Logic Pro X is the most advanced version of Logic ever. Sophisticated tools for professional songwriting, editing and mixing are built around a modern interface that’s designed to get creative results quickly and also deliver more power whenever it’s needed. Logic Pro X includes a massive collection of instruments, effects and loops, providing a complete toolkit to create amazing-sounding music.

Powerful Interface
• Consolidate and control multiple tracks or create rich, layered instruments with Track Stacks
• Smart Controls allow you to manipulate multiple plug-ins and parameters with a single move
• Support for the Touch Bar on MacBook Pro provides convenient controls for creating, editing and navigating your songs
• Autosave keeps your work safe and sound

Professional Music Production
• Record and edit MIDI or audio using a comprehensive set of editors and tools
• Keep takes organised with take folders and build comps quickly with Quick Swipe Comping
• Track Alternatives let you create and switch between different playlists of regions and edits on a track
• Render any combination of effect plug-ins to a selection of audio using Selection-based Processing
• Fix out-of-tune vocals and change the melodies of recorded audio with Flex Pitch
• Manipulate the timing and tempo of any recording with ease using Flex Time
• Comprehensive mix and plug-in parameter automation can be part of a region or track
• Create and mix music from anywhere in the room using Logic Remote on iPad or iPhone
• Produce simple lead sheets or orchestral scores with built-in Score editor

Drum Production
• Create authentic acoustic, electronic or hip hop drum tracks using Drummer, a virtual session player and beat producer
• Choose from 28 distinct drummers that can take your direction and perform millions of unique grooves
• Build your own acoustic drum kits with Drum Kit Designer using a collection of deeply sampled drums
• Customise the sound of your electronic beats using Drum Machine Designer

Keyboards and Synths
• Get inspired by a collection of synths that provide analog, wavetable, FM, additive, granular, spectral and modelling synthesis
• Quickly find sounds or create unique new ones with Alchemy, the ultimate sample manipulation synthesizer
• Play or create a wide variety of rich sampled instruments with the EXS24 Sampler
• Instantly turn a simple chord into a rich performance with the Arpeggiator
• Transform simple ideas into elaborate performances using nine MIDI plug-ins
• Play faithful models of classic organs, keyboards and vintage synths

Guitar and Bass Gear
• Build your own guitar or bass rig with Amp Designer using vintage and modern amps, cabinets and mics
• Design a custom Pedalboard from a collection of delay, distortion and modulation stompboxes
• Access the Tuner with just a click to quickly get in tune

Creative and Production Effects
• Play your sounds through realistic acoustic spaces using Space Designer convolution reverb
• Use a range of multi-tap, vintage tape and stereo delays
• Add movement to your tracks with a variety of modulation effects

Sound Library
• Over 2,800 instrument and effect Patches
• 1,000 meticulously sampled instruments
• More than 7,000 Apple Loops in a wide range of genres

• Expand your instrument and effects library with third-party Audio Units–compatible plug-ins
• Share to GarageBand option allows you to remotely add new tracks to your Logic project from your iPhone or iPad via iCloud
• Import and export XML to support Final Cut Pro X workflows
• Export and share your songs directly to SoundCloud
• Open projects from Logic 5 or later

Minimum System Requirements
Display with 1280x768 resolution or higher
OS X v10.12 or later
Requires 64-bit Audio Units plug-ins
6GB available disk space for minimum install / 63GB hard disk space for full Sound Library installation

What's New

Version 10.4.2

• The Sound Library can be relocated to an external storage device
• Smart Tempo can analyze tempo data across multi-track recordings to define the Project Tempo
• Imported multi-track stems can follow or define Project Tempo
• Smart Tempo now analyzes the tempo of MIDI performances recorded without a metronome
• Alchemy provides drag and drop hot zones that let you select re-synthesis and sampling options while importing audio
• Alchemy allows numerical editing of parameter values
• Dragging one automation point over another now aligns them vertically
• New mixer mode allows channel strip fader and pan controls to be used to set send level and pan
• Automatic Slurs can be applied to selected notes in the Score Editor
• Add a photo to track or project notes to help remember key session details or studio hardware settings
• This update also contains numerous stability and performance improvements

Introduced in 10.4.1
• Fixes an issue that could cause the app to crash when opening projects created in an earlier version
• Plug-in settings are properly installed for Step FX, Phat FX, ChromaVerb and the Vintage EQ collection
• Logic no longer quits unexpectedly when pressing play after automation has been copied to another track
• Resolves an issue where ChromaVerb could cause unexpected spikes in CPU usage
• Zoom key commands now work as expected in the Audio File Editor
• Control-clicking on a note in the Piano Roll Editor no longer causes other notes to deselect

