Apple Logic Pro X is out
This is a news we have been waiting for several years. Apple finally released today the new version of its Logic Pro DAW, along with an iPad app.
Logic Pro X is finally available with long awaited new features, including the 64-bit architecture.
The GUI has been revamped, with Track Stacks, Smart Controls that allow the user ton control multiple parameters at once, a project auto-save feature and a new score editor.
Production tools have also been enhanced, with a Flex Pitch audio pitch shifter (including for vocals), Flex Time for tempo handling, and a Quick Swipe Comping for organizing your tracks into folders. Logic Pro X also allows you to record the automation of any channel strip or module parameter.
Logic Pro X includes various virtual instruments: Drummer gives you a choice of 15 "drummers" and a Drum Kit Designer allows you to customize your drum kit with a selection of kicks, snares, toms, cymbals and hi-hats. Also available is UltraBeat, an electronic drum sequencer.
Guitar and bass players also benefit from several amp, cabs and microphone models (both vintage and modern) included in the Amp Designer and you can build you own pedalboard with a choice of delays, distortion and modulation stompbox emulations. A tuner is also included.
The virtual instrument section is full-featured with several vintage keyboards and synths, including 9 MIDI modules, an arpeggiator, Retro Synth which reminds of the 1970 and 1980 sound, Vintage B3, Vintage Electric Piano and Vintage Clav, as well as the classic EXS24 sampler and a collection of synths (analog, FM and more).
The DAW also includes an effect section with the Space Designer reverb, stereo delays, tape machines, modulation effects, as well as EQ and dynamic processes.
You'll find more than 1500 effect and instrument patches, 800 sampled instruments and 3600 Apple Loops.
Logic Pro X remains compatible with third-party Audio Unit plug-ins (64-bit) as well as the XML files for Final Cut Pro X and you can directly export your creations to SoundCloud.
iPad users can also control Logic Pro X from their tablet thanks to Logic Remote, a free app that allows for using all the desktop DAW instruments (keyboards, amp models and drum pads), the arpeggiator, and controlling the main features of the DAW.
Logic Pro X is available at the Mac App Store for $199.99/179.99€. Il requires Mac OS X 10.8.4 and above. You can also download the iPad Logic Remote for free from the AppStore. More information is available at www.apple.com/logic-pro/.
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