Emagic Logic Platinum (Macintosh)

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32-bit internal processing. Freely configurable user interface.
Logic Platinum is Emagic's flagship software for computer-based music production. It elegantly combines composition, notation and audio production facilities in one comprehensive product. Logic Platinum's renowned reliability, flexibility and sound quality has seen it become the most widely used program of its type in professional circles.

Maximum Power for Pro's: Logic Platinum
The most powerful program of the Logic series was designed to meet the needs of professional musicians and producers. The unique combination of intuitive usability, freely configurable user interface, comprehensive MIDI and audio editing possibilities is extended by polished film and sync features. This exemplary flexibility guarantees an ergonomic workflow and maximum productivity.

Logic offers superb sound quality with precise 32-Bit signal processing, a surround sound digital mixer (up to 7.1), sample-accurate automation and over 50 high-quality audio effect plug-ins. Logic maximizes performance through optimizations for Macintosh systems that feature velocity engine and/or multiple processors. Logic also opens the door to expansion of the Logic system with ProTools hardware, providing a highly integrated music production tool, supporting sample rates up to 192kHz, and a dynamic resolution of up to 24 Bit.

This unique combination of facilities and performance makes Logic Platinum the perfect hub for your studio.

Logic Platinum 6 is the centerpiece of the world's read more premier music composition and audio production system. Used by more professionals than any other software of its kind, Logic is renowned for its technical excellence.

Logic Platinum 6 offers countless creative options for MIDI and audio manipulation. It features extensive audio hardware support including TDM (Mac OS), OMF and OpenTL support, and is capable of 192 tracks of audio playback at up to 24Bit/192kHz rates, in a variety of audio formats. The audio functionality also incorporates a digital mixer with Surround Sound up to 7.1, over 50 high-quality audio effect plug-ins, and fully-automated, sample-accurate mixing facilities. The 32 Bit internal signal path ensures that audio quality remains pristine throughout, and the incorporated high-end POW-r dithering process provides master-quality results. Logic supports a virtually unlimited number of MIDI tracks with timing accuracy to 1/3,840 of a note. A wide range of synchronization options ensures that Logic Platinum connects easily to both the digital and analog worlds.

Most importantly for professionals working in music production, film scoring or post production facilities is Logic's renowned stability and reliability. This unique combination of tools, an elegant user interface, flexible working methods and rock-solid performance make Logic Platinum the perfect software environment around which to base your studio.

Key Features:
Ultra-precise 32 Bit internal processing
Event resolution 1/3,840 note
Tempo resolution accurate to 1/10,000 bpm in the range from 0.05 to 9,999 bpm
Freely configurable user interface
90 freely configurable Screensets per song
Over 800 freely definable Key and MIDI commands for all important program functions
Interactive windows with Catch/Link/Content Link
Individually zoomable/resizable tracks
Optimized user interface offering fast navigation
New online help system
Localized menus, multilingual interface
Synchronized Quicktime video support
Adaptive, self-configuring Track Mixer for MIDI & audio
Comprehensive Logic Control system support

Virtually unlimited number of MIDI tracks
Realtime MIDI quantize, Groove Templates
Matrix, Event, Hyper and Transform Editors
Time signature and key change Editor
Score Editor: realtime notation, coloured notes, steptime input window, professional layout/printout
HyperDraw for all event types in Arrange, Matrix and Score Editor
Sophisticated MIDI processing Environment
Touch Tracks: live playing of folders/sequencies
AMT for precise MIDI timing with AMT8/Unitor8
Up to 128 MIDI ports supported
OMS/MTP compatible
Full synchronization options with MTC, MMC, SMPTE
AutoLink with SoundDiver (Mac OS 9)

All-new, track-based, sample-accurate automation engine for virtually every parameter including effect plug-ins and Audio Instruments
Independent of sequencer record status
Read, write, latch and touch modes
32 Bit automation data resolution
Automated parameters are displayed with full name and value
Color-coded automation data is displayed directly in Arrange window as envelope with break points
Break points can be freely drawn, edited and scaled
Automation curves freely adjustable between convex, concave, s-form or linear shapes
Automation data can be moved or copied with corresponding audio data, or independently

