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Logic 8 Upgrade Logic 5?

Discussion in 'Logic 8' started by Holty, Mar 22, 2009.

  1. Holty

    Holty New Member

    I've just been give an old Big Box Logic Audio 5.5.1. Can I upgrade this to Express 8, or do I just buy a full version of 8?
  3. Orren Merton

    Orren Merton Logic Samurai / Administrator Staff Member

    I'm not 100% sure, but I don't think so. OTOH, it's pretty cheap at $199.

  4. Eli

    Eli Senior member

    It's definitely a no. The upgrade to v. 8 was specifically limited to users who already owned either version 6 or version 7. Earlier versions were not included in the upgrade path.
  5. Holty

    Holty New Member

    Thanks for the replys, I'll get free copy of 8.
  6. Markdvc

    Markdvc Administrator Staff Member


    How come you don't have to pay?

  7. Holty

    Holty New Member

    Sorry that should have been a Fresh copy of 8!!!
  8. Pete Thomas

    Pete Thomas Administrator Staff Member

    Any upgrade in those days probably cost more than the Fresh L8 does now!

    Not to mention the hassle of sending in the old dongle to replace and proving you owned it by finding the CD that came with it that you can no longer find.
  9. zerobeat

    zerobeat Senior member

    Big Box 5/6 -> Logic Studio 8 upgrade: Canadian$299

    Big Box 5/6 -> Logic Express 8 upgrade: C$99

    Both are available here in Canada.
  10. Holty

    Holty New Member

    Do you have a link to were I could get this?
  11. zerobeat

    zerobeat Senior member

  12. Eli

    Eli Senior member

    Oopsies - my bad. Zerobeat must be right, he works at Saved By Technology and so would know.

    And now that I think of it a bit closer; I seem to recall that the upgrade was applied to v. 5 as well. Sorry about the misinformation. :redface:
  13. Holty

    Holty New Member

    Thanks zerobeat.

    For those in the UK, Apple store site confirms that the update for Logic 8 is for Logic Audio 5/6, Express 6/7. £64

    See here

    Thanks for all the replies.
  14. Pete Thomas

    Pete Thomas Administrator Staff Member

    Me too
  15. zerobeat

    zerobeat Senior member

    That might explain why there are stickers on all the Logic upgrade boxes (inside the cellophane) saying what qualifies. In the case of the ones here in Canada (whether you upgrade to Express or Studio), BigBox definitely qualifies, according to the sticker (and certainly according to those who have successfully upgraded this way).

    Perhaps Apple put different stickers on the ones destined for the UK?


    But the curious thing is that even the Canadian AppleStore omits BigBox from their listing: apple.ca

    But the physical product itself disagrees with this.

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