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Logic Pro X 10.5

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New Features

Live Loops

  • Compose music by arranging and triggering cells in a grid using loops, samples, and your recordings.
  • Perform and capture free-form arrangement ideas into the tracks area.
  • Add Remix FX to perform creative effects like filters, gates, repeaters, and downsampling.
  • Use Logic Remote on your iPad or iPhone to perform Live Loops and Remix FX using Multi-Touch gestures to trigger several loops or effects simultaneously.

Sampler

  • Create sophisticated multi-sampled instruments using a drag-and-drop workflow.
  • New modern design provides synthesis, mapping, and zone editing in a single window interface.
  • Integrated zone editor offers detailed control over start, end and loop points.
  • Mapping editor enables fast and flexible assignment of samples across the keyboard.
  • Flex Time has been integrated into Sampler allowing sounds to be played at the same length, regardless of pitch.
  • Auto Sampler automates the process of converting MIDI-enabled hardware and software instruments into Sampler instruments.
  • Supports all existing EXS24 instruments.

Quick Sampler

  • Import a single audio file to instantly build a playable sampled instrument.
  • Quick Sampler automatically identifies the root note, optimal loop points, and trims silence from an imported sample.
  • Use Slice mode to chop a vocal or drum sample into multiple slices that can be triggered on a keyboard.
  • Record live samples using a microphone, external hardware, or from any track or bus.

Drum Machine Designer

  • Use Drum Machine Designer to build custom drum kits by dragging and organizing samples.
  • Directly access Quick Sampler or Drum Synth controls on any pad.
  • Easily assign any instrument or third-party plug-in to a pad.
  • Perform any sound chromatically to create bass lines or other melodic parts.

Step Sequencer

  • Build your own beats, melodies and effects automation using an interface inspired by classic drum machine workflows.
  • Create and edit patterns with discrete control over velocity, repeat, chance, offset, step rate, skip and tie for each row.
  • Use any patch as a sound source, including custom kits made with Quick Sampler and Drum Machine Designer.
  • Includes a library of over 150 rhythmic and melodic patterns.

More Content

  • Over 2,500 new loops in a variety of instruments and genres covering modern and classic hip-hop, electro house, reggaeton, future bass, techno, and transition effects.
  • 17 Live Loops starter grids covering a range of electronic and hip-hop genres.
  • More than 70 new Drum Machine Designer kits.
  • Over 1,500 new patches.
  • Original multi-track project of Billie Eilish’s “Ocean Eyes.”

Other New Features/Enhancements 

  • The Drum Synth plug-in generates synthesized kicks, snares, percussion, cymbals, and hi-hats with dedicated sound shaping controls.
  • Individual or multiple audio files or software instrument regions can be dragged into an empty track header to provide instant options for creating Sampler, Quick Sampler, Drum Machine Designer, or Alchemy instruments.
  • Trigger cells and other functions in Live Loops with support for Novation Launchpad (Launchpad, Launchpad MK2, Launchpad Mini, Launchpad Mini MK3, Launchpad Pro, Launchpad S, Launchpad X)
  • It is now possible to import Electronic Drummer tracks from other projects.
  • The preference “Select tracks on region selection” has been renamed “Select tracks on region/marquee selection,” and marquee selections also select the corresponding tracks if it is enabled.
  • Name labels can now be displayed on notes in the Piano Roll editor.
  • The Modulator plug-in now offers a new control for the waveform phase value in the extended parameters.
  • It is now possible to capture MIDI performances played while Logic is stopped.
  • The maximum number of Mix Groups has been increased to 64.
  • There is a new command “Hide all but selected tracks.”
  • It is now possible to input the tempo of audio files in the Project Audio window.
  • Impulse Response Utility now supports Dark Mode.
  • There is now a menu item and a Key Command to select frozen tracks.
  • Project and Track Notes now support hyperlinks for internal actions, such as Key Commands.
  • The Pan Law setting now allows for -4.5 dB and -6 dB compensation.
  • There are new commands to Slip and Rotate content in regions.
  • Dragging a region below the last track in the Track List now creates a new track with duplicate settings.
  • There is now a setting to auto-colorize markers.
  • There are now Key Commands to create MIDI, Drummer and Audio regions.
  • There is a new menu item “Reactivate Upbeat Event Playback” to allow MIDI notes that are ¼ note or less before the start of a region to play, in cases where the left edge of the region has been edited.
  • There is now a key command to bypass all plug-ins on selected channel strips.
  • Option-clicking the disclosure triangle of a Take folder now sets all Take folders on the same track to the same state.

Stability/Reliability

  • Logic no longer quits unexpectedly:
    • When creating a MIDI track from a Flex Pitched region, if there are no notes within the region.
    • When loading an Alchemy preset in which the loop end point has been set later than the end of the sample.
    • When analyzing audio for Flex editing
    • When the On button in the additive tab of the A source in Alchemy is clicked in certain presets.
    • When an AUv3 plug-in that supports side-chaining is present, but has no side-chain connection yet defined.
    • When performing tempo analysis on an Apple Lossless file at 192 kHz sample rate.
    • When the right border of a regions is adjusted rapidly while the Score is open in Page view.
    • At launch after an erase install of macOS 10.15 Catalina has been performed on the computer.
    • After Revert to Saved is performed on a project that includes ARA instances of Melodyne.
    • When importing a sample into Alchemy after adding a new Group.
    • When the Create button is clicked in the New Tracks dialog.
    • When the Gain is changed in the Audio File Editor.
    • Occasionally when a project is opened without closing the current project.
    • Occasionally when a sequencer mod source is loaded into Alchemy, playback in Logic is started and then Sequencer 1 is selected as the mod source from the source Transpose button.
    • When moving a Sysex fader after adjusting the border of a MIDI region.
    • Occasionally when left sitting idle.
    • Occasionally when dragging one audio region over another.
    • Occasionally when installing items using the Sound Library Manager.
    • When a Marquee selection within a folder is copied.
    • Occasionally when loading a project that contains an Aux that has a send that routes to itself.
    • Occasionally when “Cut All Names” is performed in a Text Fader and then the fader’s range is adjusted.
    • Occasionally after moving a window from an iPad Pro back to Logic when using Sidecar.
  • Logic no longer experiences occasional hangs when saving a project after adding notes to in the Score to a region on an external MIDI track.
  • Logic no longer hangs when selecting the Untagged Loops tab in the Loop Browser in certain projects.
  • Using the Join Regions/Notes key command on a folder no longer causes a Circular Structure error to be displayed.
  • Fixes an issue where Logic occasionally quits with certain plug-ins.

