Apple Logic Pro
X In Depth...
array of tools and sounds in Logic Pro X are always
readily available but never in the way. So you can work as
quickly as you want and fine-tune precisely whenever you
Logic Pro X is
built around an elegant, single-window interface where
editors, file browsers, toolbars, and sound controls can be
easily brought in and out of view as needed. Add tracks and
select Patches. Browse and import audio or loops. Fine-tune
your sounds. Record and edit comps for multiple takes. Tell
Drummer to play more fills. Input chords and lyrics on your
lead sheet. Automate the mix for hundreds of tracks. All from
one central location, without managing multiple windows.
With Logic Pro X, time can be as rigid or fluid as you
need it to be. Record without a metronome, then drag beat
guides to transients or MIDI notes in the region to conform
bars and beats to the timing of the performance. Doing a
remix? Drag in the original file, then use Beat Detection to
set Logic to its tempo. Alternatively, you can make the audio
file conform to the current tempo in Logic.
you slow down or speed up an entire project, so you can try
your song at different tempos or temporarily slow it down long
enough to nail a particularly difficult solo.
Logic Pro X provides a number of functional shortcuts
designed to keep you moving. The Toolbar places everyday
operations like Crop, Bounce, Split, and Join in a convenient,
single-click location. An abundance of shortcut menus keeps
your mouse travel to a minimum. And because a keystroke is
faster than using the mouse, Logic has over a thousand
customizable keyboard shortcuts.
Keeping your guitar or other instruments in tune is easy
with the heads-up tuner, which can be conveniently called up
using the dedicated button on the Control Bar. The tuner
automatically listens to the signal from the currently
selected track when Input Monitoring is enabled.
If you’re new to Logic or can’t quite remember what a
particular button is for, the contextual Quick Help is just
what you need. It provides hints for whatever part of the
interface you’re currently hovering over.
Smart Controls allow you to make changes without getting
caught up in the details of navigating the sea of plug-in
parameters behind each sound.
Smart Controls are also very powerful. Each control can
manipulate one or multiple parameters at a time, with each of
those mappings being independently scaled. This means that
when you start creating your own Smart Controls, you can
fine-tune them to adjust the exact range of the parameter
you’re targeting. There are multiple themes to choose from, so
your amp controls can look like amps, drum machine controls
like drum machines, and so on.
The ability to consolidate multiple related tracks into a
single track is just one of the many uses for Track Stacks.
Route all the tracks in a Track Stack to a common auxiliary
channel for a quick and convenient way to submix tracks. Track
Stacks can also contain their own auxiliary channels, so
they’re perfect for configuring self-contained setups for
parallel processing — a multi-amp guitar rig, for example.
Track Stacks also make it easy to create layered and split
instruments. Just combine two or more software instrument
tracks into a Track Stack. In a similar way, Track Stacks can
simplify multi-out and multi-timbral software instrument
setups by combining instrument and all aux output tracks
together in a single entity.
Dual Channel Strips
The Inspector window features dual channel strips that
provide quick access to the channel strip of the current track
as well as all other channel strips it is sending signal to.
Tools you can choose the level of power and complexity you
need. Your menus and preferences will be streamlined, making
it easier to focus on the features that matter for your
Every piece of audio or MIDI that you record or import
into your project is represented in Logic as an editable
object called a region. Part of the creative power of Logic is
just how easy it is to move, edit, and loop these regions.
Each region also has a set of nondestructive playback
parameters that further increase the versatility of Logic.
MIDI regions have settings for quantize, note length,
transposition, and more, while audio regions have crossfade
and region gain settings, for example.
Groove Track lets you assign any of your tracks as the
Groove Master. You can then select any of the remaining tracks
to follow that track’s timing. It’s as easy as it sounds. If
you make changes to the Groove Master track, all the tracks
following it update to follow the new groove. And thanks to
Flex Time, this feature works well with both MIDI and audio
It's easy to make major edits like removing sections,
aligning a free-form performance to a musical grid, or
creating a tempo map that gets you to a cue point on time.
