Logic Pro X

Developer: Apple

Current Version: 10.4

Last Updated: 26 days ago

Download Size: 1.4 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 2800 instrument and effect Patches
• 1000 meticulously sampled instruments
• More than 7000 Apple Loops in wide range of 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 v10.12 or later
Requires 64-bit Audio Units plug-ins
6GB available disk space for minimum install / 63GB hard disk space for full Sound Library installation


Release Notes:

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

• 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


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 10.4
Review by tjdrummer13

Crashing each time after recording!! - This recent update brought on some great new features and some dynamite new plugins (I’ll still keep on requesting multiple CC automation lanes in the piano roll as well as a window for displaying individual midi tracks when several regions are selected for easier editing - string ensembles for example). Definitely a great update - HOWEVER - I’m usally working in very large sessions (200+ tracks) and all day I’ve been attempting to record any kind of passage with no success, since the project crashes and quits when stopping the recording. VERY frustrating, seeing as I now must reload a gigantic session with lots of midi programming and samples. Do not update to this version until Apple comes out with the soft update fixing these bugs!!

Found helpful by 4 out of 7 people
Version 10.4
Review by NickDorr0519

3 Month old baby loves this program! - Ever since Rosco was born, he was always playing in Ableton, which frustrated him and he seemed depressed at the interface. Too much grey, too flat, and overall too basic. When he was diagnosed with prodrome schizophrenia, the voices in his head told him to use Logic Pro X. He listened and begged me to buy this program, and he (and all twelve voices) were very satisfied with the purchase. Well worth the $.

Found helpful by 4 out of 4 people
Version 10.4
Review by JSanfilippoNC

Existing Projects Crashing with 10.4 - I awoke this morning to a new version of Logic…stoked! Except that I couldn’t open the program without it instantly crashing. Uninstalled/reinstalled numerous times, took all my 3rd party compenent files out to an external drive, tried everything I could think of. Ended up factory resetting my whole computer and reinstalling, and now Logic will open a new project, but still crashes when I open any existing project. Not stoked, hope this is just a bug. Anyone else having this problem?

Found helpful by 3 out of 4 people
Version 10.4
Review by GoocherZ

Rock Solid, Powerful - Over the past couple decades, I’ve switched between various DAWs, depending on (1) the OS I was using and (2) what I could spend (or “borrow” in the case of my early Warez days). I was a Windows user for a long time, moving gradually to Mac in the mid-/late-‘00s. So, I’ve used everything except Pro Tool — against which I have nothing! Just haven’t needed, and haven’t encountered a compelling reason to use it over Logic. I am also a software engineer by day, and I tend to think about DAW software from a developer’s perspective as well as from a user’s perspective. Is it intuitive? Is it powerful? Is it stable? How deep and practical is its feature set? Can I accomplish what I need without feeling like I need to learn to "eat with my feet” — figure of speech meaning: counterintuive way of performing what should otherwise be a routine/mundane task? Since coming to Mac, I have switched DAWs several times, and always manage to come back to Logic Pro. There are features I love about Ableton Live. I was an early adopter of Ableton Push. I think the Steinberg Cubase ecosystem (macOS + iOS) is well-designed and rock-solid. I was an early adopter of N-Track Studio for macOS and iOS, and I still think its user interface is my favorite feel-wise, but it lacked stability in the early days. I like Reaper, MuLab, ReNoise (which is MIDI- and samples-only, but still awesome)… pretty much any DAW I’ve tried. They all have distinct charm and feature sets that make them great choices. However, I have always come back to Logic Pro. I think one of my early (and petty, in retrospect) gripes was cosmetic. The default look of Logic Pro seemed so pedestrian and plain. It lacked the “sizzle” of other DAWs. So, I’d use another DAW for a while, then almost imperceptibly I’d gravitate back to LPX. I love Logic Pro X because it has so many practical features that I used every time I sit down in the studio. It has many unassuming-looking plugins that are fantastic. I find that I always lay the “Limiter” plugin across the two bus, because it is just an awesome, transparent limiter. The MIDI editing features of Logic Pro are ridiculous — so many practical ways to tighten or loosen MIDI performances, add really nice “swing” to a rhythm part, “humanize” parts that start out as too precise, etc. Logic Pro X is stable and deep-featured, plain and simple. It plays well with other AU and VST plugins and instruments, e.g., I’m a big fan of Native Instruments, Arturia, and Toontrack. It plays well with Universal Audio interfaces, of which I’m a big fan. It is pro-grade all the way. Pro Tools may be the flavor of the decade or forever, but Logic Pro X is perfectly capable of being a studio’s primary/only DAW. I cannot overemphasize stability and feature-richness. It is very stable, and very likely has whatever you’re trying to accomplish. You just didn’t know it was there yet. (That has been my experience. "If only there was a portal of knowledge I could search to get Logic Pro X answers…" :-P) If you’re on the fence about switching to Logic Pro X, first consider what it is you want to accomplish. Is it compatible with your personal workflow/style? Workflow is absolutely critical to your creative process. I found that Live and Cubase were great tools, but my workflow/approach tended to gravitate back to Logic Pro again and again. It happens to be the right fit for me, because I can be optimally productive/creative with it. It is less ostentatious, perhaps. But to be fair to other DAWs, they need to toot their own horns. They don’t have the kind of “built-in” audience Apple enjoys. (E.g., “I’m a pro musician/studio engineer/producer, and a new Apple user. What about this Logic Pro X thing?” It’s an easy segue.) Other DAW companies do not have that kind of “automatic” marketing, so they need to really shine, and/or (like Pro Tools) establish themselves as the standard. So, as you can see, I don’t diss any other other DAWs. I like so many of them for their unique contributions. However, I always came back to Logic Pro X as my main squeeze. Stable, deeply-featured, and powerful. And its particular layout and workflow are compatible with my style of working and creating. I have many DAWs installed, so that I can work on projects that other people are creating. However, for my personal use, Logic Pro X is my baby.

Found helpful by 3 out of 4 people
Version 10.4
Review by Keumgang

Fantastic…and only gets better….v good value for $ - I am using this now for about a year and I haven’t regretted it. Having worked with Cakewalk and Cubase since the 80’s, Apple is now my hardware of choice and the DAW pick is then a no-brainer. Ultimately flexible and the best all-round music composition tool to use for Apple musicians. Very good value for the $ as well so far as the price paid seemed to be a once-off payment and all upgrades have been part of the deal. Thanks very much, Apple!

Found helpful by 2 out of 3 people