Plug-Ins and Audio-Instruments
Up to 64 Audio Instruments for insertion of Emagic, Audio Unit (Mac OS X) and VST2 (Mac OS 9) virtual instruments
15 inserts for plug-ins and 8 sends per Audio Instrument
3 new Emagic instruments included - ES M monophonic, ES P polyphonic and ES E for ensemble sounds
Optional ES1, ES2, EXS24 mk II, EVP88, EVB3, EDV6
Audio Unit (Mac OS X) and VST/VST2 (Mac OS 9) realtime plug-in support
Over 50 effect plug-ins included: various delays, reverbs, distortions, dynamics, modulation effects, BitCrusher, Auto Filter, Enveloper, Spectral Gate, etc. Of these, Phase/Clip Distortion, Denoiser, DeEsser, Tremolo, Stereo Spread, Exciter, SubBass, Limiter, Adaptive Limiter, Multiband Compressor are new.
Optional EVOC20 vocoder/filterbank package
Sidechains for plug-ins and Audio Instruments
ReWire support for ReBirth and Reason
Adobe Premiere & AudioSuite plug-in support (Mac OS 9)

Audio resolution up to 24 Bit/96 kHz
Up to 128 stereo audio tracks (single hardware)
Up to 255 stereo audio tracks (multi hardware)
High-end POW-r dithering Algorithm
Hardware independent audio scrubbing
8 channel surround mixing in any of 12 formats
Comprehensive Channel EQ with 8 bands per track
15 FX inserts per track, 8 effect sends per track
Audio input objects with 15 FX inserts and 8 sends
64 stereo busses for subgroups and FX returns
16 inserts per bus, 16 inserts per output object
Bouncing with realtime effects
Integrated stereo sample editor with Time and Pitch Machine II with formant correction, Audio to Score, Quantize Audio/Groove Machine and more
Cycle-Recording for Audio, quick Punch on the fly
Fit MIDI tempo to audio, Strip Silence function
REX2 file support in Arrange and EXS24
OMF (Avid/ProTools) and Open TL import/export

Supported Audio Hardware (tracks)
Emagic Audio Engine (up to 128 stereo tracks per driver class): Core Audio (Mac OS X), Mac AV, EASI, ASIO, Direct I/O, Audiowerk2/8 (Mac OS 9)
Roland VS (Arrange editing) (8/16)
Korg 1212 I/O (96)
Sonorus StudI/O (96)
Digidesign DAE (8)
Digidesign TDM (ProTools III/24/24MIX, 24MIX+, MIX3) inc. TDM plug-ins and Surround (16-64)
Cascade 3 x Audiowerk8 for output expansion
Virtually unlimited multiple hardware support (Mac OS 9)

Extensive Hardware Support
To ensure compatibility with your existing, or future, audio interface hardware, Logic Platinum simultaneously supports: Core Audio, AV (SoundManager), EASI, ASIO, Digidesign DirectI/O and Audiowerk on both Mac OS. In addition, Digidesign's TDM system for ProTools hardware, including Surround, is extensively supported on Mac OS 9. The optional ESB TDM marries Logic's native processing capabilities (outputs and EXS24) with those of the TDM hardware, greatly enhancing the capabilities of the TDM system.

Rock Solid MIDI Timing and Synchronization
Logic incorporates a proprietary Emagic technology called AMT - Active MIDI Transmission. The combination of Unitor8 or AMT8 hardware and Logic ensures that MIDI timing is precise across all ports, even in the largest of MIDI systems. Literally hundreds of MIDI ports can be addressed, with MIDI data arriving simultaneously at each, no matter how dense the MIDI arrangement. For synchronization purposes, Logic Platinum will send and receive MIDI Clock, MTC, MMC and word clock signals, making it ideal for film, TV and post-production facilities.

Realtime Composition
The Arrange window is Logic's primary workspace. Individual MIDI sequences and audio regions can be recorded, arranged and edited, with audio and MIDI data handled in a virtually identical fashion. These audio and MIDI 'objects' can be packed into nested folders for quick and easy song arrangement.

