Apple has today announced Logic Pro X, the most advanced version of Logic Pro to date, which boasts a new interface, new creative tools for musicians, and an expanded collection of instruments and effects. Logic Pro X also introduces new features like Drummer and Flex Pitch, and Logic Remote, which lets you play and control Logic Pro X from your iPad.
“Logic Pro X is our most powerful version yet, with advanced tools and a modern new interface designed to streamline the process of creating professional quality music,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “Musicians are going to love creative new features like Drummer, Flex Pitch, Track Stacks and the Arpeggiator.”
Drummer provides a virtual player that automatically plays along with your song in a wide variety of drumming styles and techniques, while Flex Pitch provides integrated pitch editing for audio recordings. The Arpeggiator is one of nine new MIDI plug-ins and can “transform a simple keyboard chord into an elaborate performance,” and Track Stacks lets you collapse multiple tracks into one, or create layered instruments.
In addition to these news features, Logic Pro X has a new, modern user interface that’s streamlined for quick and easy access to advanced tools and functionality. There are also a new collection of creative tools for songwriting and music production.
Logic Pro X is also compatible with the new Logic Remote app for iOS, which lets you record, mix and even perform instruments in Logic Pro X from anywhere in the room using your iPad. It turns your iPad into a keyboard, a drum pad, a guitar fretboard, and more.
Apple has also announced a major update to MainStage, the live performance companion app for Logic Pro X, which turns your Mac into a live rig that brings sounds from the studio to the concert stage.
Logic Pro X and MainStage 3 are priced at $199.99 and $29.99 respectively, and they’re both available to download from the Mac App Store from today. Logic Remote for iOS is free.