Logic Pro X
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Logic Pro X is the most advanced version of Logic ever. Sophisticated new 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 New 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
• An enhanced Mixer lets you move, copy, and bypass channel inserts more efficiently
• Quickly re-order song sections and try new ideas using Arrangement Markers
• Autosave keeps your work safe and sound
• See and edit more of your performances in the Score editor with a new wrapped view
Professional Music Production
• 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
• Record and seamlessly punch in and out of one or multiple tracks
• Keep takes organized with take folders and build comps quickly with Quick Swipe Comping
• Record automation for any channel strip or plug-in parameter on the fly
• Create and mix music from anywhere in the room using Logic Remote on iPad
• 64-bit architecture supports large projects containing hundreds of tracks and sampled instruments
• Create drum tracks that play with your song using Drummer, a virtual session player
• Choose among 15 distinct drummers that can take your direction and perform millions of unique grooves
• Build your own kit with Drum Kit Designer using a diverse collection of deeply sampled, professionally mixed snares, toms, kicks, hi-hats, and cymbals
• Produce electronic drum sequences with Ultrabeat
Keyboards and Synths
• Instantly turn a simple chord into a rich performance with the Arpeggiator
• Transform simple ideas into elaborate performances using nine MIDI plug-ins
• Create classic ’70s- and ’80s-style synthesizer tracks using Retro Synth
• Play faithful models of vintage keyboards with Vintage B3, Vintage Electric Piano, and Vintage Clav
• Get inspired by a collection of synths that provide analog, wavetable, FM, and physical modeling synthesis
• Play or create a wide variety of rich sampled instruments with the EXS24 Sampler
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
• Get the perfect mix with a variety of EQs, dynamics, and other mixing tools
• Put the finishing touch on your project using a collection of mastering plug-ins
• Over 1500 instrument and effect Patches
• More than 800 sampled instruments
• 30 urban and electronic drum machine Patches
• 3600 Apple Loops in modern urban and electronic genres
• Expand your instrument and effects library with third-party Audio Units-compatible plug-ins
• 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
4GB of RAM
Display with 1280-by-768 resolution or higher
OS X v10.8.4 or later
Requires 64-bit Audio Units plug-ins
Minimum 5GB of disk space. 35GB of optional content available via in-app download.
What's New in Version 10.0.6
• Fixes an issue that caused the audio input to be unavailable with some third party audio interfaces
Been on Logic since version 3 and loving X
I’ve been using logic as a DAW since version 3 (yikes!) and I have to say that I absolutely love this upgrade overall. Aside from everything magically sounding better overall, there’s obviously been a lot of thought put into simplifying tedious tasks in workflow. Unlike Final Cut Pro X which was a major departure from its previous version (which I think is also a fantastic app), this upgrade and placement of everything is mostly familiar for someone like myself who’s migrating from Logic 9. But after diggin deep into the changes in the app, there are a lot of nice subtle additions that make my overall worflow smoother and faster. That’s aside from the app being very aesthetically pleaseing and making Logic 9 look even more outdated than it already had before X was released.
Sure, it’s a bummer to lose some of my 32bit plugins. But that was inevitable and 64bit makes for a very powerful app, even without many additional plugins.
As someone who’s been using both logic and final cut since their early stages, and becoming increasingly worried that apple wouldn’t keep up with their pro side since the mobile side took off so well, I’m comfortably reassured by both logic and final cut X that apple hasn’t forgotten about the pros and making these apps better and more powerful, while also making them more user friendly.
Make no mistake, Logic Pro X is without a doubt a step up from Logic Pro 9 in many ways, however there are several setbacks to take note of.
The new upgrade, Logic Pro X, does NOT support 32-bit plug-ins, for god knows what reason. The biggest let down for me, which may not be as big of an issue for some, is that the automation curve tool is much more difficult to use. This is a big problem for me, because it was the tool that I used most frequently in Logic Pro 9.
Many of the interface features have been moved around, but weren't too difficult to find.
The Logic remote is awesome, providing even faster shortcuts for writing music quickly. There are a lot of really great software instruments bundled with Logic now.
That's all I've really got for now. I'm looking forward to the first update, soon!
UPDATE: I really love the auto-save feature. It is really well implemented and I love that it gives me the option to open either the last auto save or the last manual save. I like that the auto-save is time stamped in the box that prompts me to choose which version I’d like to open, but it would be nice if I could see a timestamp for the last manually saved version as well. Just a suggestion for future updates.
It’s (almost) all about the sound!
This release has some astounding features (Drummer, track stacks, smart controls, flex pitch, to name a few), but what serious producers care most about is the “A” in DAW. Audio! It’s got to sound great, or what’s the point? Of all the improvements in LPX, this is what pleases me most. Everything sounds better! I have converted hundreds of LP9 projects to LPX and am treated to instantly better-sounding bounces. The EQs have Mid-Side features built-in, which can really elevate the sound of any channel or project. The plug-ins almost all sound better… including the built-in synths and drums. Add to that the MIDI fx (most notably the Arpegiattor) and the LPX toolkit is incredibly complete. I have released albums that were mixed and mastered in LPX and they sound rich and full like a mastered album should sound. I do use some third-party production plugs, but you can go pretty far without leaving the Logic Pro suite. For musicians who have more time than money, the LPX solution could be all you really need to produce some great music and sounds. Add MainStage and you can take it along on a gig.
Really great work, Apple. Keep it up!
- Category: Music
- Updated: Jan 09, 2014
- Version: 10.0.6
- Size: 828 MB
- Languages: English, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Spanish
- Seller: Apple Inc.
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Compatibility: OS X 10.8.4 or later, 64-bit processor