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Apple Adds New Music Creation Tools to Logic Pro for Mac, iPad

Apple has updated Logic Pro with new features available for Mac and iPad. With the new Mastering Assistant and its professional palette of intuitive sound-shaping tools, musicians can deliver a release-ready mix faster.

Logic Pro for Mac now gets sample manipulation with Sample Alchemy, and the reshaping and reshuffling capabilities of Beat Breaker.

Logic Pro for iPad, meanwhile, now offers Quick Sampler Recorder mode, which allows you to quickly capture “found sounds” using the built-in microphone in iPad and instantly create custom playable instruments. Producers and beat makers with their own collections of samples can quickly build kits or custom instruments using improved multitasking features such as Split View and Stage Manager. You can work easily between Mac and iPad with project round-tripping, taking the music-making experience on the road or to the studio.

Mastering Assistant offers creators a quick and easy way to add a final professional polish for a release-ready mix. Once a mix is complete, Mastering Assistant can instantly analyze the audio and make expert refinements to the sound, adjusting elements such as the dynamics, frequency balance, timbre, and loudness. Creators can also use Mastering Assistant’s initial processing as a starting point and then fine-tune each setting with intuitive controls.

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Logic Pro now supports 32-bit float recording when used with compatible audio interfaces. This helps artists minimize the digital clipping that can occur when recording more dynamic instruments or performances. With 32-bit float, even recordings made at lower levels can be easily amplified without increasing the noise floor, providing studio-quality audio and flexibility in post-production.

Introduced on Logic Pro for iPad earlier this year, Sample Alchemy and Beat Breaker are now available in Logic Pro for Mac. Sample Alchemy allows you to transform a single audio sample into a playable instrument using a variety of techniques, including granular, additive, and spectral synthesis. Artists can now create a wide range of unique sound beds, pads, effects, and rhythms, pushing the boundaries of creativity.

With the Beat Breaker multi-effect plug-in, creators can reshape and reshuffle audio in real time, slicing audio, rearranging it, and adding scratching effects. By altering the speed, direction, volume, and number of repeats for each slice, musicians can effortlessly define complex patterns that can be changed on the fly.

The Tools menu in the Tracks area and time-based editors now includes Slip and Rotate tools, enabling users to move content within audio and software instrument regions without altering the region boundaries.

Today’s update to Logic Pro for Mac introduces two new sound packs: The Hybrid Textures sound pack includes a collection of 70 patches, as well as over 80 Apple Loops featuring Sample Alchemy, while the Vox Melodics sound pack contains a diverse collection of over 475 lyrical phrases, hooks, layered harmonies, FX, and one-shots. You can download all the app’s free sound packs using the Sound Library.

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The Quick Sampler plug-in allows you to quickly create sampler instruments from virtually any sound. With the new Recorder mode, create instruments and drum kits by directly recording audio with the built-in microphone or a connected audio input, allowing for instrument creation to happen just about anywhere.

Now creators can move seamlessly between Logic Pro and other apps like Voice Memos or the Files app using Split View and Stage Manager. Split View allows you to open two different apps — or two windows from the same app — by splitting the screen into resizable views, while Stage Manager allows you to resize windows, see multiple overlapping windows in a single view, or tap to switch between apps, and more. 

Quickly find the perfect sound in the Browser by dragging up or down with a finger to preview multiple samples, loops, or instruments. Additionally, select and drag your own samples from the Files app to Logic Pro to easily build drum kits or add stems to a project.

Logic Pro adds to its popular in-app Lessons with additional instruction covering a broad range of topics, including Mastering Assistant, Sample Alchemy, Beat Breaker, beat making, automation, sound packs, and Play Surfaces. The Hybrid Textures sound packs also come to Logic Pro for iPad, offering creators new material to explore the power and depth of Sample Alchemy.

Logic Pro 10.8 is available today as a free update for existing users and for $250 for new users on the Mac App Store. Logic Pro for Mac requires macOS Ventura 13.5 or later.

Logic Pro for iPad 1.1 is available today as a free update for existing users, and available on the App Store for $7 per month or $69 per year, with a one-month free trial for new users. Logic Pro for iPad requires iPadOS 17 or later, and an iPad with Apple A12 Bionic chip or later.