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Atomic
7th April 2005, 10:52 AM
Apple today announced the release of the next major update to Logic Express and Logic Pro - 7.1. The update finally includes full plugin delay compensation and 5 new plugins. It is available for preorder at the Apple Store for $30 (incl. delivery) for delivery sometime in April.

www.apple.com/logic

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The Logic Pro 7.1 update adds a generous collection of new features and sought after enhancements such as full native plug-in delay compensation and over 70 new key commands. It provides greater facility for creating and managing Apple Loops and a convenient new method for re-ordering Channel Strip plug-in configurations. Logic Pro 7.1 further extends the creative options with 5 new plug-ins including a Bass Amp and two hybrid synthesizers. The update is rounded out by a host of optimizations and refinements that significantly improve the performance and stability of both Logic Pro and the included, updated version of Waveburner.

TOP TEN REASONS TO UPGRADE

1. Expanded Apple Loops Integration
Produce your own software instrument Apple Loops using any Logic Pro or Audio Unit plug-in. Place the software instrument Apple Loops onto an Audio Instrument track and the original MIDI performance and Channel Strip configuration is completely restored. Convert your ReCycle (REX) files into Apple Loops by simply dragging them into the Arrange window. Find your Apple Loops more easily by limiting which Jam Packs or other loop collections you wish to browse.

2. Full Native Plug-In Delay Compensation
Take advantage of full plug-in delay compensation which now corrects for latency produced on bus, auxiliary, and output channels in addition to every other path in the native audio mixer. You'll especially appreciate this enhancement if you own third party DSP cards like those developed by Universal Audio and TC Electronics.

3. New Instrument and Effect Plug-Ins
Add beef and character to your bass or other instruments with a new Bass Amp plug-in which replicates the sound of the industry's sweetest bass amplifiers and direct boxes. Tighten up any performance using the Enhanced Timing plug-in or be inspired by the massive atmospheric synth textures produced by two new Hybrid Synth instruments.

4. Hand Tool in Track Mixer
Freely move, copy and swap plug-ins between Channel Strip Inserts using the new Hand Tool in either the Arrange window or Track Mixer.

5. Over 70 New Key Commands
Speed up your workflow by assigning up to 70 new key commands to your favorite functions, including many of those introduced in 7.0 such as Open Loop Browser, Next/Previous Channel Strip, Create Multiple Tracks, Import Audio Files, and Bounce.

6. Numerous Plug-In Improvements
Swap, copy, and import Ultrabeat voices and sequences using a simple drag and drop operation. Export Ultrabeat patterns directly to the Arrange window also using drag and drop. Create or edit EXS24 instruments more easily using rubber-band selection of Zones and the ability to define Start Note and Width settings when importing multiple samples. Exploit new options for the Rotor effect in the EVB3, which also now has improved integration with the Hammond Suzuki XB-1, XK-2, and XK-3 hardware Drawbar controllers. Enjoy many other useful refinements made to Sculpture, Vocal Transformer, Pitch Correction and other plug-ins.

7. Support for 9 additional Control Surfaces
Increase your choices for compatible hardware control surfaces thanks to dedicated support for these 9 popular controller devices: Korg KONTROL49 and MicroKONTROL, Frontier Design Groups Tranzport, Tascam US-2400 and FW-1082, JL Cooper CS-32 and FaderMaster 4/100.

8. Follow Tempo Option for Recorded Audio
Enable the new "Follow Tempo" Region parameter for any audio recorded into your song, and Logic will time and pitch shift the file when you change the song's tempo or key.

9. Insert Chords from Chord Track
Simplify the process for placing chords in lead sheets using a new option which imports the chords from the Global Chord Track.

10. Multiple Performance Enhancements
Streamline your entire workflow as a result of numerous general optimizations and performance enhancements found in Logic Pro 7.1. Highlights include accelerated waveform overview creation, speedier initialization of Audio Units plug-ins during startup, the option to add files to the Audio Window after many audio file functions, improved handling of XML, AAF, and OMF file transfers, and more.

marc
10th April 2005, 10:57 PM
OMG!!!

It's upgrade time again. Where's my credit card gone?
(oh that's right, it's still maxed out from the Logic 6, 6 Pro, and 7 upgrades! ;) )

I'm VERY excited to see that "Multiple Performance Enhancements" is in there. I think that's the best new feature of all.

GO EMAPPLE!!!

marc
10th April 2005, 10:58 PM
Ordered. :D

Atomic
30th April 2005, 06:12 AM
AARRGGHHHH :thumbdn:



We appreciate your recent Apple Store Order. Due to an unexpected
supply
delay, we are unable to ship the following items by the date that you
were quoted:

The revised estimated time to ship for your order is as follows;

M9986ZM/A, LOGIC PRO 7.1 UPGRADE KIT-ZML
will now ship by 23.05.2005

hawker
30th April 2005, 09:43 AM
It could still ship beforehand. Worth the wait no doubt...

marc
30th April 2005, 05:34 PM
Originally posted by Atomic@Apr 30 2005, 06:12 AM
AARRGGHHHH :thumbdn:


Same here.

My guess is that they wanted to get Tiger out the door first, as it'd been promised to arrive on the 29th.

Next week is Logic 7.1 week.

marc
30th April 2005, 07:44 PM
I think this is the first time I've wanted the weekend to end quickly :angry:

Atomic
7th May 2005, 02:36 AM
Yay!

http://members.optusnet.com.au/~paulie1974/shipped.jpg

marc
7th May 2005, 02:54 AM
Me too!!!! :D

marc
8th May 2005, 08:27 PM
Here's some info regarding the AMT8, Logic 7 and Tiger.

http://community.sonikmatter.com/forums/in...01&#entry149601 (http://community.sonikmatter.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=23448&st=0&p=149601&#entry149601)