Apple has released a major update to its music production software with Logic Pro X 10.5. It now includes a professional version of Live Loops, new rhythm creation tools and an overhaul of the sampling workflow.
Live loops are provided with Logic Pro X 10.5
As previously suggested, the GarageBand Live Loops feature gets an upgrade and ends up in Logic Pro X. Depending on the release notes, It allows users to “compose music by organizing and triggering cells in a grid using loops, samples and your recordings”. Among other features, you can also use Logic Remote on iPad and iPhone to use the Live Loops and Remix FX features.
The improved sampler sees the classic EXS24 plug-in get a new design and extended compatibility. Meanwhile, producers can use the Quick Sampler to transform a sound into an individual instrument. The sound source can come from Logic, Finder, voice memos or be recorded directly in the quick sampler.
Logic Pro X 10.5 also has new time creation tools. These include a new step sequencer for programming drum beats, bass lines and melody beats. Its design is based on classic drum machines. There is also a Drum Synth to provide software generated drums and a Drum Machine Designer for those who want to build their own electronic drum kit.
Optimized for the latest Mac and macOS hardware
Apple said that Logic Pro X has been optimized for new Mac hardware and the latest version of macOS. “Logic Pro X 10.5 represents the biggest update to Logic since the launch of Logic Pro X, with powerful new tools that will inspire every artist – from those new to Logic to those who already use it to produce award-winning albums at the Grammy Awards. We look forward to hearing what these artists will create next, “said Susan Prescott, vice president of product marketing for Apple.