Apple’s professional music package is a familiar sight in commercial recording studios and on arena stages. It offers multi-track recording, great MIDI features, effortless loop-based music creation and stacks of virtual instruments. With the Logic Pro X release it gained tools for fixing timing and tuning, a vastly improved interface, better MIDI handling, and the jaw-dropping Drummer, which produces incredibly realistic “live” drumming. With Logic Pro X 10.1, Apple has made the program even more useful.
When is free not exactly “free”? Apparently, Apple’s iWork and iLife apps fall into this category, given that they come with one big “gotcha”: You’ll need to purchase a new Mac or iOS device to get them free, and you'll only receive the apps for that given platform. But it seems Cupertino may have left a loophole for at least three of those apps on the Mac, and our Wednesday recap explains how it works.
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Taking a cue from Final Cut Pro X, Apple has finally taken the wraps off Logic Pro X, the latest version of its professional music creation application for Mac OS X, complete with a companion iPad app for controlling the mix.