by Josh C
A free update for Logic Pro X was released today that brings major updates to how musicians work in Apple’s premier music creation software. New features include enhancements for creating different styles of dance music beats and new synthesizer options. Other improvements have been made to features like the Piano Roll Editor and new options to remotely control Logic Pro via an iPad.
Coming in at just $199.99, Logic Pro X is a full featured music creation software used by musicians and artists around the world to create the music we hear every day. Since it’s 2013 release, Logic Pro X has seen a steady stream of free updates, improving the workflow and interface of the software based on feedback received from everyday users.
Existing Logic Pro users can get this free update by clicking on the Apple icon in the top left corner of your Mac. Choose “App Store” from the menu and then click on “Updates” in the top right corner of the App Store window. Then click on the “Update” button next to the Logic Pro X 10.1 update.
Here are just a few of the over 200 improvements included in the 10.1 update:
- 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 for customizing electronic drum kits
- 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
- Note Repeat and Spot Erase modes allow classic drum machine style techniques for creating beats in realtime
- Automation can now be part of a region, not just the track
- Relative and Trim Automation modes extend the options for fine-tuning existing automation
- Manage large-scale mixes more easily with the addition of console-style VCA faders in the mixer
- Mixer now allows remote control of microphone and other input settings for compatible audio interfaces
The complete (and extensive) list of notes and updates to Logic Pro can be found here (http://support.apple.com/en-us/HT203718).