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Logic Pro X Gets Refresh for Upcoming Mac Pro

Apple today launched a new version of Logic Pro X, its music production and editing software designed for professionals. The new update includes performance optimizations that Apple says are designed to take advantage of the "groundbreaking power" of the upcoming Mac Pro. Logic Pro X 10.4.5 now supports up to 56 processing threads, allowing music producers and film composers to work on demanding music projects with "unprecedented ease." Apple says the ‌Mac Pro‌ with Logic Pro X 10.4.5 will allow pro musicians to do things that were never before possible. On the new ‌Mac Pro‌, Logic Pro X can run up to five times the number of real-time plug-ins compared to the previous-generation machine. Logic Pro X 10.14.5 increases the available track and channel count for all users, maxing out at 1,000 audio tracks and 1,000 software instrument tracks, a 4x increase. The new software also supports 1,000 auxiliary channel strips, 1,000 external MIDI tracks, and 12 sends per channel strip. Apple has also improved the responsiveness of the Mixer and Event list when working with large sessions, as well as projects with multiple time edits and tempo changes. Additional features are highlighted below:- The loop browser can filter by loop type and allows drag and drop of multiple loops into your project simultaneously. - The redesigned DeEsser 2 plug-in provides more options to reduce sibilance on audio tracks. - MIDI beat clocks can be sent to individual ports, each with unique settings like timing offset and plug-in delay compensationApple's announcement includes statements

Logic Pro X Updated With Several Important Bug Fixes

Logic Pro X, Apple's software for professional audio editing, was today updated to version 10.4.1, with Apple introducing several important bug fixes to address issues discovered since the release of the major 10.4 update. According to Apple's release notes, the update fixes an issue that could cause the app to quit when opening projects created with an earlier version of Logic Pro X, it ensures plug-in settings are properly installed, it prevents CPU usage spikes caused by ChromaVerb, and it fixes a few other bugs. Full release notes are below:What's New - Fixes an issue that could cause the app to quit 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 deselectLogic Pro X 10.4.1 comes a little over a month after the release of Logic Pro 10.4, a huge update that introduced a new Smart Tempo system, new plug-ins including ChromaVerb, Step FX, and Vintage EQ, additional drummers, and more than 800 new loops. Logic Pro X can be downloaded from the Mac App Store for $199.99. [Direct Link]

Logic Pro X Gets Massive Update With Smart Tempo, New Plug-Ins, and Hundreds of Loops

Apple today released a major 10.4 update for its professional audio editing software Logic Pro X, introducing a huge list of new features for musicians and sound editors. A new Smart Tempo system is designed to keep multiple tracks in sync regardless of their original tempo, allowing content to be combined together automatically. It lets users record into Logic Pro X using an attached instrument sans metronome or click track, with the software analyzing your performance to create a tempo map for the project. Several new plug-ins are included in Logic Pro X 10.4, including ChromaVerb, an algorithmic reverb with a colorful visual component, Step FX for rhythmic multi-effect processing, and Vintage EQ with three vintage analog EQ models from the 1950s to 1970s. A full list of all the new plug-ins is below:- 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 modelsTwo

Logic Pro X Optimized for iMac Pro as Motion and Compressor Updated to Support 360º VR Video, HEVC, and More

Alongside the release of Final Cut Pro X version 10.4 today, Apple has updated its other pro software Logic Pro X, Motion, and Compressor. Logic Pro X has been updated with optimized performance for the iMac Pro, with support for up to 36 cores with hyperthreading. Version 10.3.3 also includes performance and stability improvements, including a fix for an issue which could cause user-created content to become unavailable on macOS High Sierra. Motion has been updated with support for 360º VR motion graphics. Users can now import 360° video and design 360° titles, generators, and effects, and later output the 360° video to a connected VR headset. Version 5.4 also supports import, playback, and editing of HEVC video and HEIF photos from Apple devices. Compressor has also been updated with support for 360º VR delivery and HDR and HEVC video on macOS High Sierra. Apple's new versions of Final Cut Pro X, Logic Pro X, Motion, and Compressor are available from the Updates tab in the Mac App

Final Cut Pro X 10.4 Released With Support for 360º VR Video Editing, HDR and HEVC Video, and Much More

