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Emagic Ships Logic Audio 5.5

Entire Logic line now supports Mac OS X By Dave Nagel
Emagic today announced several developments in its audio and MIDI lines. These include the release of Logic Audio 5.5, bringing the entire range of Logic products up to Mac OS X, as well as the release of the EXS24 MK II software sampler and support for Logic Control across the Logic line. All of the updates are free for current users of Logic 5.x on any platform.

Logic Audio is Emagic's flagship audio and MIDI production system. (Emagic was bought out by Apple in July.) It offers 192 tracks of audio at 24-bit/996 kHz. It also supports surround mixing and includes 50 audio effects plugins. The new version brings support for Logic Control to both Logic Gold and Logic Audio, in addition to the previously available support for Logic Platinum. Other new features include:

  • New score features, including support for third-party fonts;
  • Allows for a graphical export of scores in PICT or BMP format;
  • Ability to strip silence in the Arrange window (Platinum, Gold);
  • OMF support for Mac OS X;
  • OpenTL file import (Platinum, Gold) and export (Platinum).

The software also gains support for the EXS24 MKII software sequencer, the successor to the EXS24. The MKII is a free update for EXS24 users and is included in a four-week trial version with Logic 5.5. New features include a new multi-mode filter, three LFOs, new user interface and a flexible modulation routing system.


Logic Control has also received some enhancements, in addition to gaining support for all version of Logic 5.5. These include plugin editing of inserts 9 through 15 (Platinum); A master fader (Platinum) for controlling outputs 1 and 2 when there is no Master Audio object in a Logic song; Large marker mode (Platinum, Gold); and control surface group settings view mode.

All of the updates are available now free for current users of Logic 5.x. For more information, visit http://www.emagic.de.


Contact the author: Dave Nagel is the producer of Creative Mac and Digital Media Designer; host of several World Wide User Groups, including Synthetik Studio Artist, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe InDesign, Adobe LiveMotion, Creative Mac and Digital Media Designer; and executive producer of the Digital Media Net family of publications. You can reach him at dnagel@digitalmedianet.com.

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