Performance

  • Creating notes in the Score is no longer sluggish on systems using a high-density display.
  • Scrolling of plug-in parameters in Controls view using a mouse wheel is now smoother.
  • Performance when dragging regions in projects that contain a large number of small regions is improved.
  • Playback and recording no longer stop unexpectedly when a content package is finished downloading.
  • Performance when importing assets from the All Files browser in large projects is improved.
  • Adjusting values by scrubbing with the mouse is no longer sluggish when an Event List Editor window is open.
  • Dragging files into Logic via the Finder no longer interrupts playback.
  • Audio Unit scans are now much faster.
  • Performance in the Mixer is improved when switching between projects.
  • Fixes an issue where Logic occasionally becomes sluggish after recalling multiple screen sets.
  • Fixes an issue where automation of plug-in parameters in projects with a high sample rates could cause clicks, pops or other audio anomalies.
  • Alchemy patches that use Spectral effects now consume less CPU when on the live track.
  • Start-up time at launch has been improved.
  • Improves responsiveness of editing in the Tracks area when the Project Audio window is also open.

Accessibility

  • VoiceOver now properly announces the first column in the Loop Browser.
  • VoiceOver now announces the state of the Direct Monitoring button in the Mixer.
  • VoiceOver no longer announces disclosure triangles in Inspectors as button.
  • VoiceOver now positions plug-ins  in the correct slots when inserting more than three plug-ins consecutively.
  • The Part box in the Score is now accessible with VoiceOver.
  • VoiceOver now announces the note position and pitch in linear view in the Score.
  • The pop-up menu for creating a Software instrument no longer requires a mouse click interaction with VoiceOver.
  • Filter by Type in the Loop Browser now supports VoiceOver.
  • Fixes an issue where channel strips sometimes remain unexpectedly selected when navigating the Mixer using VoiceOver.
  • VoiceOver now speaks the track name when using the up and down arrows to navigate the track list.
  • Favoriting an Apple Loop no longer causes the focus to unexpectedly jump to a different loop when using VoiceOver.

Mixer

  • Option-clicking the Group slot on a channel strip now selects all other channel strips that are members of the same group.
  • Right- or Control-clicking a group slot now opens a contextual menu with group settings.
  • Enabling editing for a Group in which a member contains a selected region now immediately selects all other relevant regions on other members of the Group.
  • It is now possible to store a user default mixer configuration by right-clicking a channel strip.
  • Notes and track numbers now immediately reflect changes made to the track color.
  • The External Instrument plug-in now opens immediately when inserted when the “Open plug-in window on insertion” preference is enabled.
  • Software Instrument plug-ins no longer open when inserted if the “Open plug-in window on insertion” preference is not enabled.
  • Changes to Drum Machine Designer channel strip icons are now immediately visible on Mixer channel strips.
  • Multi-linked plug-in windows now reliably show the plug-ins for the currently selected channel strip after the key command for Show/Hide All plug-in Windows is toggled, or when changing screen sets.
  • Changing a track icon in the Track list now also immediately changes it in the Mixer.
  • Dragging all tracks out of a summing stack now reroutes their outputs to the main output pair.
  • Long names for Groups now display as expected in the Mixer.
  • It is now possible to create an Aux by right- or control-clicking the name label of a channel strip in the Channel Strip Inspector.
  • Opening a track stack in the Mixer is now instantaneous.
  • The Mixer now immediately updates when tracks are hidden or unhidden.
  • The Settings button is now available on Output and Master channels in projects that include Surround channels.
  • It is now possible to see the presets for a plug-in in the Sound Library by Shift-clicking it.
  • Shift-clicking to add Mixer channels to the selection now works reliably.
  • The Mixer now consistently updates displayed channel strips when Filter buttons are enabled to change the view.
  • Fixes an issue where the click zone to control Stereo Pan is unexpectedly small.
  • The “Select Auxiliary Channel Strips” command in the Mixer now excludes Track Stacks.
  • There are now commands to remove all plug-ins, all bypassed plug-ins, all empty insert slots or all sends from selected channel strips.
  • The Mixer no longer shows device controls when using audio devices that do not support direct control from within the Logic Mixer.
  • Typing a hyphen with a space before and after now forces a line break in a Channel Strip name.
  • VCA slots now immediately appear on channel strips when creating a new VCA from the contextual menu by Ctrl- or right-clicking on a channel strip.
  • The volume display indicator now displays as expected on Folder Stack faders in the Inspector.
  • Changes to Channel Strip text labels are now retained when clicking outside the label to exit editing.
  • All buttons and controls on the Mixer now remain visible when after changing Screensets.
  • Frozen stereo Software Instrument in Pre-Fader mode tracks no longer play back in mono.
  • Creating a Software Instrument track, dragging it to the top of the Track List and then selecting a patch no longer sometimes causes an audio track at the bottom of track list to convert to a Software Instrument track and load the patch.
  • In the Mixer, selecting “Scroll to > Outputs” no longer brings up a “This project does not contain this type of object” error.
  • The key command “Sends on Faders – Cycle Through Sends” now causes the Mixer view to scroll to show the currently selected sends as needed.
  • The Freeze cursor now displays when hovering the cursor over Mixer plug-in slots on a frozen track.
  • The cursor now displays properly when adjusting Send, Pan or Volume on the mixer when another window has focus.
  • It is now possible to type in values that include a period (.) in the Mixer.
  • It is no longer possible to add plug-ins to or change Software Instruments on frozen tracks.
  • Sends on faders that are part of a Group now correctly show -∞ when the send is at its minimum setting.
  • On a Mixer configured to hide Pan controls, toggling Read mode on a channel no longer causes the Pan control to show up unexpectedly.
  • Groups created while the “Groups Active” check box is disabled now work as expected when the “Groups Active” check box is re-enabled.
  • Adding and then removing a second instance of the Scripter plug-in on a channel strip no longer leaves a graphic remnant of the second instance.
  • Touch automation now properly records the release of a fader in Sends on Fader mode.
  • The track numbers for channel strips in the Mixer now correctly correspond to the numbers in the Track List.
  • When the patch library is focused on a secondary Aux channel in the Channel Strip Inspector, adjusting a send on the Track no longer causes the library to shift focus to the Track.
  • Dragging to swap the I/O plug-in with another plug-in on a channel strip no longer unexpectedly removes the I/O plug-in.
  • The context menu for showing/hiding channel strip components is now available from any channel strip.
  • The Mixer now shows the correct track numbers for channel strips in All view.
  • The Mixer in Logic Remote now follows the selection of Aux tracks.
  • Meters on the more now immediately switch to their correct positions relative to the faders when the Pre-fader Metering setting is toggled.

