Apple massively upgrades Logic Pro X for Mac Pro


Logic Pro X on 2019 Mac Pro
Only the upcoming Mac Pro can handle everything the new Logic Pro X version has to offer.
Photo: Apple

The latest update to Apple’s software for music pros has a specific target machine: the 2019 Mac Pro. Running on Apple’s recently-announced desktop, Logic Pro X 10.4.5 can handle more processing threads and plug-ins than ever before.

When combined with the 2019 Mac Pro, Apple’s music production software supports up to 56 processing threads. And Logic can now run up to five times the number of real-time plug-ins as with Apple’s last professional-grade macOS desktop.

Version 10.4.5 increases the available track and channel count to 1,000 audio tracks and 1,000 software instrument tracks. On top of that, Logic Pro X now supports 1,000 auxiliary channel strips, 1,000 external MIDI tracks and 12 sends per channel strip.

“Users can also expect improved responsiveness of the Mixer and Event List when working with large sessions, and projects with numerous Flex Time edits and tempo changes perform more efficiently than ever,” promises Apple.

Kudos for Logic Pro X

Apple gave a few music producers early access to the Mac Pro with Logic Pro X.

“Sometimes, a producer will subconsciously avoid exploring certain creative ideas because they think their hardware and software might hold them back. Logic Pro X 10.4.5 and the new Mac Pro are going to lift those limitations,” said Stuart Price, producer and mixer for The Killers, Madonna, Coldplay and Seal. “In addition to the dramatically increased track count, there are a lot of little things in the new version of Logic that really add up.”

And Daniel Pemberton, composer for Black Mirror, Yesterday and Ocean’s 8 said “I’m really excited to see the increased performance of Logic Pro X 10.4.5 along with the power, expandability and configurability of the new Mac Pro.”

Apple’s Logic Pro X 10.4.5 is available today as a free update for all existing users, or is available on the Mac App Store for $199.99. The Mac Pro is expected in September.



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