Logic Pro X 10.4 release notes

Learn about Logic Pro X 10.4. 

New in Logic Pro X 10.4.1

Stability/Reliability

  • Logic Pro no longer sometimes quits unexpectedly when clicking on an automation point in a project that starts before bar one.
  • Logic Pro no longer sometimes quits unexpectedly when switching Room Types in the ChromaVerb plug-in.
  • Logic Pro no longer quits unexpectedly when Auto Punch recording in Keep Mode with no metronome.
  • Logic Pro no longer rarely quits unexpectedly when loading Space Designer presets created in older versions of Logic Pro.
  • Logic Pro no longer quits unexpectedly when pressing Command–Period (.) to stop and discard an in-progress audio recording.
  • Logic Pro no longer quits unexpectedly when opening certain projects created in earlier versions.
  • Logic Pro no longer quits unexpectedly when loading certain Alchemy presets that were originally created in Chameleon 5000
  • Logic Pro no longer freezes when horizontally zooming while recording.
  • Logic Pro no longer sometimes quits unexpectedly when creating a new project on a computer that is also running Parallels.
  • Logic Pro no longer quits unexpectedly when a channel strip setting is loaded while the EXS editor is open with unsaved changes.
  • Logic Pro no longer quits unexpectedly when performing Undo after packing a folder in the Tracks area.
  • Logic Pro no longer quits unexpectedly when pressing Play after automation has been copied from one track to another.
  • Enabling Auto Voice Split and setting Humanize to a high value in the Studio Instruments no longer sometimes causes notes to hang when Cycle Pre-Processing is enabled in the Preferences.
  • Logic Pro no longer quits unexpectedly sometimes when changing presets in the Klopfgeist instrument plug-in.
  • Logic Pro no longer quits unexpectedly sometimes when using a non-US keyboard to enter certain characters into the Scripter plug-in.
  • Logic Pro no longer quits unexpectedly in certain rare cases when opening projects created in earlier versions.
  • Undoing the creation of a Track Stack or deletion of an Aux in the Mixer no longer sometimes sets all channels to No Output and disables the Audio Engine.
  • Logic Pro no longer sometimes becomes unresponsive after removing an instance of Space Designer from a project originally created in a previous version.

Performance

  • ChromaVerb no longer sometimes causes unexpected spikes in CPU usage.
  • There is no longer a delay when selecting a mixer fader in the Environment in large projects.

Smart Tempo

  • The File Tempo Editor now displays as expected when double-clicking on very long regions.
  • Moving a Downbeat Marker to the left in the File Tempo Editor no longer causes an unexpected Beat Marker and Downbeat Marker to be added to the right, throwing off the positions of other markers to the right of the edit.
  • The Split Regions command now splits selected regions at the correct position in cases where the audio files contain tempo information.
  • The “Adapt Region Tempo to Project Tempo and Align Downbeat” command now works as expected when “Flex & Follow” is not enabled.
  • Tempo analysis is now performed on multiple selected audio files.
  • The playhead in the File Tempo Editor no longer jumps to the start of the region if the region is clicked again in the Tracks area.
  • Ctrl–Option to zoom now works in the File Tempo editor. 
  • The Smart Tempo mode “On + Align Bars” now accounts properly for time signature changes. 
  • Zooming in the File Tempo Editor now focused around the playhead, as in other editors.
  • The focus no longer unexpectedly jumps to the beginning of the first region on the first track of a group when moving a Beat Marker in another region from the group in the File Tempo Editor.
  • Adapt Project Tempo and All Regions maintains proper sync between regions in cases where regions are placed before 1 1 1 1 in the project.
  • Adapt Project Tempo and All Regions to Region Tempo and Downbeat now works as expected in KEEP mode when it is chosen from the Action menu in the File Tempo Editor.
  • Acid loops are no longer labeled as Apple loops in the File Tempo editor.
  • The horizontal zoom slider in the File Tempo Editor now allows all possible zoom sizes.
  • The command “Adapt Project Tempo and All Regions to Region Tempo and Downbeat” now reliably moves regions to the downbeat as expected.
  • Regions created by punching in without the Metronome, and with Allow Quick Punch-In disabled no longer unexpectedly flex to the project tempo when Flex is enabled.
  • The accuracy of tempo information in bounced audio files is improved.
  • The Playhead now reliably remains visible when playback is stopped in the File Tempo Editor with Catch Playhead Position enabled.
  • Timing of Metronome in the File Tempo Editor is now consistent when starting playback at different points within the selected region.
  • File tempo analysis is improved with regions that have been trimmed.
  • Selecting and moving all regions while in Adapt mode no longer unexpectedly deletes tempo events.
  • Logic Pro now performs tempo analysis in ADAPT mode when recording multiple audio tracks.
  • Scrolling the view in the File Tempo editor to the left or right no longer causes the waveform viewer to zoom vertically.
  • Clicking on the Channel menu in an Instrument’s inspector in the Environment no longer causes the instrument channel number to decrease by one.

