Rumors have been flying around the internet for months regarding development of a new version of Final Cut while news on Logic Pro's development, however, has been scant, if non-existent. This knowledge has been under lock and key within the top secret labs at Cupertino and, as with all unreleased products, anyone that knows can't tell, and anyone that tells... well, doesn't know.
Until now, the features in the next version of Logic have been shrouded in mystery. Yes you read that right: Until now... because we at macProVideo have a world-first exclusive video, by our very own Logic Guru, SteveH, who gets hands-on with the latest iteration of Logic. There are a host of surprises in store for long-time users and for those looking to jump over from competing DAWs.
Perhaps the biggest surprise is the name change and while the consolidated interface has the same look and feel to Logic 8 and 9, other new additions are apparent under the hood and in the re-engineered instruments and plugins.
While I haven't been able to get hands-on with this version myself, (I must remind you this is not yet available to the public), SteveH was so excited by some of the more radical changes he made a "first-look" video as soon as he could.
From the little I've seen, it's apparent that Apple have gone out of their way to make Logic's instruments more accessible and easier to use. I imagine the aim is to help all users, regardless of musical (or software) level make music for any genre more quickly. After all this is what we launch Logic to do, right?
But for those who consider themselves "Pro" audio guys and gals you can breathe again. The high-end features are all still there with some stunningly useful additions that look set to maintain Logic as the hub of your production studio and live-setup rig. You've got to check out this video to see what I mean!
We're really proud to be the first to get you this sneak peek of the new Logic. So without further ado take a look at this exclusive video and drop us a comment below with tutorial suggestions and with any questions for SteveH on the features that didn't make it into this video:
Please Note: The version in this video is not the final release version. As a result, macProVideo cannot be held responsible for any changes made between the version shown in the video above and the final release candidate.
Rounik is the Editor and Lead-Writer on the MPV Hub. As an Apple Certified Trainer for Logic (and a self-confessed Mac fanatic) he's taught teachers, professional musicians and hobbyists how to get the best out of Apple's creative software. He is a Visiting lecturer at Bath Spa University's Teacher training program, facilitating workshops on using iLife and digital media tools in the classroom. If you're looking for Rounik, you'll most likely find him (and his articles) on the macProVideo.com Hub & Forums.