Apple Updates Logic Pro and MainStage, Adds 64-Bit Compatibility

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  1. macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    The Loop notes that Apple has released Logic Pro 9.1 and MainStage 2.1, bringing several bug fixes to the company's professional audio applications, as well as 64-bit compatibility for users running Mac OS X 10.6.2 or later.
    As addressed in an Apple FAQ support document, users of 32-bit plug-ins will be able to use Logic Pro and MainStage in 64-bit mode, with Apple's new 32-bit Audio Unit Bridge serving to provide compatibility with those plug-ins.

    The report also notes that there are several features in Logic Pro and MainStage that are not yet functional in 64-bit mode, so users should make note of those limitations before deciding which mode to use. Full details of the changes in Logic Pro 9.1 and MainStage 2.1 are available in release notes posted on Apple's site.

    Apple released its updated Logic Studio suite in July and had issued a couple of minor updates before today's major point release.

    Article Link: Apple Updates Logic Pro and MainStage, Adds 64-Bit Compatibility
  2. macrumors 68020


    Aug 31, 2003
    Wherever my feet take me…
  3. macrumors G3


    Mar 20, 2007
  4. macrumors 65816

    Jun 4, 2005
    Orange County, CA
    omg srsly? Bug Fixes? A .1 update? 64-bit?? :D

    I was thinking of moving most of my production to Ableton cuz of all the little annoying bugs and memory errors. This might keep me on Logic.
  5. macrumors 68000


    Jan 12, 2006
    I know your pain. I'm used to Logic 8's bugs but I'm slowly getting used to Logic 9's bugs. Will give the update a try, looks like they fixed quite a lot of stuff.
  6. macrumors regular


    Feb 6, 2007
    let's hope this fixes the memory bug from hell.....

    It has been slowing me down massively.

    updating now...
  7. macrumors 601


    Mar 18, 2008
    California, United States
  8. macrumors member

    Oct 19, 2006
  9. macrumors 6502

    Apr 7, 2007
    64 bit? Hint: Wrap your arms tightly around your old audio apps, no matter what these people say about clarity. Remember that rush and return to old 60s and 70s gear? The value of old amplifiers and equalizers and mixing boards sky-rocketed. Vintage 16 bit recording is going to be huge in a few years after people complain about the weird lack of character and hyper-clarity of 64 bit recording.

    For convenience we'll record in 16 bit and then edit in 64 bit.

    Think of one word, people: TONE.
  10. macrumors 65816

    Jun 4, 2005
    Orange County, CA
    64-bit is NOT relating to the sound quality. This update is upgrading the program's architecture to accommodate more RAM -- right now 32-bit caps off at 4GB of RAM. Lots of sample libraries are 2GB+, and Logic users have been running into memory issues.

    Right now all (most?) audio programs have internal 32-bit editing, regardless if you choose to record in 16-bit or 24-bit. I don't believe there are any 64-bit capable audio interfaces out right now.
  11. macrumors G4

    Jan 5, 2006
    Redondo Beach, California
    Is this NOT about 64-bit samples. This is about the width of pointers on the software. 32 bit pointers allow you to "only" address 4GB or memory per process.

    Going to 64 bits means now you can use four billion gigabytes of RAM (Yes, I'm not kidding) should you happen to have that much installed in your Mac.

    Nothing to do with Sample size.

    How much data can you fit into a 64 bit space? About 45,000 years of streaming video.
  12. macrumors 68000

    Jul 14, 2008
    Nothing for Soundtrack Pro? Bastards. :p Hope that comes in another update. Now I suddenly feel hopeful for a 64bit update in the FCS apps that can...(Motion and STP are both Cocoa, are they not?)
  13. macrumors 604


    Jun 20, 2005
    Is there an update for Logic Express too or just Logic Pro?
  14. macrumors member

    Oct 21, 2008
    I think uraniumwilly was making a joke. I hope.
  15. macrumors 68030

    Mattie Num Nums

    Mar 5, 2009
    YES! About time! I am very excited about this news. I have some pops though since moving from Logic 7 that have plagued me maybe a new update will help that too :)
  16. macrumors G4

    Mar 4, 2006
    Nothing in my Software Update. If the patch only adds 64-bit I'll be surprised if we see an Express version of it.
  17. macrumors regular


    Feb 6, 2007

    My early 2008 macpro 8core unfortunately isn't 64bit compatible so I am running the 32bit version of logic 9 and it seems loads better, some of my biggest projects still give me an error but no crashes, and my medium sized projects which were giving memory issues seem to be OK.


    (although I stil may get a 12-core...)
  18. macrumors member

    Jan 19, 2007
    Chicago, IL
  19. macrumors 65816

    Jul 17, 2009
    Der Wald
    Thank You Apple!!!!

    For giving some TLC to my beloved application LP9!!!!!!

  20. macrumors 6502a

    Apr 10, 2007
    YESSS! this means that Logic will utilize more than 4 GB of RAM? if so, ROCK ON!
  21. macrumors newbie

    Dec 23, 2009
    New Zealand
    Links to download

    i don't get these updates in software update on my mac.

    could some one post the links please?
  22. macrumors regular

    Jan 19, 2008

    Now APERTURE 3.0 @64bit with improved features!

    Please be a major app on the tablet so regular mbp users can upgrade as well :)
  23. macrumors 6502

    Apr 7, 2007
    Indeed. Crappy, poorly executed, lame joke.
  24. macrumors G3

    Jul 25, 2007
  25. macrumors 65816

    Jul 29, 2005
    LOL. I just fell down and died laughing.

    But really, lets hope no one starts doing comparing 32 and 64.

    Any word on the people using Logic 8. I guess that mean im gonna pay for 9.

    No rewire for 64-bit. I wonder how many people are using rewire.

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