updated 05:00 pm EDT, Wed September 7, 2011
Neglected audio suite may be rearranged
Apple is finishing up work on a "Logic Pro X," claims an anonymous source said to have taken part in a customer interview. The software will supposedly integrate tools like WaveBurner, while spinning off MainStage into a separate program. Apple is thought to be killing off Soundtrack Pro, which has already been dropped from the company's present-generation Final Cut lineup.
The Logic development team reportedly insists that Logic Pro X will not use a GarageBand-style interface. Apple recently took fire from video editors after releasing Final Cut Pro X; the software has been compared to a more advanced version of iMovie, rather than a tool addressing professional needs. The company was forced to give rare refunds for Mac App Store downloads, and has even put Final Cut Studio back on limited sale.