Logic Pro 9
At the center of Logic Studio, Logic Pro 9 makes it easier than ever for do-it-yourself musicians to create their own compositions. Record yourself or your band, build arrangements from Apple Loops, compose with standard notation, or focus on any aspect of production.
- Manipulate audio timing and tempo with Flex Time features.
- Replace drum tracks with triggered samples in just a few clicks.
- Quickly transfer track content and setups between projects.
Studio Effects, Instruments, and Loops
Shape your sound and inspire your songwriting with a huge collection of effects, instruments, and loops.
- Plug into the sound of 25 legendary amps and 25 speaker cabinets with the Amp Designer.
- Enjoy lush creative effects with the Pedalboard, an assortment of 30 virtual stompbox pedals inspired by the classics.
- Make great music using the largest collection of software instruments available in a single box, including drums, synths, and vintage keyboards.
- Produce nearly any sound imaginable with more than 80 studio-quality effect plug-ins, including vintage and modern compressors, delays, reverbs, and more.
- Embellish your music with 20,000 royalty-free Apple Loops from all the Jam Pack collections.
Perform live with the instruments, amps, effects, and sounds you used to make your tracks, and see it all clearly using a full-screen interface designed specifically for the stage.
- Play along with great live backing tracks with the flexible Playback plug-in.
- Bring sound-on-sound recording to the stage with the Loopback plug-in.
- Also includes multimapping of controls, full ReWire support, and the ability to record performances.
- Support for the Apogee GiO interface and foot controller provides hands-free operation.
What's in the Box?
- DVD containing Logic Pro 9, MainStage 2, Soundtrack Pro 3, 40 software instrument plug-ins, over 80 effect plug-ins, WaveBurner 1.6, Compressor 3.5, Impulse Response Utility, Apple Loops Utility, QuickTime 7 Pro, and required content
- Six content DVDs containing Jam Pack collections, sound effects, surround music beds, EXS24 sampler instruments, and impulse response files
- Demo content DVD containing Logic Artist Projects from The Killers, Lily Allen, and Santigold
- Printed and electronic documentation
- Mac OS X v10.5.7 or later
- Mac computer with an Intel processor
- 9GB to install all applications and required content.
- Additional 38GB to install all optional content (large content packages can be installed on separate disk): 10GB for Jam Pack collections; 16GB for sound effects; 6GB for surround music beds; 7GB for other optional content
- 1GB of RAM (2GB or more highly recommended)
- Display with 1280-by-800 resolution or higher
- DVD drive for installation
- QuickTime 7.6 or later
- Language Support All applications in Logic Studio support English, French, German, Japanese, Spanish, and Simplified Chinese.
Ratings & Reviews
A night at the opra!
Where do I start, Logic is pure logic. What I mean is that the new new logic studio was incredibly well engineered, much less bugy than the previous version. Compatibility has been greatly increased and again, this new version manages better the resources of my system, meaning that it runs much faster. I really like the new features added in main stage, especially the multimapping of controls. What is most impressive is the price for which apple sells the product. Compared to other audio editing software, this one dominates the competition. Thanks apple. …
- Written by Christopher C from Ottawa
885 of 1018 people found this useful
I have been recording for about 15+ years and was patiently awaiting for this version of Logic to arrive. I know apple has been s crambling to get closer to what digidesign's Pro-Tools can do and all I have to say is WOW!!! The upgrade install time was way fast; unlike waiting 4 hours for Logic Studio 8 to install. They've included everything you need to get a professional sounding song right out of the box and killed a lot of plug-in competitors along the way. The amp designer rivals that of Ik Multimedia's Amplitube series. The flex tool....WOW!!! No more scissor tool for this guy. Drum replacer....SICK!!! You don't even need third party plug-ins i.e. Drumtracker from Toontrack to get midi conversion of audio files. This is by far a warm welcome for me and did I mention you can easily... and I do mean easily import your channel strip settings from other projects? Don't hesitate and wait to get this if you are serious about recording. This is the hottest thing out right now and I can't imagine anything being better than this with out waiting another year or two. Pro-Tools 8 just plain stinks against Logic 9. Midi recording is superior in Logic and the sound libraries are HUGE!!! I will never step back to the dark side of Pro-Tools again. Way to go LOGIC 9!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! …
- Written by William G from Clearwater
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Pro tools R I P
This is a massive leap forward for Logic. Yes the amp modelling is spectacular, yes the new editing facilities are great but what really makes the difference for me is the soundstage and stereo representation. The reverbs now really do their job, in fact all of the logic plug ins sound great on my rig and the potential of Logic 9 is scary once the full 64 bit OS comes into play.
I stood by Logic when everyone else was buying into Pro tools.
I feel like i just won the lottery.
- Written by richard L from london
796 of 905 people found this useful
What The Pro's Use To Make Music
This is what the modern producer uses in he Professional studio. Logic Pro is used every day by the biggest producers in music. wo rking in a Professional Studio I hook up mac book pro's running Logic up to producer's UAD Apollos or apogee ensembles etc. they basically use the million dollar rooms to critically listen, while they make a 16 or 32 bar section of a song and they all use Logic because it is so simple to and intuitive, comes with incredible stock synths and samples.
Once they finish tracking we run each track through the outs of their convertors, through our analog gear for depth, color & to help create that large sound that only analog gear can produce. from there its into our Black Lion Audio upgraded 192's, clocked with Antelope Audio's Isochrone Trinity and finally into Pro Tools HD where it is processed and Mixed along with vocals, gtrs, etc. to create a finished mix before being sent to the mastering engineer.
you may ask why I explain the whole process and don't spend a large % bragging about just Logic. (Which is an amazing tool, don't get me wrong)
Logic is great at getting ideas out fast, easily and hassle free. it is not however the only tool you will need to create a hit record. I would not recommend it as a stand alone tool because of the inherent sterile sound of the mixer built into the program, the editing capabilities are lacking, there are also head room issues.
past this if you are looking at Logic for a sampler/synth. there is nothing better and this is why it deserves 5 stars. …
- Written by jeff H from ventura
17 of 24 people found this useful
It looks cool with all the effects and so on but after really working with it I hate myself I have not got something really proffe sional. E.g. wave editing is horrible. The graphic reproduction is bad, you never get this nice thin line to cut, it always goes back out of zoom when switching windows and zooming in is bulky as all the rest of the operations. Everything is so miniature you can't even see it. I fight the software more then I work with it. It is a real nightmare for me. As the whole Apple/Mac experience actually. …
- Written by Daniel H from Doha
17 of 74 people found this useful
Problematic in 64-bit with Lion
I am a composer professionally using Logic and am sorry to say that I am frustrated by the buggy nature and frequent pops and clic ks etc. when running Logic in 64-bit in Lion. Snow Leopard by contrast, although not able to load as many tracks into RAM, was much more stable. …
- Written by Sebastian J from Lewes
28 of 33 people found this useful
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