Logic Express 8 - Technical Specifications

Logic Express 8 - Part Numbers
Retail MA806LL/A
Upgrade from Logic Express 6,7,8 MA810LL/A
Academic MA809LL/A

 

Logic Express System Requirements

  • Mac computer with a 1.25GHz or faster PowerPC G4 processor (PowerPC G5, Intel Core Duo, or Intel Xeon processor recommended)
  • 1GB of RAM
  • Display with 1024-by-768 resolution
  • Mac OS X v10.4.9 or later
  • QuickTime 7.2 or later
  • 6GB of available disk space
  • DVD drive for installation
  • Low-latency multi-I/O audio hardware and MIDI interface recommended

 
Logic Express Recommendations

  • A Macintosh PowerPC G5, or Intel Core Duo or Xeon processor
  • 2 to 4 Gigabyte (GB) of random-access memory (RAM) for large EXS instruments
  • A display with 1280 x 800 resolution
  • A PCI Express, ExpressCard/34, or FireWire based audio interface
  • A MIDI interface and keyboard (or suitable USB device)

 
Contents

  • Application DVD
  • Content DVD
  • Printed and electronic documentation

 
Streamlined Interface

  • Unified window design consolidates multiple edit and browser areas
  • Library browser makes it easy to find audio files, channel strip settings, and plug-in settings
  • Inspector provides convenient access to region and track parameters as well as primary mix functions via the innovative Dual Channel Strip
  • Assign tools to mouse and view current assignments directly in the Arrange window
  • Simple multiple track creation and setup
  • Customizable tool and transport bars
  • Context-sensitive shortcut menus
  • Definable startup behavior
  • Enhanced plug-in headers for all instruments and effects
  • Global Tracks for graphical editing of key and time signatures, markers, tempo, and transposition
  • Selectable time- and/or beat-based bar ruler for time-linear and/or beat-linear display in the Arrange window
  • Waveform zoom slider for improved visibility of low-level signals
  • Extensive zoom tools and functions

 
Ultimate writing studio

  • Extensive MIDI composition
    • Region-based quantize, transpose, gate, swing and velocity control
    • MIDI Groove templates
    • Creative MIDI processing and routing in the Environment
    • Caps Lock Keyboard for note entry using computer keyboard
    • Custom and Hermode tuning
    • MIDI step entry
  • Full support for Apple Loops
    • Apple Loops browser for finding and previewing loops based on tempo, key, style, and mood
    • Export of MIDI and audio regions as Apple Loops
    • Edit plug-ins and MIDI performances for Software Instrument loops
    • Independent loop transposition
    • Comprehensive loop tagging and editing with Apple Loops Utility
  • Complete music notation
    • Real-time transcription
    • Instrument transposition
    • Guitar tablature
    • Drum notation
    • Chord symbols
    • Adaptive lyric input
    • Automatic multibar rests
    • Comprehensive palette of slurs, crescendis, and other ornaments
    • Staff Styles for easy recall of multiple stave attributes
    • Score Sets allow instruments to be combined for editing and print
    • Layout and printing of complete professional scores
  • Robust video playback features
    • Embedded or floating video window display
    • Digital Cinema Desktop for display of full screen video on second monitor
    • External video output via Firewire or DVCPro HD
    • Global video thumbnail track
    • Scene detect option to mark video transitions automatically
  • Fast and intuitive region looping
  • Global chord track with automatic chord recognition

 
Production powerhouse

  • Over 980 definable key and MIDI commands
  • 90 recallable screen configurations
  • Audio file and I/O resolution up to 24-bit/192kHz
  • Internal audio resolution: 32-bit floating point; 64-bit precision where required
  • Extended project length: 6 hours at 96kHz; 13 hours at 44.1kHz
  • .Mac backup and sharing of preferences and settings
  • Use of an Apple Remote to control Logic Express 8 from a distance, with the ability to play, stop, record, rewind, fast-forward, and move to the next or previous track
  • High-end POW-r dithering algorithm
  • Seamless punch-on-the-fly recording
  • Low latency mode to remove plug-in induced latency during recording
  • Graphic beat mapping for creating tempo maps from existing audio
  • Well-designed collection of production-ready templates
  • Multiple documents open at once
  • Bounce to AIFF, WAV (Broadcast Wave), CAF, SDII, MP3, M4A (Apple Lossless, AAC)
  • Fast, offline bouncing of single or multiple tracks
  • Burn any bounced audio directly to CD or DVD-A (PCM only)
  • Asset management simplifies consolidation and transport of projects and their dependent assets
  • MIDI note extraction from audio for drum replacement and melodic transcription
  • Freeze Tracks feature releases CPU resources by invisibly rendering tracks
  • Extreme Compatibility
    • Open GarageBand songs directly in Logic Express
    • Support for Apple Core Audio
    • Support for Audio Units plug-ins
    • Support for AAF, OMF, Open TL, and XML (Final Cut Pro)
    • Streamlined ReWire support for optimized integration with Reason, Ableton Live, and other ReWire-compatible applications
  • Serial-based copy protection
  • Powerful folders to facilitate organization and streamline various arranging tasks

