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Apple Launches Logic Pro X with Virtual Drummer and Flex Pitch

Apple today announced the launch of Logic Pro X, the next-generation version of its professional audio software. The release brings a completely revamped Logic Pro application including a new virtual drummer and integrated pitch editing, as well as an iPad companion app.
Apple today unveiled Logic Pro X, the most advanced version of Logic Pro to date, featuring a new interface designed for pros, powerful new creative tools for musicians, and an expanded collection of instruments and effects. Logic Pro X includes Drummer, a revolutionary new feature that provides a virtual session player that automatically plays along with your song in a wide variety of drumming styles and techniques, and Flex Pitch, which provides integrated pitch editing for audio recordings. Apple also introduced Logic Remote, an innovative new way to play and control Logic Pro X from your iPad, giving musicians the flexibility to create and mix their music from anywhere in the room.
logic_pro_x_screenshotThe Loop has a full review of the new software.
Logic Pro X is the best music software release I’ve seen from Apple in a while. They added a lot of pro features, but at the same time managed to make the app more approachable—that’s a difficult thing to do.

Being a guitar player, I would liked to have seen some more attention on Amp Designer—I don’t use it much at all because I don’t like the amps much—but I can wait for the next release for that.

Overall, Logic Pro X is a great release and for $199, you can’t go wrong.
Macworld also has a review of Logic Pro X and Logic Remote.

Logic Pro X [Direct Link] launches in the Mac App Store today for $199.99, with live performance companion app MainStage 3 [Direct Link] priced at $29.99. The Logic Remote companion app for iPad [Direct Link] is available free through the iOS App Store. Apple has also removed the previous versions of Logic Pro and MainStage from the Mac App Store.

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15 months ago
Aperture X next please
Rating: 29 Votes
15 months ago
This will make a lot of people happy. At least it should until they come up with one feature Apple didn't include that they will grouse about for the next 3 years.

Now I have hope for Aperture 4 though. Even though I'm now using PhotoNinja and Lightroom.
Rating: 17 Votes
15 months ago
Oh good! Integrated autotune! If there's one thing we need more of, it's autotune.
Rating: 15 Votes
15 months ago
Yes.... This is good news!!!!!!!!
Rating: 10 Votes
15 months ago

Aperture X next please


I'm on the same boat with you.
Rating: 10 Votes
15 months ago

I just bought Logic Pro 9 a few months back :'(


Never understood how people get so upset when new software is released because they purchased a previous version "several months ago" I could understand if it was within a few days but ostensibly you've been benefitting from the software and just because the new version is out does not suddenly make the old version worthless. Logic Pro 9 is still a fantastic piece of software.
Rating: 10 Votes
15 months ago
You haven't even tried it and are already referring to it as a "Garage Band Pro" app? Logic Pro is quite a deep app, and I'm quite sure that none of that deepness has been omitted. Do you really think there's room in a press release for all of the technical details? Why not try it first for a month and then complain if there's still cause?

Call me a miser, but I see shades of FCP X on this one.

First, note that Logic Pro 9 is now gone from the app store, as if X is just another version rather than a dramatically changed app.

Second, note the "upload to soundcloud" feature -- what does that tell you about the target demographic?

Third, note the lack of info (even in the reviews!) about things like video handling, OMF import, and basic MIDI functions, in favour of bragging about new "amazing" features that will make life SOO much easier and keep all those complicated settings out of your way. Ugh.

I'm sure Logic retains most of the nuts and bolts features that make it a workhorse, but the general vibe I'm getting is "Garage Band Pro." And I don't like it.

Rating: 8 Votes
15 months ago

Wait, I don't get it - what's the difference between a virtual drummer and real drummer?


About £50 an hour and an endless supply of burgers and beer....
Rating: 8 Votes
15 months ago

Second, note the "upload to soundcloud" feature -- what does that tell you about the target demographic?


The upload to Soundcloud is in almost every major DAW now (including the much revered Pro-Tools). The fact is, professionals are now using a number of cloud services to promote and share their work. PreSonus Studio One has SoundCloud and Nimbit export functionality, and I think Cubase has it well.

This has no bearing on an apps "professionalism" or target market. It's just a sign of the times.
Rating: 8 Votes
15 months ago

It's disappointing to see that this brand new, redesigned release from Apple is loaded full of excessive, gratuitously Skeuomorphic UI elements. And Main Stage is even worse!


Who cares? I mean, seriously, what is this? Fashion world??? The Devil Wears Macintosh? I don't know what's wrong with kids these days....

Personally, I think it's cool that a given instrument control board looks like the real old thing. But then I'm ancient in my '30s....

I'm guessing this means Logic Express is dead, in favour of Garage Band. Pity, as it was far more capable than GB, and far more affordable than Pro.


Logic Express used to cost $199 and now you're whining because Logic *PRO* costs $199? (shakes head) This thing is dirt cheap for what it does. It's already at a hobby price. I paid over $400 for it a few years ago and it was worth every cent even then.
Rating: 7 Votes

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