Apple on Thursday announced that it is shipping
Logic Express 7, a streamlined version of its music composition and production software developed for education customers and advanced hobbyists. Logic Express 7 features Apple Loops support, the ability to open songs from Apple’s GarageBand software, includes software instruments and effect plug-ins and more. Logic Express 7 also features a studio-style mixer, movie scoring capabilities, and editing and printing using music notation.
Logic Express 7 includes 26 software instruments and 42 effect plug-ins. New software instruments in this release include EFM1, an FM synthesizer; EXSP 24 mk II sample player, and all of the instruments that come with GarageBand. Also included is Guitar Amp, the guitar amplifier simulator, and the new Autofilter, EQ and reverb plug-ins. Logic Express 7 also includes an Apple Loops Utility that enables users to create their own Apple Loops from scratch.
Logic Express 7 costs US$299; registered users of Logic Express 6 can upgrade to the new version for $99. System requirements call for a G4 or faster, Mac OS X v10.3 or later, 512MB RAM, 4GB hard drive space, DVD drive.