Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Logic Pro X available now for $199

Apple released the long awaited Logic Pro X today. It's available from the App Store for $199It includes a new design and many new features including the "the Logic Remote app which lets you wirelessly pair your Mac and your iPad — giving you the freedom to control Logic Pro from anywhere in the room. Swipe and scroll through the massive Logic Pro Sound Library. And play any of the software instruments with your choice of several Multi-Touch musical interfaces. Smart Controls are located just above the instrument you’re playing, so you can easily shape your sound."

Here are some of the new features mentioned on the website:

Track Stacks

"Keep your sessions better organized by consolidating multiple related tracks — for example, all the drums or vocals — into a new track format called a Track Stack. Choose to have your Track Stack routed to a new auxiliary for quick and convenient submixing. Or use Track Stacks to create rich, layered, or split instruments that are easy to manage, save, and reuse."

Flex Pitch

"With Flex Pitch, there’s no reason to get hung up on a performance that’s less than ideal. Roll over any note you want to edit and all of the Flex Pitch parameters show up, ready to adjust. You can fine-tune pitch. Smooth out, add, or increase vibrato. Or even create or remove pitch slides between notes. All without having to constantly switch between tools. To make performances more consistent, simply adjust the gain of individual notes — no need for excessive compression or meticulous automation editing. You can also snap selected notes to a definable key and scale."

Drumkit Designer/Alternative Drummer

"Open Drum Kit Designer and select a kit. You can swap pieces to build a custom kit, choosing from a diverse variety of snares, kicks, toms, hi-hats, and cymbals. Finesse the sound of each drum by adjusting the tuning, dampening, and gain. And enable stereo or mono room and overhead mics. Each kit comes with its own unique mix designed by an industry hit maker. Choose a more elaborate Producer Kit and it loads with a Patch that gives you access to the full multi-channel mix, along with all the processing and routing the producer used."
"Choose one of 15 drummers from the rock, alternative, songwriter, and R&B genres for your song. Each drummer has a custom kit, delivers his or her own signature sound, and can perform over a million unique groove and fill combinations. Simple controls let you adjust everything from the drums they play on to the intensity and complexity of their playing style."

"Logic Pro X adds seven classic stompboxes to your collection. Looking for dynamic pitch transposition or dive bomb effects? Go with Wham. For iconic distortion, there’s Grit. Crank up the woolly blues or a sizzling lead with Tube Burner. Get funky with Dr. Octave, which produces tones one and two octaves below what you played. Capture the classic sound of ’80s flangers with Flange Factory. Tweak the tone with the Graphic EQ stompbox. And for a psychedelic backwards delay effect, turn to Tie Dye Delay."

Visit Apple for complete details on Logic Pro X.