Logic Pro X Changelog

What's new in Logic Pro X 10.4.4

January 11th, 2019
  • This update contains stability improvements and bug fixes.

New in Logic Pro X 10.4.3 (December 7th, 2018)

  • This update contains stability improvements and bug fixes

New in Logic Pro X 10.4.2 (September 28th, 2018)

  • The Sound Library can be relocated to an external storage device
  • Smart Tempo can analyze tempo data across multi-track recordings to define the Project Tempo
  • Imported multi-track stems can follow or define Project Tempo
  • Smart Tempo now analyzes the tempo of MIDI performances recorded without a metronome
  • Alchemy provides drag and drop hot zones that let you select re-synthesis and sampling options while importing audio
  • Alchemy allows numerical editing of parameter values
  • Dragging one automation point over another now aligns them vertically
  • New mixer mode allows channel strip fader and pan controls to be used to set send level and pan
  • Automatic Slurs can be applied to selected notes in the Score Editor
  • Add a photo to track or project notes to help remember key session details or studio hardware settings
  • This update also contains numerous stability and performance improvements

New in Logic Pro X 10.4.1 (March 2nd, 2018)

  • Fixes an issue that could cause the app to quit when opening projects created in an earlier version
  • Plug-in settings are properly installed for Step FX, Phat FX, ChromaVerb and the Vintage EQ collection
  • Logic no longer quits unexpectedly when pressing play after automation has been copied to another track
  • Resolves an issue where ChromaVerb could cause unexpected spikes in CPU usage
  • Zoom key commands now work as expected in the Audio File Editor
  • Control-clicking on a note in the Piano Roll Editor no longer causes other notes to deselect

New in Logic Pro X 10.4 (January 25th, 2018)

  • Smart Tempo:
  • Advanced tempo detection lets you automatically combine content together, regardless of their original tempo
  • Record audio without using a click or drag in an audio file and have the performance define your project tempo
  • Add any audio file and have it automatically conform to the project tempo
  • Plug-Ins:
  • ChromaVerb is a sophisticated new algorithmic reverb with a colorful, interactive interface for creating rich acoustic spaces
  • Space Designer is a convolution reverb with a new design and a scalable, Retina interface
  • Step FX adds rhythmic multi-effect processing using 3 powerful step sequencers and an X/Y pad
  • Phat FX makes your tracks bigger and bolder using 9 effects that add warmth and punch to your sounds
  • The Vintage EQ Collection provides 3 accurate models of vintage analog EQs from the 1950s to the 1970s
  • Studio Strings and Studio Horns are deeply sampled, realistic ensemble instruments with custom articulation controls
  • Mellotron is now available as a standalone instrument plug-in
  • Retro Synth now offers 18 different filter models
  • More Content:
  • 2 new Drummers play roots and jazz-influenced brush styles
  • 2 vintage brush kits for Drum Kit Designer
  • More than 800 new loops in a variety of instruments and genres
  • New Visions library for Alchemy adds 150 cinematic presets
  • Additional Features:
  • You can now undo mixer and plug-in actions
  • The Files Browser now allows you to bookmark locations for your favorite folders containing samples or projects
  • In addition to Apple Loops, the Loop Browser now supports looping audio file and can preview them in sync with project tempo
  • A new universal design for controlling articulations provides a consistent interface for Logic and third-party instruments

New in Logic Pro X 10.3.3 (December 15th, 2017)

  • Optimizes performance for iMac Pro including support for up to 36 cores
  • Addresses an issue which can cause user-created content to become unavailable in High Sierra
  • Additional stability and performance improvements

New in Logic Pro X 10.3.2 (July 19th, 2017)

  • Includes 3 Drummers who play percussion in the styles of Pop, Songwriter, and Latin
  • New Drummer loops can be added to your song and then customized with performance controls
  • The pitch of an audio region can now be transposed or fine tuned
  • Improves responsiveness of the graphical user interface
  • Alchemy includes an automatic time align feature for improved morphing
  • New additive effects in Alchemy expand the options for filtering and modulating sound
  • The length of individual steps in the Arpeggiator plug-in are adjustable
  • Volume automation resets as expected when a cycle returns to the beginning
  • Low Latency Mode works as expected for hardware outputs above Output 1-2

New in Logic Pro X 10.3.1 (February 21st, 2017)

  • Addresses issues that could cause regions to behave unexpectedly while moving them
  • Resolves an issue where regions on inactive Track Alternatives could get deleted
  • Global edits that cut or insert time are now also applied to inactive Track Alternatives
  • Projects using sample rates other than 44.1kHz can now be shared to GarageBand for iOS

New in Logic Pro X 10.3 (January 19th, 2017)

