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

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    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.

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    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 Equalizer.

    A full list of changes is below:
    More in-depth reviews on the new features in Logic Pro X can be found over at Macworld and CNET, sites that got a hands-on look at the update ahead of its release.

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

    MainStage 3 for Mac has been updated with minor bug fixes. [Direct Link]

    Logic Remote for iOS has been updated new features that integrate with Logic Pro X, including a new plug-in view, multi-touch gestures for manipulating track tone with Visual EQ, remote plug-in controls, and more. [Direct Link]

    Article Link: Logic Pro X for Mac Gets Major Update With New Drummers, Tools for Electronic/Hip Hop Music Creation
     
  2. AgentElliot007 macrumors 6502

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    It doesn't seem to be populating everywhere yet. I'm still showing 10.0.7 on the App Store with no updates showing up.
     
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    Bruh :eek: and right after a new OS X 10.10.2 build. Today must be update day.
     
  4. djtech42 macrumors 65816

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    I've been waiting almost a whole year for this...
     
  5. AnsonX10 macrumors member

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    I could have sworn I just saw the 10.1 update in the MAS. Now it's back 10 10.0.7.

    I'm pretty (extremely) sure I read the change notes in the MAS, not just this article.

    EDIT: Now it's back to 10.1. No idea. A strange cacheing bug maybe?
     
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    Meh. Still see no reason to upgrade. How about updating the audio editing tools? Tighten the integration with FCPX. Lossy editing in 2015?! I'll pass again.
     
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    It's now showing 10.1 on the app page and showing "Update" there for me, but nothing is showing up under updates and it won't update if I click it. I'm sure it'll be an issue that resolves itself in the very near future though. Can't wait to try it and hopefully they'll have knocked out a few odd midi bugs I've been dealing with as well.
     
  10. Jaekae macrumors 6502a

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    had a feeling they would release something now around NAMM, awesome update!
     
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    nice - i dropped protools a while back when they were lagging updating their software to Mavericks. haven't looked back since. logic is unbelievable for the price. for my purposes, anyway.
     
  13. tillsbury macrumors 65816

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    Yukky screenshot. I still think Logic Pro is the best advertisement for the 5k retina imac. Looking forward to the upgrade, not showing up here yet...
     
  14. keysofanxiety macrumors G3

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    Yeah Logic is highly underrated. It's really competitive for the price and the fact you don't have to use an iLok does it for me.
     
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    Now if we could just get FCPX 10.1.5...
    (I'd even settle for 10.2)
     
  17. Lucifer666 macrumors 6502a

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    I'm not getting Remote 1.2 either.

    They announce these things yet nothing is populated.
     
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    Any particular features that would make switching from Ableton worth it?
     
  19. musika macrumors 65816

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    Yes!!!

    I used Logic's Drummer feature for my most recent record, and it was amazing. Such a well done feature.
     
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  21. entropi macrumors 6502

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    No, no, no - apart from sculpture - Ableton Live (with M4L!) is good and needed on it's own. It can do stuff LPX can't and vice versa. I prefer both in my toolbox. :cool:
     
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    It's somewhat odd that they haven't updated the UI of this to a "flat aesthetic"
     
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    most 'problems' people have with it are usually not reading the Logic manual. most protools features are well represented in slightly different ways.
     
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    That would be a mistake. While I understand why they are trying to go flat everywhere, it also has a downside... making the UI harder to decipher. Buttons should look like pushable buttons!
     
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    How long would it take to be comfortable using both? I know it depends upon the person, but would 6 months, with 5-6 hours a week put in be enough?
     

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