Apple has released a preview of new components for the line of Logic Pro audio production software. Logic Pro is a utility designed for creating original music compositions and audio scoring. The new components to be bundled within the Logic software include Sculpture, an algorithmic based synthesizer, the UltraBeat percussion synthesizer, and Guitar Amp, a component designed for simulating guitar amplified sounds. According to Apple:
Apple today previewed its next generation professional audio technology that will be incorporated into future versions of Appleis award-winning Logic audio production software.
New innovative software instruments demonstrated include Sculpture, a new component-modeling based synthesizer, and UltraBeat, a deep and rich percussion synthesizer that provides multiple synthesis techniques for generating every type of electronic or acoustic drum sound imaginable. Apple also demonstrated Guitar Amp, a new full-featured guitar amplifier simulator, and support for enhanced Apple Loops, the powerful open-standard file format for real-time matching of audio loops and sound effects.
Sculpture, a new component-modeling based synthesizer, enables users to generate a broad palette of expressive and highly animated sounds. Sculpture uses sophisticated algorithms to simulate the behavioral characteristics of a vibrating string or bar and provides users with the ability to manipulate real world parameters such as the stringis material, its environment and how and where it is vibrated.
UltraBeat is a deep, rich percussion synthesizer utilizing several types of synthesis including FM, subtractive, sample-based and component modeling. UltraBeat consists of up to 25 independently modifiable drum voices and includes an integrated step sequencer.
Guitar Amp, a new full-featured guitar amplifier simulator, recreates the sounds of the best known guitar amplifiers by providing impeccably developed amp emulations along with parameters for configuring all other details that make up signature amplifier sounds
You can find more information about Logic Pro at the Apple Web site. As of this writing, Apple hasnit added information about these new components to the Logic page.