Apple Readying Next Generation Logic Pro For MusikMesse Debut?
It appears that Apple will premier the next generation of “Logic” at MusikMesse on Wednesday. The Digital Audio Workstation will most likely be renamed in accordance with their other software offerings. Some rumors state that the next generation Logic will only run on Mac OS 10.5.
The comprehensive revamp of Logic into a more Apple-like program is something that most users thought would come much sooner in the storied DAW’s history. Apple’s purchase of Emagic raised quite a few eyebrows due to the program’s notorious learning curve — an attribute that goes against the fabric of Apple’s core philosophy. Even some diehard users of the program secretly hoped that Apple would give Logic the user-friendly Apple sheen that the concern is known for. However, the program has fit nicely into the Apple software heirarchy and many users have migrated from other products, such as Steinberg’s Cubase.
Now several clues indicate that MusikMesse is going to be the stage for the programs debut. First, the $49 Logic Pro 7.2 Crossgrade package, an update that delivers new features and Intel Mac support for users of PowerPC-native Logic Pro 7.0 or 7.1, is no longer available for purchase at Apple’s online shop. This follows a new product announcement pattern that many believe indicates a major upgrade. Second, Apple has invited retailers to a special briefing on the night of March 26th — one day before exhibits offically open to the German public.