Global edit operations such as Snip, Splice, and Repeat apply
to all tracks and project data. A special marker type called
an Arrangement Marker lets you rearrange sections just by
grabbing and rearranging marker objects. And Global Tracks
provide a graphical display for viewing and editing global
song events like tempo and time signatures.
Logic Pro X gives
musicians and composers a powerful set of music-creation and
writing tools. Approach the music-making process however you
want, and turn your best ideas into your best work — whether
you’re writing a three-chord hit song, making beats,
assembling and reshaping loops, or composing for picture.
Build songs quickly by choosing from thousands of included
royalty-free music loops that automatically conform to the
tempo and key of your project. Find instruments more quickly
by clicking the buttons at the top of the browser — buttons
that designate the genre, mood, and type of sound you’re
Logic Pro X includes a collection of more than 3600 electronic
and urban loops, covering everything from Hip Hop to Electro
House, Dubstep, Modern R&B, Tech House, Deep House, and
Chillwave. You can also choose to download additional loops
from the Legacy section of the Download Manager.
You can create your own loops by dragging any audio or MIDI
region from your song into the loop browser. It couldn’t be
Various features in Logic ensure that when inspiration
strikes, you can get up and running instantly. When starting
from scratch, the New Track Sheet allows you to create and
configure multiple audio, instrument, or external MIDI tracks
from a single, simple setup window. Alternatively, you can
start with every setup detail already in place using
Templates. Choose from a set of premade Templates or create
Drum Kit Designer
Drum Kit Designer lets you build realistic acoustic drum kits
from a wide selection of drum and percussion sounds. Customize
the characteristics of each kit piece including tuning,
loudness, leakage, dampening, and overheads and room mics.
A flexible synthesizer that can produce a wide variety of
sounds inspired by ’70s and ’80s synthesizers. It provides
four types of synthesizer engines — Analog, FM, Sync, and
A drum synth and sequencer with 25 unique drum voices per
preset. Each voice is capable of producing pure synth drums,
component modeled drums, triggering samples, or hybrids of the
A physical modeling synth that emulates the vibration of
real physical materials. Ideal for strings, hammered
percussion instruments, and even “blown” instruments like
flutes, Sculpture lends itself to innovative sound design due
to its unconventional method of generating sound.
A software sampler capable of playing just about any kind
of instrument imaginable, from simple single-sampled, cut-up
drum loops to deep-sampled, intricate acoustic instruments
with round robin sample switching.
A three-oscillator subtractive synthesizer with elements
of FM and wavetable synthesis to help you generate a variety
of sounds. This makes it the perfect choice for creating pads,
textures, basses, or synthetic brass.
Straightforward emulation of a classic analog subtractive
synthesizer. ES1 particularly shines for creating bass, pad,
and lead Patches.
A detailed re-creation of the sound and functionality of a
Hammond B3 organ with rotating Leslie cabinet.
Delivers the sounds from classic electric pianos made by
Fender Rhodes, Wurlitzer, and Hohner, as well as many tasteful
Provides the sound of the classic Hohner Clavinet that is
most closely linked to funk, but whose sound has been used in
countless pop, reggae, and dance productions.
The EVOC20 PS instrument combines a vocoder with a
polyphonic synthesizer that is playable in real time. It
features two oscillators that offer 50 special waveforms, FM
capabilities, and colored noise.
The ES E is a straightforward subtractive synthesizer
ideal for quickly creating warm, rich pad and ensemble sounds.
The monophonic ES M subtractive synthesizer is especially
useful for creating bass sounds that punch through your mix.
ES M features an automatic fingered portamento mode, making
bass slides easy.
The ES P emulates classic polyphonic synthesizers of the
1980s. This versatile instrument is capable of producing a
huge variety of useful musical sounds. The creation of classic
analog synthesizer brass sounds is just one of its many
A sophisticated arpeggiator plug-in that offers basic settings
for rate, direction, and octave range as well as more
elaborate options like note length and velocity randomization.
Keyboard remote features allow you to control nearly all
Arpeggiator functions with notes on your keyboard, making it a
powerful live-performance tool.
Makes it possible to trigger memorized chords by playing a
single MIDI key.
Use to reassign or filter continuous controller data. You
can also scale or add to event values.
