NAMM 2015: Logic Pro X 10.1 Update

    In exciting news, there’s been a significant update of Apple’s Logic Pro X. Read on for more…

     

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    Press Release

    Logic Pro X 10.1 (£149 for new users, free update for existing users)
    https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/logic-pro-x/id634148309?mt=12

    What’s New:
    • 10 new Drummers that produce beats in a variety of electronic and hip hop styles including Techno, House, Trap, Dubstep and more
    • Drummer provides specialized sound and performance controls for dialing in electronic or hip hop drum grooves
    • New Drum Machine Designer plug-in offers new sounds and features for customizing electronic drum kits in a variety of styles
    • Create a sequence of notes with a single mouse gesture using the new Brush Tool in the Piano Roll Editor
    • New view options in the Piano Roll Editor let you see more notes in less vertical space and help identify drum sounds by name
    • Easily compress or expand the timing of selected notes with new time handles in the Piano Roll Editor
    • Note Repeat and Spot Erase modes allow classic drum machine style techniques for creating beats in realtime
    • Smart Quantize proportionally corrects the timing and length of notes to preserve the musicality of your original performance
    • Redesigned Compressor plug-in features scalable, Retina-ready interface and 7 models including the new Classic VCA
    • Retro Synth can now create wavetables from imported audio and is able to stack up to 8 voices
    • Expanded sound library includes over 200 new synth patches and 10 classic Mellotron instruments
    • Automation can now be part of a region, not just the track, which makes it easier to use effects creatively
    • Manage large-scale mixes more easily with the addition of console-style VCA faders
    • Relative and Trim Automation modes extend the options for fine-tuning existing automation
    • Mixer now allows remote control of microphone and other input settings for compatible audio interfaces
    • Realtime rendering of fades allow them to work with Flex Pitch and speeds up project load times
    • The Plug-in Manager now allows you to customize the organization of your menu
    • Support for Mail Drop and Air Drop in OS X Yosemite makes it even easier to share your Logic projects

    Logic Remote 1.2 (Free download, works with Logic Pro X and GarageBand v10)

    What’s New:
    • New plug-in view provides access to Logic or Audio Unit plug-in parameters
    • Use Multi-Touch gestures to shape the tone of your tracks with Visual EQ
    • Remotely add or re-order plug-ins
    • Control the microphone and other input settings for compatible audio interfaces

    MainStage 1.3 (£22.99 for new users, free update for existing users)

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    What’s New:
    • Redesigned Compressor plug-in features scalable, Retina-ready interface and 7 models including the new Classic VCA
    • Retro Synth can now create wavetables from imported audio and is able to stack up to 8 voices
    • Expanded sound library includes over 200 new synth patches and 10 classic Mellotron instruments
    • The Plug-in Manager now allows you to customize the organization of your menu
    • Turn your favorite hardware synthesizers into sampled instruments using new Auto Sampler plug-in
    • Assign and manage custom shortcuts using the new Key Command editor

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