Logic Studio: Soundtrack Pro 2.0 - Technical Specifications

Additional Information

Minimum requirements to install all applications

  • Mac computer with a 1.25GHz or faster PowerPC G4 processor (PowerPC G5, Intel Core Duo, or Intel Xeon processor highly recommended)
  • 1GB of RAM (2GB or more highly recommended)
  • Display with 1024-by-768 resolution (1280-by-800 or higher recommended)
  • Mac OS X v10.4.11 or later
  • QuickTime 7.3 or later
  • DVD drive for installation
  • PCI Express, ExpressCard/34, USB, or FireWire based audio interface recommended

 
Surround requirements for Logic Pro and Soundtrack Pro

  • Mac computer with dual PowerPC G5 processors or an Intel Core Duo or Xeon processor
  • Multichannel audio interface


Available disk space

  • 7GB to install all applications and required content
  • Additional 39GB to install all optional content (large content packages can be installed on separate disk):
    • 10GB for Jam Pack collections
    • 16GB for sound effects
    • 6GB for surround music beds
    • 7GB for other optional content


Contents

  • DVD containing Logic Pro 8, MainStage, Soundtrack Pro 2, Studio Instruments, Studio Effects, WaveBurner 1.5, Compressor 3, Impulse Response Utility, Apple Loops Utility, QuickTime 7 Pro, and required content
  • Six content DVDs containing Jam Pack collections, sound effects, surround music beds, EXS24 samples, and impulse response files
  • Demo content DVD
  • Printed and electronic documentation


Precise Audio Control

  • Nondestructive, sample-accurate editing of audio files
  • Support for up to 24-channel files, including mono, stereo, and surround
  • Action-based editing to modify, reorder, suspend, or delete any audio edit, plug-in, or process
  • Audio Effects and Audio Units plug-ins can be applied to supported audio files as Actions
  • Audio Effects and Audio Units plug-ins can be applied to supported audio files as real-time effect chains
  • Real-time effects applied to audio files can be rendered to Actions
  • Intelligent analysis, repair, and restoration functions for:
    • Clicks and pops
    • Power line hum
    • DC offset
    • Phase
    • Clipped signal
  • Integrated multichannel file editor
  • Audio time stretching without affecting pitch
  • Ambient Noise Print to quickly replace unwanted noises from location recordings
  • Background Noise Removal including noise print
  • Sample ruler units in sample value, normalized, percent, and decibel view
  • Snapping to ruler ticks, zero crossings, markers, and adjacent clips
  • Support for bit depths up to 32-bit float
  • Support for sample rates from 2kHz to 192kHz
  • Support for AIFF, WAV, MP3, CAF, BWF, SDII, NeXT, QuickTime, and STAP (Soundtrack Audio Project) file playback
  • Saves files nondestructively as STAP files or destructively as AIFF, WAV, SDII, QuickTime, CAF, or NeXT
  • Export mixes as AIFF, WAV, NeXT, SDII, MP3, AAC/Podcast, Dolby Digital Professional (AC-3), or using Compressor
  • Selection history
  • Waveform and customizable frequency spectrum views with linear and logarithmic display
  • Frequency selection and editing in frequency spectrum view
  • Animated waveform feedback
  • Mini-waveform view


Advanced Sound Design

  • Processes including:
    • Fade in/Fade out
    • Normalize
    • Amplitude adjust
    • Silence
    • Invert
    • Swap channels
    • Mono conversion
    • Channel reordering
    • Resample
    • Generate silence, white noise, pink noise, sine wave, sawtooth wave, square wave, or triangle wave
  • Support for Audio Units plug-ins
  • Audio Units presets available to all Audio Units-compatible applications
  • More than 6000 sound effects, music beds, and music loops, including over 1000 in surround
  • Powerful media search engine
  • Support for Apple Loops, AIFF, WAV, MP3, AAC, CAF, and ACID sound and music libraries


