Apple Logic Express 9
Take your music further with Logic Express 9, featuring the power of Logic Pro 9 and more than 100 software instruments and studio effects, including the new Amp Designer and Pedalboard.
Record, edit, and mix your music like a pro. Open your GarageBand files in Logic Express 9 and get right to work, or start from scratch with a new composition. Innovative production tools and over 100 instrument and effect plug-ins from Logic Studio make it easier than ever to translate musical inspiration into professional recordings.Top Key Features in Logic Express
- Fully compatible with GarageBand projects -- open them and take them further.
- Flex Time lets you manipulate audio timing and tempo like never before.
- Build dream guitar rigs with the new Amp Designer and Pedalboard.
- Inspire your music with 36 instrument plug-ins and 70 effect plug-ins.
NEW IN LOGIC EXPRESS 9:
The new Logic Express adds an amazing collection of amps, speaker cabinets, and effects pedals that guitar players can use in traditional combinations to re-create legendary sounds or mix and match for something truly original. It also features new production tools that make it easier than ever for musicians to set up and record, edit timing and tempo, and create pro mixes.
Flex Time. Flex Time is a new collection of features that lets you manipulate timing and tempo quickly and creatively. Experience editing without all the cutting.
- Flex Tool
The new Flex Tool lets you push audio around with your mouse by clicking and dragging anywhere on the waveform -- forget all that tedious splicing and editing.
- Audio Quantize
It's not just for MIDI anymore. Now you can conform the timing of an audio region to a musical grid, or to the feel of another track, instantly correcting a performance.
- Editing drum tracks
Use Slicing Mode with drums and you won't compromise a single attack. Edit across a set of grouped multitrack drums and everything stays locked perfectly in phase.
Slow down or speed up an entire multitrack project effortlessly, whether you want to try out different tempos or take it slow while you play a difficult solo.
- Flex Modes
Whether you're editing a solo vocal, a rhythm guitar, or multitrack drums, Flex Time has a mode designed to give you the best results.
- Speed Fades
Get creative by adding turntable-style starts or stops with the kind of precision that would impress even the best DJs.
- Tempo Import/Export
Now the audio you import can automatically conform to the tempo of a project you're working on. (And the other way around.)
Production Tools. New production tools allow musicians to tackle any part of the recording, editing, and mixing process they want -- and get it done in a fraction of the time.
- Selective Track Import
To transfer setups and track content between projects, simply select the individual components you want to import on a track-by-track basis.
- Expanded take folder editing
Logic Pro 9 gives you access to your important edit tools and Flex Time features -- right alongside Quick Swipe comping.
- Drum Replacer
Now you can replace or double less-than-perfect drum tracks with triggered samples in just a few clicks. No more headaches. No more hassles.
- Convert to Sampler Track
In one step, turn an audio region into a sampler instrument with a MIDI track to trigger it. Then you can modify and resequence the part.
The new Bounce-in-Place feature makes effects rendering much quicker and easier, whether you're bouncing a single region or an entire track.
- Notation and chord grids
Create guitar tablature or detailed scores using a library of more than 4000 chord grids (or your own custom grids) and new ornaments for hammer-ons, bends, and more
Guitar Gear. The new Logic Studio gives you an instant, massive collection of amps, stompboxes, software instruments, and sounds. You can even create your own.
- Amp Designer
Build your dream rig by mixing and matching 25 amps, 25 speaker cabinets, and 3 mics you can position freely around the speaker cone.
Fire up 30 stompboxes that deliver lush effects like Overdrive, Distortion, Fuzz, Delay, Chorus, Flanger, Phaser, Tremolo, Treble Boost, and Wah.
- Classic tones
Hundreds of presets give you Amp Designer and Pedalboard sounds that are ready to go. Start exploring with classic tones, genres, or characteristics like clean, crunch, and distorted.
- Apogee GiO support
This new USB audio interface and control device lets you operate Pedalboard hands-free and works with Logic Pro 9 and MainStage 2 right out of the box.
Incredible music. Incredibly easy.
You already know how to write a great song. Logic Express streamlines the technical side of things, so you can record, edit, and mix it, too. Whether you work in a state-of-the-art studio or in your garage, now you can easily put the the most advanced audio tools to work for your projects. If you've been using GarageBand, Logic Express is the perfect way to take your music to the next level. Your projects will open seamlessly and the features will feel familiar, so you can start where you left off. Tap into an inspiring collection of instruments, sounds, and loops. Get set up and recording quickly. Perform complex edits in a fraction of the time. And mix down projects of any scale with full automation capabilities.
Made for musicians.
- Put the flow back into your workflow.
With Logic Express, all your editing tools and content browsers are integrated into a single, beautifully designed window. And that means everything can happen faster. Your shortcut menus, toolbars, and transport bars are right there for you, not spread across a maze of windows.
- Get rolling, fast.
