Big updates for Logic Pro and GarageBand iOS app

Apple has released major updates to its Logic Pro X audio recording and editing software for macOS and the lighter-but-free GarageBand app for iOS, introducing big new features and improving compatibility between the two apps. A more minor update to GarageBand for macOS, which includes no major new features but compatibility updates for the iOS version, has also been released.

Apple has released major updates to its Logic Pro X audio recording and editing software for macOS and the lighter-but-free GarageBand app for iOS, introducing big new features and improving compatibility between the two apps. A more minor update to GarageBand for macOS, which includes no major new features but compatibility updates for the iOS version, has also been released.

The full release notes for both apps:Logic Pro 10.3

Logic Pro 10.3

  • Support for the Touch Bar on MacBook Pro
    • View your entire project at a glance and navigate with touch in the timeline overview
    • Adjust Smart Controls on the selected track to fine-tune the sound of instruments and effects
    • Play and record software instruments using a musical keyboard with piano keys or scale mode
    • Trigger drum pads to create beats while controlling velocity and note repeat
    • Access your favorite shortcuts using a set of customizable key commands
  • Updated Interface
    • New modern design with improved legibility in a variety of lighting conditions
    • Expanded color palette offers 24 more colors to label your regions, tracks, and notes
    • Horizontal auto-zoom helps keep everything in view
    • New region editing design reveals waveform for entire audio file while trimming
  • Audio Production
    • Track Alternatives let you create and switch between different playlists of regions and edits on a track
    • Render any combination of effect plug-ins to a selection of audio using Selection-based Processing
    • True stereo panning provides more control and discrete manipulation of stereo signals
    • Apply fades across multiple regions at a time
    • 64-bit summing engine
    • Use 192 additional busses
  • Additional Features
    • Share to GarageBand option allows you to remotely add new tracks to your Logic project from your iPhone or iPad via iCloud
    • MIDI plug-ins can be used to creatively control plug-in parameters
    • Directly assign Software Instruments as sidechain sources
    • Import Music XML files

GarageBand 2.2

  • Play and record using the new Alchemy Touch Instrument with over 150 synth patches
  • Quickly find Touch Instruments and patches with a redesigned sound browser
  • Capture your voice or instrument and apply studio-class effects like pitch correction, distortion, and delay with the new Audio Recorder
  • Use new mixing effects, including Visual EQ, Bitcrusher, and Overdrive
  • Add third-party effects using Audio Unit Extensions
  • Record multiple times over any song section and choose your favorite using Multi-Take Recording
  • Perform with Chord Strips from any keyboard instrument
  • Add comments or lyric ideas to your song with an integrated notepad
  • Remotely add new tracks to your Logic Pro X project from your iPhone or iPad via iCloud
  • Stability improvements and bug fixes

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Logic Pro X 10.1 Packs Big Free Update with Useful Features

Logic Pro 10.1 introduces advanced new features for EDM and Hip Hop track creation and tons of enhancements to streamline all types of music production. Get more new sounds and more powerful tools that keep the creative process flowing.

Logic Pro 10.1 introduces advanced new features for EDM and Hip Hop track creation and tons of enhancements to streamline all types of music production. Get more new sounds and more powerful tools that keep the creative process flowing.

EDM and Hip Hop take the spotlight.
EDM and Hip Hop round out the bill in Logic Pro 10.1 with ingenious, time-saving beat-making tools and powerful control over every last detail of your tracks.

New drummers.
It’s beat programming taken to a new level. Choose from 10 new beat creators with pro skills in cutting-edge styles including Tech House, Trap, Dubstep, and more. They follow your lead to dial in the groove you’re going for.

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Drum Machine Designer.
Choose from awesome-sounding kits covering a range of electronic styles. Bend and shape the sound with the right controls always at your disposal. Mix, match, and swap out the kit pieces with hundreds of thumps, kicks, strikes, claps, and more. Then let your custom drum machine spark the creation of some fresh new beats.

Drum machine–style sequencing.
Press any note to generate a sequence with Note Repeat. Remove them just as simply with Spot Erase. Easily change rate, note length, and velocity on the fly to create intricate rhythmic patterns, build drama, and create big drops.

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Enhanced Piano Roll Editor.
The Piano Roll Editor gives you new ways to create and manipulate MIDI data. Add or subtract a series of notes in a single swipe with the new Brush Tool. Compress and expand a selection of notes with new graphic tools. See more in less space with the Collapse view and use the Drum Name view to spot those drum-hit notes with ease.

Region-based automation.
Your automated changes are now embedded within any region, so you can repeat or loop them with all those swirling, sweeping, twisting effect parameters going along for the ride.

