Hey, sound guys! The good news is that Apple is preparing a new release of its Logic professional audio software called Logic Pro X.
The bad news? Apple may be looking to recreate the software the same way it did with Final Cut Pro X… and we all know how popular that move was with filmn professionals.
According to Macotakara, a source has told them that he heard about the new Logic Pro X during a “customer interview” with Apple’s Logic team.
Supposedly, this source says that Apple will discontinue the Soundtrack Pro component of Logic Studio with Logic Pro X, just as they did with Final Cut Pro X. While they’re at it, they’ll also fold other production tools like WaveBurner directly into the software, while spinning out MainStage as a separate app.
If The Final Cut Pro X debacle is anything to go by, pros should tread lightly when it comes to upgrading software they depend on for their bread and butter to the latest shiny thing. Apple’s probably right to tear everything down and rebuild it from the ground up every few years — that’s how Apple makes itself ready for the future — but that doesn’t mean professionals depending on a piece of software shouldn’t look before they leap.