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Logic Pro X 10.5 with live loops, new beat-making tools and more

Apple announced today that it has released Logic Pro X version 10.5 with a new Live Loops feature that was first introduced in GarageBand for iPhone and iPad, a completely redesigned sampling workflow, new beat-making tools, and more.

Live loops allow users to organize loops, samples and recordings in a new music grid. From there, tracks can be further refined with all of Logic Pro X’s professional production functions. Remix FX extends Live Loops with a collection of electronic effects that can be executed in real time over individual tracks or the entire song mix.

The free Logic Remote companion app allows users to pair an iPhone or iPad with their Mac to control and operate the functions and instruments of Logic Pro X. Logic Remote today receives an extensive update that can trigger sounds in live loops, search and add loops, and apply Remix FX to a session. The app is available free of charge in the App Store.

Logic Pro X has also received performance improvements, over 2,500 new loops across a variety of instruments and genres, and more. Apple calls version 10.5 the “biggest update for Logic since Logic Pro X was launched.”

The full release notes:

Live loops

• Compose music by arranging and triggering cells in a grid using loops, samples and your recordings
• Execute free-form arrangement ideas and record them in the route area
• Add Remix FX to create creative effects like filters, gates, repeaters and bitcrusher
• Use Logic Remote on your iPad or iPhone to perform live loops and remix effects with multi-touch gestures and trigger multiple loops or effects at the same time


• Create and edit sophisticated multi-sample instruments using a drag-and-drop workflow
• New modern design offers synthesis, assignment and zone processing in a single window surface
• The integrated zone editor offers detailed control over start, end and loop points
• The mapping editor enables quick and flexible assignment of samples using the keyboard
• Flex Time has been integrated into samplers so that sounds can be played at the same length regardless of the pitch
• Auto Sampler automates the process of converting MIDI-enabled hardware and software instruments into sampler instruments
• Supports all existing EXS24 instruments

Fast sampler

• Import a single audio file to instantly create a playable sampled instrument
• Quick Sampler automatically identifies the root note, the optimal loop points and adapts to your project tempo
• Use Slice mode to split a vocal or drum sample into multiple slices that can be triggered on a keyboard
• Record live samples with a microphone, external hardware, or from any track or bus

Drum machine designer

• Use Drum Machine Designer to create custom drum kits by dragging and organizing samples
• Access the Quick Sampler or Drum Synth controls of any pad directly
• Easily assign a third-party instrument or plug-in to a pad
• Perform each sound chromatically to create bass lines or other melodic parts

Step sequencer

• Create your own beats, melodies and effects automation using a surface inspired by classic drum machine workflows
• Create and edit patterns with discrete control over speed, repetition, random, offset, cadence, skip and bind for each line
• Use any patch as a sound source, including custom kits created with Quick Sampler and Drum Machine Designer
• Contains a library with over 150 rhythmic and melodic patterns

More content

• Over 2,500 new loops in various instruments and genres for modern and classic hip-hop, electro house, reggaeton, future bass, techno and transition effects
• 17 Live Loops starter grids covering a range of electronic and hip-hop genres
• More than 70 new drum machine designer kits
• Over 1,500 new patches
• Original multi-track project by Billie Eilish “Ocean Eyes”

Additional functions

• The drum synth plug-in generates synthesized kicks, snares, toms and hi-hats with special controls for sound shaping
• Single or multiple audio files or software instrument areas can be dragged into an empty track header to provide instant options for creating sampler, quick sampler, drum machine designer, or alchemy instruments
• Several additional improvements and stability improvements

Logic Pro X can be purchased from the Mac App Store for $ 199.99. A 90-day trial is available. Version 10.5 is available today as a free update for all existing users.

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