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Logic Pro X for Mac

Logic Pro X for Mac

  -  Paid
Logic Pro X for Mac is a comprehensive professional music production software for Mac computers, designed for recording, arranging, mixing, and creating music with an advanced set of audio management tools. It offers a user-friendly interface and an incredibly wide range of features and tools to facilitate the music production process. The software is suitable for both beginners and advanced users, providing a flexible environment for creating and editing audio and MIDI files.

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The app provides music engineers and composers with an excellent environment for organizing their ideas, experimenting with sound effects, easily creating alternate project versions, and compositing multiple audio signatures into the best-sounding ones. This professional sequencer has full support for complete customization of MIDI instruments, seamless uncompressed audio recording, mixing up to a thousand stereo/surround tracks, built-in Drum Kit Designer, Smart Tempo tool, a large library of software instruments, and support for hundreds of external plugins that unlock additional functionalities.

Some of the most praised new additions to the app are the versatile “Mastering Assistant” that can create great sounding mix preview with no effort, “Beat Breaker” for fast time and pitch morphing of sounds, and “Sample Alchemy” for transforming audio samples into fully controllable instruments.

The latest version of this comprehensive music production suite features integrated support for Dolby Atmos, and seamless integration with iPad and iPhone remote controls.

Features
  • Advanced Recording – LRecord, edit, and manipulate audio and MIDI performances with ease.
  • Powerful Mixing – Professional-grade mixer for adjusting and refining audio tracks.
  • Live Loops – Create and arrange music in real-time using a grid of musical loops and phrases.
  • Surround Sound Support – Work with complex multi-channel audio projects and master audio projects for spatial audio with Dolby Atmos.
  • Advanced MIDI Editing – Transform loose performances into tight, well-structured arrangements.
  • Flex Pitch – Take full control over the pitch of audio regions.
  • Stunning User Interface – Modular and stylish design that fully supports multi-touch mixing and remote control via iPad and iPhone devices.
  • Highly Customizable – Take full control over the audio mixing workflow with Key Command shortcuts.
Installation and Setup

To install this app, users can download it from the official App Store or secure File Horse servers and follow the installation instructions. The app is quite large (clocking it at more than 1GB in size), so users should expect longer download times and notable hard drive space usage. The setup process is straightforward, and users can start creating music projects once the software is installed and their account is authenticated.

How to Use

To use Logic Pro X on all modern M-series and legacy Intel-based Macs, users can start by creating a new project and utilizing a large selection of tools and features available to record, edit, and mix music. The software provides tutorials and resources to help users get started with the music production process.

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The app receives regular updates, so users who want to take full advantage of its capabilities should be aware that some of the present tools can receive upgrades or changes in functionality.

User Interface

The user interface of this app is designed to be intuitive, providing easy access to tools and features for creating music. While some users may find the program less intuitive compared to other software due to the presence of an incredible variety of tools and services, the app does offer notable flexibility and capability once the initial learning curve is overcome.

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Many users praise this app for having the best UI presentation of all similar products, enabling them to more easily set up their daily workflow routines by managing stylish modules and widgets, customizable controls (including remote device support via “Logic Remote” service), and more.

FAQ

What is Logic Pro for macOS?
It is professional music production software for Mac computers, designed for recording, arranging, mixing, and creating music.

Is it safe?
100% yes. This app is widely used for music production purposes, providing a secure environment for creating audio and MIDI projects. It is developed and maintained by Apple Inc.

Alternatives

Ableton Live for Mac – A popular alternative for professional music production, offering a real-time performance view and a wide range of built-in instruments and effects.

Pro Tools for Mac professional digital audio workstation (DAW) that provides a comprehensive set of tools for audio recording and editing.

Reason for Mac – A comprehensive digital audio workstation (DAW) solution, providing musicians and producers with intuitive tools for music production and sound design on the macOS platform.

Cubase Pro for Mac – A professional-grade digital audio workstation (DAW), empowering musicians and producers with advanced tools for music production, recording, and mixing

Pricing

Logic Pro X is available for purchase from the official Apple app store. A free trial is available for all new users.

