Fred B wrote:
Rob should probably look at the Apple website before making such statements!!
Yes, his statement about instruments is obviously not quite true, regarding sculpture and the vintage series. But I've noticed that already in version 7 some basic sounds/presets of EVP88 and EVB3 are available in Express (and Garageband).
The question remains if the overall functionality of Express 8 is restricted in any way as it was in version 7. I tend to believe that it's not the case which would be great of course.
David nailed it perfectly. I spoke to a friend of mine who worked on development and he confirmed the list David posted. The sound library is smaller primarily due to the fact that the Jam Packs are not included and there is no surorund content, content for Space Designer, Soundtrack Pro content, etc.
Oh yeah, of course, Logic Express does not include MainStage, Soundtrack Pro 2, Impulse Response Utility or WaveBurner.
The application itself is almost identical to Logic Pro 8.