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Emagic Ships Logic Platinum 6

New release supports 192 kHz samples By Dave Nagel
Four weeks after its debut at the NAMM convention this year, Logic Platinum 6 is now in the hands of distributors, according to Emagic. Logic Platinum is Emagic's flagship high-end audio production suite. The new version 6 adds a number of new features and also drops support for Windows. It's available now for Mac OS 9 and Mac OS X.

Logic Platinum 6 offers MIDI and audio editing capabilities, as well as new film and sync features. It includes 32-bit signal processing, a surround sound digital mixer (up to 7.1 channels), sample-accurate automation and more than 50 effects plugins. The new version also provides integration features for DigiDesign Pro Tools and supports sample rates up to 192 kHz 24-bit depth. According to Emagic, Logic Platinum 6 is optimized for the G4 velocity engine and takes advantage of multiple processors.

Other new features include:

  • Freeze Tracks
  • Off-Line Bounce
  • Grouping of Mixer objects
  • Arrange Channel Strip
  • Video Thumbnail track in the Arrange Window
  • DV Movie playback via FireWire
  • Project Manager
  • Save as Project
  • Sample-Accurate Display in Arrange window
  • Marquee Tool
  • Logic Setup Assistant (Mac OS X only)
  • Hide Tracks
  • Improved Time Machine
  • Time Stretching in Arrange
  • MP3 Import/Bounce/Convert (Mac OS X only)
  • Channel EQ plugin
  • New Arrange Icons
  • Chord recognition in Matrix
  • Expanded Control Surface Support

Logic Platinum 6 has begun shipping for Mac OS 9.1 or higher and Mac OS X 10.2 or higher. As of this writing, however, it was not available on Emagic's online shopping site. Nor was pricing information available. To find out more, visit

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

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