Apple 'Hard at Work' on Next Version of Logic Pro

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    Last week, a rumor surfaced claiming that Apple had "decimated" its pro audio group, calling into question the future of Logic and other audio-focused software from the company. The rumor was, however, quickly dismissed by Jim Dalrymple and his impeccable sources at Apple, with Dalrymple noting that there was "no truth" to the rumor that Apple had slashed its pro audio team.

    MacRumors reader Nicholas wanted to hear confirmation straight from Apple and emailed CEO Tim Cook to ask about the future of Logic. His email was passed along to Apple's music product marketing chief, Xander Soren, who provided a distinct rebuttal to the original rumor.
    The last major update of Logic came in mid-2009 with Logic Pro 9, although the company has made several improvements including adding 64-bit compatibility since that time. Following September 2011 rumors of Apple finishing up work on Logic X, the company did move Logic Pro 9 and MainStage 2 to the Mac App Store but otherwise did not make enhancements to the software.

    Update: Russ Hughes of Pro Tools Expert contacted us to make clear that his original report said nothing about Apple's development work on Logic and addressed only the specialist team that assists professional users with using the software tools.
    Article Link: Apple 'Hard at Work' on Next Version of Logic Pro
  2. NutsNGum macrumors 68030


    Jul 30, 2010
    Glasgow, Scotland
    Didn't they recently just purchase an Italian DAW Developer?
  3. lebbeus macrumors newbie

    Nov 15, 2012
    Logic X has been a long time coming. would like much improved audio editing and i hope they're implementing ipad integration for touch interface.
  4. LordJohnWhorfin macrumors regular

    May 28, 2002
    Last time they were "hard at work" for a long time we ended up with the Final Cut Pro X debacle... Let's hope things turn out a little better this time.
  5. spoonie1972 macrumors 6502a

    Aug 17, 2012
    Hopefully less iJunk, and working "pro features" that professionals use/need.

    That said, I still prefer what we have vs the other options for writing.
  6. zorinlynx macrumors 601


    May 31, 2007
    Florida, USA
    I think Apple would do good to start a blog.

    On this blog, discuss current projects, what might becoming in the future, etc.

    It would definitely put at ease people who think their favorite product is no longer being supported. In my particular case, I'd love to hear an update on how the development of the next Mac Pro is going, if it's even going at all.

    Too much secrecy can be bad too. There needs to be a balance somewhere between complete silence and telling all.
  7. fredoviola macrumors regular

    Oct 20, 2008
    No mention of the fact that Logic Pro suffers crippling lag issues with Lion and mostly Mountain Lion... grrr.... I know they are working hard to fix it, but it seems daunting sometimes.
  8. mixinmaster macrumors newbie

    Dec 3, 2012
    South Florida
    iPad integration

    Wow you nailed it there, i hope they do this :apple:
  9. gmanist1000 macrumors 68030


    Sep 22, 2009
    I don't think Apple would ever do that.
  10. Radio macrumors 68000

    Mar 5, 2012
    Central California
    Steve would of said

    "We're working our butts off"
  11. Rufuss Sewell macrumors 6502

    Jun 25, 2010
    Austin, TX
    I use LP9 on ML every day with my rMBP (16gb ram). It runs very smooth with huge projects. My only issue is with 32 bit plug ins (which is to be expected)

    What lag issues are you referring to?
  12. mammajamma macrumors newbie

    Dec 21, 2005
    Let's just say I know people who work in the Logic Group at Apple personally. I don't know what they are working on (as they would have to kill me), but I know they have not lost their jobs and continue to work on software, sound design, etc.
  13. HiRez macrumors 603


    Jan 6, 2004
    Western US
    How will this be handled if you purchased through the App Store? Just have to purchase the entire version as a new piece of software? They really need a paid upgrade mechanism for the App Store.
  14. Rufuss Sewell macrumors 6502

    Jun 25, 2010
    Austin, TX
    As for an iPad/iPhone interface... I'm not sure why this wasn't offered in 2007. It's a no brainer that would make Logic users buy iDevices, and iDevice users buy Logic.

    TouchOSC and the others are pretty great, but Apple should make a perfectly integrated solution.

    Just turn it on and everything has two way communication. Even audio.

    Imagine editing on the livingroom couch or dinner table with headphones while your Mac Pro is providing the horsepower.

    Also innovative touch screen editing that can't be done with a mouse. Bring it on!!!
  15. fredoviola macrumors regular

    Oct 20, 2008
    Ruffus you are very very lucky. It's a terrible problem for the folks that have it. I have it occurring on my mid 2012 Mac Pro with 28 GB of memory and SSD drive.
  16. The Economist macrumors 6502

    The Economist

    Apr 4, 2011
    No way! It's not like Apple's already facing big info leaks well before any product launch. :D
  17. tempusfugit macrumors 65816

    May 21, 2009
    I believe LP9 is the best music production program out there. Looking forward to whatever comes next.

    And yes I've used pro tools. There's just something about LP9 that I can't get enough of. Also I've built up a library of custom ES2 synths that I don't want to soon stop using.

    Logic Pro is one of the few apps that Apple makes that is truly deserving of the "pro" moniker. That and with the updates that have come, FCPX is pretty legit too. Both have incredible depth for the price.
  18. nsayer macrumors 6502a


    Jan 23, 2003
    A side note

    The picture of the platinum record accompanying the article reminded me of something.

    Viewers of "30 Rock" will no doubt have heard of an EGOT. There have been 11 people who have been so named in competitive categories, and a few more with one or more honorary awards.

    However, I don't think anyone has tracked organizations that have been given honorary awards. If you do, Apple is presently an EGO.

    All Apple would have to do would be to, in some way, revolutionize Broadway and they might wind up being the first corporate EGOT.
  19. Loge macrumors 68020


    Jun 24, 2004
    When the source was a site called "", how did this rumour get any credibility in the first place?
  20. mikecorp macrumors 6502


    Mar 20, 2008
    any other software

    Improved soft like?

    Iphoto so i can sync galleries with ipads, iPhones?
    Aperture, Imovie....

    I wish they still had Ilife :rolleyes:

    Expensive HW, and software is getting bit old
  21. jayducharme macrumors 68040


    Jun 22, 2006
    The thick of it

    I too am eagerly waiting for the next version of Logic Pro. I like its scoring capabilities and Flex Time. I'm not willing to spring for the "new" 9; version X must be on the horizon.
  22. JackLeBoul macrumors newbie


    Mar 5, 2010
    Zurich - Switzerland
    Pro Apps

    Well, if it can not be used with an iPad, then what is the point, right?
  23. teknikal90 macrumors 68030


    Jan 28, 2008
    Vancouver, BC
    I want:

    - Tap tempo on Mainstage (for delays and phasers)
    - Melodyne like capabilities on Logic.
    - better flex tools
    - better beat matching tools

    Done. If Logic x is a massive departure from Logic 9 UI/process wise, I won't bother. Tools are tools.

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