Apple has released its professional music applications for the Mac, Logic Pro and MainStage, in the Mac App Store. These two additions follow other high-end tools that Apple has brought to the Mac App Store, including Final Cut Pro X.
Logic Pro is available for $199 while MainStage costs $29.99. Both apps have also been updated with new features and improvements.
Logic Pro 9.1.6
Logic Pro 9 is a complete set of creative tools for any musician who wants to write, record, edit, and mix music. It comes with a massive collection of instruments, effects, and Apple Loops, making it easy to get amazing sounds and create amazing-sounding songs.
This latest version of Logic includes multiple bug fixes. The download weighs in at 413 MB. You can download Logic in the Mac App Store for $199.
MainStage 2 lets you take your Mac to the stage with a full-screen live interface, unmatched hardware control, and a massive collection of plug-ins and sounds.
Along with a refreshed interface, MainStage can now take advantage of Macs with 4+ processor cores. The download weighs in at 303 MB. Support for more MIDI devices has also been added. MainStage can be downloaded in the Mac App Store for $29.99
According to The Loop, existing Logic users will be able to receive this latest update through Software Update on their Macs, but this new version of MainStage is only available in the Mac App Store. Apple has stopped offering boxed copies of Logic in its retails stores and Logic Express has been discontinued.
The fact that Apple has moved both of these apps to the Mac App Store signals that they are here to stay.