Use to generate continuous controller, aftertouch, and
pitch bend messages. Includes a syncable LFO and
Mimics an audio delay by generating repeating MIDI notes.
Repeated notes can transpose or ramp velocity during the decay
Randomizes incoming MIDI notes or controller events in
Extensible plug-in that can process or generate MIDI data
Transposes incoming MIDI notes in real time and can
correct notes to a selected scale.
Allows you to compress or expand MIDI velocity events.
Hardware-based synthesizers have a unique appeal and sound
and are integral to the creative process for many electronic
musicians. With the External Instrument plug-in, you can
insert the MIDI and audio routings for external synths into a
software instrument channel strip.
A Patch is a file format that can store all channel strip
settings as well as Track Stack and Smart Controls mappings.
With Patches, you can re-create every detail of the most
complex, multi-channel sound. Patches make it possible to
deliver the sophisticated layered and split instruments in the
Logic Pro X turns your Mac into a professional recording
studio able to handle any project — from a quick demo to a
large-scale commercial project.
Whether you’re recording a solo guitar or a full band,
Logic has numerous workflow features to ensure that you
capture everything with confidence. Intelligent
input-monitoring options and a Low Latency mode, which
temporarily disables latency-producing plug-ins, ensure that
performers hear what they need to hear. Any errors can be
fixed quickly with seamless punch recording features that
allow you to drop in manually or at predetermined in and out
Logic offers a simple, flexible approach to multi-take
recording. When you record over existing material, your takes
can be automatically stored in a take folder. Expand the take
folder at any time to see a graphical display of all your
takes for easy auditioning and editing. Move a take folder
anywhere in your arrangement and edit it just as you would any
Logic Pro supports OS X Core Audio, so you can choose the
audio interface that best suits your needs. That includes
top-of-the-line Thunderbolt solutions like the Apogee Symphony
I/O connected via a ThunderBridge interface. It provides up to
64 channels of pristine, 192kHz/24-bit audio with
ultra-low-latency performance — without a PCI card.
Basic features for recording are the same for MIDI as
audio, but additional options are specifically helpful when
capturing MIDI data. For example, when laying down a drum
groove while cycling the transport, you can have Logic create
new tracks on each successive pass. So your kick, snare, and
hi-hat parts are on discrete tracks when you’re done.
Logic can record MIDI coming from your iPad with Logic Remote
or from one or multiple MIDI controller keyboards
simultaneously. If you don’t have either of those available,
call up the Musical Typing keyboard and tap in your music
right from your computer’s keyboard. Comprehensive Step Input
features let you insert MIDI notes without having to perform.
Make those fine changes that turn a great track into a perfect
one, or make a dramatic sonic alteration that shifts the
entire direction of your composition.
When you’re creatively processing audio, it can be useful
to bake the current effects into the file before taking things
further with other creative features like Convert to Sampler
Track. The Bounce Regions In Place feature addresses this
need. You can render one or more selected regions, with or
without the track’s effects or automation.
In a single step, you can transform any audio in your
project into a sampler instrument. Logic will take any region
or selection of regions and auto-assign them to notes.
Alternatively, Logic can slice the region up by transient and
assign each slice to a note.
Improve problematic drum tracks with triggered samples in
just a few clicks using Drum Replacement. The feature can also
be used to double, rather than replace, any drum sound, so get
as creative as you want.
Logic takes the concept of fades and crossfades on an
interesting tangent with the Speed Fade option. Applied just
like fades, Speed Fades create tape-style speed-up or
slow-down effects at the beginning or end of any audio region.
While Flex Time is primarily about correcting timing
issues with audio recordings, it has features that make it an
interesting creative sound design tool as well.
For example, when Flex Time is enabled, you can slice a region
into multiple smaller ones based on transients. Turn on
Shuffle mode and easily re-order the pieces. Or stretch one
piece radically, then toss the result into the EXS24 Sampler.
For pure sound-warping fun, try radically flexing all or
portions of a region using either of two creative Flex Time
modes — Speed and Tempophone. The results are not always
predictable, but that can be a good thing.
Turn Fill Gaps off for the Slicing mode and start tearing off
little pieces of an audio file to create glitchy passages in
seconds, rather than the hours it might take to build the same
effect destructively in a sample editor.