Tracks can be individually zoomed, soloed or muted, and mixing of audio and MIDI data is handled seamlessly by the elegant new automation system. Markers can be created and recalled to quickly 'jump' to any location in your songs, complete with production notes. Audio regions can be flexibly, and easily, managed. MIDI edits such as quantization, transposition, note length changes and more are calculated in realtime. Audio and MIDI objects are easily resized, soloed, muted, looped and mixed intuitively in the Arrange window - all this in realtime, without stopping the sequencer - and more importantly, your creative flow!

Total Recall Mixing and Automation
Software mixing has never been easier or more intuitive: Logic Platinum 6 introduces a refined track-based automation system found in the Arrange window. Automated parameters are displayed with full names and values for fast and optimal control over even the most complex automation situations.

Score Editor Window
The Score window is a MIDI editor that displays traditional music notation. It also provides layout functions which make it possible to create professional score printouts quickly and easily. Logic's interpretation converts MIDI recordings to clear and legible sheet music in realtime, without changing the original performance.

Notation can be edited with or without affecting the MIDI data. Score Styles offer immediate changes to the display of each sequence according to preset or user-defined staff formats. Note colors make parts in polyphonic score styles more legible. Instrument Sets allow you to save and print the entire score, individual parts or any desired combination of instruments used in the composition. The new step input allows the computer keyboard to be used as a note typewriter. As further features: Vast range of notation symbols, optional use of 3rd-party fonts (Sonata, Jazz, Swing fonts), fast lyric input aligned to notes, voice separation tool for polyphonic parts, graphic export of any desired part of a page, automatic guitar tablature and drum notation, individual editing of notehead size and stem length, individual staff indents, cross-staff beaming, notation of alias sequences plus more.

The Environment
The Environment is your onscreen 'flowchart' of the connected MIDI equipment, providing unparalleled creative options for visually combining software-based processing devices such as faders, arpeggiators, delays and more in almost infinite ways: build remote controls for your MIDI gear, use a Mod Wheel to crossfade between audio tracks or create realtime instruments like step sequencers and rhythm generators. This level of MIDI control is still unmatched in today's music software marketplace.

Freely Configurable User Interface
Every Logic Platinum song offers up to 90 Screensets, which are customized combinations of edit windows. Each Screenset recalls the type of window(s) opened plus size, position and zoom settings within each. Logic also features over 800 user-definable Key Commands. These are computer or MIDI keyboard shortcuts accessing almost every program function. Precisely tailor Logic to fit your working method and alter default shortcuts to match those of any sequencer you may have previously used. To further accelerate your workflow, plug-in-setting, track destinations and more are accessed via user-definable hierarchical menus.

The Setup Assistant (OS X only): Starting with Logic Made Quick & Easy
The Setup Assistant is an unique tool that guides users step-by-step - even the extreme novice - through the process of setting up and configuring Logic.

Project Manager
Users can now directly activate the new and unique Project Manager from the Arrange window. The Project Manager consolidates all media files on local volumes by recognizing the dependencies between audio files, sampler instruments, settings and movies.

The Project Manager is extremely flexible: users can rename files, add or edit comments and change references to one, or multiple song files.

Save as Project
All media files can be saved in a new 'project' file format, making archiving and transport of projects created in Logic both efficient and easy. Extensive search facilities further enhance the usefulness of this tool.

Processor Specific Optimizations
Logic features native support for the latest Macintosh computers, including multi-processor, Velocity Engine models. These optimizations increase the number of tracks, effects and audio instruments for simultaneous use.

Built-In Support of Logic Control
Logic Control is the perfect hardware controller for Logic. It features full transport controls, jog/scrub wheel, nine 100mm touch sensitive, high-resolution Penny & Giles® motor faders, rotary V-pots, a generous display which shows parameter names and values, various function keys and select/mute/rec/solo buttons per channel. With Logic Control, plug-ins can called up and edited as easily as Logic's new automation system is controlled. Logic Control offers access to 8 channels simultaneously, and with the optional Logic Control XT you can extend your system with as many eight channel blocks as you need. The Logic Control system is the ultimate 'hands-on' tool for turning your existing studio space into a professional, ergonomic working environment.