Templates get you set up instantly to write, record, mix, or master -- and you can customize them as much as you want. For classic sounds, the Explore templates let you choose from a range of instruments already paired with effects and processing. Just grab one and start playing. The Compose templates put everything in place for writing and tracking in a specific genre, from rock to hip-hop to orchestral music.
- Share ideas between projects.
Selective Track Import lets you easily transfer setups and track content between projects. Since you can select components on a track-by-track basis, it's simple to grab the guitar track from a different session or import that perfect drum mix you created for another project.
Your new writing studio.
- Zero in on the sound you need.
Built-in library browsers make it easy to navigate thousands of effect settings, instrument settings, Apple Loops, and even sounds you've created yourself -- all without leaving the track you're working on.
- Go wild, then go back.
Nondestructive, region-based editing allows you to tinker with individual sections of a track and hear the results as you go. You can experiment all you want, knowing your original performances are always kept intact.
- Instant sampler instruments.
In one simple step, you can transform any audio region into a sampler instrument, along with a MIDI track that will trigger the samples so they sound just like the original track. From there, it's easy to modify and resequence the part.
- Edit MIDI your way.
As a full-featured MIDI sequencer, Logic Express lets you choose how you want to view and edit MIDI data. Use the Piano Roll Editor to graphically edit note velocity and length, while monitoring the results in real time. Or if you're used to working with traditional notation, go to the Score Editor where new duration bars make it easy to graphically edit the length of notes.
- Music notation the way it should be.
Logic Express features a complete set of music notation tools, including comprehensive layout and print options, instrument transposition, drum notation, and adaptive lyric input. You can generate guitar tablature with an expanded set of ornaments for notating hammer-ons, bends, fingering, and more. Snap guides make it easy to add the new chord grids, whether you choose from the library of more than 4000 or create your own.
- Scoring and sound design for video.
Advanced music-for-picture features make scoring and sound design easier than ever. Flexible video display options let you view synchronized QuickTime movies within the interface or on a separate monitor using output options like Digital Cinema Desktop. You can locate scene changes visually via a thumbnail track or automatically mark transitions using the scene detect option.
The ultimate way to record.
- Multiple takes, zero confusion.
Take folders make it easier than ever to organize and manage all your takes and overdubs. You don't even have to create or rename a folder. Just record over your existing material, and Logic Express automatically creates a new take folder. Since take folders are region based, you can keep takes for the verse in one folder and takes for the chorus in another -- all on the same track. If you prefer to organize your takes like playlists, simply use a single take folder for the entire track.
- Take good notes.
Logic Express makes it easy to document everything that happens during a session. Track Notes are perfect for details like the mic you used or that external compressor setting you don't want to forget. With Project Notes, you can keep track of bigger events, like who did what and when. Markers let you flag and recall important places in time, such as the start of a verse or solo section. And since notes and markers can hold up to 20,000 characters, you'll never have to resort to abbreviations you can't decipher later.
- Get around latency.
Logic Express has a unique Low Latency Mode that delivers low latency monitoring. Go ahead and record into a project that's been heavily mixed using limiters or other plug-ins that can trigger compensation delays (even in DSP-based systems).
- Custom mixes for all.
Flexible routing options and loads of auxiliary channels let you set up different monitor mixes for everyone you're recording. Give yourself a head start by using the multitrack Production templates in Logic Express, which are preconfigured for separate monitor mixes.
You're about to love editing.
- Introducing Flex Time.
Flex Time is a collection of tools that allows you to quickly manipulate the timing and tempo of your recording for the tightest performance possible. Use the new Flex Tool to easily move the individual beats on a waveform -- forget all that tedious splicing and editing. Flex Time combines beat slicing and elastic audio techniques into a single workflow. And you no longer have to master different techniques to correct drum, vocal, guitar, or any other kind of tracks. Best of all, your edits are always rendered in real time, even when you're using the highest-quality setting.
- Quick comps.
Use Quick Swipe Comping to build the perfect track in no time. Just swipe over the best sections of each take to create a seamless comp, complete with transition-smoothing crossfades. Now you can even access traditional edit functions -- including cut, copy, paste, fades, crossfades, and more -- all without leaving Quick Swipe Comping.
- Skip the click.
With Beat Mapping, you can record freestyle, without a click track, then conform your performance to a bar and beat grid later on. When you're ready, all you have to do is create a tempo track based on a selected guide track, or simply drag bar and beat guides to downbeats in an audio file or MIDI region.
- Render when you want.
Bounce-in-Place lets you quickly render effects for a single region or an entire track. You might use it when you're ready to apply a plug-in destructively to an audio file, when you want to bounce an effect before doing more to a track, or when you want to transfer files between applications.
- One edit, multiple tracks.
Track Groups ensures that when you edit one track, it affects all the related tracks. This works with move, cut, copy, and paste. You can even lock in phase so you'll maintain all the relative distances across your tracks. That's especially important when you're using multiple microphones to record one source, like two mics on an acoustic guitar or multiple mics for the different drums in a kit. And with Logic Express 9, you can hide entire groups to remove clutter.
- The power of the mouse.
