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…

 

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

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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)

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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