Apple Updates Logic Pro X With New Drummers and Performance Improvements
Jul 18, 2017 10:53 am PDT by Juli Clover
Apple today updated its professional audio editing software Logic Pro X to version 10.3.2, introducing bug fixes, performance improvements, and a couple of new features.

Today's update brings three new Drummers able to play percussion in the styles of Pop, Songwriter, and Latin, and the new Drummer loops can be added to songs and customized with performance controls.

Apple has also improved the responsiveness of the graphical user interface, introduced an automatic time align feature for improved morphing in Alchemy, and debuted new tools for fine tuning the pitch of an audio region. The full change list is below:
What's New in Version 10.3.2
- Includes 3 Drummers who play percussion in the styles of Pop, Songwriter, and Latin
- New Drummer loops can be added to your song and then customized with performance controls
- The pitch of an audio region can now be transposed or fine tuned
- Improves responsiveness of the graphical user interface
- Alchemy includes an automatic time align feature for improved morphing
- New additive effects in Alchemy expand the options for filtering and modulating sound
- The length of individual steps in the Arpeggiator plug-in are adjustable
- Volume automation resets as expected when a cycle returns to the beginning
- Low Latency Mode works as expected for hardware outputs above Output 1-2
Apple has also updated Logic Pro X companion app MainStage 3 with stability and performance improvements.

Logic Pro X can be downloaded from the Mac App Store for $199.99. [Direct Link]

MainStage 3 can be downloaded from the Mac App Store for $29.99. [Direct Link]


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12 months ago

crickets

Yes, that's one of the many sound effects available in Logic.
Rating: 17 Votes
12 months ago
I love what apple has done with logic. It's one of the products with which they've done their best. -- at least in the sense that it's probably the best value pro music production app; filled with high quality processors and instruments.

I wasn't sure what to think when they bought it from emagic all those years ago. While it was neck and neck with cubase and cakewalk back in the day, it's now definitely a step above that competition.

Pro tools is still more widely used in top studios, but I believe that has more to do with legacy since a decade ago computers needed extra cards with DSP chips to handle large projects; and what's more, Pro tools is only preferred by many of those who are recording and editing live music rather than having a electronic production focus.

And... for what it's worth, GarageBand is nothing short of remarkable for its price: $0.00
Rating: 16 Votes
12 months ago
Logic is BY FAR the best Apple App ever made. The power coupled with the ease of use and easy pairing with GarageBand are second to none. I remember when Logic 7 was $1000 and it was confusing as hell to boot. Then in Logic 8 they made it more "GarageBand Like" and that's when I bit. Of course when they did this a lot of "Pros" whined that they were making it "too much like GarageBand". Nope, the power was still there and today, far exceeds LP7. And only $500 for LP8 seemed like a great deal because it was 1/2 the price of Logic 7 and a LOT better. But I still had to buy all 5 jam packs individually at about $100 a pop. THEN...they lowered the price to $200 and threw in all the JamPacks for free...ARE YOU KIDDING ME!!!!???? So it went from about $1500 for the functionality in LP7 to $200 in LP9/10!!! And with all the new features since LP8 (Flex pitch, Flex time, new synths, drummer, etc.), it is BY far the best DAW on the market. Great Job Apple!!! And appreciate the love for this amazing Pro App. :):D
Rating: 12 Votes
12 months ago
Apple's most polished app. If only macOS received this much love.
Rating: 11 Votes
12 months ago

The pitch of an audio region can now be transposed or fine tuned


HALLELUJAH Lord almighty.
Rating: 9 Votes
12 months ago
One of the best apps.
Rating: 7 Votes
12 months ago

Damn! I hope beta 3 comes soon and fixes it. I got people getting after me to start their production, as well as in the middle of recording an EP myself >.<


Don’t use beta software in the midst of projects!


- fellow musician who also should know better.
Rating: 7 Votes
12 months ago
I doubt I'm alone, but speaking personally, Logic is pretty much reason enough on its own to own and use a Mac/MacOS. I love it. In my mind it's a like a big complicated door that offer unlimited possible destinations every time it's opened.

It's also kind of 'exhibit A' for me whenever I hear anyone saying people would be fine using iPads for everything nowadays. Not to say there aren't fine music apps on iOS, but I just think something like Logic is, brilliantly 'fiddly', in the best of ways, and not something that would ever really work in the same way through a purely touch-driven interface.
Rating: 6 Votes
12 months ago
That's not the full changelog, this is: https://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT203718

A ton of minor fixes and improvements. For a few years there many of us feared that Logic might be axed, but I think we can say at this point that Apple is really committed to Logic Pro. Solid update.
Rating: 5 Votes
12 months ago
Two best mixes I've ever heard were done in Logic.
Rating: 4 Votes

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