Apple Inc. is putting a stop on the distribution of its Logic Express and Logic Studio digital audio workstation (DAW) packs “effective immediately,” according to a memo sent to its resellers. The new versions of Logic Pro 9 and MainStage 2, which were previously included in the Logic Studio suite, are now available in the Mac App Store for a lower price.
MainStage 2 and Logic Pro 9 are now downloadable for $29.99 and $199.99, and has joined other apps like iLife, iWork and Final Cut Pro. Both offerings were previously bundled with Compressor 3.5, WaveBurner 1.6 and Soundtrack Pro 3 as the boxed Logic Studio, which was available for $499.
Past reports claimed that Apple was nearing the completion of Logic Pro X, and it also indicated that Soundtrack Pro will not be included in the update as it is part of Final Cut’s update to Final Cut Pro X.
“Logic Pro brings together all the editing tools and content browsers you need in a single, beautifully designed window,” explains Apple. “So everything can happen faster. Your shortcut menus, toolbars, and transport controls are right there for you, not spread across a maze of windows. And you can customize the toolbar and transport areas with the tools and controls you use most often.”
Logic Pro 9 is now available as a 413 MB download and 19 GB worth of optional content is available through in-app download.
via: The Verge