Flex Time and Flex Pitch

  • Fixes an issue where Music Memos projects opened in Logic exhibit unexpected stretching after the Flex command “Analyze Again” is performed.
  • Dragging the left border of a quantized audio region no longer causes the quantization to be calculated multiple times.
  • Turning quantize off for flexed regions that have been trimmed no longer causes the regions to go out of sync.
  • It is now possible to adjust the left border of a Flex Pitched region after it has already been adjusted and then the vertical zoom level has been increased.
  • Fixes an issue where deleting a selected flex-pitched note in a Take sometimes deletes the entire Take region.
  • It is now possible to edit flex-pitched notes in Take regions at all vertical zoom levels that display flex-pitch.
  • Play from Selection now works with Flex-pitched regions.
  • Placing the cursor over a Flex marker in a Take no longer causes all other Flex markers in the Take to be highlighted.
  • Multiple selected Flex Pitch notes now remain visibly highlighted when any Flex Pitch adjustment is made to one of the notes.
  • Flex-timed Take Regions now remain in sync when the Tempo is changed after “Reset All Flex Edits” is triggered, or after “Quantize-Locked” is disabled in the Group settings.
  • Flex Markers in flattened Take Folders now display handles correctly.
  • Audio waveforms now render reliably on tracks using Flex Time Slicing mode.
  • Fixes an issue where transients in Take Folders on tracks set to the Flex Time mode Slicing move to unexpected positions when the project tempo is changed.
  • Flex Timed Take regions on tracks that are members of a group now continue to play back flexed when “Quantize Locked (Audio)” is disabled for the Group, and the perfect tempo is changed.
  • Fixes an issue where splitting an audio region occasionally causes Flex Pitch noise detection to disappear in the portion of the original region to the right of the split point.
  • Editing two regions from the same audio file in Flex mode no longer sometimes causes unexpected large position shifts of flex markers.
  • Dragging the right edges of multiple flexed regions now places the ends of the regions where expected if “Snap Edits to Zero Crossings” is enabled.
  • Regions now display correctly when Flex mode is toggled.
  • Fixes an issue where detected transients are sometimes shifted slightly to the right.
  • Reset All now reliably removes all Flex edits.
  • The accuracy of Transient detection is improved.
  • Flex pitch notes are now displayed on flattened takes.
  • Improves Flex Time analysis for audio files with low levels
  • Enabling Flex Time after a new tempo analysis has been performed on the audio file now uses the newly created Tempo Flex Markers.
  • Fixes an issue where the section of an audio region before the first Flex marker is unexpectedly stretched or compressed after Smart Tempo analysis.

Smart Tempo

  • The Write Project Tempo to Audio Files command now works on audio files contained in Take Folders.
  • The volume slider in the Smart Tempo editor now works correctly with MIDI tracks.
  • Renamed Tempo Sets now retain their names after a region’s tempo is applied to the project.
  • Tempo from audio recordings made in Take folders while in ADAPT mode is now exported as expected.
  • Fixes an issue where importing multiple audio files with the option “All selected files are stems from one project” unexpectedly sets their Flex & Follow status to On.
  • It is now possible to accurately set the position of the Playhead on the Smart Tempo Editor while working in trimmed regions.
  • Fixes an issue where the Catch Playhead Position controls in the Smart Tempo Editor occasionally activate unexpectedly.
  • Logic now shows a progress bar when performing Smart Tempo analysis on multiple audio files when switching from KEEP Mode to ADAPT mode.
  • Fixes an issue where adjusting the left border of an audio region in ADAPT mode, in projects that contain time signature changes, occasionally causes audio in the region to go out of sync.
  • Monitoring level in the Smart Tempo Editor is no longer reset sometimes when using key commands to start or stop playback.

Alchemy

  • Alchemy now tunes each note based on the sum of its detune offset and the tuning table.
  • Disabling an Alchemy track and then performing Consolidate Project no longer adds an unexpected .aaz file to the project or to ~/Music/Audio Music Apps/Alchemy Samples.
  • Alchemy now includes a Limiter switch in the header.
  • Text in the Alchemy search filed now persists when a patch is selected.
  • MP3 files can now be dragged directly into Alchemy.
  • Sustain messages now work reliably with all Alchemy sounds that include AHSDR envelopes assigned to FX parameters.
  • Option-clicking oscillator controls in Alchemy now sets them to -6.0 db.

