Cupertino, CA (February 3, 2017)—Apple has unveiled Logic Pro X version 10.3 featuring an updated interface, new production-oriented features as well as support for Mac Book Pro’s Touch Bar. Logic Pro X 10.3 features a 64-bit summing engine, 192 additional busses and true stereo panning, providing discrete control of stereo signals.
Other new features of Logic Pro X 10.3 include remote adding of tracks from iOS to Mac via a new share option. Users simply upload a special GarageBand-compatible version of a Logic project to iCloud, which they can then open on their iOS devices. When the project is saved back to iCloud, any newly added tracks will automatically appear in the original Logic project the next time it is opened on a Mac.
Utilizing the innovative new Touch Bar on MacBook Pro, Logic Pro X now features enhanced viewing and navigating of projects via timeline overview; allows access to volume and Smart Controls for any selected track; and lets users play and record software instruments with the Touch Bar. Assignable key command buttons allow users to customize Touch Bar controls. Other new features include Track Alternatives, where users can create and switch between different playlists of regions and edits on any track. Selection-based Processing allows users to apply any combination of Logic or third-party effect plug-ins onto any selection of one or multiple audio regions, notably a useful tool in creative sound design.
Meanwhile, Apple’s entry-level DAW, GarageBand, has also been updated, now in version 2.2, gaining the Alchemy synth and a new sound browser. The Alchemy synth comes to iOS with over 150 Apple-designed patches from a wide variety of genres, including EDM, Hip Hop, Indie, Rock, Pop, etc. With Alchemy’s Transform Pad, users can morph between eight sonic snapshots in real-time. Further, GarageBand for iOS gains Multi-Take Recording, allowing multiple passes plus the ability to audition and switch between takes. Also new is Audio Recorder that adds fun, one-tap vocal effects as well as pitch correction, distortion, delay, and an interactive graphic Visual EQ. GarageBand also supports third-party Audio Unit plug-ins.