Creative Effect Plug-ins
Emulates the sound of 25 famous guitar amplifiers and the
speaker cabinets used with them. Each preconfigured model
combines an amp, a cabinet, and an EQ that re-creates a
well-known guitar amplifier sound. Virtual microphones are
used to pick up the signal of the emulated amplifier and
Emulates the sound of three famous bass guitar amplifiers
and the speaker cabinets used with them. The amp and cabinet
can be combined with integrated compression and EQ units to
focus the tone.
Simulates the sound of 35 classic and modern stompbox
pedal effects chained together. Stompboxes range from a wide
variety of fuzz and distortion, delay, and modulation to
pedals you’ve never heard before, like a spinning Leslie
A flexible multi-tap delay that offers significant sound
design potential. You can use it for everything from a basic
echo effect to an audio pattern sequencer. You can create
complex, evolving, moving rhythms by synchronizing the
placement of taps. Delay Designer taps also support “swing” to
conform your delay pattern to the groove of your music.
Logic Pro X includes additional types of delay effects
ranging from simple Echo to more comprehensive Stereo Delay or
even an emulation of retro tape delay machines complete with
tape decay, wow, and flutter controls.
Logic Pro X provides a wide range of distortion effects
that simulate the distortion created by vacuum tubes,
transistors, or digital circuits.
A versatile filter effect with several unique features.
You can use it to create classic, analog-style synthesizer
effects, or as a tool for creative sound design.
EVOC 20 Filterbank consists of two formant filter banks.
Each bank features level faders for up to 20 frequency bands,
allowing independent level control of each band. You can
control the position of the filter bands with the Formant
Shift parameter. You can also crossfade between the two filter
banks to create shifting “vocal” effects.
A vocoder with a monophonic pitch-tracking oscillator. The
tracking oscillator follows the pitch of a monophonic input
signal. If the signal is a sung vocal melody, the individual
note pitches are tracked and mirrored, or played, by the
The Fuzz-Wah plug-in emulates classic wah effects,
combined with compression and fuzz distortion effects. The
name wah wah comes from the sound it produces. It has been a
popular effect — usually a pedal effect — with electric
guitarists since the days of Jimi Hendrix.
Spectral Gate is an unusual filter effect that works in
the frequency domain to create complex moving filters unlike
anything possible with conventional filters.
Modulation effects — such as chorus, flanging, and phasing
— are used to add motion and depth to your sound. Logic Pro X
provides 11 modulation effects and includes a few unusual
modulation effects such as Ringshifter and Spreader.
Ringshifter combines a ring modulator with a frequency
shifter effect. The frequency shifter creates a harmonic
shift, with resulting sounds ranging from sweet and spacious
phasing effects to robotlike timbres.
Spreader creates a moving stereo image by altering the
pitch of one channel in a stereo signal up and down over time.
The effect works best on mono signals.
The Pitch Correction plug-ins can transpose or correct the
pitch of audio signals. These effects can also be used for
creating unison or slightly thickened parts, or even for
creating harmony voices.
Pitch Shifter II provides a simple way to combine a
pitch-shifted version of the signal with the original signal.
Vocal Transformer can be used to transpose the pitch of a
vocal line to augment or diminish the range of the melody.
Logic Pro X delivers several reverb plug-ins ranging from
primitive retro-sounding algorithmic reverbs to a high-quality
Space Designer is a convolution reverb effect that you can
use to place your audio signals in exceptionally realistic
re-creations of real-world acoustic environments.
Grooveshifter allows you to rhythmically vary audio
recordings, imparting a swing feel to the input signal.
Imagine a guitar solo played in straight eighth or sixteenth
notes. Grooveshifter can make this straightforward solo swing.
editing tools and features make it easy to perform
broad-stroke edits and sample precise ones in various places
within the app.
Quick Swipe Comping dramatically streamlines the process
of comping tracks. Rather than cutting, moving, and muting
regions, all you have to do is click and drag to select the
best sections of each take. This creates a perfectly seamless
comp, complete with transition-smoothing crossfades. Easily
change your comp selections by clicking alternative sections
in any take. You can save multiple comps and switch among them
to pick the one you like best.