Every control movement can be intuitively recorded and edited using Read, Write, Latch and Touch modes , allowing realtime automated playback of all volume, pan, effects and instrument parameter movements. Supporting 32-Bit value resolutions, and offering sample-accurate precision, you are assured that your mix automation is smooth and exact. The graphic creation of various curve shapes, copy/paste and moving of mix automation data (with or without the underlying MIDI or audio data) and scaling is fast and intuitive. Additionally, the adaptive track mixer reflects the track layout of audio and MIDI channels shown in the Arrange window. Multi format Surround mixing of audio channels, busses and instruments, including individual formats for each track, bus or instrument, is a breeze. And every setting of the mixer, the effects and the instruments, as well as the complete automation, is saved with your song.

The result of your automated mix, including all tracks, live inputs, instruments and effects, can be mixed down to a single stereo file or multiple Surround files. This can benefit from the transparent POW-r dithering process, assuring that 24Bit/96kHz recordings retain their true sonic character even at 16Bit/44.1kHz CD resolution.

Plug-In Processing
Logic's fully automated effects system offers the extensive Channel EQ, 8 sends and 8 inserts to 64 busses per audio track, with inserts and sends also available for audio instruments and live inputs. Insert effects to be used in inputs, tracks, instruments, busses and outputs include Audio Units and VST (Mac OS 9), as well as over 50 built-in effects. These range from the traditional as dynamics, reverbs and EQs, through to a range of unique sound sculpting tools such as the Autofilter or Spectral Gate and mastering processors such as the Multiband Compressor and Limiter. The optional EVOC20 provides vocoding and filterbank effects. All plug-ins operate at 32 Bit resolution, making signal overloads virtually impossible, and ensuring breathtaking audio quality.

TDM Support
In addition to the built-in effect system, Digidesign's TDM system for ProTools hardware is completely supported (Mac OS 9), including surround. Depending on the configuration, up to 64 audio tracks and 64 busses are available. TDM plug-ins from all major developers can be used and fully automated. I/O inserts even allow the integration of external audio effect processors.

Up to 64 software-based synthesizers and samplers such as the Emagic ES1, ES2, EVP88, EXS24, Audio Unit or VST2 instruments, can be used in Logic's Audio Instrument channels. Three new audio instruments for basses, pads and polyphonic sounds are included as standard.

Audio Instruments are seamlessly integrated into Logic's mixer, making the entire palette of effects available for creative processing. Playback timing is sample-accurate, something not possible with MIDI. The audio output of external software instrument applications, such as Rebirth and Reason, can be streamed into Logic's mixer via ReWire and allows full access to Logic's extensive array of effects and mixing facilities.

The Editor Windows
Logic's linked editors provide the power to finetune your music at any level. View a composition in its entirety or select and make changes to the smallest detail with the Matrix, Event List or Hyper Editors. The fully integrated Stereo Sample Editor offers destructive manipulation of audio recordings, plus many creative DSP tools including time stretching and pitch shifting with formant correction. Audiosuite and Premiere format plug-ins can also be used under Mac OS9.

Competitive Upgrade
If you currently own and are a registered user of any of the qualifying competitive programs*
or, if you currently own one of Emagic's OEM* programs you are eligible for this product.

Academic Edition
If you are a student or faculty member at an accredited educational institution and have valid student / faculty identification, you are also eligible for this product.

This is not a standard Logic Audio Platinum package. Your XS-key has a temporary authorization that will expire in 12 weeks. No technical support, service, product updates/upgrades or special offers will be extended until Emagic receives the required proof of eligibility.

Qualifying Competitive Programs *




Pro-Tools LE



Audio Desk

Qualifying OEM Products *
Delta 1010

Alesis ADAT Edit

Logic Audio Discovery HSK

Logic Audio Composer

Roland Studio Pak
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System Requirements
Mac OS 9.1 or higher

Mac OS X 10.2 or higher

604/250 MHz or better

128 MB RAM or more

CD/DVD Drive

free USB port for XSKey

Low latency Audio Interface, seperate Harddisc and MIDI Interface recommended

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