Chapter in this post:
Logic Pro for the Apple Mac is an app for professional music production and audio editing, or more technically: a digital audio workstation (DAW). You can find the software in the Mac App Store, and you can have it pre-installed when you buy a new Apple computer. In this guide I have summarized everything you need to know about Logic Pro: system requirements, functions, free trial version, price, sources for tutorials and resources, and even more information. Over time I will update this post every now and then. The current status is: end of 2021.
The Logic Pro app, made for the Apple Mac, iMac, MacBook and other computers with macOS, offers you extensive possibilities for creating music, recording audio, editing and mastering. From the music album to the radio play to the film soundtrack, everything and much more can be produced in it. The current version is optimized for the use of M1 chips. But the software also runs on Intel Macs. You should consider these system requirements for Logic Pro:
Status: end of 2021
If you want to make professional music, edit audio tracks and do more in the area of sound on your Apple Mac, Mac Pro, iMac, iMac Pro, Mac mini, MacBook, MacBook Pro or MacBook Air, then Logic Pro could be the right app for you . Recording, creating, mixing and mastering of music is not offered here at a low price, but professional tools are also supplied.
If you take a look at the official website for the app (see link collection below) and click on “Technical data”, then the individual details will be presented to you. The advantages of Logic Pro for macOS include: 90 callable screens, up to 1.929 individual key and MIDI commands, cancellation function (including plug-ins and mixer) with 200 steps, full latency compensation and more.
Of course, the current version of the app also enables the audio technologies used by Apple. With Logic Pro you can create content with "3D Audio" (Spacial Audio) that simulates a virtual 3 ° sound on compatible headphones (AirPods Pro, AirPods Max, AirPods 360). In addition, new sound packages are constantly being added and there is a large amount of additional content available as a free download or as an additional purchase.
From iOS 14 and iPadOS 14 (both from 2020) Logic Remote is supported. This makes it possible to control various app functions and content via the iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. For example, virtual instruments can be played, plug-ins can be operated, the sound library can be navigated and more actions can be performed. However, this remote control function is limited on the small displays of iPhone and iPod touch. Apple notes: "Smart controls, navigation in the sound library, Smart Help, the complete mixer and access to the plug-in controls are only available on the iPad."
For such professional software there is of course a lot of additional content that takes on special tasks, accelerates the workflow, enables new ways of working and so on. In addition to plug-ins such as instruments and effects, this additional content also includes sounds from the sound library. As noted above, dozens of gigabytes of sounds are available for download.
Here are the most important plug-ins and sounds:
Apple not only offers the software and various additional content for purchase and download, but also some resources so that you can jump in and get the most out of Logic Pro. This includes support documents, tutorials, trainings and more. Third-party content that does not come directly from Apple is also recommended. You can find an overview on the page linked below for the app under the tab "Resources".
If you have an Apple Mac that meets the minimum requirements above (i.e. at least macOS 11 Big Sur and sufficient memory), you can test Logic Pro for free. The Logic Pro trial version can be used free of charge for 90 days, which should be enough time to make a purchase decision. The download is available on the Apple app page under the "Free trial" tab. In combination with the resource collection mentioned above, the Logic Pro test version offers a good introduction to getting to know many of the functions, tools, sounds and mixer options.
Logic Pro can be found in the official Mac App Store for macOS computers. There the app for professional music and audio production costs 199,99 euros. The current version from 2021 downloads an installer with a size of 1,1 GB. As you have already seen above, the unpacked version of the software requires around 6 GB of memory.
Another source of supply for Logic Pro is to have the software installed on your newly purchased Mac, iMac, MacBook, or the like. You can find the corresponding option in the official Apple Online Store, directly in the adjustments of the selected computer. In addition to the processor or SoC, RAM, memory size and keyboard design, you can purchase Logic Pro as included software for 199,99 euros and / or Final Cut Select Pro for 299,99 euros.
After graduating from high school, Johannes completed an apprenticeship as a business assistant specializing in foreign languages. But then he decided to research and write, which resulted in his independence. For several years he has been working for Sir Apfelot, among others. His articles include product introductions, news, manuals, video games, consoles, and more. He follows Apple keynotes live via stream.