Fades and crossfades can be applied to the beginning or
end of any region. So you can soften the start or ending of a
phrase, smooth a transition, or mask the junction between two
regions where a difficult edit was made. Apply fades with the
Fade Tool or enable the Fade click zone so the tool appears
whenever you hover in the upper-left or upper-right corner of
an audio region.
With the Marquee Tool you can make selections based on
transients, define an area for Auto-Punch, set a temporary
location to start playback, make a simple cut, and more.
Enable the Marquee Tool click zone and you’ll have access to
this flexible tool whenever you hover over the lower portion
of a region.
The Audio Track editor shows a close-up view of all the
regions on the selected audio track in the Tracks area. This
enables you to trim, split, or otherwise edit the region with
sample accuracy while maintaining a bird’s-eye view of your
project in the main Tracks area. The full range of Flex Time
and Flex Pitch features — covered in detail below — are also
accessible from this editor.
Editing in the Tracks Area
Most audio edits can be performed with sample-accurate
precision right in the Tracks area. Cut, copy, paste, or move
regions using a variety of tools and functions. Apply fades.
Create comps. Shuffle, spot, align, or loop one or multiple
regions with speed and efficiency. Use Track Grouping when
edits made to one track need to be applied to others in a
related group. This advanced feature is especially critical
for multi-mic recording scenarios — live drum recordings, for
example — where maintaining phase alignment between tracks is
The Audio File editor puts destructive sample editing
capabilities right in Logic. This is the place to permanently
fix problem spots like removing pops and clicks or for setting
accurate crossover points for looped playback, correcting
phase cancellation errors, and more. The Audio File editor is
also where you modify the location and number of transient
markers in an audio file.
Flex Pitch makes it possible to correct pitch, level, and
other issues in monophonic audio recordings. While ideally
suited for improving vocal tracks, it’s effective for all
types of melodic recordings. You can transpose notes to
explore new melodic ideas or extract them to a MIDI track,
where you can double or harmonize your part with any software
Basic pitch correction can be applied in the Tracks area,
where a specialized edit view displays how far a note is from
its intended pitch. The complete set of Flex Pitch tools is
available in the Audio Track editor, where notes appear in a
familiar, Piano Roll-style interface. Out-of-tune notes are
offset from perfect pitch, so it’s easy to identify them.
Control points appear around any note you roll over, giving
you instant access to all parameters without forcing you to
constantly change tools. Besides tuning and transposition,
there are controls for vibrato, pitch drift, formant, and even
gain of each individual note.
Flex Time features make it easy to manipulate the timing
and tempo of audio recordings. The simplest way to use Flex
Time is with the Flex Tool. Just select the tool and start
pushing around beats by clicking and dragging anywhere within
an audio region. For more precise editing and more visual
feedback, enable Flex View. All the detected transients and
edit points you’ve already made will appear. Then you can
further edit those points, called Flex Markers, or click
anywhere to add and edit as needed.
Flex Time also makes it possible to apply quantize on an audio
track using the same workflow used with MIDI tracks. That
includes using the Groove Track feature to lock the timing of
one track to another.
There are multiple modes for Flex Time, each utilizing an
algorithm that has been optimized for different types of
audio. Edits made using any of the modes are rendered in real
time, even when you’re using the highest-quality setting.
Designed to be used on melodic instruments only playing a
single note at a time.
Rhythmically time stretches the material, looping audio
between slices to fill any gaps. It is most suitable for
material such as rhythmic guitars, keyboard parts, and loops.
Time stretches material using a sophisticated process
called phase vocoding. It’s recommended for all complex
polyphonic material such as guitar, piano, and complete mixes.
Unique to Logic Pro, Slicing mode corrects timing by
shifting the slices around without compressing or expanding
the audio. This makes it especially ideal for drum tracks.
Logic Pro X is the only application that allows you to make
this type of edit without switching to a separate tool that
leaves your tracks sliced up into hundreds of little pieces.
Emulates the effect of a historical tape-based
time-stretching device known as a tempophone. Results in a
mechanical sound with many artifacts similar to those produced
with granular synthesis techniques.
Time stretches material by playing the source material
faster or slower, including pitch change.
