Logic Pro X

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Wednesday, December 23, 2015
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Description of App

Logic Pro X is the most advanced version of Logic ever. Sophisticated tools for professional songwriting, editing, and mixing are built around a modern interface that’s designed to get creative results quickly and also deliver more power whenever it’s needed. Logic Pro X includes a massive collection of instruments, effects, and loops, providing a complete toolkit to create amazing-sounding music.
Powerful Interface.
• Consolidate and control multiple tracks or create rich, layered instruments with Track Stacks.
• Smart Controls allow you to manipulate multiple plug-ins and parameters with a single move.
• An enhanced Mixer lets you move, copy, and bypass channel inserts more efficiently .
• Quickly re-order song sections and try new ideas using Arrangement Markers .
• Autosave keeps your work safe and sound.

Version

10.2

Free or Paid

Paid

Version Of macOS App Was Tested On

OS 10.11.2

Accessibility Comments

This version of Logic Pro X is partially accessible with VoiceOver.

Usability

The app is fully accessible with VoiceOver, but the interface could be easier to navigate and use.

Other Comments

This version introduces us to Alchemy - the ultimate sample manipulation synthesizer - Next generation synthesizer plug-in with multiple sound generators including; additive, spectral, formant, granular, sampler, and virtual analog - Over 3,000 presets for all types of electronic music including electronic dance, hip hop, rock, and sound for picture - Integrated keyword preset browser for finding the right sounds quickly - Performance controls like the Transform Pad make it easy to explore and reshape sounds - Combine up to four synth modules to create complex multi-layered sounds - Virtual analog oscillators produce authentic recreations of iconic synth sounds - Wide selection of modeled analog and special effect filters for producing sounds with vintage character and tonal complexity - Create animated, dynamic instruments using over 100 modulation sources that include flexible LFOs, AHDSR and MSEG envelopes, and step sequencers - Manipulate and combine samples in new ways using a collection of morphing and resynthesis tools - Import EXS24 instruments or create your own using a robust set of sampler features - Apply independent arpeggiators to each of the 4 sound sources to transform simple chords into elaborate performances - Integrated effects rack with reverb, modulation, delay, compression, and a range of distortion effects • New tabbed Transform Pad and X/Y Pad Smart Controls for Alchemy instruments • Share directly to Apple Music Connect (requires Apple Music Connect account) • Adds support for Force Touch trackpad • Create custom track icons with your own image files • 1,000 new Apple Loops from a variety of popular instruments and genres including EDM, Hip Hop, Indie, Disco, Funk, and Blues • Expanded MIDI clock options improve sync compatibility with external MIDI devices • Multiple additional enhancement and stability improvements

Recommendations

4 people have recommended this app

Most recently recommended by Daniel Angus MacDonald 4 months 2 weeks ago

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Submitted by Faceless1 on Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Have you undertaken a range of projects with this application and truly found everything to be fully accessible? I don’t mean to be skeptical, but the nature, features and complexity of this application made me do a double-take when I saw it listed as fully accessible. That just seemed like a really big ask and a major achievement by the developer if true. Here’s hoping that my skepticism is misplaced (smiles)

Submitted by KE7ZUM on Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Also how is the midi editor, like if you need to edit a mistake, or chord. This has been my biggest beaf and challenge on osx, and other platforms.

Submitted by Khalfan Bin Dhaher on Wednesday, December 23, 2015

I'm new to this huge app, but from what I see the app performance and accessibility has improved a lot. I need a bit of time to learn more about it and discover things with users like me. Hope you're one of them. :)
I'll help as much as I can.

Submitted by Malthe on Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Apple has made huge progress on the Logic front. We're at the point where one can fairly easily arrange a project. There are things that aren't accessible yet, but I've been pretty amazed at what is. The piano roll and such isn't yet as far as I can see, so it helps if you're a good player and are comfortable with using the cycle region to play over parts.

Edit: The usability rating should be change to reflect that the app is partially accessible.

