On Tuesday, Apple unveiled what it’s calling “the most important replace to Logic for the reason that launch of Logic Professional X” in 2013, bringing it extra in keeping with GarageBand whereas additionally including highly effective sampling, sequencing, and modifying instruments.
Most notably, the X.5 update brings “an expert model” of Garageband’s Live Loops that debuted in January 2016. As considered one of GarageBand’s hottest options, Reside Loops let musicians “play, edit, and organize musical concepts in real-time” by both choosing from a library of devices and pre-recorded cells or creating their very own sounds. Reside Loops works the identical on Logic Professional X because it does on GarageBand, although tracks could be “additional refined utilizing the entire skilled manufacturing options in Logic.”
To enrich Reside Loops, Apple can be rolling out a characteristic referred to as Remix FM, which “enhances Reside Loops with an thrilling assortment of digital results like Bitcrusher, filter, gater, and repeater that may be carried out in real-time over particular person tracks or all the music combine.” Moreover, new sampling instruments let sound designers “flip any particular person sound right into a playable instrument,” whereas a brand new step sequencer and drum synthesizer present exact management over “notice velocity, repeat, gate, skip, playback course, and randomization.”
Along with optimizations for “the newest Mac and the facility of macOS,” Logic Professional X.5 additionally brings “a significant replace” to Logic Distant, the free iOS companion app that lets iPhone and iPad customers set off sure Logic options and devices utilizing the touch-screen on their cell units. The replace contains the flexibility to totally management Reside Loops and remix FM.
Nevertheless, for iPad Professional customers, that received’t be sufficient. Whereas Apple has been slowly including options and capabilities to the iPad to convey it extra in keeping with the Mac—most just lately with the addition of trackpad assist—it nonetheless lags Apple’s PC atmosphere with assist for so-called “professional” apps, specifically Logic Professional X, Last Reduce Professional X, and Xcode.