  • Support for the Touch Bar on MacBook Pro:
  • View your entire project at a glance and navigate with touch in the timeline overview
  • Adjust Smart Controls on the selected track to fine-tune the sound of instruments and effects
  • Play and record software instruments using a musical keyboard with piano keys or scale mode
  • Trigger drum pads to create beats while controlling velocity and note repeat
  • Access your favorite shortcuts using a set of customizable key commands
  • Updated Interface:
  • New modern design with improved legibility in a variety of lighting conditions
  • Expanded color palette offers 24 more colors to label your regions, tracks and notes
  • Horizontal auto-zoom helps keep everything in view
  • New region editing design reveals waveform for entire audio file while trimming
  • Audio Production:
  • Track Alternatives let you create and switch between different playlists of regions and edits on a track
  • Render any combination of effect plug-ins to a selection of audio using Selection-based Processing
  • True stereo panning provides more control and discrete manipulation of stereo signals
  • Apply fades across multiple regions at a time
  • 64-bit summing engine
  • Use 192 additional busses
  • Additional Features:
  • Share to GarageBand option allows you to remotely add new tracks to your Logic project from your iPhone or iPad via iCloud
  • MIDI plug-ins can be used to creatively control plug-in parameters
  • Directly assign Software Instruments as sidechain sources
  • Import Music XML files

New in Logic Pro X 10.2.4 (June 30th, 2016)

  • This update contains stability improvements and bug fixes.

New in Logic Pro X 10.2.3 (June 10th, 2016)

  • This update contains numerous fixes and enhancements including:
  • Crossfades between comp sections in Take Folders can now be graphically edited
  • Improves sound quality for Flex Pitch editing
  • 7 additional plug-ins have been redesigned to add Retina support and improve usability
  • New Loudness Meter plug-in provides support for LUFS metering
  • Nudge controls can now be used to edit the position of selected automation points
  • Icons for Drum Machine Designer cells are now user assignable
  • All Alchemy presets now include names for Transform Pad snapshots
  • 3 new traditional Chinese instrument Patches for pipa, erhu and percussion
  • Over 300 new Chinese instrument Apple Loops
  • Ability to enable click zones for Take Folders to provide simultaneous access to editing and Quick Swipe Comping
  • Multiple additional enhancement and stability improvements
  • Other recent Improvements:
  • New multi-threading feature improves performance when processing multiple live channels
  • Faster playback responsiveness when previewing Apple Loops and performing region edits
  • 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
  • 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

New in Logic Pro X 10.2.2 (March 8th, 2016)

  • This update addresses overall stability and performance issues.

New in Logic Pro X 10.2.1 (January 20th, 2016)

  • Contains numerous fixes and enhancements including:
  • New multi-threading feature improves performance when processing multiple live channels
  • Faster playback responsiveness when previewing Apple Loops and performing region edits
  • 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 to create stems from multiple selected tracks
  • Improved VoiceOver support

New in Logic Pro X 10.2 (August 25th, 2015)

  • Introducing 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*
  • 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
  • Requires Apple Music Connect account

New in Logic Pro X 10.1.1 (February 27th, 2015)

  • Pre-fader sends are no longer affected by VCA Faders
  • VoiceOver can once again access audio channels as well as the track header volume and pan controls
  • The Brush Tool no longer gets stuck in fixed pitch mode when selected after using the Pencil Tool
  • Resolves an issue that could cause the Download Manager to appear empty
  • Additional bug fixes and stability improvements

New in Logic Pro X 10.1 (January 22nd, 2015)

  • 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

New in Logic Pro X 10.0.7 (May 14th, 2014)

  • Now supports 24 processing threads on 12-core Mac Pro models
  • The current volume, pan, and send values for all selected tracks can now be inserted at the playhead position
  • Enabling Low Latency Mode no longer creates sync issues for Drummer, Ultrabeat, Native Instruments Machine and other plug-ins with integrated step sequencers
  • Automation can now be copied and pasted to any location using the Marquee tool
  • Adds an option for MIDI volume and pan data to control the instrument plug-in instead of the channel strip
  • Resolves several snap and alignment guide issues
  • Various fixes that improve XML import and export with Final Cut Pro X
  • Contains multiple enhancements to Accessibility

New in Logic Pro X 10.0.6 (January 10th, 2014)

  • Fixes an issue that caused the audio input to be unavailable with some third party audio interfaces

New in Logic Pro X 10.0.5 (December 19th, 2013)

  • Adds 3 new Drummers and 11 new Drum Kit Designer patches
  • Significant enhancements to Channel EQ and Linear Phase EQ plug-ins including redesigned interfaces that are also accessible within the Smart Controls area
  • Solo now works as expected on channel strips using an External I/O plug-in
  • Volume and pan automation is now included in XML interchange with Final Cut Pro X
  • Loops that belong to the same family can be selected and changed using a new control in the region header
  • The waveform size in an audio region now adapts to the value of the region Gain parameter
  • The Link mode button is now available for the Piano Roll editor
  • Includes stability improvements

New in Logic Pro X 10.0.4 (October 30th, 2013)

  • This update provides compatibility with project files created in GarageBand v10.0.

