainStage dramatically expands the range of sounds you can use in your live music, with a breakthrough streamlined interface that lets you focus on performing.
- Simplified user interface, with a high-contrast view for use in live performance
- Amazing sound for the stage, with world-class Studio Instruments and Studio Effects
- Flexible hardware setups, using keyboards, knobs, faders, and pedals to control sounds
- Flawless performance, with seamless patch switching and an interactive display
- Powerful templates, offering a quick and easy way to set up your live rig
With its familiar interface and intuitive tools, Soundtrack Pro opens the world of audio post-production to musicians.
Soundtrack Pro 2. The next wave in audio post.
Soundtrack Pro 2 offers unprecedented convenience and power for advanced audio editing as well as creating soundtracks for film and video. Fly through editing and mixing with an intuitive interface that combines the multitrack Timeline and Waveform Editor in a single view. Create immersive soundtracks with flexible surround tools. Easily move projects between Final Cut Pro and Soundtrack Pro, using simple round-trip collaboration features and the industrys first automatic conform process. With its familiar interface and intuitive tools, Soundtrack Pro opens the world of audio post-production to musicians.
Soundtrack Pro 2 features:
- Advanced Audio Editing
Soundtrack Pro 2 makes it easy to edit anythingfrom individual audio files to large multitrack projects for film and video. The intuitive interface lets you work efficiently on common tasks and progressively disclose additional features when you need precise control. Sample-accurate, nondestructive audio processing allows you to freely experiment to get the sound you need and stay flexible until the final mix.
- Innovative Sound Design
Using the Studio Effects plug-ins and any of the 5000 Foley, sound effects, and music beds included in the Studio Sound Library, Soundtrack Pro gives you everything you need to create anything from a quick stinger to the comprehensive sound design that sets the mood for an entire film.
- Dialogue and Restoration Tools
Most recorded speech requires improvement, whether it consists of dialogue spoken by actors, a spontaneous interview included in a documentary, or voiceover narration recorded in the studio. Soundtrack Pro includes a range of tools that allow you to improve dialogue quickly, easily, and with precision.
- Mixing for Picture
Soundtrack Pro 2 includes a powerful toolset for creating mixes for film and video projects, in both stereo and cinematic 5.1 surround. Save time and effort by creating simultaneous surround and stereo mixes in the same project.
- Broad Compatibility
Soundtrack Pro 2 allows you to share files with other applications and choose from a wide variety of audio interfaces, as well as control surfaces that use Mackie Control or Logic Control protocols. It is also seamlessly integrated with Final Cut Studio for easy round-trip collaboration with film and video editors.
Studio Instruments provides the largest set of instrument plug-ins available in a single box.
Studio Instruments. Incredible-sounding instruments for Logic Studio.
Featuring 40 powerful, updated instrument plug-ins seamlessly integrated into Logic Pro 8 and MainStage, Studio Instruments provides the largest set of instrument plug-ins available in a single box. Updated instruments include an enhanced version of Ultrabeat, an improved EXS24 Sampler, and Sculpture and ES2 synths, both updated for True Surround.
Virtual mapping lets you quickly reassign controllers when your equipment changes.
Instruments in Logic Studio include:
Use the tone-shaping features in Ultrabeat to sculpt unique sounds from 25 drum voices, with new drum kits featuring more than 1000 new sounds. Full View drum grid editing and step automation give you more power than ever.
- EXS24 Sampler
Choose from more than 1300 EXS instruments included in the Studio Sound Library and quickly build sampled instruments and sample libraries using the integrated, redesigned EXS Editor. The EXS24 Sampler lets you quickly incorporate sample-based sounds into your productions. Featuring sample-accurate timing, a robust synthesizer section, and support for sampled instruments of near-limitless size, the EXS24 Sampler also includes 16 individual outputs for discrete voice processing. Wide-ranging sample library support includes Akai, GigaSampler, SampleCell II, SoundFont2, and REX2.
- Vintage Instruments
Play fully modeled simulations of vintage keyboards, including classic organs, clavs, and electric pianos. Logic Studio offers amazingly real simulations of the Hammond B3, various Fender Rhodes and Wurlitzer pianos, and the Hohner Clavinet D6. All three instrument plug-ins rely on finely tuned modeling engines, so the quirks and character of the real instruments come through.
- Synth Instruments
Produce beautiful synth beds and driving bass lines with an array of FM, subtractive, and analog-modeled synthesizers. Sculpture now includes True Surround features; the flagship ES2 synth now features surround panning and modulation effects as well as a simplified Macro view. An impressive range of synthesizer sounds offers even more richness, thanks to new surround capabilities and modulation effects.
Use Delay Designer for everything from a basic echo effect to an audio pattern sequencer.
Studio Effects. Audio processing for Logic Studio.
Enhance music productions, live performances, and post-production projects with 80 professional effect plug-ins. Studio Effects now feature 16 True Surround effect plug-ins, including the new Delay Designer, a new surround version of Space Designer, and Surround Compressor. Highlights of Studio Effects include:
Guitar Amp Pro features 11 amp models, 15 speaker cabinets, microphone controls, and an effects section for constructing the perfect guitar tone.
- New Delay Designer
Delay Designer allows you to build creative delay effects in stereo or True Surround. Create up to 26 separate delay taps to use the power of 26 delay processors in a single plug-in.