Submitted by Khalfan Bin Dhaher on Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Will change this right now. As you know, the app is still new to me. I am trying to enter the most accurate information as possible.

Submitted by Mitchell on Monday, December 28, 2015

Hello. Could someone do a podcast on Logic Pro X? I'm looking into music technology, and am trying to find a powerful, acessible, mMac app for this. Thanks, Mitchell`

Submitted by KE7ZUM on Tuesday, December 29, 2015

I'm not surprised the piano role is not accessible. Most companies seem to have issues With this. I cannot play well, well enough to sort of accompany if I had to and stuff but yeah. Hopefully this can be discussed either here or the logic group.

Happy Monday to all.

Submitted by Joseph Westhouse on Wednesday, March 2, 2016

How possible is it to perform the following tasks using VO in Logic Pro X?

1. Record a multitrack through an audio interface, and then edit said multitrack - adjusting relative volume, pan, effects, etc. of individual tracks, and then mixing down to a single exported file?

2. Importing a midi file of an original composition and then assigning virtual instruments to the different tracks and mixing to create a produced version of the composition?

Any experience any of you have with either of these would be awesome. I'm pretty bummed that there's no trial version available, as it's a lot of money to spend on something that may or may not even be able to do what I want...

Submitted by Malthe on Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Hi

You can do both things. since my last comment the piano roll has become more accessible btw.
With regards to importing midi into logic, it works pretty well. However, sometimes if ther is a metric modulation made by sibelius, Logic changes the tempo within the modulation, which it shouldn't. Apart from that midi works fine, and I'm sure you could probably fix the place where the tempo change occurs.
I haven't gotten around to look at metric modulation in Logic though, too little time at the moment, parden the pun.
Malthe

Submitted by Jonathan Candler on Wednesday, March 2, 2016

What can you do with Logic that you can't with Garageband? I'm thinking about getting it for my production stuff, in the studio but I would like to do the following. roles on high hats like on what hip hop producers use and some dubstep stuff. My dream is to be able to produce a good sounding thing that is professional. Yes, Garageband is good and for what I do with it, I can usually get it to sound quite professional, but I need more. and one more thing. Does Logic come with more instruments?

Submitted by Khalfan Bin Dhaher on Thursday, May 19, 2016

Logic Pro X 10.2.1 and version 10.2.2 contain numerous fixes and enhancements including:

• New multi-threading feature improves performance when processing
multiple live channels

• Flex Pitch editing can be performed within the Tracks area using a Piano
Roll interface

• A collection of 30 plug-ins have been redesigned to add Retina support
and improve usability

• Numerous improvements to Alchemy including Apple Loops support and
11 new spectral effects

• Improved reliability when downloading additional content

• Additional content can be downloaded directly from the Sound Library and
Apple Loops browsers

• Drum Machine Designer supports drag and drop of multiple audio files

• The Step Editor can automatically create lanes to display all MIDI events in
a region

• New export option allows you to create stems from multiple selected
tracks

• Improved VoiceOver support

Submitted by Chris Douglas on Monday, May 7, 2018

Hello, this is a great app but I did notice there’s not a lot of VoiceOver support for this app. Right now I am trying to figure out how to use flex bitch and no one seems to know how to use it with voiceover including Apple . I tried the Apple Pro Apps department, and Apple Accessibility. Do any of you? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Submitted by dharmaputra on Wednesday, November 21, 2018

hello everyone, I want to learn to use logic pro. if you want to add VST outside of these apps, can you do it yourself? or have to get help from people seeing?

Submitted by Malthe on Thursday, January 24, 2019

Hi
Are you logged in to your Google account?
It's been a while since I joined, but that would be the only thing I'd think you need to do to see the join option. Please correct me if I'm wrong, if anyone knows better.

Best
Malthe

Submitted by sindhu bharani on Friday, January 25, 2019

In reply to by Malthe

Hello Malthe, Thank you for the reply. i have logged in to google account.but then,i was neither able to find join group option nor an alternative to join this group. Members, please guide if anyone of you were able to join successfully. Would like to ask you all to suggest if there are any such good forums to discuss and clarify things pertaining to logic pro.

