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As part of its exhibition at National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) trade show this week in Aniheim, Calif., Apple Computer could be seen demonstrating a new version of its Logic music composition and production software designed to run natively on the first Intel Macs.

The company also said it is ahead of schedule developing the application and plans to release the software as Logic Pro 7.2 next month.

According to a report from Macworld, Logics performance seemed much faster running on the new Intel Macs than with PowerPC-based machines.

"The performance is stunning and has met my already high expectations," Dr. Gerhard Lengeling, Apple senior director and lead architect audio applications said.

The company was performing the Logic demos on a pre-production MacBook Pro laptop. During one demo, Apples Bob Hunt was reportedly running video, with thumbnails, music and a dozen or more high-end effects.

"None of these sessions would even run on a PowerBook," said Hunt, comparing the new Intel-based MacBook Pro to the PowerBook.

Logic's evolution to a Intel-native application won't be the only change users will notice, according to Macworld. Logic Pro 7.2 will also reportedly feature integrated support for the new Apogee Ensemble interface; Digidesign Pro Tools HD 7 DAE support; Serato Pitch n Time support; Improved Rewire support; Enhanced Control Surfaces support; and 32-channel support for multi-channel Audio Units instruments.

The application also adds compatibility with GarageBand 3 through new support for playback of compressed files; a Ducking plug-in; a speech enhancement plug-in; and the same jingles and sounds effects found in GarageBand.

Owners of Logic 7.1 may upgrade to Logic 7.2 for Intel via a $49 crossgrade upgrade package Apple will begin offering in February.
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Hmmm, when might Apple show a new iPod if they'd designed one?

Hmmm.
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Originally posted by ginner
Hmmm, when might Apple show a new iPod if they'd designed one?

Hmmm.

it said iPod products...

of course, there'll probably be a new iPod Shuffle, since I JUST bought one for my brother.

But this is the wrong forum for this.......
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it said iPod products...

of course, there'll probably be a new iPod Shuffle, since I JUST bought one for my brother.

But this is the wrong forum for this.......

Oh good, I want a shuffle. A music industry show seems like an excellent place to introduce a new music device.

Oh, and forgive me, I'm a noob, I saw this on the front page, I wasn't to know I'd end up somewhere I shouldn't be.
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Good stuff.

Shame I have the musical talent of roadkill.

But it is promising that Apple are getting their professional applications converted to intel native binaries on or before schedule.
post #6 of 25
I love the control over sound that Logic offers, but it's waaaaaay too much for my audio needs. I do love both GarageBand and SoundtrackPro. Wonderful production-oriented programs that can get you close to 95% of a professional sound. It's that last 5% that's the killer.

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I know a lot of people have complained about the $49 just for a new disc, but two positives:

1. If you upgrade for your new Intel Mac, you're at least getting a new version with new features, not just a Universal copy of what you already had. Even people staying with PPC for now may want those features for $49, and you'll be paying no more than them.

2. Since the new version IS Universal, those PPC upgraders will get a version that will run on PPC but will also later run on an Intel Mac. No further exchange needed.
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Originally posted by SpamSandwich
I love the control over sound that Logic offers, but it's waaaaaay too much for my audio needs. I do love both GarageBand and SoundtrackPro. Wonderful production-oriented programs that can get you close to 95% of a professional sound. It's that last 5% that's the killer.

Ableton Live is my favorite. So easy and intuitive to use, and not overwhelming for a new user. And it's not the program, it's the audio engineering skills which will get you the good sound. You can find and use quality VST and AU plug-ins with any host program. It's how well you use them that counts.

Anyways, good to see that some native Intel apps should be availble soon after I get my MacBook Pro. I'm still expecting about 6 months or so of not really seeing the full potential of it though.
 
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Anyone able to give a heads up on whether or not you get the complete 'box' or is it just a cd you're given?
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Anyone able to give a heads up on whether or not you get the complete 'box' or is it just a cd you're given?

