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Apple makes Logical music move

17 Jul 13

Apple has unveiled Logic Pro X, labelled as "the most advanced version of Logic Pro to date" for musicians.

Featuring a new interface designed for pros, new creative tools for musicians, and an expanded collection of instruments and effects, the tech giant claims the release is the "most powerful yet."

Logic Pro X includes Drummer, a new feature that provides a virtual session player that automatically plays along with your song in a wide variety of drumming styles and techniques, and Flex Pitch, which provides integrated pitch editing for audio recordings.

Apple has also introduced Logic Remote, a new way to play and control Logic Pro X from your iPad, giving musicians the flexibility to create and mix their music from anywhere in the room.

“Logic Pro X is our most powerful version yet, with advanced tools and a modern new interface designed to streamline the process of creating professional quality music,” said Philip Schiller, senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing, Apple.

“Musicians are going to love creative new features like Drummer, Flex Pitch, Track Stacks and the Arpeggiator.”

Apple claim the Logic Pro X has been designed with a modern new look while preserving and expanding the power and features that professional users rely on.

"The streamlined interface provides access to advanced tools and functionality for more technical tasks, or can be hidden to allow musicians to focus on being creative," reads a company release.

"Flex Pitch helps users fix out-of-tune vocals and even change the melodies of recorded audio by manipulating individual notes within an audio waveform.

"Track Stacks lets you organise and collapse multiple tracks into one, or can be used to create rich, layered instruments.

"Smart Controls allow you to manipulate multiple plug-ins and parameters with a single move for quick and powerful sound design.

"An improved Mixer helps manage mix sessions more efficiently, with increased visibility into signal flow and dynamics and faster ways to manipulate channel inserts."

Pricing & Availability

Logic Pro X and MainStage 3 are available today from the Mac App Store for NZ$259.99 inc. GST and NZ$38.99 inc. GST, respectively, while Logic Remote is available today as a free download from the App Store.

For a complete list of system requirements and compatible systems, click here