Apple today released a new version of Logic Pro X, its professional audio editing software, bringing the current version to 10.1 and adding a long list of new features. Among the new additions to Logic Pro X in version 10.1 includes 10 new Drummers, the intelligent beat profile feature, focused on hip hop and electronic styles. OS X Yosemite users will appreciate the ability to share projects from Logic Pro X to other users using both Mail Drop, which lets you send large files over email using iCloud storage, and AirDrop, which lets you share files wirelessly between nearby Macs.
In addition to updating Logic Pro X, Apple released version 1.2 of its Logic Remote iPad app with a new plug-in view for remotely controlling parameters and adding or rearranging plug-ins. The new version also allows you to adjust mic and input settings with compatible audio interfaces from the app. Apple’s MainStage 3 Mac app ($29.99) updated to version 3.1 as well. You can read our full review of Logic Pro X here, and see the full change log of new features below:
What’s New in Version 10.1
• 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
The even more extensive Logic Pro X 10.1 release notes can be found here.
Logic Pro X is available for $199.99 on the Mac App Store; version 10.1 is a free update for existing users. Logic Remote is available free on the App Store with compatibility between the iPad and both GarageBand and Logic Pro X for Mac.