New in Logic Pro X 10.0.3 (August 30th, 2013)

  • This update fixes an issue that occurs when bypassing a multi-output instrument plug-in and is recommended for all Logic Pro X customers.

New in Logic Pro X 10.0.2 (August 21st, 2013)

  • This update improves overall stability and performance issues including:
  • Undo commands work as expected after Flex Pitch editing
  • The Vintage Electric Piano plug-in now performs correctly at all sample rates
  • The Capture Last Take key command no longer erases a MIDI recording
  • Double-clicking on a Drummer region now opens or closes the editor
  • Addresses a graphic issue where the Piano Roll Editor could display an empty window

New in Logic Pro X 10.0.1 (July 26th, 2013)

  • Fixes an issue that could cause content downloading to stall
  • 24-bit audio files are no longer converted to 16-bit when exporting projects to AAF
  • Improves stability when switching between audio editors while Flex Pitch is enabled
  • Track Stacks that contain both software instrument and audio tracks will no longer be inadvertently flattened by loading a Patch
  • Tuner is now available when selecting a Track Stack containing audio tracks
  • Addresses graphic and selection behavior issues in the Score Editor

New in Logic Pro X 10.0.0 (July 16th, 2013)

  • Powerful New 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
  • See and edit more of your performances in the Score editor with a new wrapped view
  • Professional Music Production:
  • Fix out-of-tune vocals and change the melodies of recorded audio with Flex Pitch
  • Manipulate the timing and tempo of any recording with ease using Flex Time
  • Record and seamlessly punch in and out of one or multiple tracks
  • Keep takes organized with take folders and build comps quickly with Quick Swipe Comping
  • Record automation for any channel strip or plug-in parameter on the fly
  • Create and mix music from anywhere in the room using Logic Remote on iPad
  • 64-bit architecture supports large projects containing hundreds of tracks and sampled instruments
  • Drum Production:
  • Create drum tracks that play with your song using Drummer, a virtual session player
  • Choose among 15 distinct drummers that can take your direction and perform millions of unique grooves
  • Build your own kit with Drum Kit Designer using a diverse collection of deeply sampled, professionally mixed snares, toms, kicks, hi-hats, and cymbals
  • Produce electronic drum sequences with Ultrabeat
  • Keyboards and Synths:
  • Instantly turn a simple chord into a rich performance with the Arpeggiator
  • Transform simple ideas into elaborate performances using nine MIDI plug-ins
  • Create classic ’70s- and ’80s-style synthesizer tracks using Retro Synth
  • Play faithful models of vintage keyboards with Vintage B3, Vintage Electric Piano, and Vintage Clav
  • Get inspired by a collection of synths that provide analog, wavetable, FM, and physical modeling synthesis
  • Play or create a wide variety of rich sampled instruments with the EXS24 Sampler
  • Guitar and Bass Gear:
  • Build your own guitar or bass rig with Amp Designer using vintage and modern amps, cabinets, and mics
  • Design a custom Pedalboard from a collection of delay, distortion, and modulation stompboxes
  • Access the Tuner with just a click to quickly get in tune
  • Creative and Production Effects:
  • Play your sounds through realistic acoustic spaces using Space Designer convolution reverb
  • Use a range of multi-tap, vintage tape, and stereo delays
  • Add movement to your tracks with a variety of modulation effects
  • Get the perfect mix with a variety of EQs, dynamics, and other mixing tools
  • Put the finishing touch on your project using a collection of mastering plug-ins
  • Sound Library:
  • Over 1500 instrument and effect Patches
  • More than 800 sampled instruments
  • 30 urban and electronic drum machine Patches
  • 3600 Apple Loops in modern urban and electronic genres
  • Compatibility:
  • Expand your instrument and effects library with third-party Audio Units-compatible plug-ins
  • Import and export XML to support Final Cut Pro X workflows
  • Export and share your songs directly to SoundCloud
  • Open projects from Logic 5 or later

New in Logic Pro X 9.1.8 (October 25th, 2012)

  • Addresses overall stability and performance issues including:
  • Fixes an issue that caused an AirPlay dialog to repeatedly appear.
  • Resolves performance issues when using plug-ins that provide frequent graphic feedback.
  • Additional content downloads now behave correctly when installing on Lion and Mountain Lion.
  • This update is recommended for all users of Logic Pro 9.