At long last, Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) has released a new version of its music production software, dubbed Logic Pro X, for professional musicians.
Starting at $199, the version is the first new music software launch since the company's 2009 release of Logic Pro 9. Until today, the Cupertino company has only provided updates and a reduced the price to its old version, according to Macworld.
In a statement commenting on the release, Apple's senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing Philip Schiller noted: "Musicians are going to love creative new features like Drummer, Flex Pitch, Track Stacks and the Arpeggiator."
With Drummer, users can now add several styles of virtual drumming to their songs. Meanwhile, Flex Pitch lets users fix out-of-tune vocals by manipulating music notes. Track Stacks lets musicians organize and collapse and layer music tracks. And with Arpeggiator, musicians can change the sounds of their MIDI keyboard.
In addition, Apple has two apps to build out its product ecosystem: Logic Remote and MainStage 3. The first is free for download and lets users play with Logic Pro X from their iPads. The second costs artists $29.99, but brings studio sound to live performances.
Each app is available for download through the Mac App Store.
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