Logic Pro X

Developer: Apple

Current Version: 10.3.1

Last Updated: 1 month ago

Download Size: 1.3 GB - Download


Logic Pro X is the most advanced version of Logic ever. Sophisticated tools for professional songwriting, editing, and mixing are built around a modern interface that’s designed to get creative results quickly and also deliver more power whenever it’s needed. Logic Pro X includes a massive collection of instruments, effects, and loops, providing a complete toolkit to create amazing-sounding music.

Powerful 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
• Support for the Touch Bar on MacBook Pro provides convenient controls for creating, editing and navigating your songs
• Autosave keeps your work safe and sound

Professional Music Production
• Record and edit MIDI or audio using a comprehensive set of editors and tools
• Keep takes organized with take folders and build comps quickly with Quick Swipe Comping
• 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
• 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
• Comprehensive mix and plug-in parameter automation can be part of a region or track
• Create and mix music from anywhere in the room using Logic Remote on iPad or iPhone
• Produce simple lead sheets or orchestral scores with built-in Score editor

Drum Production
• Create authentic acoustic, electronic, or hip hop drum tracks using Drummer, a virtual session player and beat producer
• Choose among 28 distinct drummers that can take your direction and perform millions of unique grooves
• Build your own acoustic drum kits with Drum Kit Designer using a collection of deeply sampled drums
• Customize the sound of your electronic beats using Drum Machine Designer

Keyboards and Synths
• Get inspired by collection of synths that provide analog, wavetable, FM, additive, granular, spectral, and modeling synthesis
• Quickly find sounds or create unique new ones with Alchemy, the ultimate sample manipulation synthesizer
• Play or create a wide variety of rich sampled instruments with the EXS24 Sampler
• Instantly turn a simple chord into a rich performance with the Arpeggiator
• Transform simple ideas into elaborate performances using nine MIDI plug-ins
• Play faithful models of classic organs, keyboards, and vintage synths

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

Sound Library
• Over 2700 instrument and effect Patches
• More than 750 meticulously sampled instruments
• 5600 Apple Loops in modern urban and electronic genres

• Expand your instrument and effects library with third-party Audio Units-compatible plug-ins
• Share to GarageBand option allows you to remotely add new tracks to your Logic project from your iPhone or iPad via iCloud
• 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

Minimum System Requirements
Display with 1280-by-768 resolution or higher
OS X v10.11 or later
Requires 64-bit Audio Units plug-ins
6GB available disk space for minimum install / 57GB hard disk for full Sound Library installation


Release Notes:

• 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

Introduced in Version 10.3
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


Most Helpful Reviews

Version 10.0.7
Review by spockstudio

quality and value - I have been using X since the day it was released, and this review is based on several hundred hours of use under varied professional studio conditions. Your mileage may vary. First off, it seems like a number of user posts complaints could be easily addressed through the simple 'help" bar. For others, there is the Mac Pro Video training videos. there are a lot of deep aspects of Pro X that you arent going to get by guessing or being lazy. Learn your tools. The program gets along well with outboard clocks and converters and the onboard instruments are suitable, but if you are using EWQL or NI (or Slate, Waves, etc), you'll stick with that stuff. In response to some users crash issues, any power user of any app (audio or non audio) which requires intense CPU use, whether mac or PC, programs crash from time to time. Save your work regularly. Its just good housekeeping. Its also well supported with 3rd party products. If you think something is better, use it, but you'll be back.

Found helpful by 108 out of 116 people
Version 10.0.7
Review by Drumman64

Love Logic X, Hate 10.0.7 - I loved switching from 9 to X. So many great features like fast track and the interface redesign helps me be more intuitive and working more efficiently. With the most recent update to 10.0.7 advertising it would take advantage of all 12 cores in my computer, I was excited. However, after using the thing for a couple of weeks, I have run into so many bugs it makes it hard to work. I cannot move a track without it glitching and crashing. The track literally jitters when I move it and when I move my mouse the track moves all over the screen. It then hangs for about 20 seconds and then crashes. Then it usually crashes 3 times when I try and open projects. Last night I tried to move a Logic plugin (Channel EQ) up one slot on the Channel Strip and Logic crashed. I can’t move tracks and I can’t move plugins. This makes it near impossible to work and get things done. I pray they fix this soon, I’ve already missed a few deadlines due to the constant crashing. Between crash and reopen I’m averaging an hour worth of downtime-completely a waste of time

Found helpful by 83 out of 86 people

More Reviews for Current Version

Version 10.3.1
Review by WrightBrained

DAW of choice for now... - I like to describe Logic Pro as a musician’s DAW…I think this DAW has the MOST extensive stock instrument library of all of the DAWs on the market and most, if not all of the samples can stand up against most 3rd party samples (they could add a Jazz guitar though and the strings, brass and current guitars could use an update for sound and options for expressiveness). If you are getting started, it is a great DAW with pretty much any plugin you can think of for mixing your songs and getting great results. I do use 3rd party plugins for mixing most of the time but before I did that, I was using Logic plugins, most of which are pretty good once you master them. I’m so glad it has a TRUE pan knob now as opposed to the Direction Mixer. That was huge. The ONLY things I have complaints about now is the crashing periodically AND the fact that whenever there is an overload OR I need to reload my pre-amp interface, some of my plugin settings get reset or changed. THAT is super annoying. I am going to log a support ticket to Apple about this because it is extremely frustrating when you spend time on a mix only find that some of the mixing decisions you made have been reset during some phase of the project. I find that although I like using the stock Channel EQ because of the analyzer, I think that is uses too much CPU so I end up using the Waves Q10 or REQ6. I’m giving it a 4 but I would give it a 5 if not for the random plugin resets. -Wrightbrained aka DruDilly

Found helpful by 8 out of 9 people
Version 10.3.1
Review by Pete Marriott

I can’t update to 10.3.1 - I love working in Logic, but for some reason I can’t update to 10.3.1….

Found helpful by 8 out of 8 people
Version 10.3.1
Review by Hoke6996

love, but can’t update - great app, love using it, but I CANNOT seem to be able to update it.

Found helpful by 7 out of 9 people
Version 10.3.1
Review by JPdaBeast87

Love Logic Pro - I started wtih many different DAW’s but it once I used Logic Pro 9…. I never looked back. I love Logic Pro and I really hope that they’re around for many years to come. User friendly and the fact that you can record, produce, mix and master all in one place is great. Thanks apple. Great product

Found helpful by 4 out of 6 people
Version 10.3.1
Review by Lintly

Logic Anyone? - Logic is like Garageband on meth.

Found helpful by 3 out of 4 people