Logic Express gives you 14 different mouse tools to work with -- and plenty of shortcuts for getting to them. Set up one as your primary tool, and it will be wherever your cursor is. Set up another as your alternate tool, and all you have to do is press Command to access it. You can even assign a third as your right-click tool. So you've got fast, custom access to the tools you use most.
- Perfecting drum tracks.
Use the new Drum Replacer to replace or double problematic drum tracks with triggered samples in just a few clicks. No headaches. No hassles. Just a simple, straightforward way to enhance drum tracks in Logic Express.
Pro mixing, in all its glory.
- Welcome to the big board.
Create whatever configuration you want with up to 255 discrete audio, software instrument, and auxiliary channels, along with up to 32 mix groups and as many output channels as your audio hardware offers. Each track supports 15 plug-ins and 8 pre-fader, post-fader, and post-pan sends with full latency compensation to keep everything in perfect sync.
- You'll love the views.
Intuitive display options make it easy to find and focus on what's important. Without even opening the mixer, you can look at the dual channel strips beside your edit area to see all the functions and plug-ins for a selected track, along with any channels to which your track is sending signals. Enter the complete mixer view, and you'll see channels displayed by the number and order of tracks you've created, or by type, such as audio, software instrument, and external MIDI.
- Instant channel strips.
Logic Express automatically creates auxiliary channels for your project whenever you need them. Say you create a send to a bus or click on a software instrument channel with multiple outputs. Logic Express will generate an auxiliary channel strip to receive the signal. Think of it as your engineering assistant.
- Group your tracks.
Track Groups makes it easy to work with related tracks, like a set of background vocal tracks or a multitrack drum recording. When you're adjusting the channel strip for one track and you want the changes to show up on other tracks, just assign them to the same group. The redesigned group window makes it easier to access all the group functions and adds the option to solo or hide a group.
- Complete automation.
You can easily record changes to any channel strip or plug-in parameter on the fly. So you can ride something, like the feedback on a tape delay, the same way you would a fader or pan. You don't have to configure anything or define parameters. Just enable automation, press play, and make your changes. You can also create and edit automation graphically.
- Software and plug-ins.
Your GarageBand projects open in Logic Express without a hitch. You can also move your projects to and from other audio applications like Pro Tools, because Logic Express supports XML, OMF, and AAF file interchange protocols and makes it simple to create stem files.
You can plug in any Audio Units software instrument or effect. And ReWire lets you run Logic Express with specialized applications such as Reason and Live. Trigger and sequence your instruments from Logic Express, route your signals directly into the Logic Express mixer, and have everything running in perfect sync.
- Create any kind of file you need.
Logic Express supports all the popular file formats, including WAV, AIF, MP3, SDII, and even CAF, which lets you record up to six hours at 96kHz.
- Back up to MobileMe.
Logic Express lets you back up your favorite channel strip settings, plug-in settings, and key commands to your MobileMe account, so you can access them from anywhere over the web.1 You can also share your preferences across any local or Internet-based network.
- Interfaces and control surfaces.
Logic Express fully supports Apple Core Audio. That gives you the freedom to work with almost any audio interface, and even combine the inputs and outputs of multiple devices. If you want hands-on control, Logic Express works with third-party mixer-style control surfaces. And customizing control assignments couldn't be easier with the Auto-learn feature built into Logic Express.
- More plug-ins, less power.
Most applications switch on the juice for plug-ins as soon as they're inserted. But Logic Express features an intelligent DSP engine that asks for power only when a signal runs through the plug-in. So go ahead, pile on the instruments and effects. It will take more than that to slow you down.
- Quick, temporary rendering.
If your project requires more power than you've got, or if you simply want to play your project on a less powerful computer, Freeze Tracks allows you to temporarily render your tracks. This is also a great way to share projects with friends who don't have the same plug-ins.
Specifications / System Requirements
|Package Type||Retail Boxed Package|
|License Type||Complete Package|
|License Quantity||1 User|
|Operating System||Mac OS X v10.5.7 or later|
|Min CPU||Mac computer with an Intel processor|
|Min HDD||8GB of available disk space|
|Min RAM||1GB of RAM (2GB or more highly recommended)|
|Peripheral Devices||DVD-ROM drive; mouse & keyboard|
|Other Software Requirements||QuickTime 7.6 or later|
- Mac computer with an Intel processor
- 1GB of RAM (2GB or more highly recommended)
- Display with 1280-by-800 resolution or higher
- Mac OS X v10.5.7 or later
- QuickTime 7.6 or later
- DVD drive for installation
- 8GB of available disk space
- PCI Express, ExpressCard/34, USB, or FireWire-based audio interface recommended
All applications in Logic Express support English, French, German, and Japanese. Final Cut Pro also supports Simplified Chinese. Soundtrack Pro and Compressor also support Simplified Chinese and Spanish.
Product information, specifications, and compatibility are for advisory purposes only, and is the buyers full responsibility to verify with the manufacturer prior to ordering.