System Requirements

This app can run on all Mac computers running macOS Ventura 13.5 or later. It requires at least 6GB of free storage space for installation, and 72GB of storage space for the full audio library installation.

PROS
  • Visually stunning and highly customizable user interface.
  • Powerful recording, editing, and mixing capabilities.
  • A comprehensive set of built-in instruments and effects.
  • Live Loops for real-time music creation and arrangement.
  • Extensive plugging support.
  • Large Sound Library with tens of thousands of audio objects.
  • Full support for spatial audio mixing.
  • Remote Control with iOS devices and smart shortcuts.
CONS
  • Steeper learning curve compared to some alternative DAWs.
  • Expensive.
Conclusion

Logic Pro X for Mac is versatile and powerful professional music production software for Mac computers, offering a wide range of features and tools to facilitate the music creation process. It is today regarded as one of the best DAW suites that is capable of mastering projects used in all use-case scenarios, including professional music albums, film scores, streaming music, and more.

Note: Requires Apple Music Connect account and 64-bit Audio Units plug-ins.

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What's new in this version:

Logic Pro X 11.0
AI Enhanced Tools:
New AI enhanced tools join Smart Tempo and the Pitch Correction plug-in to augment your artistry:
- Bass Player and Keyboard Player join Drummer to complete a set of Session Players — all built with AI making it easy to create performances that respond to your direction
- Session Players can follow the same chord progression using Global chord track
- Add warmth to any track with ChromaGlow, an advanced plug-in with five saturation models designed to simulate the sound of vintage analog hardware*
- Separate a stereo audio file into stems for vocals, drums, bass and other parts with Stem Splitter*
- Session Players, ChromaGlow, and Stem Splitter also come to Logic Pro for iPad 2 — making it simple to move between projects created in Logic Pro for Mac

Sound Library:
- Play any of six deeply-sampled acoustic and electric basses with Studio Bass
- Perform any of three meticulously-sampled pianos with Studio Piano
- Loops that contain chord tags will automatically populate the chord track when added to a project
- Three new Producer Packs are available: Hardwell, The Kount, and Cory Wong
- Original multi-track project of “Swing!” by Ellie Dixon available as in-app demo song

Spatial Audio:
- Downmix and trim options allow custom mixing for non-Atmos channel configurations
- Exported ADM BWF files have been expanded beyond Dolby Atmos and can contain settings for stereo and other multi-channel formats

Enhancements:
- Bounce in place adds automatic realtime recording for External Instrument regions or tracks that utilize external hardware using Logic’s I/O plug-in
- MIDI generated by supported software instruments and effects can be routed to the input of other tracks for creative layering during playback or recording
- Edit more efficiently using key commands for moving, extending, or resizing marquee selections
* Requires Apple M1 chip or later


Logic Pro X 10.8.1
- This update includes stability improvements and bug fixes


Logic Pro X 10.8
- Deliver a release-ready mix with Mastering Assistant and its professional palette of intuitive sound-shaping tools
- Transform any audio sample into a malleable sound that you can perform using Sample Alchemy
- Radically reshape and reshuffle audio with Beat Breaker, a sophisticated time and pitch morphing plug-in
- New Slip and Rotate tools allow for the contents inside a region to be moved independent of its position on the timeline
- Ability to record in 32-bit float now available when using supported audio devices
- Free "Hybrid Textures" Sample Alchemy pack includes a collection of 70 patches and over 80 loops built from found sounds flipped into creative playable instruments


Logic Pro X 10.7.9
- This update includes stability improvements and bug fixes


Logic Pro X 10.7.8
- Adds project roundtrip capabilities with Logic Pro for iPad
- Includes stability improvements and bug fixes


Logic Pro X 10.7.7
- Fixes an issue with Flex Pitch analysis in Logic Pro running on macOS Ventura 13.1


Logic Pro X 10.7.6
- Fixes an issue in Space Designer which could cause output to sound different than previous versions


