What's New in Logic Pro X

Learn about the latest updates for Logic 10.4.5

MIDI sync settings

Send MIDI beat clock to individual ports, each with unique settings like timing offset and plug-in delay compensation.

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Dynamic plug-in loading

Logic only loads the plug-ins and software instruments needed to play the project, which helps projects open faster.

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DeEsser 2 plug-in

All-new DeEsser 2 plug-in provides more options to reduce sibilance on audio tracks.

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And more

Improved Performance

  • Improves responsiveness of the Mixer and Event List when working with large sessions.
  • Projects with numerous Flex Time edits and tempo changes perform more efficiently.
  • Optimizes performance for Mac Pro including support for up to 56 processing threads.
  • This update also contains additional stability and performance improvements.

Increased Number of Tracks and Channels, up to:

  • 1000 stereo audio channel strips
  • 1000 software instrument channel strips
  • 1000 auxiliary channel strips
  • 1000 external MIDI tracks
  • 12 sends per channel strip

New Features

  • The Loop Browser can filter by loop type and allows drag and drop of multiple loops into your project simultaneously.
  • Use the new Pressed filter button in the Key Commands window to see if a key combination already has a command assigned to it. Learn more

Get complete step-by-step instructions and information on all the features in Logic. For a detailed list of enhancements and fixes in current and previous versions of Logic, refer to the Logic Pro X release notes.

New in Logic 10.4.2

  • Relocate the Sound Library to an external storage device to save space on your Mac Learn more
  • A Mixer enhancement that allows easier configuration of headphone mixes, and also allows sends to be panned independently from the channel Learn more
  • Smart Tempo can analyze tempo data across multi-track recordings to define the Project Tempo. Learn more
  • Imported multi-track stems can follow or define Project Tempo. Learn more
  • Smart Tempo now analyzes the tempo of MIDI performances recorded without a metronome. Learn more
  • Alchemy provides drag and drop hot zones that let you select re-synthesis and sampling options while importing audio.
  • Alchemy allows numerical editing of parameter values.
  • Dragging one automation point over another now aligns them vertically.
  • Automatic Slurs can be applied to selected notes in the Score Editor.
  • Add a photo to track or project notes to help remember key session details or studio hardware settings.
  • This update also contains numerous stability and performance improvements.

New in Logic Pro X 10.4


  • ChromaVerb is a sophisticated new algorithmic reverb with a colorful, interactive interface for creating rich acoustic spaces. Learn more
  • Space Designer has been redesigned with a new scalable Retina-enabled interface.
  • Step FX adds rhythmic multi-effect processing using three powerful step sequencers and an X/Y pad.
  • Phat FX makes your tracks bigger and bolder using nine effects that add warmth and punch to your sounds.
  • The Vintage EQ Collection provides 3 accurate models of vintage analog EQs from the 1950s to the 1970s. Learn more
  • Mellotron is now available as a standalone instrument plug-in.
  • Retro Synth now offers 18 different filter models.

More Content

  • Studio instruments feature deeply sampled, realistic ensemble instruments with custom articulation controls. Learn more
  • Two new Drummers play roots and jazz-influenced brush styles.
  • Two vintage brush kits for Drum Kit Designer.
  • More than 800 new loops in a variety of instruments and genres.
  • New Visions library for Alchemy adds 150 cinematic presets.

Additional Features

  • With Smart Tempo, record audio without a click and have your performance define your project tempo, and automatically combine content together regardless of original tempos. Learn more
  • Undo and redo adjustments to the Mixer, to all plug-ins included with Logic Pro, and to some third-party plug-ins. Learn more
  • The Files Browser now allows you to bookmark locations for your favorite folders containing samples or projects.
  • In addition to Apple Loops, the Loop Browser now supports Untagged Loops, which can be previewed in sync with project tempo and then added to a project.
  • A new universal design for controlling articulations provides a consistent interface for Logic and third-party instruments.

New in Logic Pro X 10.3.2

  • Add new Drummer Loops to your project and then customize them with performance controls. Learn more
  • Includes three Drummers who play percussion in the styles of Pop, Songwriter, and Latin. Learn more
  • Transpose or fine tune the pitch of an audio region. Learn more
  • Adjust the length of individual steps in the Arpeggiator plug-in. Learn more
  • Improved responsiveness of the graphical user interface.
  • Alchemy includes an automatic time align feature for improved morphing.
  • New additive effects in Alchemy expand the options for filtering and modulating sound.
  • Volume automation resets as expected when a cycle returns to the beginning.
  • Low Latency Mode works as expected for hardware outputs above Output 1-2.
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