Apple offered a brief glimpse at future Logic Pro features at giant US music show NAMM yesterday.

MacCentral reports the company showed a feature called Bus Latency Compensation. This is being developed to minimise the impact external digital signal processing devices can have on latency, and also that which plug-ins that attempt to predict music may have. Specifics and details on the technology were kept brief.

Apple is demonstrating GarageBand, Logic Express and Logic Pro at NAMM, and professional musicians are responding well to GarageBand.

Power in the darkness

Professional musician and Radio 6 music DJ Tom Robinson is a known advocate of Apple's entry-level music creation software. he even used GarageBand to remix his hit track, 'Power In The Darkness', which was re-released last year.

He thinks musicians should use GarageBand as a relatively simple tool to "bang song ideas down".

Many think this way, according to Apple: "GarageBand is helping to foster growth in the industry," Kirk Paulsen, Apple senior director, market development professional applications, told MacCentral. "It is getting musicians more comfortable working with computers."

Paulsen stressed the way a user can move up from GarageBand to Logic Express to Logic Pro. "We don't expect GarageBand to take away from Logic. We want to bring more people to the Mac and we can do that with the power of GarageBand and Logic."