Logic Pro X 10.7.5
- Track Stacks allow an additional level of hierarchy, offering more flexibility and organization within projects
- The new Gain Tool provides quick and easy adjustments to the dB level of regions
- MIDI plug-ins can now be recorded, allowing precise editing of the resulting notes and controller data
- A new Free Record transport button easily enables recording without a metronome, allowing any new content to follow the organic tempo of your performance
- Smart Tempo analysis of audio files and recordings have been significantly improved with a new ML-based system
- The 35 stompboxes in Pedalboard are each available as individual plug-ins
- Logic can use Personalized Spatial Audio profiles created with iOS 16
- Support of 32 bit floating point format audio files for playback without conversion
- Support for Ableton Link allows Logic playback to synchronize with supported software and hardware


Logic Pro X 10.7.4
- This update contains stability improvements and bug fixes

Other recent improvements:
- Enables spatial audio monitoring with dynamic head tracking on AirPods Max, AirPods Pro, AirPods (3rd Generation) and Beats Fit Pro (requires macOS Monterey version 12.3 or later)
- Monitor through the Apple binaural renderer, which provides a more accurate preview of spatial audio playback on Apple Music (requires macOS Monterey version 12.3 or later)
- Optimized performance for M1 Max and M1 Ultra on the new Mac Studio
- Includes stability improvements and bug fixes


Logic Pro X 10.7.3
- Enables spatial audio monitoring with dynamic head tracking on AirPods Max, AirPods Pro, AirPods (3rd Generation) and Beats Fit Pro
- Monitor through the Apple binaural renderer, which provides a more accurate preview of spatial audio playback on Apple Music
- Optimized performance for M1 Max and M1 Ultra on the new Mac Studio
- Includes stability improvements and bug fixes


Logic Pro X 10.7.2
- Adds Korean language support
- Includes stability improvements and bug fixes


Logic Pro X 10.7.1
- This update contains stability improvements and bug fixes


Logic Pro X 10.7
- Create Dolby Atmos Spatial Audio mixes, enjoy thousands of new royalty-free sounds, and experience workstation-class performance on the new MacBook Pro.

Spatial Audio Authoring with Dolby Atmos:
- Transform your music into a Spatial Audio mix and create Dolby Atmos files compatible with Apple Music
- Work with an enhanced mixer that supports metering and panning for speaker configurations up to 7.1.4
- Position sounds within an immersive sound field using the new 3D Object Panner
- Use the integrated Dolby Atmos renderer plug-in to visualize the 3D objects in your mix, and monitor in multi-channel mode for discrete speakers or binaural mode for headphones
- Access 13 plug-ins that have been expanded to support 7.1.4 channels including Space Designer, Limiter, Tremolo, Flanger, and Phaser

More Content:
- 8 Producer Packs with royalty-free sounds from today’s biggest hitmakers including Boys Noize, Mark Lettieri, Mark Ronson, Oak Felder, Soulection, Take A Daytrip, Tom Misch, and TRAKGIRL
- Sound Packs feature slap house; modern ambient; and a collection of 808 drum kits, bass samples and loops
- Adds a total of 2800 loops, 50 kits, and 120 Patches
- Original multi-track project of the hit song “MONTERO” by Lil Nas X including a Dolby Atmos Spatial Audio mix

Additional Features:
- Refined new design
- Expanded tools for Step Sequencer that enable live step recording, melodic drum pattern editing, and more


Logic Pro X 10.6.3
- This update contains stability improvements and bug fixes


Logic Pro X 10.6.2
- Fixes an issue where high latency plug-ins could cause timing issues for side-chain routing and automation
- Includes stability improvements and bug fixes


Logic Pro X 10.6.1
- Stability improvements and bug fixes


Logic Pro X 10.6
- Improved performance and efficiency on Mac computers with Apple silicon
- Adds the ability to control Step Sequencer using Logic Remote on your iPad or iPhone to create beats, bass lines, and melodic parts
- Supports all Novation Launchpad controllers
- Stability and performance improvements