Apple today announced it has released Final Cut Pro X 10.4 and updated Logic Pro X, Motion, and Compressor alongside the launch of the iMac Pro. As previewed earlier this year, Final Cut Pro X 10.4 includes 360º VR video editing, HDR support, and new color tools like a white balance picker. It also includes support for HEVC, the new video format introduced in macOS High Sierra and iOS 11, and direct import of iMovie for iOS timelines. Logic Pro X also has been updated with optimized performance for the iMac Pro, including support for up to 36 cores with hyperthreading. Version 10.3.3 includes performance and stability improvements as well, including a fix for an issue which could cause user-created content to become unavailable on macOS High Sierra. Motion has been updated with support for 360 VR motion graphics. Users can now import 360° video and design 360° titles, generators, and effects, and later output the 360° video to a connected VR headset. Version 5.4 also supports import, playback, and editing of HEVC video and HEIF photos from Apple devices. Final Cut Pro X version 10.4 release notes:360 VR editing • Import and edit 360° equirectangular video in a wide range of formats and frame sizes • Output 360° video to a connected VR headset* • Open the 360° viewer to simultaneously monitor headset and equirectangular views while editing • Option to track movement of a VR headset in the 360° viewer in Final Cut Pro • Add 360° effects including blurs, glows, and more • Share 360° video directly to YouTube, Facebook, and Vimeo •

Apple Updates Logic Pro X With New Drummers and Performance Improvements

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 1-2Apple 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

Apple's Logic Pro X for Mac and GarageBand for iOS Receive Major Updates

Apple today announced major updates for music creation software GarageBand and professional editing software Logic Pro X, introducing a number of new features for its music-related apps. GarageBand version 2.2 for iOS devices includes the Alchemy creative synthesizer that was added to Logic Pro X in 2015, along with a new sound browser to make it easier for users to find instruments and specific sounds. Alchemy includes more than 150 Apple-designed patches from a variety of genres ranging from EDM and Hip Hop to Rock and Pop. Using Alchemy's Transform Pad, GarageBand users can now create "expressive synth performances." A redesigned Audio Recorder lets users add one-tap vocal effects to recordings and use features like pitch correction, distortion, and delay, while an interactive graphic Visual EQ and other advanced audio processing tools have been added for professional users. Logic Pro X for Mac has been updated to version 10.3, introducing new features, a refreshed interface, and Touch Bar support, allowing the Touch Bar on the 2016 MacBook Pro to be used for music editing. The Touch Bar features quick access to navigation tools and Smart Controls, plus it can be used for playing and recording instruments using a piano keyboard or drum pads. A new Track Alternatives feature lets users create and switch between different playlists of regions and edits, and Selection-based Processing lets users apply Logic or third-party plug-ins onto one or more audio region. With iOS integration, Logic Pro X users can also add new tracks to Logic sessions from

Apple Updates Logic Pro X With Feature and Performance Improvements, 300+ Chinese Instrument Loops

Apple today updated its professional audio editing software Logic Pro X to version 10.2.3, introducing a range of bug fixes, performance improvements, and feature additions to bring it in line with updates recently introduced in GarageBand. The update includes three new traditional Chinese instrument Patches for pipa, erhu, and percussion, along with more than 300 new Chinese instrument Apple Loops. Sound quality for Flex Pitch editing has been improved, there's a new Loudness Meter plug-in with support for LUFS metering, and nudge controls are now able to edit the position of selected automation points. A full list of the feature changes is below:What's New This update contains numerous fixes and enhancements including: - Crossfades between comp sections in Take Folders can now be graphically edited - Improves sound quality for Flex Pitch editing - 7 additional plug-ins have been redesigned to add Retina support and improve usability - New Loudness Meter plug-in provides support for LUFS metering - Nudge controls can now be used to edit the position of selected automation points - Icons for Drum Machine Designer cells are now user assignable - All Alchemy presets now include names for Transform Pad snapshots - 3 new traditional Chinese instrument Patches for pipa, erhu and percussion - Over 300 new Chinese instrument Apple Loops - Ability to enable click zones for Take Folders to provide simultaneous access to editing and Quick Swipe Comping - Multiple additional enhancement and stability improvementsLogic Pro X went without an update for several months in

Producer Greg Kurstin Opens Up About Using Logic Pro X to Create Adele's '25'