Plug-ins

  • The “Clear all Pads” command in Drum Machine Designer now immediately removes all icons and labels from the window.
  • There is now an option to prevent the Gain setting from affecting frequency display in the Channel EQ.
  • It is now possible to adjust the Q setting on the selected band in the Channel EQ by moving the  cursor.
  • The scaling of EQ gain values when dragging a band Wirth mouse has been improved to make fine adjustments easier when the Gain Range is set to 30 db.
  • The scale view in the Channel EQ is now maintained when a plug-in setting is loaded.
  • There is now a contextual menu for switching the EQ range, Analyzer Resolution and Analyzer Mode in the extended parameters section of the Channel EQ.
  • Right-clicking the Q-Couple knob in the channel EQ now brings up a contextual menu to set the Gain-Q Couple Mode.
  • The frequency setting in Channel EQ can now be adjusted in finer increments.
  • The vertical scale of the Channel EQ display now adjusts dynamically, depending on how much boost or cut is applied.
  • Using the MIDI Randomizer plug-in to randomize release velocity no longer sometimes causes unexpected hanging notes new notes.
  • The Size parameter in Space Designer is now available in the surround configuration.
  • The Output EQ view in Space Designer now offers the Gear menu to reset parameters.
  • Bypassing Autofilter no longer causes an unexpected change in signal level.
  • The range of the Analyzer in the Channel EQ and Linear Phase EQ is now switchable between 60db and 120 db.
  • The Retrosynth polyphonic glide parameter now behaves predictably when playback is started.
  • The port value is now displayed for all event subtypes in Scripter’s toString() function.
  • The Chord Trigger and Modifier MIDI plug-ins no longer unexpectedly send note-off events for overlapping notes.
  • Logic no longer scans Audio Units at every launch on some computers.
  • There is now an option to initialize plug-in and Software Instrument settings.
  • Changed settings in the AU Roger beep Audio Unit plug-in are now accurately displayed when the Sensitivity is changed while in Controls view and then the view is switched to Editor.
  • Ultrabeat now displays in higher resolution on high density displays.
  • The Vintage Organ now offers a switch to change the Scanner Mode.
  • Automation on tracks using Audio Unit V3 instruments no longer causes hung notes at certain buffer settings.
  • Plug-ins now continue to work on computers with more than 3120 plug-ins installed.
  • The Channel EQ and Linear Phase EQ now show more detailed representation of the logarithmic scale.
  • Fixes an issue where scrubbing the Delay Time parameter in the Tape Delay or Stereo Delay plug-in sometimes causes the parameter to jump to its minimum setting.
  • Resolution of the Gain setting in the Limiter plug-in has been increased to 0.1 db.
  • Plug-in headers no longer incorrectly show “User Default” when a default is loaded from /Library/Application Support.
  • ES1 settings that use noise now play correctly when the sound is re-triggered.
  • The cursor now reliably shows the correct glyph when adjusting controls in the Channel EQ.
  • When running Sculpture in HD mode, the string sound no longer unexpectedly undampens while using the maximum Inner Loss setting.
  • The view in the Clarinet instrument now updates properly when Default is selected from the plug-in menu.
  • Fixes an issue where turning the length parameter down in Space Designer 1.1s Auditorium setting could lead to an unexpected volume spike.

Drummer

  • Renamed Drum Machine Designer cells are now properly labeled in the Piano Roll.
  • Channel strips are now added to the track stack in the track list when adding sounds to empty pads in Drum Machine Designer.
  • Parameters for exclusive groups in Drum Machine Designer are now available in the contextual menu.
  • Drum Machine Designer cells can now be dragged to new position to exchange their sounds.
  • It is now possible to independently set the input and output note for each pad in Drum machine Designer.
  • It is now possible to hide General MIDI drum names in Drum Machine Designer.
  • Drum Machine Designer now offers an option to set the kit piece focus based on incoming MIDI notes.
  • Drum Machine Designer now offers a learn function to set the MIDI input or output note to match incoming notes.
  • Drummer regions that are inside folders can now be converted to MIDI regions.
  • Drum Machine Designer cells now respond to mouse clicks while Logic is playing.
  • There is now a preference to create an empty kit when adding a Drum Machine Designer instance to a project.
  • Drummer regions created by the “Copy Section between Locator” command are now fully editable.
  • Drummer no longer allows the Kick and Snare to be set to follow its own track.

Automation

  • It is now possible to toggle between Track Based Automation and Region Based Automation in editor windows when Automation is switched off.
  • Pasted automation now includes interpolated events.
  • It is now possible to change the automation mode for multiple selected tracks at once using a Key Command.
  • If a track is currently showing Track Based Automation, and Autoselect Automation is enabled, editing notes in the Piano Roll no longer changes the automation display to with to Velocity in the Tracks area.
  • Fixes an issue where selecting an Aux in the Track List and then another channel no longer causes incoming CC7 messages to continue to control the Aux.
  • Auto Select Automation Parameters now excludes Solo.
  • When track based automation is changed to region-based automation, or vice versa, the automation display now switches to show the newly converted automation type.
  • Grabbing a scrubber style control in a plug-in with Automation Autoselect enabled now sets the Automation type to the control consistently.
  • It is now possible to selectively disable interpolation for specific automation nodes by Option-clicking them with the Automation Curve tool.
  • The secondary channel in the Inspector Channel Strip now consistently shows the expected channel when Automation View is on together with “Autoselect Automation Parameter.”
  • Automation labels now display properly on frozen tracks containing MIDI plug-ins.
  • Regions now continue to display properly after track-based automation is created using the menu command “Mix > Create 1 Automation Point Each for Volume, Pan, Sends.”
  • Drawing Region-Based Automation with the Pencil tool now works more fluidly.
  • Fixes an issue where the key command for activating channel strip Volume automation could incorrectly activate MIDI channel 1 volume
  • Relative Automation is now displayed when “Autoselect Automation Parameter is enabled.
  • After splitting a region that contains a Region-based automation ramp, moving an automation point to the start of the resulting right-hand region now reliably overwrites the existing automation.
  • Creating 4 Automation points using the Marquee Tool now works in the Audio Tracks Editor.
  • Switching on Automation view in the Audio Tracks Editor now sets the correct default tools.
  • Resolves an issue where automation points sometimes unexpectedly jump when dragging them.

