Logic Pro X is Apple’s professional audio editing software for Mac, and the app has just been recently updated to host a slate of new features.
The update for Logic Pro X was released on Wednesday, January 21, and includes quite a few tweaks, improvements and new features for its users. The update to 10.1 is free for existing owners, but the app itself is still hefty in the price tag area, weighing in at $199.99 through the Mac App Store. For users, the latest update will add 10 new drummers, new Brush Tool within the Piano Roll Editor that will allow for the creation of a sequence of notes with just a single mouse gesture, and a whole series of new plug-ins.
On top of that, Logic Pro X users that are using OS X Yosemite will be able to take advantage of Mail Drop, which allows the sharing of large-sized files through Cloud Drive. On top of that, AirDrop is supported, too, so sending files wirelessly from one Mac to another will be quicker than ever before.
Here’s the breakdown of what’s new:
- 10 new Drummers that produce beats in a variety of electronic and hip hop styles including Techno, House, Trap, Dubstep and more
- Drummer provides specialized sound and performance controls for dialing in electronic or hip hop drum grooves
- New Drum Machine Designer plug-in offers new sounds and features for customizing electronic drum kits in a variety of styles
- Create a sequence of notes with a single mouse gesture using the new Brush Tool in the Piano Roll Editor
- New view options in the Piano Roll Editor let you see more notes in less vertical space and help identify drum sounds by name
- Easily compress or expand the timing of selected notes with new time handles in the Piano Roll Editor
- Note Repeat and Spot Erase modes allow classic drum machine style techniques for creating beats in realtime
- Smart Quantize proportionally corrects the timing and length of notes to preserve the musicality of your original performance
- Redesigned Compressor plug-in features scalable, Retina-ready interface and 7 models including the new Classic VCA
- Retro Synth can now create wavetables from imported audio and is able to stack up to 8 voices
- Expanded sound library includes over 200 new synth patches and 10 classic Mellotron instruments
- Automation can now be part of a region, not just the track, which makes it easier to use effects creatively
- Manage large-scale mixes more easily with the addition of console-style VCA faders
- Relative and Trim Automation modes extend the options for fine-tuning existing automation
- Mixer now allows remote control of microphone and other input settings for compatible audio interfaces
- Realtime rendering of fades allow them to work with Flex Pitch and speeds up project load times
- The Plug-in Manager now allows you to customize the organization of your menu
- Support for Mail Drop and Air Drop in OS X Yosemite makes it even easier to share your Logic projects
The update is available now for those looking to get their audio editing in gear. As mentioned above, the app does cost $199.99, but the update is free for those who own the software.
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