Redesigned Compressor plug-in.
The Compressor plug-in now features a fully scalable, redesigned interface inspired by the look and feel of legendary studio favorites. With the new Classic VCA, there are a total of seven models. And the Histogram Meter view lets you see the results of your parameters, controls, and knob movements like never before.

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Customizable plug-in menus.
Sort and prioritize all Logic Pro and third-party plug-ins with ease. Put your favorites at the top of the menu. And create custom categories to keep hundreds of plug-ins ready, right when you need them.

New Patches and Instruments

With 10 new Mellotron instruments and over 200 patches focused on EDM and Hip Hop styles, there’s a lot to be excited about in this free update.

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Logic Pro X – Play Multi Instruments Simultaneously With 1 MIDI Controller

Logic Pro X Tip: How To Play Multi Instruments Simultaneously with 1 MIDI Controller.


 
Logic Pro X Tip: How To Play Multi Instruments Simultaneously with 1 MIDI Controller.
 
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SquashIt Multiband Distortion Free for Mac Cheap for iPad

Its developer, Klevgränd Produktion, says that it features adaptive distortion algorithms and is suitable for use on any kind of material. What’s more, its interface suggests that it’s pretty easy to use.

SquashIt multiband distortion released for Mac ( Free ) and iPad

Its developer, Klevgränd Produktion, says that it features adaptive distortion algorithms and is suitable for use on any kind of material. What’s more, its interface suggests that it’s pretty easy to use.

Check out the video above to find out more. The Mac AU version of SquashIt can be downloaded for free from the Klevgränd Produktion website, while the iPad app (which offers Inter App Audio compatibility) can be yours for £0.69/$0.99 on the Apple App Store.

Samplephonics release free “Leeds Town Hall Organ” for Kontakt, Ableton Sampler, EXS24 and Reason NN-XT

Samplephonics have released a free virtual instrument containing multi sampled sounds from the huge organ based in Leeds Town Hall, United Kingdom.

It comes with 3.2GB of sounds, 6 organ presets with separately sampled pedal and key presets and multiple round robin layers.

This release is to mark a new imprint of Samplephonics known as Sonas, who will be releasing a range of virtual acoustic instruments over the next few months.

Samplephonics have released a free virtual instrument containing multi sampled sounds from the huge organ based in Leeds Town Hall, United Kingdom.

It comes with 3.2GB of sounds, 6 organ presets with separately sampled pedal and key presets and multiple round robin layers.

This release is to mark a new imprint of Samplephonics known as Sonas, who will be releasing a range of virtual acoustic instruments over the next few months.

Leeds Town Hall Organ is available for Kontakt, Ableton Sampler, EXS24 and Reason NN-XT.

 

 

Convert CAF Apple Loops to Wav & AIFF Files to Use in Other DAWS

Easy CAF Converter for Logic Pro automatically converts Apple Loops installed with Logic Pro 9 and X to uncompressed audio formats (aiff and wave).

CAL ConvertAudio Helper Project has released Easy CAF Converter for Logic Pro v1.0.2 on the Mac App Store.

Easy CAF Converter for Logic Pro automatically converts Apple Loops installed with Logic Pro 9 and X to uncompressed audio formats (aiff and wave).

With the Easy CAF Converter for Logic Pro, musicians using other major DAWs (e.g., Cubase, ProTools, Ableton Live, and Studio One, etc.) can now easily use the rich set of apple loops of Logic Pro in their music productions.

Features:

  • Supported file format: aiff and wav.
  • Bit depth: 16, 24, and 32-bit (32-bit added at v1.0.2).

Tech Specs:

  • Mac OS X 10.7, or later.
  • Logic Pro 9 or X installed.

Important Notes:

  • If you don’t have properly installed Apple Loops of Logic Pro 9 or X, the Easy CAF Converter for Logic Pro does not work.
  • The Easy CAF Converter for Logic Pro can convert only apple loops in audio format (i.e., caf files), that is, apple loops in MIDI format cannot be converted using the Apple Loops Converter.

Easy CAF Converter for Logic Pro – Young Ho Lee

Logic Pro X – Video Tutorial – Editing Audio in the File Editor (aka Sample Editor)

This video covers the following:

1. Editing Audio in the File Editor (aka Sample Editor)
2. Normalizing and Adjusting Gain
3. Destructive Fades
4. Reversing Playback and Adjusting the Anchor Point
5. Adding Silence and Trimming Audio
6. Repairing Damaged Audio
7. Remove Pops/Clicks from a Recording
8. Remove DC Offset

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Logic Pro X – Video Tutorial – Using Groups for Editing

This video covers the following:

1. Understanding the Drag Modes
2. Region Overlap vs. No Overlap
3. Using X-Fade for Overlap Crossfades
4. Using Shuffle Mode to Re-Order Clips
5. Using Nudge Values

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