Apple Loops

  • It is now possible to drag a mixed selection of MIDI and audio regions to the Loop Browser.
  • Flex-based transients are now used when regions are exported as Apple Loops.
  • Dragging an Apple Loops into the Tracks Area while Logic is playing with the metronome enabled no longer causes the metronome to stop making sound for several seconds.
  • Dragging multiple Apple Loops into a project with a different tempo now places them in the expected position.
  • The minimum duration for Untagged Loops to be recognized as loops rather than one-shots has been lowered to 1.7 seconds.
  • Untagged Loops now play in sync in projects that have been saved with assets.
  • Untagged Loops can now be edited in the Smart Tempo Editor.
  • Dragging multiple Drummer loops to the Tracks area now works correctly.
  • Apple Loop collections are now sorted alphabetically in the Loop Browser.
  • Changes to the size of the Descriptors section of the Loop Browser are now retained when a project is reloaded out a screenset is recalled.
  • Enabling Follow Tempo on Apple Loops and Untagged Loops now reliably sets their Flex Markers.
  • Improves indexing and display of user created Apple Loops in the Loops Browser
  • There is now a setting to keep Loop Browser filter settings in sync between the Mac and Logic Remote.
  • The default playback level between factory installed Apple Loops is now much more consistent.
  • The Loop Browser no longer shows the tempo of some Untagged Loops to be 1 BPM lower than it really is.
  • Dragging loops with the same name from the Tracks Area to the Loop Browser no longer fails on every other attempt.

Key Commands

  • It is now possible to use the key command to toggle the Metronome on/off during recording.
  • The “Hide All Empty Tracks” key command has been renamed “Show/Hide All Empty Tracks” and can now be used to toggle the view of empty tracks.
  • There are now separate key commands available to apply each possible quantization value.
  • There are now key commands to double and halve the current cycle length.
  • There are now separate Key Commands to select the members of each Group.
  • There is now a key command “Color by Articulation”.
  • There are now key commands for Forward by Nudge Value and Rewind by Nudge Value.
  • The “Stop or Play and Go to Last Locate Position” key command now continues to work after the playhead has reached the end of the project.
  • There are now separate key commands to show Track Based Automation and Region Based Automation.
  • There is now a Key Command “Duplicate Staff Style.”
  • The key command to mute tracks now works when other tracks are soloed.
  • There is now a key command “Select Tracks of Selected Regions.”
  • It is now possible to assign Undo to a MIDI command.
  • There are now Key Commands for “Open Keyswitches” and “Open Keyswitches as float.”
  • Global Key commands assigned to the left/right arrow keys now work properly when the Mixer has focus
  • Learned MIDI commands now work properly when triggered with a higher velocity than the command was initially learned with.
  • The “Open/close Instrument plug-in window of focused track” key command now works with Drum Machine Designer.
  • There are now Key Commands to show/hide up to 64 groups.
  • Menu Items in the Take Folder drop-down menu now display their equivalent key commands.
  • The key commands to increment/decrement he last used plug-in parameter are now configurable in the Key Commands window.

ARA

  • Replacing an ARA plug-in on a track with another now properly updates with current audio region data.
  • ARA edits are now maintained in copied Tracks and comped Take folders.
  • Dragging a second instance of the same audio file into a track no longer causes Melodyne ARA edits on the first instance to be lost.
  • Region selection is now transferred to ARA plug-ins.
  • When a project that uses ARA is selected to be opened while another project using ARA is already open, Logic now presents a dialog offering to close, and if necessary, save the current project,
  • ARA on a track is now updated properly after Selection Based Processing is performed.

Score

  • Alternating margins are now displayed correctly in the Score.
  • Using the pencil tool to insert pedal markings now alternates them between on and off as expected.
  • Muting a track now immediately hides it in the All Instruments view in the Score.
  • The original position of an Auto Slur is now displayed as dimmed while editing it.
  • Auto Slurs are now reliably placed correctly when printing a score.
  • Auto Slurs now display correctly in Linear view when zooming in.
  • Fixes an issue where Auto Slurs converted to manual slurs occasionally disappear
  • When using the Jazz font, courtesy accidentals no longer display using Logic’s score font.
  • Fixes and issue where editing an Autoslur causes other Autoslurs to change position slightly.
  • The Staff Size and Transpose parameters now immediately update in the Styles List when changed in the editor panel.
  • The Staff Editor now immediately appears as expected when switching to a Screenset that includes it.
  • Adjusting the left corner of a region no longer sometimes causes custom text to disappear in the Score.
  • The Camera Tool now works as expected in Wrapped View.
  • Fixes an issue where the Automation view button occasionally does not work correctly
  • Music XML files exported from Logic that contain mixed staff styles no longer cause Siblelius to quit unexpectedly when opened.
  • Symbols for Auto Slur objects no longer jump unexpectedly when editing other objects.
  • All elements in large scores are now captured reliably by the Camera tool.
  • Margins on even numbered pages in the Score now display at the correct positions.
  • Insert Multi now inserts events to correct positions in regions that have had their left corner and positions changed.
  • Inserting line breaks using the contextual menu now works as expected.
  • Auto Slurs no longer display outside the page margins.
  • Autoslur settings are now retained when the start or end note is modified.
  • Fixes an issue where graphic artifacts could appear in the Score area after scrolling and opening a print preview of the window.

