Apple unveiled a major update to Logic Pro X with a professional version of Live Loops, a completely redesigned sampling workflow, and new beat-making tools. With its collection of powerful creative features, Logic Pro X 10.5 will be a massive release for all musicians, including those producing electronic music.
With Live Loops on the Mac, Logic users can now create music in new freeform and nonlinear ways. Loops, samples and recordings can be organized into a new musical grid, where musicians can spontaneously perform and capture different arrangement ideas into the timeline. From there, tracks can be further refined using all of the professional production features in Logic.
Remix FX enhances Live Loops with an exciting collection of electronic effects like Bitcrusher, filter, gater, and repeater that can be performed in real time over individual tracks or the entire song mix. Both features become even more powerful when using the free Logic Remote app, allowing users to pair their iPhone or iPad with their Mac to provide Multi-Touch control over Live Loops and Remix FX.
Sampler represents the next generation of the popular industry-standard EXS24 plug-in with an all-new modern design and expanded sound-shaping controls, while maintaining full backwards compatibility. Producers can use Sampler to create and edit sophisticated multisampled instruments, using elegant drag-and-drop workflows that automate complex production tasks.
Quick Sampler is a fast and simple way to turn any individual sound into a playable instruments. Musicians can pick a sound from within Logic, the Finder, Voice Memos, or even record directly into Quick Sampler. With just a few clicks, an imported sample can be trimmed, looped and played across a keyboard controller, with access to creative sound-shaping controls.
Logic Pro X 10.5 offers a collection of new creative tools designed to work together to make it fast and fluid to build original beats – an integral part of hip hop and electronic music production. These tools include: Step Sequencer, Drum Synth, and Drum Machine Designer.
Logic Pro X has been optimized to take advantage of the latest Mac hardware and the power of macOS, delivering incredible performance when working with the most demanding projects with thousands of tracks and hundreds of real-time plug-ins.
Logic Pro X is available as a free update for all existing users, and is available on the Mac App Store for $199.00 (US) for new customers. Logic Remote 1.4 is available as a free download on the App Store.