Introduced in 10.4
Smart Tempo
• Advanced tempo detection lets you automatically combine content together, regardless of their original tempo
• Record audio without using a click or drag in an audio file and have the performance define your project tempo
• Add any audio file and have it automatically conform to the project tempo

• ChromaVerb is a sophisticated new algorithmic reverb with a colorful, interactive interface for creating rich acoustic spaces
• Space Designer is a convolution reverb with a new design and a scalable, Retina interface
• Step FX adds rhythmic multi-effect processing using 3 powerful step sequencers and an X/Y pad
• Phat FX makes your tracks bigger and bolder using 9 effects that add warmth and punch to your sounds
• The Vintage EQ Collection provides 3 accurate models of vintage analog EQs from the 1950s to the 1970s
• Studio Strings and Studio Horns are deeply sampled, realistic ensemble instruments with custom articulation controls
• Mellotron is now available as a standalone instrument plug-in
• Retro Synth now offers 18 different filter models

More Content
• 2 new Drummers play roots and jazz-influenced brush styles
• 2 vintage brush kits for Drum Kit Designer
• More than 800 new loops in a variety of instruments and genres
• New Visions library for Alchemy adds 150 cinematic presets

Additional Features
• You can now undo mixer and plug-in actions
• The Files Browser now allows you to bookmark locations for your favorite folders containing samples or projects
• In addition to Apple Loops, the Loop Browser now supports looping audio files and can preview them in sync with project tempo
• A new universal design for controlling articulations provides a consistent interface for Logic and third-party instruments

Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
173 Ratings
173 Ratings

solid and improved


Recent changes to the UI have been polished in 10.3.2 - text rendering has improved on non-retina display, and some strange bugs with third party plugins in 10.3 are gone in 10.3.2 (though I did have some issues with Omnisphere 1). Gradually one gets used to the updated UI - lighter and flatter than before, a little “iOS-ified”. Logic’s library of sounds keeps growing, and the included plugins, some of which go back to Logic 5, still are of outstanding quality and more than hold their own ground. Audio region processing (Functions -> Selection-based processing) is great, the A-B options are nice. The mixer has flexible time-saving routing. On a sufficiently fast computer Logic gets out of the way, and is reliable for long hours, and complex projects. Highly recommended.

Logic Pro X : is it as good as it’s name lives up to?


yes, it lives up to its name. When I first set out to buy this DAW i was expecting maybe a handful of bug fix updates, yet whats actually happened is full-fledged updates which make your DAW feel new again, With some much needed GUI design updates. The (What I call) Alchemy update, Just goes to show that apple are still dedicated to there pro users, and also suggests that we will continue to see absolute awesome updates in the future.

When I first got this DAW some many few years ago now, I thought it was brilliant, possibly the best DAW I have used (And i’ve used pretty much all of them, such as ableton, cubase, pro tools - except FL Studio, like really?) Even though back then it was buggy as hell (Don’t worry they're all gone now).

Today, well today I still get excited everytime theres a new update, heck, even when I open a project!

All in all, You can’t go wrong, Out of the box you get only the best included plugins, Yes, Logic comes with a whole array of seriously powerful plugins - For instance, I a load of powerful third party plugins, yet i still find myself using Logic’s own.

Worth every penny!

Good, but insane MIDI handling.


Overall a competent DAW, and capable of producing commercial quality results. Though it has to be said there are better third party alternatives for many of the effects, the modulation fx especially are poor.

A good DAW if you do pretty much all your synth stuff "in the box". Once you get involved with multiple hardware synths or own a hardware sequencer or two things get frustrating real fast. Logic has a crazy way of handling MIDI inputs from hardware. Whatever bit of gear it comes from, whatever MIDI channel it’s on, Logic simply sums the lot together and sends it to all record-armed MIDI tracks which then record it all. So if your hardware sequencer sends on channel 1 and your Moog is on channel 2 then trying to use a soft synth on channel 3 means the sequencer simply over-records on all three tracks. As does the controller keyboard.

Pretty much every other DAW on the planet allows you to select MIDI hardware input ports a track at a time. Not Logic. It just sends all the incoming MIDI to all the tracks. If you can get your head around the MIDI "environment" window you can stop that by forcing each controller to only operate one synth, but at the expense of needing a keyboard/controller for every synth AND not being able to record any MIDI at all, just audio.

So 3 stars.


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