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With a rock-solid
timing engine, exceptional quantization features, and a wealth
of MIDI production tools, Logic Pro X is the gold standard for
creating and editing MIDI-based music.
Quantizing involves the rhythmic correction of notes to a
specific time grid. Any notes not played in time are moved to
the nearest position on the grid. Logic offers a sophisticated
set of options for applying and adjusting quantization either
to a region and its contents or directly to the note events in
one of the MIDI editors.
Region-based quantize can be adjusted as you listen to the
result, and there are parameters that go beyond the basic
snapping of a start of a note to a grid. For example, you can
actually quantize the dynamics of notes. This is especially
interesting when using the Groove Track feature, as it means
you can follow not only the timing of the Groove Master track,
but the relative dynamics as well.
Applying quantization to selected notes in any of the MIDI
editors is also easy and powerful. The Piano Roll and Score
editors also offer Scale Quantize settings that let you snap
selected notes to a particular key and scale.
MIDI data consists of more than just notes. Modulation,
pitch bend, volume, and expression data are all very common.
MIDI Draw provides a graphical interface that makes it easy to
see and edit this type of data. It can be enabled on a region
in the Tracks area or in the Piano Roll editor or Score
A number of other region-based parameters make the Region
inspector an important go-to location for MIDI sequencing in
Logic. Smooth out the most jittery performance by adjusting
the Dynamics and Velocity settings. Convert a legato
performance into a staccato one or vice versa, using Gate
Time. You can even push or pull the timing of an entire region
with the Delay parameter. Classic features like these make
Logic Pro a powerhouse when it comes to composing with MIDI.
Logic Pro X has multiple MIDI editors for viewing and
editing any type of MIDI data. With such a variety, you’re
able to select an editor that best suits the task at hand. For
example, the Piano Roll is probably the best for adjusting
note length. If you read music, you can’t beat the Score
editor, especially for editing multiple tracks at a time. If
you’re editing the velocities for drum hits, the Step editor
is the way to go.
Another powerful tool in the MIDI processing arsenal is
the MIDI Transform window. It transforms MIDI events — based
on conditions, operations, and values you choose — into
different types of events or events with different values.
At the heart of Logic Pro X is a robust mixing console. It
supports 255 audio tracks, 255 software instrument tracks, 255
auxiliary channels, and a nearly unlimited number of MIDI
tracks. And there are 8 effect sends and 15 audio plug-in
slots per channel. So it’s more than ready to tackle even the
most ambitious projects.
The Mixer also features a long list of innovations that make
it simpler and more convenient to operate. For instance, you
can filter the types of channels displayed, jump to the
destination of a send, or show only the current track and all
the channels it’s sending a signal to. You can bypass, move,
or change a plug-in on a channel insert without using a single
modifier key. And when you create a send, an auxiliary channel
is dynamically created to receive a signal from it.
Logic Pro X also provides plug-in delay compensation for the
entire signal path, so all your tracks play back with perfect
Control Surface Support
The Mixer can be externally controlled by Logic Remote for
iPad or by a range of hardware controllers, from simple home
studio models to high-end professional control surfaces.
This feature lets you control the levels or other
parameters of related tracks from any single channel in a
group. So when you’re mixing multitracked drums, for example,
it’s easy to trim the level of the whole group while
maintaining the relative mix of the kit. You can have up to 32
groups, and a track can be a member of multiple groups.
All the parameters of the mixing desk, Smart Controls, and
any plug-ins you use are integrated into a comprehensive
track-based automation system, which allows for
Using the system is simple and straightforward. No need to
select or otherwise configure the parameters you want to
automate beforehand. Just activate automation recording for a
track, hit Play, and start moving controls. Your every move
will be captured. View and edit the automation graphically for
single or multiple tracks, including multiple parameters per
track. And synchronize the writing and editing of automation
for multiple tracks using Track Groups.
Logic Pro X offers end-to-end surround capabilities, allowing
you to record, edit, and mix projects in surround up to 7.1.
You can play, record, and process multi-channel, interleaved
audio files. Surround level meters let you monitor volumes for
all channels within a single channel strip.
