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Apple Releases Logic Pro X

Posted by Michael Venia on

Apple has released an advanced version of Logic Pro - Logic Pro X. A complete professional recording studio right on the Mac, Logic Pro gives musicians everything they need to go from first note to final master.

Logic Pro gives you a massive collection of plug-ins and sounds to fuel your creativity. The Sound Library is also a powerful source of inspiration, thanks to patches that allow for rich layers of instruments and effects — and Smart Controls that let you easily shape any sound.

  • Control your projects from your iPad
  • Advanced new interface - The level of control you need. Always at your fingertips
  • Drummer - Lay down tracks with the best session players in the business
  • Arpeggiator - It's amazing what a simple chord can do.
  • Flex Pitch - Hit the right note. Even if you didn't
  • Smart Controls - The fastest way to shape your sound

Get an in-depth look at Logic Pro X here!

You can purchase Logic Pro X from the Mac App Store for $199.

Minimum System Requirements

  • 4GB of RAM
  • Display with 1280-by-768 resolution or higher
  • OS X v10.8.4 or later
  • Requires 64-bit Audio Units plug-ins
  • Minimum 5GB of disk space. 35GB of optional content available via in-app download.


  • 1220 definable key and MIDI commands
  • 90 recallable screen configurations
  • 200-step undo history
  • Full plug-in latency compensation, also for external audio and MIDI gear
  • 1/3840 note resolution for MIDI events


  • Audio file and I/O resolution up to 24 bit/192kHz
  • Maximum project length greater than 6 hours at 96kHz; 13 hours at 44.1kHz
  • High-end dithering algorithms (POW-r, Apogee UV22HR)

Score Editor

  • Up to 16 independent voices per part
  • Over 4000 predefined chord grids
  • Tablature supports up to 16 string instruments with any tuning
  • Score symbols:
    • Notes and rests for various lengths
    • Auto-adapting multi-bar rests
    • Key and time signature symbols
    • Clef signs
    • Slurs and crescendo/decrescendo symbols
    • Various note head types including percussion styles
    • Accents, bowing marks, fermatas, and other symbols that apply to specific notes
    • Phrasing marks
    • Trills and other ornaments, tremolo symbols
    • Sustain pedal markings
    • Bar lines, repeat signs, and Segno and Coda markings
    • Chord symbols
    • Chord grids and tablature symbols
    • Page and line break symbols

Plug-ins and Sounds

  • Plug-ins
    • 67 effect plug-ins including Pedalboard, which includes 35 stompboxes
    • 18 software instrument plug-ins
    • Custom instrument tuning system including 97 fixed tuning presets, equal-tempered, custom, and Hermode tuning
    • 17 instrument and effect plug-ins with true surround support
  • Sound Library
    • 1548 Patches for Audio, Auxiliary, Software Instrument, and Output tracks
    • 3647 Apple Loops covering electronic genres: Hip Hop, Electro House, Dubstep, Modern R&B, Tech House, Deep House, and Chillwave
    • 848 EXS24 Sampler instruments
    • 3655 plug-in settings for 85 plug-ins
    • 30 Ultrabeat electronic drum kits with 750 unique drum sounds
    • 666 reverb spaces and warped effects for Space Designer
    • 32 groove patterns for Arpeggiator MIDI plug-in


  • Up to 255 audio channel strips
  • Up to 255 software instrument channel strips
  • Up to 255 auxiliary channel strips
  • Up to 64 busses
  • 15 inserts for internal or Audio Units effect plug-ins
  • 8 inserts for internal or Audio Units MIDI plug-ins
  • 8 sends per channel strip, pre- or post-fader, or post-pan
  • 32 groups for audio, software instrument, or MIDI channel strips

Control Surface Support

  • Extensive support via control surface plug-ins:
    • Apple Logic Remote for iPad
    • EuCon protocol support for Euphonix control surface systems
    • Apogee Electronics GiO
    • Korg: Kontrol49, microKontrol
    • Mackie Designs: Baby HUI, HUI, Logic Control, XT, Mackie Control, C4, Extender
    • Tascam: FE-8, FW-1082, FW-1884, US-224, US-2400, US-428
    • Yamaha: 01V96, 01X, 02R96, DM1000, DM2000
    • Custom Recording Light
    • iOS control surface apps that utilize OSC protocol
    • Comprehensive support of any control hardware via MIDI Learn


  • Support for all standard surround configurations:
    • Quadraphonic
    • LCRS
    • 5.1 (ITU)
    • 6.1 (ES/EX)
    • 7.1 (SDDS or 3/4.1)


  • Open GarageBand songs directly in Logic Pro
  • Support for Core Audio-compliant MIDI and audio hardware
  • Support for Audio Units effect, instrument, and MIDI plug-ins
  • ReWire support for Propellerhead Reason, Ableton Live, and other compatible applications
  • Import/export of AAF, OMF, Open TL, and XML (Final Cut Pro X) projects
  • Import/export of MIDI regions as MIDI files, export of MIDI and audio regions as Apple Loops
  • Export music notation to MusicXML
  • Play AIFF, WAV (BWF), CAF, SDII, Apple Lossless, eligible MP3, and AAC (noneligible files will be converted to PCM)
  • Record AIFF, CAF, and WAV (BWF)
  • Bounce to AIFF, WAV (Broadcast Wave), CAF, SDII, MP3, and M4A (Apple Lossless, AAC)
  • Burn any bounced audio directly to CD or DVD-A (PCM audio only)

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