 
Precision Editing

  • Intuitive region-based MIDI and audio editing
  • Comprehensive set of editing tools assignable to left, right, and key-modified mouse buttons
  • Effortless take management
    • Region-based take recording and management in automatically generated take folders
    • Pack existing tracks into take folders
    • Single-click take selection
    • Colorize takes on the fly
    • Intelligent unpacking of take folders onto separate tracks
    • Move and edit entire take folders like any other region
  • Revolutionary Quick Swipe Comping
    • Build a comp track from multiple takes
    • Create comps on the fly
    • Audition comps in real time
    • Automatic, customizable crossfades between phrases
    • Flatten function replaces take folder with regions that represent the current comp
    • Flatten and Merge function replaces take folder with newly created audio file
  • Multiple MIDI editors
    • Piano Roll
    • Score
    • Hyper
    • Event List
    • Transform
  • Graphical time stretching and compression in the Arrange window
  • Sample-accurate editing in the Arrange window
  • Definable relative or absolute snap grid
  • Nondestructive graphical fades and crossfades
  • Snap-to-transient selection
  • Shuffle and Auto-Crossfade Arrange Edit modes
  • Destructive sample editing using built-in or external sample editor like Soundtrack Pro 2
  • 10,000-step undo history
  • Time-linear and/or beat-linear display in the Arrange window

 
Professional Mixing and Automation

  • Track Mixer views simplify mixer channel navigation
  • Dynamic channel strip creation accelerates mixer setup and configuration
  • Easy setup of multi-output software instruments
  • Signal Flow view option shows all channel strips (e.g., Aux, Output, Master) within the audio signal path of the selected channel strip
  • Save/Load complete plug-in configurations using channel strip settings
  • Sample-accurate, track-based 32-bit automation
  • Track- or region-based solo and mute
  • Track mute/solo in either Fast or CPU-Saving mode
  • Solo safe mode for any channel strip
  • Direct insert patching of external hardware instruments and effects
  • Exponential or dB-linear level meter scaling
  • Busses as sources for recording
  • Inline input monitoring
  • Up to 255 independent mono or stereo audio channels
  • Up to 255 independent software instrument channels
  • Up to 255 auxiliary channel strips
  • 64 busses
  • 15 inserts, 8 sends per channel
  • 32 multi-assignable channel groups for mix and edit
  • Extensive control surface support with autolearn
  • Support for active control surfaces via CS plug-ins
  • Curve tool for refining automation
  • Powerful automation features include:
    • Group automation recording
    • Linked editing of grouped automation
    • Automation Quick Access for easy hardware control of currently selected parameter
    • Automate any channel strip parameter or plug-in parameter on the fly or manually input parameter values using a breakpoint interface
    • View multiple automation parameters for a single track at once
    • Simultaneously view and edit automation for single or multiple tracks
    • Read, write, touch, and latch automation modes

 
Included Instruments from Logic Studio

  • Synthesizers
    • EFM1 (FM Synth)
    • ES E (Ensemble Synth)
    • ES M (Monophonic Synth)
    • ES P (Polyphonic Synth)
    • ES1 Synth (Analog Synth)
    • ES2 Synth (Subtractive Synth)
    • EVOC20 PS (Vocoder Synth)
  • EXS24 Sampler
  • Ultrabeat (Drum Synthesizer/Sampler/Sequencer) MO
  • External Instrument plug-in
  • Klopfgeist (Metronome Sound Generator)
  • Test Oscillator
  • All 24 GarageBand instruments
    • Analog Basic
    • Analog Mono
    • Analog Pad
    • Analog Swirl
    • Analog Sync
    • Bass
    • Church Organ
    • Digital Basic
    • Digital Mono
    • Digital Stepper
    • Drum Kits
    • Electric Clav
    • Electric Piano
    • Guitar
    • Horns
    • Hybrid Basic
    • Hybrid Morph
    • Piano
    • Sound Effects
    • Strings
    • Tonewheel Organ
    • Tuned Percussion
    • Voice
    • Woodwind

 
Included Effects from Logic Studio

  • Amp Modeling
    • Bass Amp
    • Guitar Amp
  • Delay
    • Echo
    • Sample Delay
    • Stereo Delay
    • Tape Delay
  • Distortion
    • Bitcrusher
    • Clip Distortion
    • Distortion
    • Distortion II
    • Overdrive
    • Phase Distortion
  • Dynamics
    • Compressor
    • DeEsser
    • Ducker
    • Enveloper
    • Expander
    • Limiter
    • Noise Gate
    • Preset Multipressor
    • Silver Compressor
    • Silver Gate
  • EQ
    • Channel EQ
    • DJ EQ
    • Fat EQ
    • High Cut
    • High Pass Filter
    • High Shelving EQ
    • Low Cut
    • Low Pass Filter
    • Low Shelving EQ
    • Parametric EQ
    • Silver EQ
  • Filter
    • AutoFilter
    • EVOC 20 Filterbank
    • EVOC 20 TrackOscillator
    • Fuzz-Wah
    • Spectral Gate
  • Imaging
    • Direction Mixer
    • Stereo Spread
  • Metering
    • BPM Counter
    • Correlation Meter
    • Level Meter
    • Tuner
  • Modulation
    • Chorus
    • Ensemble
    • Flanger
    • Microphaser
    • Modulation Delay
    • Phaser
    • Ringshifter
    • Rotor Cabinet
    • Scanner Vibrato
    • Spreader
    • Tremolo
  • Pitch
    • Pitch Correction
    • Pitch Shifter II
    • Vocal Transformer
  • Reverb
    • AVerb
    • EnVerb
    • GoldVerb
    • PlatinumVerb
    • SilverVerb
  • Specialized
    • Denoiser
    • Enhance Timing
    • Exciter
    • Grooveshifter
    • Speech Enhancer
    • SubBass
  • Utilities
    • Gain
    • I/O
    • Test Oscillator
Published Date: Jun 26, 2009