Logic Pro also supports 12 surround formats, making it ideal
for those involved in the creation of film and TV soundtracks.
You can even bounce your song to a stereo audio file and
immediately burn it to CD.
And with support for end-to-end, multi-channel signal routing,
you can submix surround tracks or use sends to route audio to
surround auxiliary tracks.
The Surround Panner provides a graphical surround field to
adjust track output signals to specific speaker positions in a
Quad, LCRS, 5.1, 6.1, or 7.1 surround field.
Many of the Studio Instruments and Studio Effects,
including Space Designer and Delay Designer, are designed for
True Surround. This means that all the processing for surround
is handled in the plug-in, to provide particularly rich,
immersive effects. And thanks to the built-in multi-mono
architecture support, you can use any plug-in with surround,
not just True Surround plug-ins.
Emulates the sound and response of a professional-level
analog, hardware compressor. Provides a choice of five
different circuit types.
A versatile multi-band EQ. It provides eight frequency
bands, including low-pass and high-pass filters, low and high
shelving filters, and four flexible parametric bands.
You can analyze and store the frequency spectrum of an
audio file as a template. Then apply the template to another
audio signal so that it matches the spectrum of the original
Adds harmonic color that is comparable to overdrive and
distortion effects. When blended with the source signal, it
can add a pleasing sheen to the source material, making
high-frequency recordings sound brighter and more detailed.
Improves speech recordings made with your computer’s
internal microphone, if applicable. It combines denoising,
advanced microphone frequency remodeling, and multi-band
Generates frequencies below those of the original signal,
resulting in artificial bass content.
Amplifies (or reduces) the signal by a specific decibel
Enables you to use external audio effects units, similar
to using internal effects. It uses a ping feature, which
analyzes the latency added by the round trip through the
device and then compensates the track automatically.
Mastering Effect Plug-ins
Linear Phase EQ
High-quality EQ with same parameters and layout as Channel EQ.
The difference is that phase distortion introduced by
conventional EQs is eliminated.
Versatile audio mastering tool that splits the incoming
signal into different frequency bands — up to four — and
enables you to independently compress each band.
A versatile tool for controlling the perceived loudness of
individual tracks or the main output of a song. It works by
rounding and smoothing peaks in the signal, producing an
effect similar to an analog amplifier being driven hard.
Straightforward limiter that reduces signals exceeding the
threshold to ensure that no clipping occurs.
MultiMeter provides a collection of professional gauge and
analysis tools in a single window.
seamlessly integrates sophisticated score editing and music
notation into your audio and MIDI production workflow.
Logic Pro transforms MIDI performances into music notation
in real time as you play. The display of the notes is
quantized separate from the MIDI events themselves, making it
possible to produce perfectly readable notation for a
performance that may be less than perfect. Imagine, for
example, an eighth note figure that’s played with a lot of
swing. With display quantize, you can notate as either eighth
notes or eighth note triplets. In either case, though, the
performance will sound the same.
Logic Pro offers plenty of elaborate layout functions and
professional notation printout functions to allow you to
quickly deliver anything from a lead sheet to a complete
orchestral score. There are projectwide settings for adjusting
the overall spacing between notes and default bars per line,
as well as tools for overriding those settings on a local,
as-needed basis. A Page View mode lets you see exactly how
your changes are going to translate to the printed page as you
While Logic has an extensive set of features to support
turning your performances into printable scores, the Score
editor is incredibly useful as a MIDI editor for anyone who
reads music. It’s the only editor that allows you to see and
edit multiple discrete tracks — stacked horizontally — of data
at a time. You can also see more bars of a single part than
with any other editor thanks to the Wrapped view option.
Enable the Duration Bars option and you can graphically edit
the length of notes as well as pitch, just as with the Piano
Staff Styles let you create and save settings such as clef
type, transposition, and other details so that you don’t have
to re-create the setup work every time. You can save even more
time by saving the Staff Style with a Patch, so the correct
settings are always used for that sound automatically.
