Logic Pro is a piece of software that runs on the macOS platform that serves as both a digital audio workstation (DAW) and a MIDI sequencer. It was first developed in the early 1990s by the German software firm C-Lab, which subsequently became known as Emagic. At the time, it was known as Notator Logic, or Logic. In 2002, the American technology corporation Apple bought Emagic and then rebranded Logic as Logic Pro after the acquisition. According to a poll that was carried out in 2015, it is the second most popular digital audio workstation (DAW), just after Ableton Live.
Logic Express was a consumer-level version of the software that was also available at a lower price. It had the same interface and audio engine as the professional version, but it had less functionality. Another program that is based on Logic’s audio engine is Apple’s GarageBand, which is included at no additional cost with all brand-new Macintosh computers and iOS devices.
On December 8, 2011, the boxed edition of Logic Pro was discontinued, along with Logic Express. Logic Pro is now exclusively accessible via the Mac App Store, much like all of the other Apple applications for Macs.
When it comes to MIDI input and processing, as well as MIDI output, Logic Pro is compatible with MIDI keyboards and control surfaces. Real-time scoring in musical notation, supporting guitar tablature and chord abbreviations, and drum notation are some of the features that are included. Through Logic Pro’s MIDI Transform Window, which allows for advanced MIDI editing, you are able to change velocity, pitch, pitch bends, note length, humanize, and accurate note placement. Some of the other features that may be modified include precise note positioning.
Amp and guitar pedal emulators, delay effects, distortion effects, dynamics processors, equalization filters, filter effects, image processors, metering tools, modulation effects, pitch effects, reverb effects, and reverb effects are all examples of audio effects. One of the reverb plugins that Logic offers is called Space Designer. This plugin makes use of convolution reverb to replicate the acoustics of diverse places, such as rooms of differing sizes, or the echoes that may be heard on high mountains.
The program is capable of operating across an Ethernet local area network and offers distributed processing capabilities (when run in 32-bit mode). The application Logic Pro is run on only one computer, whereas the Logic node app is run on all of the other computers in the network. After then, Logic will delegate the processing of effects and synthesizers to the other computers connected to the network. It is possible for this to function in near real-time depending on the buffer settings and the amount of work being done by the CPU if the network is fast enough (on the order of gigabit Ethernet). This enables users to combine the processing power of many Macintosh computers in order to process the built-in software instruments and plug-ins of Logic Pro in addition to plug-ins developed by third parties. Logic can access 24 processing threads as of version 10.0.7, which is on par with the capabilities of Apple’s flagship 12-core Mac Pro. Check out Logic Pro here.
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