In a new blog post on the Logic Pro X page, Apple provides a few insights into the creation of Adele's bestselling new album "25." Along with music producers Greg Kurstin, Paul Epworth, Max Martin, and Danger Mouse, the article describes the ways that Adele and her team used Apple products like an iMac, MacBook Pro, and Logic Pro X to produce a few of the finished songs that appear on 25. Kurstin and Adele met in a studio in London to work on the album in three separate weeklong sessions. At the end of it all, the duo had produced "Hello," "Water Under The Bridge," and "A Million Years Ago." Taking an "old-school approach" to producing, Kurstin decided to opt out of the studio's professional equipment and stick to using just his MacBook Pro, Apogee Quartet, and Logic Pro X. "Most of the time, it was just jamming in the room really, with me at a piano,” says Kurstin. “We were simply playing with ideas, looking for some chords and a vibe. It was more of an old‑school approach." "I certainly love using a studio’s professional mic preamps and dynamics processing, but I prefer my traveling Logic rig for the recording and production.” he says. “I just like to avoid potential technical issues as much as possible, and I know my mobile kit works." The on-the-fly production helped greatly according to Kurstin, with Adele writing lyrics and Kurstin recording instruments like the piano, guitar, bass, and drums within Logic Pro X. With quicker access and editing capabilities of Apple's software, the producer said that he could "usually finish a song in a day." Given his remote

Logic Pro X and MainStage Updated With Alchemy Integration From Recent Acquisition

Early this year, Apple acquired popular music plug-in and effect maker Camel Audio, largely known for its Alchemy software, which bundled a range of plug-ins, synthesizers, effects, and sound libraries. Alchemy's powerful audio manipulation tools have now been built into Apple's own music software, Logic Pro X and MainStage 3, via updates that are available today. Described by Apple as "the ultimate sample manipulation synthesizer," Alchemy introduces additive, spectral, formant, granular, sampler, and virtual analog sound generators, along with 3,000 presets for electronic music ranging from electronic dance to hip hop and rock. There's a built-in preset browser built around keywords that's designed to let users find sounds quickly, and reshaping them can be done with the Transform Pad. Up to four synth modules can be combined to create multi-layered sounds, and there are 100 modulation sources that can be used to create dynamic instruments. The full release notes for Logic Pro X are below:What's New - Introducing Alchemy - the ultimate sample manipulation synthesizer - Next generation synthesizer plug-in with multiple sound generators including; additive, spectral, formant, granular, sampler, and virtual analog - Over 3,000 presets for all types of electronic music including electronic dance, hip hop, rock, and sound for picture - Integrated keyword preset browser for finding the right sounds quickly - Performance controls like the Transform Pad make it easy to explore and reshape sounds - Combine up to four synth modules to create complex multi-layered

Apple Acquires Popular Instrument and Effect Plug-In Maker Camel Audio [Updated]

Apple appears to have acquired popular music plug-in and effect maker Camel Audio, based on information found on corporate registry site Companies House [PDF]. Camel Audio's address has been updated to 100 New Bridge Street, which is Apple's London address, and the company's sole director is now listed as Apple lawyer Heather Joy Morrison, suggesting the company is in the possession of Apple. Camel Audio is known for its range of plug-ins, synthesizers, effects, and sound libraries, which were available via the company's Alchemy software. Previously available for $249, Alchemy included more than 1000 sounds, 5.5GB worth of samples, a powerful additive resynthesis engine, spectral resynthesis, a virtual analog synthesizer, and more. Its powerful engine was highly useful to those who liked to create and manipulate audio for unique sounds. Camel Audio first shut its doors on January 8, 2015, removing all access to its software from its website. At the time, the company did not divulge why it had suddenly ceased selling its content, but Camel Audio fans speculated about a potential takeover.We would like to thank you for the support we've received over the years in our efforts to create instruments and effects plug-ins and sound libraries. Camel Audio's plug-ins, Alchemy Mobile IAPs and sound libraries are no longer available for purchase. We will continue to provide downloads of your previous purchases and email support until July 7, 2015. We recommend you download all of your purchases and back them up so that you can continue to use them (Instructions: How to

Logic Pro X for Mac Gets Major Update With New Drummers, Tools for Electronic/Hip Hop Music Creation

Logic Pro X for Mac today received its most significant update in the last year and a half, adding a slew of new features to the pro-oriented audio software produced by Apple. Version 10.1 of the software, which is available for free for existing users, introduces new drummer profiles and more tools to make music creation a simpler task, plus it adds in new sounds with a focus on electronic and hip hop music. There are 10 new drummer profiles to use in the new version of Logic Pro X, which can be used to produce beats in styles like Techno, House, Trap, and Dubstep, and there's also a new drum machine plug-in for tweaking drum sounds and making mixes. Each drummer has eight preset patterns, but they can be customized and users can create their own patterns as well. Logic Pro X screenshot courtesy of CNET The update introduces 200 synth patches and 10 new Mellotron instruments, and features like the piano roll editor have been improved. The Compressor plug-in now has a Retina-ready interface, and there's a plug-in manager to keep frequently-used plug-ins at hand and organized. An expanded Logic Remote toolset offers a new plug-in view for use with the iPad, with multi-touch gestures able to manipulate tracks using the Visual