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- Created 2012-04-05
was a music software and hardware company based in
and a satellite office in
Grass Valley, CA
. On July 1, 2002 Emagic was bought by
-based product offerings were discontinued on September 30, 2002.
The company was best known for its
. Logic stemmed from the then famous Creator, then Notator, made by
(the company's forerunner) for the Atari ST platform. In 1992, Notator Logic was launched for Atari and Macintosh, followed by a version for Windows. The "Notator" was dropped from the name and the product was redesigned from the ground up, and the product became known under the name "Emagic Logic". Original copies of Emagic's logic retailed for $699 and sold its plugins for $99–$299 apiece before Apple bundled them all together. When Apple bought Emagic, Logic had "Emagic" dropped from the title, and is now called
In 1995, Emagic (then C-Lab) bought the rights to the hardware design of the
computer and began producing their own versions due to continued demand for an inexpensive
Digital Audio Workstation
. It was discontinued when commodity PC and Macintosh hardware became more cost-effective than the proprietary Atari based systems.
The other major software product that Emagic offered was SoundDiver, an editor/librarian for hardware synthesizers. It communicated via MIDI and offered easy patch and sound management. While there was a beta version for Mac OS X, production of SoundDiver was discontinued in the year 2005.
Emagic formerly offered a line of audio interface hardware, the Audiowerk
cards, as well as
units. A potential post-acquisition successor to these products, the unreleased Asteroid
interface, was the subject of the
Apple v. Does
trade secret litigation.
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