- Space Designer, Now in Surround
Reproduce the reverberant qualities of some of the worlds most distinctive locations in stereo or full surroundwith over 130 new surround impulse responses. Space Designer is a state-of-the-art convolution reverb featuring built-in EQ controls and adjustable volume, filter, and density envelopes.
- Surround Compressor
The new Surround Compressor plug-in allows you to compress multichannel audio using a variety of vintage and modern circuit models, including Opto and FET. Linked compression ensures consistent, smooth compression of surround signals.
- Guitar Amp Pro
Guitar Amp Pro lets you play your guitar through faithful re-creations of classic amplifiers and speaker cabinets.
- Production Effects
Fine-tune your audio production with a range of superb-sounding plug-ins. A new Surround Compressor lets you compress multichannel surround sources, and a redesigned Multipressor displays all controls for all bands in a single window. A wide range of plug-ins provides valuable everyday tools for adding the final polish to your music productions.
- Creative Effects
Transform audio and create shifting fields of sound using advanced reverb, modulation, vintage, warped, and delay plug-ins.
- True Surround Effects
Process multichannel audio using 16 True Surround effect plug-ins, including Chorus, Flanger, Microphaser, Modulation Delay, Phaser, and Tremolo. All of the other Studio Effects plug-ins work with Logic Pro 8 and Soundtrack Pro 2 in multi-mono, so you can use them in surround mixes.
Studio Sound Library incorporates content from five Jam Pack collections and Final Cut Studio 2 to provide a total of 18,000 Apple Loops, 2400 channel strip settings, and 1300 EXS sampled instruments.
Studio Sound Library. The ultimate sound library for Logic Studio.
Thousands of channel strip settings, royalty-free Apple Loops, sound effects, and EXS sampled instruments provide creative fuel for music creation, production, and performance. New surround content allows you to build beautiful, immersive productions.
The Studio Sound Library comes with the complete content from five Jam Pack collections, featuring redesigned material that incorporates the professional sound quality of Studio Instruments and Studio Effects. Move your productions into surround using 600 surround channel strip settings and more than 1000 multichannel sound effects and music beds. The entire Studio Sound Library is optimized for efficient browsing, with updated names and tags to help you quickly find just the right Apple Loop, channel strip setting, or sound effect.
|Jam Pack collections |
All of the content in the five Jam Pack collections included with the Studio Sound Library has been professionally redesigned for Logic Studio. The five Jam Pack collections include:
The Studio Sound Library consists of:
- Apple Loops
Build a rhythm, grab a melodic phrase, or sketch out an arrangement by choosing from 18,000 royalty-free Apple Loops; or create your own loops from any audio file by using the Apple Loops Utility included in Logic Studio. Apple Loops automatically change key and tempo to match your project, making it easy to create a groove or embellish your music.
- Sound Effects and Music Beds
The Studio Sound Library includes 5000 sound effects and music beds taken directly from Final Cut Studio 2. Design immersive music and cinematic soundtracks with 1000 multichannel sound effects and music beds in surround.
- EXS Instruments
The Studio Sound Library includes 1300 pristine-sounding EXS sampled instruments that you can play and process with the EXS24 Sampler or with third-party software samplers.
- Channel Strip Settings
The Studio Sound Library offers a remarkable selection of 2400 professionally designed channel strip settings, each combining Studio Instruments and Studio Effects in a powerful plug-in chain. Of these channel strip settings, 600 are in surround, combining new True Surround Studio Instruments and Studio Effects plug-ins.
- Plug-in Settings
Hundreds of new, professionally designed plug-in settings for Studio Instruments offer beautiful, expressive instrument sounds right out of the box. Every setting, or preset, changes the parameters of an instrument plug-in to produce one-of-a-kind sounds. The Studio Sound Library also includes more than 700 settings designed for a wide range of Studio Effects, from amp modeling to dynamics and modulation.
- Surround Impulse Responses
Apply reverb in full surround using one of 138 new multichannel impulse responses for Space Designer. Choose from a wide variety of unusual locations, ranging from an underground cave to the 69,000-seat Allianz Arena in Munich.
Production Utilities. Convenient tools for music, effects, and mastering.
Logic Studio includes convenient production utilities for mastering and authoring CDs, encoding AC-3 surround files, and creating impulse response files and Apple Loops. Logic Studio production utilities include:
WaveBurner, a CD mastering and authoring environment, is simple enough for quick turnaround demo discs yet sophisticated enough to deliver professional premasters and Red Bookstandard CDs.
- Compressor 3
Use Compressor 3 to encode and preview surround mixes in the industry-standard Dolby Digital AC-3 format. It outputs files to MP3 as well as to any QuickTime-compatible format, including AAC, AIFF, and QuickTime Surround.
- Impulse Response Utility
An impulse response is a sample that captures the acoustic characteristics of a given physical space. Use the Impulse Response Utility to create a profile of your favorite recording space--from a tiny wine cellar to Notre Dame Cathedral--in mono, stereo, B-Format surround, or discrete surround. Then use the sample in Space Designer to place your music "inside" the acoustic space.
- Apple Loops Utility
The Apple Loops Utility lets you convert any audio file to an Apple Loop. It analyzes the sound file and generates the metadata used by Logic Pro and Soundtrack Pro to match the audio files tempo and key to the project tempo and key, without changing pitch.