When I bought the 7.1 update (The .1 of it) all I got was a CD mailer package with a shipping statement, CD with cover, and those silly tiny print "do not copy" flyers. However, I was not told that when I bought Logic Express 7, it already came with the .1 of it, so I sold it off. But at least now they're good about updating products that will be updated. On the site and at the time of ordering, it was just labeled as LE 7.
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I was in San Francisco this summer and bought Logic for my laptop. This was months after 7.1 was released. Well the box had 7.0 in it and I was screwed. I couldn't believe it. The people at the store were understanding, but couldn't do anything. So the thought of shelling out another whatever to get another update disk doesn't please me. Besides, when are we going to get a real Apple app. (see other thread)
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post #12 of 25
The .1 update was only 19.99 for me (I can't remember if that was bought with an educational discount, or if there was none available).
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post #13 of 25
I hope most of the audio apps get ported soon. I want a macbook, but it is pointless for me to get one until Digital Performer and Pro Tools get updated.
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I just bought Logic 7.1 Pro for my Powerbook on a Education Discount, I was concerned when Jobs announced the universal thing that I wouldn't be able to upgrade Logic and instead have to re-buy the full version, but I think from what I should be able to buy the $49 crossgrade disc.

Anyone know for sure, I tried calling Apple about it but I couldn't get a hold of anyone :S
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Originally posted by junebughunter
I just bought Logic 7.1 Pro for my Powerbook on a Education Discount, I was concerned when Jobs announced the universal thing that I wouldn't be able to upgrade Logic and instead have to re-buy the full version, but I think from what I should be able to buy the $49 crossgrade disc.

Anyone know for sure, I tried calling Apple about it but I couldn't get a hold of anyone :S

You can buy that .2 disc when it's available so that your Logic will run on Intel, and have the new features. Or so that's what everyone's saying on the music forums I'm on. And I'm in the same situation as you. In fact, the .1 I believe was never thought as an education thing anyways, even though I bought Logic with an educational discount.

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From Apple's site it only looks like it's for Logic Pro. Oh well, I'll get there one day, when I have an Intel Mac that can run Pro-level stuff.
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Good stuff.

Shame I have the musical talent of roadkill.

Heheheh. You and me both.
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I wish I could get a new iMac but I have a feeling it's going to have to wait until the end of this year...it's probably better that way anyway...I'll look forward to Logic 7.2 I'm curious to see how well the rewire support is improved
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Originally posted by iShawn
When I bought the 7.1 update (The .1 of it) all I got was a CD mailer package with a shipping statement, CD with cover, and those silly tiny print "do not copy" flyers. However, I was not told that when I bought Logic Express 7, it already came with the .1 of it, so I sold it off. But at least now they're good about updating products that will be updated. On the site and at the time of ordering, it was just labeled as LE 7.

Making the case for dongles, are we?

gc
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Originally posted by GordonComstock
Making the case for dongles, are we?

gc

I don't understand, it didn't come with a dongle, for it was LE.
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Originally posted by trick fall
I hope most of the audio apps get ported soon. I want a macbook, but it is pointless for me to get one until Digital Performer and Pro Tools get updated.

Well, protools will be slow to upgrade and expencive, I say look for an announcement at NAMM next year, and keep saving your pennies, it will be pricey, but that is how DIgidesign rolls i guess.
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Originally posted by iShawn
I don't understand, it didn't come with a dongle, for it was LE.

So...

do you now own LE or did you sell your copy?

gc
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Originally posted by GordonComstock
So...

do you now own LE or did you sell your copy?

gc

From reading his post, he sold the .1 upgrade CD, since their LE install CD was already at v7.1.
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From reading his post, he sold the .1 upgrade CD, since their LE install CD was already at v7.1.

I now understand.

I'm an ass.

Kick me.

gc
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Well, protools will be slow to upgrade and expencive, I say look for an announcement at NAMM next year, and keep saving your pennies, it will be pricey, but that is how DIgidesign rolls i guess.

Probably true. I'll probably get one when either DP or Digi upgrade. I'd get a powerbook, but I'd think the dual core chips could make a big difference. I guess I'll just have to be patient.
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Originally posted by GordonComstock
I now understand.

I'm an ass.

Kick me.

gc

haha... It's okay. Now I see where you were getting. The piracy thing isn't my bag.
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