Undo

  • An Undo step is now created when switching the channel input mode on a channel in the Mixer.
  • Undo now works as expected after a line break is created in the Score.
  • Undo now reliably undoes the creation of Marker Sets.
  • Performing Undo of Edit > Selection -> Region in the Audio File Editor now resets the region length in the Tracks area as expected.
  • Undo now works after importing a track with content in cases where the I/O settings for the track are included.
  • Adding a ReCycle file no longer causes Undo to stop working.
  • Undo now works in the Staff Styles window as expected.
  • “Insert Time Signature” and “Insert Key Signature” are now each labeled correctly in the Undo History.
  • The Undo History now correctly lists “Insert Automatic Slur.”
  • Undo now works for Flex Pitch Notes edited via MIDI input or Musical Typing.
  • Deleting a group in the Project Audio window now creates an Undo step.
  • Undo now works properly after writing Pan automation.
  • Fixes an issue where performing Undo after making several Flex edits in quick succession sometimes removes multiple edits.
  • Performing Redo of the “Populate With Drummer Regions” command no longer creates empty regions.

Takes/Comping

  • Take recording now works on grouped tracks in cases where the last track in the group is selected, and the Take folders in all other tracks in the group are disclosed.
  • Undo after recording now works on grouped tracks in cases where the last track in the group is selected, and the Take folders in all other tracks in the group are disclosed.
  • The “Copy Regions to Focused Track” command and Marquee selection now work in Track Alternatives when a Take folder is disclosed
  • Auto-colorize takes now assigns the correct colors to takes recorded on tracks other than Audio 1.

Crossfades rather than fadeouts are now applied as expected to region boundaries of regions manually moved within Take folders.

Dynamic Plug-in Loading

  • Plug-ins in frozen tracks that were selected when the project was saved no longer are active when the project is reopened.

Export/Bounce

  • Region names in exported MIDI files can now have more than 32 characters.
  • Tab to navigate between fields in the Bounce dialog now works correctly.
  • Ties to chords now display properly in exported XML files.
  • Logic no longer prompts to save a project after bouncing in cases where “Add to project” is not enabled.
  • Logic projects at a sample rate higher than 44.1 kHz now load properly when shared to GarageBand for iOS.
  • The Bounce in Place dialog now remembers the previous used destination track setting.
  • Automation is now reliably copied to new tracks created when bouncing in place.
  • MIDI files are now exported with note events in their correct positions in cases where the project starts earlier than 1 1 1 1, and there is a Folder track containing sub-tracks.

Import

  • In KEEP mode, adding an audio file now always asks whether to import the file’s tempo unless “Do not ask again” has been selected.
  • Tempo is now correctly imported from audio tracks imported from another Logic project.
  • Levels on Track Stacks are retained correctly when they are imported to a different project.
  • AAC or MP3 files are now reliably converted to the project sample rate when using File > Import after the first file has been imported and converted.
  • Drummer regions in projects imported from Music Memos no longer show chord names.
  • Final Cut Pro X XML v 1.9 documents now import correctly.

Smart Controls 

  • The Learn Button in Smart Controls now automatically turns off after a mapping is learned.
  • Duplicating a track stack no longer causes associated Smart Controls to stop working on the original and the duplicated track stack.
  • Performing Undo after using the “Delete all Patch Mappings” command in the Smart Controls now restores the mappings and expected.

Fades

  • It is now possible to create fade-outs on multiple regions in a group of tracks when the regions already include fade-ins.
  • It is now possible to selectively remove Fade-ins, Fade-Outs, Crossfades or all Fades from the contextual menu on regions.

Articulations

  • Articulations for Chinese and Japanese instruments now display their correct articulations.
  • It is now possible to set a MIDI channel for an articulation for which no type has yet been set.
  • Setting the MIDI channel to “-” no longer causes editors to instead display the MIDI channel of Articulations.
  • The Track Inspector controls for Transpose, Key Range and Vel Limit no longer affect key switched assigned to articulation maps.
  • When writing automation in Latch mode, the last automation point written before stopping is now maintained to the end of the project in cases where there are no existing automation points after that position.

Control Surfaces/MIDI Controllers

  • The “Learn Assignment for” item in the Control Surface Logic Prop > Control Surfaces submenu now updates to the most recently clicked parameter.
  • The drawbars on the Hammond SK1 control surface now work correctly with the Vintage Organ.
  • It is now possible for control surfaces learn parameters in the LCD.
  • Connected Logic Control hardware now consistently wakes up when “Bypass All Control Surfaces” is turned on, “Automatic Installation” is turned off, or when another control surface device that sends Universal Device reply messages is also connected.
  • The display of inserts on Eucon control surfaces now updates to reflect changes made in the Logic project.
  • Mode names are now reliably shown in the Controller Assignment Parameter > Mode menu.
  • On EuCon control surfaces, Soft Keys now reliably show their active/inactive status.
  • The menu item Logic Pro X > Control Surfaces now displays an option to learn an assignment for the last button or menu item used.
  • Double-clicking a Control Surface control bar in the Track header now opens the Control Surface setup window, with the relevant device selected.
  • Fixes an issue where Control Surface indicator bars unexpectedly display in the Track header when there is no control surface connected.
  • A second connected control surface of the same type now reliably works when using class compliant MIDI drivers.
  • Logic now detects and installs a connected and powered Mackie Control surface at launch.

Global Tracks

  • The Repeat Section Between Locators command now works with Global Tracks data as expected.
  • Custom names for tempo sets are now retained as expected when tempo smoothing or average tempo is applied to the set.
  • Tempo events deleted from the Tempo Track are now immediately removed from the Tempo List in all cases.
  • When a Key Signature is created by key command, the first field in the dialog is now immediately selected.
  • It is now possible to Beat Map a flexed region in which the region start has been edited.
  • Markers pasted along with regions are now placed correctly when the original position is not on a bar.
  • Copying and pasting Tempo events in the Tempo Track no longer also pastes previously copied events from other Global Tracks.
  • Command-clicking a Marker no longer unexpectedly moves it a beat to left at certain zoom levels.
  • The correct Tempo information is now pasted when the copied section includes a tempo curve.
  • Fixes an issue where Command-double-click to rename a Marker in the Marker track renames the Marker under the Playhead instead of the one clicked.
  • A position guide line is now displayed when adjusting the left or right edge of a Marker in the Marker Track.
  • Duplicating an Arrangement Marker no longer causes Flex & Follow to be switched off in audio regions in section covered by original Arrangement Marker.
  • The vertical guide line when dragging regions now extends into the Global Tracks.
  • The Beats field in the Time Signature editor is now highlighted by default when adding a new Time Signature in the Global Tracks.
  • The maximum possible Numerator value for time signatures has been increased to 96.
  • In cases where the project contains only one key signature, adding a key signature in the LCD now always changes the project key signature rather than inserting a change at the current playhead position.