Logic Pro X 10.5.1
- This update contains stability improvements and bug fixes


Logic Pro X 10.5
Live Loops:
- Compose music by arranging and triggering cells in a grid using loops, samples, and your recordings
- Perform and capture freeform arrangement ideas into the tracks area
- Add Remix FX to perform creative effects like filters, gates, repeaters, and bitcrusher
- Use Logic Remote on your iPad or iPhone to perform Live Loops and Remix FX using Multi-Touch gestures to trigger several loops or effects simultaneously

Sampler:
- Create and edit sophisticated multi-sampled instruments using a drag and drop workflow
- New modern design provides synthesis, mapping, and zone editing in a single window interface
- Integrated zone editor offers detailed control over start, end and loop points
- Mapping editor enables fast and flexible assignment of samples across the keyboard
- Flex Time has been integrated into Sampler allowing sounds to be played at the same length, regardless of pitch
- Auto Sampler automates the process of converting MIDI-enabled hardware and software instruments into Sampler instruments
- Supports all existing EXS24 instruments

Quick Sampler:
- Import a single audio file to instantly build a playable sampled instrument
- Quick Sampler automatically identifies the root note, optimal loop points, and matches your project tempo
- Use Slice mode to chop a vocal or drum sample into multiple slices that can be triggered on a keyboard
- Record live samples using a microphone, external hardware, or from any track or bus

Drum Machine Designer:
- Use Drum Machine Designer to build custom drum kits by dragging and organizing samples
- Directly access Quick Sampler or Drum Synth controls on any pad
- Easily assign any instrument or third-party plug-in to a pad
- Perform any sound chromatically to create bass lines or other melodic parts

Step Sequencer:
- Build your own beats, melodies and effect automation using an interface inspired by classic drum machine workflows
- Create and edit patterns with discrete control over velocity, repeat, chance, offset, step rate, skip and tie for each row
- Use any patch as a sound source, including custom kits made with Quick Sampler and Drum Machine Designer
- Includes a library of over 150 rhythmic and melodic patterns

More Content:
- Over 2,500 new loops in a variety of instruments and genres covering modern and classic hip-hop, electro house, reggaeton, future bass, techno, and transition effects
- 17 Live Loops starter grids covering a range of electronic and hip-hop genres
- More than 70 new Drum Machine Designer kits
- Over 1,500 new patches
- Original multi-track project of Billie Eilish “Ocean Eyes”

Additional Features:
- The Drum Synth plug-in generates synthesized kicks, snares, toms, and hi-hats with dedicated sound shaping controls
- Individual or multiple audio files or software instrument regions can be dragged into an empty track header to provide instant options for creating Sampler, Quick Sampler, Drum Machine Designer, or Alchemy instruments
- Multiple additional enhancements and stability improvements


Logic Pro X 10.4.8
- This update contains stability improvements and bug fixes


Logic Pro X 10.4.7
- This update contains stability improvements and bug fixes


Logic Pro X 10.4.6
- Addresses an issue where some VoiceOver controls became unavailable
-  This update also contains additional stability and performance improvements


Logic Pro X 10.4.5
Improved Performance:
- Improves responsiveness of the Mixer and Event List when working with large sessions
- Projects with numerous Flex Time edits and tempo changes perform more efficiently
- Optimizes performance for Mac Pro including support for up to 56 processing threads
- This update also contains additional stability and performance improvements

Increased Number of Tracks and Channels, up to:
- 1000 stereo audio channel strips
- 1000 software instrument channel strips
- 1000 auxiliary channel strips
- 1000 external MIDI tracks
- 12 sends per channel strip

New Features:
- The Loop Browser can filter by loop type and allows drag and drop of multiple loops into your project simultaneously
- Redesigned DeEsser 2 plug-in provides more options to reduce sibilance on audio tracks
- Send MIDI beat clock to individual ports, each with unique settings like timing offset and plug-in delay compensation