Thanks and regards,
Sindhu.

Submitted by Vitali Brumm on Monday, April 20, 2020

Hi, could somebody explain me, how to drag the x/y pad in logic‘s autodrummer? Thanks!

Submitted by Bhavik Vyas on Monday, April 20, 2020

first login on to google and then come back to this post and again click on that joining link for that grupe it will show you apply and join butten. hope this works as it did work for me.

Submitted by David Earl on Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Hi all, David Earl here, your friendly neighborhood Logic Pro Product Manager.

Today we released 10.6.2. it is an update that was focused on getting one of our all-time-most-requested enhancements in ---- Plug-in Delay Compensation corrections for high latency plugins on auxiliaries, sidechain, and automation.

We are currently working very hard on some accessibility features that will show in upcoming releases, but they were not ready for this release.

We will see further enhancements in the future. It just took a lot for these specific fixes, and we wanted to be sure that you got this release right away.

Take good care,

David

Submitted by Bo Jingles on Saturday, May 29, 2021

In reply to by Vitali Brumm

Interact with the X/Y Pad layout area. VoiceOver should say:
In X/Y pad layout area X/Y pad layout item
The X/Y pad layout area contains one item, the X/Y pad layout item. This is the control dot or puck that a sighted user would drag around with a mouse pointer. VoiceOver users can move the control dot by pressing Command+VO+Accent. The accent key is beneath the Escape key. This is the VoiceOver move item function and VoiceOver should say something like:
Start moving layout item Simple-Complex 184 Soft-Loud 243
Move the control dot in increments of 20 using the arrow keys. VO+Arrow keys also move the control dot in increments of 20. Shift+VO+Arrow Keys move in increments of two. VoiceOver speaks all changes.
The X axis is Simple-Complex with left being the direction of simple and to the rightmore complex. Simple-Complex influences the complexity of the current drummer pattern.
The Y axis is Soft-Loud. Softer is down and louder is up. I read somewhere that louder causes the high hat to open up more and softer closes it more. Louder plays snare on the skin and soft plays snare on the rim. Do not hold me to whether this is exactly correct. I offer this just to let you know that there seems to be more going on with Soft-Loud than just velocity/volume control. This may be true for Simple-Complex as well.
When finished, press the Escape key to exit the move item function.
X/Y pad changes only apply to the currently selected region(s).

Submitted by Bo Jingles on Tuesday, June 1, 2021

In reply to by Bo Jingles

Regarding my previous comment:

"The Y axis is Soft-Loud. Softer is down and louder is up. I read somewhere that louder causes the high hat to open up more and softer closes it more. Louder plays snare on the skin and soft plays snare on the rim. Do not hold me to whether this is exactly correct. I offer this just to let you know that there seems to be more going on with Soft-Loud than just velocity/volume control. This may be true for Simple-Complex as well."

I thought of a way to test what X/Y Pad actualy does. I created a new project with a SoCal drummer track. The X/Y pad default was:
Simple-Complex 98 Soft-Loud 194. I converted the Drummer region into a MIDI region so that I could later examine it in the Piano Roll Editor. Next, I cranked Soft-Loud all the way up so that I now had:
Simple-Complex 98 Soft-Loud 243.
Again, I converted the Drummer region into a MIDI region. Next, I cranked Soft-Loud all the way down so I had:
Simple-Complex 98 Soft-Loud 0
And again, I converted the Drummer region into a MIDI region.

After comparing all three MIDI regions in the Piano Roll Editor, not only did note velocities change as you would expect but when Soft-Loud was 243, the snare was E1 which the General MIDI standard describes as Electric Snare. At Soft-Loud 194, the snare was D1 Acoustic Snare. At Soft-Loud 0, the snare was C#1 Side Stick. With regard to the open and closed hi-hats, there were only velocity changes.

Submitted by Jim Homme on Friday, June 11, 2021

Hi,
Has anyone found a way to work with the Arranger track?

Thanks.

Jim