Track Alternatives

  • The button to dismiss Show Inactive Track Alternatives now remains visible when a Take Folder on the track is open.
  • It is now possible to drag regions to an inactive Track Alternative on the bottom-most track in the track list.

Track Stacks

  • The overview region for a closed Track Stack no longer includes hidden tracks.
  • Track Stack overview regions that contain tracks with overlapping regions can now be moved.

Editing

  • Changes to names in the Mapped Instrument editor are now immediately reflected in the Mapped Instrument window.
  • Quantize note position now works from Transform Sets.
  • Option-dragging a note in the Piano Roll no longer causes a shortened region to revert to its original length.
  • The Transpose via MIDI input function in the Piano Roll now works on selected notes in all selected regions.
  • The width of the Piano Roll Inspector is now properly maintained when switching between tracks that do not have note name labels and those that do.
  • The chord display in the Piano Roll shows open 5th chords as expected.
  • New Piano Roll windows now open with the visible area centered around the Playhead or selected notes if Catch Playhead is on.
  • It is now possible to SMPTE unlock a selected group of events in the Event List Editor when one or more Meta events are part of the selection.
  • Hovering over a note border in the Piano Roll while using Option-Control to zoom no longer unexpectedly shows the Trim tool.
  • The Audio Track Editor now displays selected content correctly when switching takes.
  • The Piano Roll chord display now reflects all selected notes, regardless of position.
  • Region position and length can now be edited correctly in the Event List.
  • The visible area in an unlinked Piano Roll window no longer shifts position in response to MIDI input when recording.
  • “Copy MIDI Events” from the Functions menu in the Score and Event List is no longer dimmed when the view hierarchy is on a single region.
  • The Event List now consistently opens with selected MIDI events in view when Catch Playhead Position is not enabled.
  • When the Piano Roll is set as the preferred editor to open when double-clicking a MIDI region, double-clicking an alias now opens the Piano Roll to the contents of the region when the “Original” button is pressed in the dialog.
  • The Piano Roll now maintains its Catch Playhead setting when switching to the Score and then back to the Piano Roll.
  • Option-dragging to copy notes beyond the current right border of a region in the Piano Roll now automatically extends the length to accommodate the copied notes.
  • Using the Eraser tool to delete a note in the Piano Roll no longer sets the default note length for subsequently added notes.
  • The vertical scroll position of one Piano Roll no longer affects the vertical scroll position of other open Piano Roll windows when Link is not active.
  • Typed-in velocity values in the Event Editor now immediately take effect when another event is double-clicked.