Logic Pro includes an abundance of options for notating
guitar parts and chords. You can notate parts as guitar
tablature, complete with specialized ornaments for notating
bends, slides, and other guitar embellishments. There’s also
the option to input guitar chords with alphanumeric chord
symbols or full-fledged Chord Grids. Choose from the Logic
Studio Library that features over 4000 chord grids, or create
The Part box contains a complete collection of score
symbols and ornaments, all arranged in groups. You can control
which symbols are displayed in the Part box, re-order symbol
groups, and open the Part box as a separate, floating window.
Logic Pro can help when you need to add lyrics to your
song. Notes automatically adjust to the lyrics as you input
them using the Adaptive Lyric feature.
Experiment with and manage different versions of your project
with the Alternatives feature. Project alternatives let you
save “snapshots” of a project in different states, including
different arrangements or mixes. Alternatives are conveniently
saved as part of the project, and each has its own set of
Autosave maintains a continuous backup of your work so
that you don’t lose important changes if something goes wrong.
If a project closes unexpectedly, you can choose between the
autosaved or last manually saved version of the project.
When you record, bounce, or export audio files with Logic
Pro, tempo events are automatically included. With Flex Time,
this means audio imported from other Logic projects can
automatically conform to the tempo of the current project,
even if there are tempo changes. Project markers come along
for the ride too, so the bounced stem you send to a friend can
include a marker telling him where and what you’d like him to
Selective Track Import makes it easy to transfer track
contents and setups between projects. Pick and choose the
components to import, such as the regions, effect plug-ins,
sends, and more, on a track-by-track basis. For example, you
might like the sound you’ve dialed in for the vocal track in
the current version of the song, but the performance is better
in an older version. Selective Track Import lets you bring in
the previous performance with just a few clicks.
Alternatively, you can import just the mix from one project
without changing the audio tracks in the current session.
Logic also provides a flexible set of options for bouncing
single or multiple tracks at a time so you can easily share
the audio files with other musicians or engineers you’re
collaborating with. You can choose whether the bounced files
render in the effects or existing automation on any of the
Import and export MIDI Files, Final Cut Pro X XML, and AAF
files to facilitate collaborative workflows. You can also
export your music score as a MusicXML file if you want to open
it in a dedicated music engraving application.
A sophisticated set of asset management options let you
gather and store your choice of project files into a single
folder, or even the project package itself. This ensures that
all the recordings, sample files, and other files used by your
project will be available when you take them to a new
location. Project file cleanup features help you conserve hard
disk space and keep things organized by ridding projects of
unused files and outdated backups.
If you have a SoundCloud account, you can share a project
to SoundCloud directly from Logic Pro. You can choose the
quality and visibility level for the shared project, set
permissions, and also send an email to notify others that the
project is available, all right from Logic.
architecture of Logic Pro X lets you extend its creative power
with a wide range of audio interfaces, control surfaces, and
performance hardware. You can also explore more than a
thousand third-party instrument and effect Audio Units, and
incorporate sounds from applications like Ableton Live and
Logic Pro X makes it easy to incorporate compatible
third-party plug-ins and applications, as well as interchange
project files with other applications.
Discover new creative options by adding any of the more
than 1000 third-party instrument and effect Audio Units
The automated setup process seamlessly incorporates
ReWire-compatible applications such as Propellerhead Reason
and Ableton Live.
Open GarageBand projects directly in Logic Pro.
Export MIDI performances in the open, industry-standard
notation format MusicXML.
Final Cut Pro X XML
Export multitrack projects to Final Cut Pro X with support
for Final Cut Pro X compound clips andplug-in automation.
Export projects using AAF for exchange with Avid Pro Tools
and other compatible audio apps.
Send projects directly to SoundCloud for sharing with
fans, friends, or collaborators.
Logic Pro X gives you the freedom to choose the hardware
that best suits your creative style and production
Use any Core Audio-compatible audio interface with support
for a wide variety of connection protocols including
very-low-latency Thunderbolt and PCI, USB, FireWire, or
ExpressCard.Logic Pro X supports devices up to 192kHz/24 bit.
Enjoy hands-on control when you record or mix by using any
of the more than 30 supported control surfaces — from Logic
Remote on iPad to high-end console-style controllers.
Plug-and-play simplicity lets you start working immediately.
Assigning hardware controls to Smart Controls or plug-in
parameters is simple with the easy-to-use Learn command.