Professional Multitrack Audio Editing

  • Single window with customizable tab panes
  • Customizable window layouts
  • Dynamic tab panes with quick show/hide functionality
  • Resizable video window tab
  • Multitrack Timeline with tracks, busses, submixes, and master in stereo or surround
  • Multiple multitrack and audio file projects open at once
  • Mixed sample rates supported in multitrack projects
  • Time- or beat-based tracks
  • Ruler in HH:MM:SS, seconds, samples, frames, drop frame, non-drop frame, beats
  • Loop clip transposition
  • Loop clip speed adjustments (quadruple, double, normal, half, quarter)
  • Adjustable automatic and manual crossfades
  • Fade selector for customizing fade in, fade out, and crossfades
  • Tape-style and sample repeat scrubbing
  • Rolling edit tool
  • Native and custom timecode spotting
  • Multitrack recording of mono, stereo, and multichannel files
  • Lift & Stamp tool to selectively copy plug-in sets from one clip to another
  • Lift & Stamp effect sets can be saved as presets
  • Lift & Stamp EQ matches the EQ characteristics of one clip to another
  • Automation parameters can move with clips or lock to absolute time
  • Pull up/pull down of audio and video to all common standards
  • Customizable clip and track colors
  • Clip locking in multitrack
  • Clip disabling in multitrack
  • Momentary mono switch
  • Automatable master tempo, master volume, master effects, and key
  • Automation of most mix and effect parameters with read, touch, and latch modes
  • Pre- and post-fader send busses for application of common effect plug-ins to multiple tracks
  • Output bussing for single fader control of multiple tracks
  • Support for multichannel audio output devices
  • Time, duration, podcast, beat, and end-of-project markers
  • Powerful browser for locating content quickly
  • Multipoint Video HUD
  • Tool HUD
  • Timecode HUD
  • Numeric Clip offset
  • Bin with access to multiple projects, media files, markers, and clips
  • Spotlight-style searching in Bin


Advanced Take Management

  • Multitake recording with take editing in Multitake Editor
  • Multitake Editor allows comps of multitake recordings and other audio files
  • Combine individual phrases from different takes
  • Automatic, customizable crossfade between phrases
  • Single-click take selection
  • Adjustable transition boundaries for multitake comps
  • Final comp functions as stand-alone clip while retaining access to all takes
  • Slide phrases within edit boundaries


Surround and Stereo Mixing

  • Discrete 5.1 mixing, bussing, and routing
  • Console-style mixer with full stereo and surround meters on every track, bus, submix, and master
  • Surround panning of mono, stereo, and surround audio files
  • Mono, stereo, and surround files can be combined on same track
  • Support for multichannel surround files
  • Surround Panner HUD with automatable controls for rotation, width, collapse, center bias, LFE balance, and individual speaker disabling
  • Surround and stereo panner automation data simultaneously available on each track
  • Automatic surround to stereo fold-down option
  • Support for True Surround and multi-mono effects
  • Control surface support (Mackie Control Protocol)


Integrated Workflow

  • AppleScript scriptable (executable from Soundtrack Pro, Final Cut Pro 6, or as AppleScript droplets for batch processing)
  • Automator actions for creation of complex multiapplication workflows in Mac OS X v10.4 or later
  • Support for video formats up to HD resolutions
  • Integrated video tab
  • Output to SD and HD1 video monitors (via FireWire or PCI card)
  • HD1 or SD output using Digital Cinema Desktop2 to second Apple Cinema Display
  • Send and receive MIDI timecode and beat clock for synchronization with hardware and software
  • Integration with Final Cut Pro 6, DVD Studio Pro 4, and Motion 3
  • Round-trip audio file editing with Final Cut Pro 6 and Motion 3
  • Support for Final Cut Pro 6 scoring markers
  • Conform tab to conform audio edit to new Final Cut Pro 6 edits
  • Conform visual interface for highlighting changed areas
  • Accept or reject changes across entire project or selectively on a change-by-change basis
  • Podcast track to create audio-only, enhanced, or video podcasts
  • Support for chapter, artwork, and URL markers on video and audio podcasts
  • Export presets and customizable post-export scripts
  • OMF import
  • AAF import and export

1. HD requires a Power Mac with 1GHz or faster single or dual processors and 1GB of RAM or any Intel-based Mac with a minimum of 1GB of RAM.
2. Digital Cinema Desktop requires a dual-port AGP card with second display.

Published Date: Jun 29, 2009