General

  • Quick Help for the Tools menu now shows key commands.
  • The Keyboard window octave labels now immediately update if the “Display Middle C as” preference is changed.
  • The Project Audio window now shows the last known path for missing audio files.
  • Gate and Delay settings are no longer destructively added to MIDI regions captured using the Capture as Recording command.
  • Gluing multiple regions that are reversed in the Region inspector now leads to the correct result.
  • The LCD configured to display tempo as a whole number correctly rounds the number.
  • Logic projects created by “Save a Copy As” now retain Finder color tags that were applied to the original project.
  • There is now a visual overlay along the length of selected tracks in the Tracks area.
  • The “Set Locators by Regions” commands now use only the original region to calculate the locators in cases where the region is looped.
  • The time position labels in the bar ruler now update more logically as the horizontal view is zoomed in.
  • “Capture recording” now works as expected when starting playback from the start of the project.
  • System generated windows within Logic now immediately update to reflect changes in the Light Mode/Dark Mode setting.
  • The All Files browser now sorts files by name.
  • Holding Control and pressing Page Up/Down on a Pro Keyboard now scrolls the Tracks Area rather than the Track Header.
  • Marquee selections now display across all grouped tracks when there are no regions within the selected area.
  • The “Reset All Preferences Except Key Commands” command now resets all preferences as expected.
  • The indication for focused tracks is now correct in cases where one of the selected tracks contains an open takes folder.
  • Auto-punch by Marquee selection now only records to audio tracks that are record enabled, and includes them whether they are included in the selection or not.
  • The Project Audio window now preserves changes to the positions of columns in saved screen sets.
  • Merge recording into the looped MIDI region no longer disables the loop.
  • It is no longer possible to drag regions to a hidden track.
  • Performance of the Tempo setting scrubber in the New Project dialog is improved.
  • Changes to the loop length of all selected regions are now displayed while the mouse button is still pressed.
  • It is no longer possible to change the start position of SMPTE locked regions with the junction tool.
  • The area covered by a Marquee selection no longer shifts unexpectedly when dragging the start and end points to swap them.
  • Using the cursor to move from track to track while recording no longer sometimes causes multiple tracks to be unexpectedly selected.
  • Audio waveforms now display accurately in areas containing tempo changes.
  • Projects renamed in the Finder no longer show the original project name as a Project Alternative.
  • It is now possible to paste Timecode values into the Plays at SMPTE field in the Synchronization settings window.
  • Fixes and issue where SMPTE locking a MIDI region occasionally causes notes near the beginning of the region to disappear.
  • The stand-alone Mixer window now opens at a larger size, and is placed in a better position.
  • It is now possible to open a MIDI Transform window when the Main window is not open.
  • Templates can now be saved to symlinked locations.
  • All UI elements in Logic now display correctly when Logic is launched from within a folder whose name starts or ends with a question mark.
  • The swipe gesture to toggle buttons in the Track List now works reliably after repeatedly swiping a number of times.
  • Stopping Capture Last Recording while playing a note no longer causes unexpectedly long notes in the resulting recording.
  • Newly recorded or captured MIDI regions no longer take on the Quantize parameters of a currently selected MIDI region.
  • Fixes an issue where deleting an audio recording made in the current session brings up a dialog asking whether it should be deleted from the disk if it is included in another Project Alternative.
  • Capture as Recording now works when Cycle is on.
  • Fixes an issue where merging MIDI Take folders results in a “Circular Structure” error.
  • Fixes an issue where splitting regions with the Marquee Tool multiple times occasionally causes regions to the right of the split position to be unexpectedly deleted if “Snap Edits to Zero Crossings” is enabled.
  • Samples from Sampler and Quick Sampler plug-ins in a currently inactive Project Alternative are now saved to the project’s media folder when the project is copied via Save As.
  • Capture Recording now continues to create Take Folders beyond the second iteration of a Cycle in cases where the Overlapping MIDI Recordings preference for Cycle is set to “Create Take Folder.”
  • Fixes an issue where adding an Environment Multi Instrument to the Tracks area unexpectedly links its selection to track immediately above it in the Track List.
  • When unmuting a channel in the Track Header, the regions on the track no longer appear to remain muted in cases where there are hidden tracks above the track.
  • It is now possible to copy a track by Option-dragging it below itself in the Track List.
  • “Crop Region Outside Marquee Selection” and “Crop Region Outside Locators” now leave the remaining portion of the region selected.
  • The “Set Region/Event/Marquee End to Playhead Position” command now works correctly when a MIDI note start position extends beyond the region start.
  • The “Select All Inside Locators” command now works correctly in cases where a region within the locators contains MIDI notes to left of the region start.
  • The option key can now be pressed either before or after grabbing tracks to drag-copy them in the Track Header.
  • Project Templates now include a Download button if missing assets need to be installed.
  • Fixes an issue where clicking the Transport buttons in the Control Bar causes the Main window to inadvertently move.
  • It is no longer necessary to press Enter twice in the Go To Position window to return to a previously entered position after playback.
  • The “Select Regions of Selected Tracks” command now disregards enabled Cycle ranges or  Autopunch ranges.
  • Pressing Control and Shift while scrolling in the Main Window now adjusts the scrolling speed instead of causing the view to unexpectedly jump to either side.
  • Automatic scrolling of the Tracks Area view now works correctly when grabbing a region and moving it within the current view.
  • Shift-clicking an inserted plug-in now changes the Sound Library focus as expected.
  • When dragging content into the Tracks area, a focus ring now shows what track the content will be placed on.
  • It is now possible to send SysEx messages longer than 19 bytes when there is no project open.
  • Scrolling volume and panning values in the Inspector and Mixer now follows the correct direction when the Mouse preference “Scroll Direction: Natural” is enabled.
  • The MIDI input port list now updates to show only currently available MIDI inputs.
  • Fixes an issue where newly recorded regions are unexpectedly named for other selected regions.
  • Markup on images in Notes now displays as expected.
  • MIDI input port names edited in Audio MIDI Setup are now displayed in Logic.
  • Logic now supports tiling with other applications in Full Screen mode.
  • Photos can now be directly dragged from the Photos app to the Notepad.
  • Sending a MIDI panic now silences notes on Software Instruments as well as external MIDI devices.
  • Vertical Auto Zoom now compensates track heights when showing or revealing hidden tracks.
  • The display of notes on regions is no longer affected by hidden notes, or notes that fall before out after the current region borders.
  • Typing in values for SMPTE offset now works consistently for all SMPTE formats.
  • Option-clicking on the Preview Level control in the Loop Browser now sets it to 0db as expected.
  • The scrubber control for the time signature denominator in the new project Template picker now works as expected.
  • Pressing the Space Bar while a System Overload dialog is open no longer opens Safari in cases where “Use keyboard navigation to move focus between controls” is enabled in the System Preferences.
  • CC messages created by splitting a region are now placed correctly on the first clock tick of the new region.
  • The time positions in the LCD display and floating time display windows now reflect an enabled SMPTE View Offset.
  • File names of merged comps no longer contain characters that may be incompatible with certain file systems.
  • Fixes an issue where joining looped MIDI regions occasionally includes MIDI events that sit before the left border of the regions.
  • Fixes an issue where activating check boxes sometimes causes other check boxes to unexpectedly deactivate in the Consolidate Assets window.
  • Visibility of grid lines in the Ruler has been improved.
  • Bounce in place now creates 24-bit audio files in cases where the “24-bit recording” option is not enabled in the Audio Recording preferences.
  • Fixes an issue where copying and pasting a looping region could remove the looped repetitions. When pasting looping content, it will now preserve the loops until the next region on the track.
  • Pasting a note into a region using “Paste at Original Position” no longer creates an unexpected empty region at the playhead position if the playhead is to the left of the destination region.
  • Copying events within a Marquee selection now works correctly in cases where the selected area includes Markers.
  • Turning on Individual Track Zoom no longer causes the track to overlap with other tracks in the Main window.
  • Fixes an issue where performing “Flatten and Merge” on audio regions sometimes causes Drummer regions in the same position on the timeline to be converted to empty Region-Based automation regions.
  • List editors, such as the Event List now open with focus when the System Preference Keyboards > All Controls is enabled.
  • It is now possible to dismiss the Go To Position dialog using the Escape key.
  • Take region edits made in the Audio Track Editor are now immediately reflected in the Tracks area.
  • Screen Sets now recall the state of the “Hide Plug-ins” command.
  • The locked status of a screen set is now properly displayed if there are plug-in windows open.
  • The Screenset menu now shows Screensets for the correct project when multiple projects are open.
  • Logic no longer shows “Volume Full Errors” when recording to drives that have plenty of free space.
  • Accuracy of the zoom tool is improved in large projects.

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