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Update: Apple has replaced the Logic Pro X image with an older version. Original story follows.

A seemingly unreleased version of Logic Pro X has appeared on Apple's education site, as spotted by a Reddit user.

The image from Apple's education products page shows a 16-inch MacBook Pro running Logic Pro X, but with a familiar interface that looks extremely similar to GarageBand's Live Loops sessions on iOS. Since Logic Pro X does not currently contain this feature, an update with GarageBand-style Live Loops sessions may be planned.

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At present, the only way to use Live Loops in Logic Pro X, albeit with substantially less functionality, is to share a Live Loops project from GarageBand for iOS. Live Loops was added to GarageBand for iOS in January 2016, as a new feature for creating music by tapping cells and columns in a grid to trigger different looped instruments and samples. Live Loops includes a library of Apple-designed loop templates in multiple genres, including EDM, Hip Hop, Dubstep and Rock, or you can create your own. Since then, Apple has introduced downloadable Sound Packs to expand the Live Loops sound library.

Logic Pro X was last updated three months ago with version 10.4.8, which included minor bug fixes. Apple tends to update Logic Pro X around every three months, which gives further credibility to the likelihood of an impending update.

Earlier this week, Apple began offering 90-day free trials of Logic Pro X and Final Cut Pro X.

Article Link: Seemingly Unreleased Version of Logic Pro X With Live Loops Appears on Apple's Education Site [Updated]
 
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BGPL

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This stuff is never by accident. I love Apple's way of giving its users a sneak peak... It's almost like you have to work for it a bit. If they just borrowed a few features from pro tools (i.e. beat detective), it would be a great production tool.
 

Freeangel1

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yes. bring it on! free to those that already own it I hope?
Throw some Abelton or ACID style looping creation! LOVE IT!
 

Quentin Lewis

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This is probably a crossover test app for the new ARM-based macs which are being tested. Apple will want to make sure that its key apps (FCP, Logic etc) can run on the ARM-based macs. It also brings the possibility of running these apps on higher end ipads (now with better mouse and touchpad functionality). some of the functionality in the ios-only apps can be more easily ported to the ARM-based mac platform.
 

chucker23n1

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This is probably a crossover test app for the new ARM-based macs which are being tested. Apple will want to make sure that its key apps (FCP, Logic etc) can run on the ARM-based macs. It also brings the possibility of running these apps on higher end ipads (now with better mouse and touchpad functionality). some of the functionality in the ios-only apps can be more easily ported to the ARM-based mac platform.

How on earth did you read "ARM" into a story about a prematurely released screenshot showing a pro app?
 

chucker23n1

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Kind of a harsh reply... it was only a speculation that actually is not so improbable.

I'll concede harsh, but yes, it's quite improbable. It's a feature added to Logic Pro X; that's it. If they want to test running Logic on ARM, they don't need this feature. They just need to compile the existing app on ARM. There is absolutely nothing that connects the two.
 

sublunar

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I'll concede harsh, but yes, it's quite improbable. It's a feature added to Logic Pro X; that's it. If they want to test running Logic on ARM, they don't need this feature. They just need to compile the existing app on ARM. There is absolutely nothing that connects the two.

It would be very interesting indeed to see if FCPX and Logic Pro X get iPad versions now that official mouse pointer support is on the cards but I suspect more than a recompile is required due to differences in the way files and filesystems are handled.
 
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deevey

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Seriously, I have been dreaming of this ever since I've tried GarageBand on the iPad, it just blew me away !

I just hope they implement midi for triggering of loops this time. Something that I hope they port to garage band on the iPad as well.

The touchpad's at the bottom look a little strange though .. how are you meant to use them on the desktop unless it utilises the iPad as a controller maybe ?
 

JoelTheSuperior

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On one hand this seems very interesting - I definitely want to try it, but on the other I can't help but feel like they're neglecting some of the key areas that in my opinion need improvement. The mixer in Cubase absolutely puts Logic's to shame, and there's some ridiculous longstanding bugs that this update will hopefully fix.

Things like issues with delay compensation, the poor interpolation and late modulation, and just general automation awfulness. I hate to be that guy, because for many years I didn't believe it but having seen and heard evidence to prove it Logic genuinely is noisier than other DAWs the moment you start using things like automation, and this really, really needs fixing.
 

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Wonder if it will ever be given the macOS dark mode treatment. It's several shades lighter than the rest of the system at present.

Proper dark mode would be interesting.

Something to note though, when they first released Logic Pro X the colors were much more drab and darker than they currently are, an even bigger shift coming from Logic 9. I and many othesr found it a step back in legibility as it was harder on the eyes to see whats going on. Since then, Logic has consistently backtracked from there to make things more legible. More bold colour options, lighter shades, shaded loops, etc.

So if they go dark mode, they should make sure that legibility is high on their priority list.
 
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