Back in April 2005, Martin Walker wrote a very well reasoned article pointing out that many people don't really need the flagship versions of MIDI + Audio software packages. Most home-studio users could do pretty much everything they need using a 'light' version of their favoured program, saving themselves money and avoiding undue complexity at the same time. For that reason, I thought it was worth throwing the spotlight onto the light version of Apple's Logic, which offers particularly good value for money.
The light version of Logic Pro is, of course, Logic Express, and when you look at it a bit more closely, it isn't actually very light at all, despite being priced at under £200. Indeed, in many respects, Logic Express outperforms the original 'full fat' Logic 6 and includes many of the cutting-edge features of Logic Pro 7.1, as well as benefiting from recent additions to Garage Band. You get fewer bundled plug-ins than with Logic Pro and the software only offers around 10 times as many audio tracks than you're ever likely to need (255) rather than 30 times more than you'll ever need, but you can still run up to 64 software instrument tracks at a time, which is more than any current computer can reasonably support. As track count is largely a function of hardware and drive speed, the real-world maximum track count for Logic Express and Logic Pro is essentially the same
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