Apple’s creative business apps – Final Cut Pro X video editing software and Logic Pro X music production suite – both benefit from 90-day free trials for a limited time. The 90-day trial is now available for Final Cut Pro X and will arrive “in the coming days” for Logic Pro X.
The coronavirus pandemic has left many people homebound and unable to go to school or work, so having access to professional tools that cost hundreds of dollars during this time is a big problem. “We hope customers who are at home and looking for something new to master will try these free trials,” reads the Apple announcement.
Final Cut Pro X already had a 30-day free trial, but a free trial of any kind is entirely new to Logic Pro X. Apple doesn’t mention how long the 90-day trial will last, but notes that both programs will revert to a 30-day free trial once the initiative has expired. In addition, customers who have already downloaded the free 30-day trial version of Final Cut Pro X will be able to take advantage of the extended trial period.
Other companies that make music software offer similar free offers in the middle of the pandemic. Avid issues a limited number of free 90-day licenses for Pro Tools, for example, and Fender offers 100,000 people three months of free guitar lessons on its Fender Play app.
For those wishing to purchase the software after the trial period, Final Cut Pro X costs $ 299.99 and Logic Pro X costs $ 199.99.