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

More Info

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Nine Volt Audio is giving away 1000 downloads of The Beat Aesthetic: Taiko Edition: a library of drum loops that float between tribal, cinematic, action, and world beat feels. The library originally cost $99.99.

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See iTunes 12’s Sleek Redesign In Action

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MSXII Sound Design Release Synth Immaculate 3 Limited Edition

MSXII Sound Design is proud to release a limited edition, 3rd installment of The Synth Immaculate series. The Synth Immaculate 3 houses a warm and colorful bundle of hand selected sounds by the MSXII team. With access to these rare instruments, samples of the Oberheim OB-Xa, Firstman E Piano, Hohner Bass, Kawai SX-210, Korg PS-3200, Paia Strings and Things, and more were recorded for you to map in your DAW or sampler.

MSXII Sound Design is proud to release a limited edition, 3rd installment of The Synth Immaculate series. The Synth Immaculate 3 houses a warm and colorful bundle of hand selected sounds by the MSXII team. With access to these rare instruments, samples of the Oberheim OB-Xa, Firstman E Piano, Hohner Bass, Kawai SX-210, Korg PS-3200, Paia Strings and Things, and more were recorded for you to map in your DAW or sampler. Every 3rd note (from created patches) was sampled from each instrument. The end result, as usual, is astounding! You now have access to some the worlds rarest analog synths-ready for you to tweak, map, and play! The warmth and feel of these beautiful instruments simply cannot be duplicated.  Only 50 will be sold. Get your copy of the all new Limited Edition Synth Immaculate 3 today!

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• No added compression, limiting, or coloring of sound to preserve original state
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• Bonus folder of Machine Drum Elektron samples 
• Compatible with all major software DAWs including; Ableton Live, Logic X, ProTools, FLStudio,Propellerheads Reason, etc.
• Compatible with all hardware samplers that accept the WAV file format; Akai MPC samplers, Roland MV8000, Maschine, etc.