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Category: Music software
Price: Part of Logic Studio
Creator: Apple
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Logic Pro, formerly Logic Platinum, is a digital audio workstation (DAW) and MIDI sequencer for macOS. It is considered the professional counterpart to GarageBand. The software has been used by many famous artists such as The Killers and Lily Allen.

Logic Pro had been the main component of Logic Studio, but is now available for download on its own from the Mac App Store.


The audio sequencing program began in 1992 at German developer EMagic as Notator Logic for the Atari ST and classic Mac OS. It was renamed Emagic LOGIC with the discontinuation of the Atari version and then LOGIC Audio with the introduction of digital recording features and a Windows version. A basic entry-level version called "MicroLOGIC" later became the basis of GarageBand.

Logic Audio 4.0 was released in 1999 in "Silver", "Gold", and "Platinum" feature levels. In March 2001, version 4.7 introduced a new audio engine that had originally been intended for version 5.[1]

Apple acquired EMagic in July 2002 and discontinued Logic for Windows at version 5.5.1. Logic Platinum was renamed Logic Pro with the introduction of lower-cost Logic Express in 2004.


  1. Dear Logic Users, by Dr. Gerhard Lengeling, EMagic. 2001-03-28. Archived 2001-04-05.

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