Apple today announced it has begun shipping Logic Express 7, the next major release of its music composition and production software that delivers professional quality audio and MIDI tools at an affordable price of US$299. Logic Express 7 allows musicians to create, record, edit, and mix music, and offers new Apple Loops support, software instruments and high-quality effect plug-ins. In addition, Logic Express 7 can open songs from GarageBand, making it ideal for users seeking to step up to a more advanced application with a studio-style mixer, movie scoring capabilities, and the ability to edit and print performances using music notation.