Best audio recording software for Mac

May 25, 2016
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PROS / Apple Logic Pro is the best audio production software for Macintosh. It has a strong mixer and advanced effects.

CONS / Windows users need not apply.

VERDICT / Apple Logic Pro lives at the intersection of science and art to support do-it-yourself musicians with its comprehensive digital audio workstation capabilities.

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Winner of the TopTenREVIEWS Silver award, Apple Logic Pro is the best digital audio workstation software (DAW) product for the Mac OS. This audio production software records and edits audio and midi data. You can add high quality effects and then mix and master the music in stereo or surround sound. You can export the final mix as a variety of audio file types, burn it to a CD or DVD, and export it to other applications and devices. It is sad for PC users that Apple discontinued Logic's development on Windows when it acquired the product in 2002, leaving 70, 000 Windows users in the lurch. Logic was the first DAW software ever created. The product's origins go all the way back to 1993, when it was first released as Logic Notator on the Atari by a German company named Emagic.

With Apple as its current publisher, the Logic Pro fan base is enormous because the software is that good. There used to be a basic version of Logic Pro named Logic Express, but with the latest release of Logic Pro 9, Apple has discontinued Logic Express. The full-featured Logic Pro now costs what Logic Express used to cost.


Within the confines of our brief review format, it is not possible to adequately describe Logic Pro in complete detail. Suffice to say, then, that it is a powerhouse of a DAW and deserves the enormous following of fans who are on the Logic Pro bandwagon. It records music and lets you edit audio in sophisticated ways, with advanced effects in support of recordings and elements of live performances.

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