Apple’s creative professional apps — video editing software Final Cut Pro X and music production suite Logic Pro X — are both getting free 90-day trials for a limited time. The 90-day trial is available now for Final Cut Pro X and will arrive “in the coming days” for Logic Pro X.
The coronavirus pandemic has left many homebound and unable to attend school or work, so having access to professional tools that cost hundreds of dollars during this time is a big deal. “We hope customers who are home and looking for something new to master will try out these free trials,” reads Apple’s announcement.
Final Cut Pro X already had a 30-day free trial, but a free trial of any kind is entirely new
Other companies that make music software are offering similar free deals amid the pandemic. Avid is issuing a limited number of free 90-day licenses for Pro Tools, for example, and Fender is giving 100,000 people three months of free guitar lessons on its Fender Play app.
For those looking to purchase the software after the trial period, Final Cut Pro X costs $299.99, and Logic Pro X costs $199.99.