Plug-ins

  • The EXP and LIN decay controls are no longer reversed in Space Designer.
  • Increasing the Size value on reversed reverbs now works as expected in Space Designer.
  • There is no longer sometimes a sudden spike in level when the ES1 LFO Amp parameter is selected.
  • The Damping Curve in ChromaVerb now immediately updates when switching Room Types.
  • Tracks that output to a bus that includes an instance of Space Designer in projects created in earlier versions of Logic Pro now properly play back in sync.
  • Opening the EXS editor in projects at sample rates higher than 44.1 kHz no longer causes an unexpected dialog asking whether the project sample rate should be changed.
  • Settings in the Pitch Shifter plug-in no longer revert to their defaults when a saved project is re-opened.
  • Space Designer again compensates for latency between the wet and dry signal.
  • The Score editor no longer flickers when reaching the end of a cycle zone when recording in linear view mode.
  • The disableAutomation: true parameter attribute for Scripter plug-ins again hides the parameter from view in Smart Controls as expected.
  • The ChromaVerb Wet/Dry mix control now behaves as expected in Dual Mono mode.
  • Plug-in windows no longer sometimes unexpectedly reduce in size when working in Controls view.

Alchemy

  • The Smart Controls window for Alchemy again includes the Controls tab on systems running in Japanese.
  • Modulation now responds immediately to mod wheel input or automation in cases where the knob chosen to be modulated is not assigned to a performance control.

Automation

  • The Hide/Show Automation button in the Piano Roll no longer sometimes unexpectedly activates after automation was previously hidden, causing automation key commands to stop functioning.
  • Option-rubberband to limit selection of automation points to the horizontal direction now works with Region-based automation.
  • Editors displaying automation no longer show an automation type that does not exist in the new track when switching from one track to another.
  • Alchemy automation in projects created in Logic Pro X 10.1.x and Logic Pro X 10.2.x now plays back correctly.
  • It is now possible to map any CC message type to control Dynamics of Modulation in the Studio Instruments.
  • Region-Based automation in the Score is no longer unexpectedly offset in projects that start earlier than 1 1 1 1.
  • Automation displayed in an editor no longer sometimes unexpectedly switches to a different parameter when selecting a different track and then back again.

Flex

  • In certain rare cases, transient markers in audio files no longer unexpectedly convert to Flex markers after Undo and then Redo are performed after deleting a region.
  • Regions that have been recorded by punching in, or by starting recording after playback now maintain their proper positions when Flex is enabled.
  • Swing quantize again works with audio regions.
  • Enabling Flex no longer sometimes causes Take regions that have been moved to unexpectedly shift position.
  • Manually punched-in regions are no longer sometimes tempo flexed when Flex is enabled on the track.

Key Commands

  • Certain key command assignments are no longer forgotten when Logic Pro is quit and then relaunched.
  • All Zoom key commands now work as expected in the Audio File Editor.
  • The Key command “Cycle Through Used Parameters” no longer gets stuck when reaching Main: Volume if “Project Settings > MIDI > Control Change 7/10 controls Volume/Pan of channel strips” setting is enabled.
  • The Key Command to open the plug-in assigned to the current slot now works correctly with MIDI plug-ins.
  • Key Commands affecting Region Automation now correctly take the current region selection into account instead go the Track selection.
  • The Catch Playhead key command again enables the function in the currently focused window rather than always enabling it in the Main window.

Global Tracks

  • Shift-selecting Marker, Tempo, or Signature events in their respective List editors now shows the selection in the Global Tracks.
  • Beat mapping with the “Beats from Region” option with a 1/4 note value and “Tolerate missing or additional events” selected no longer sometimes unexpectedly removes Tempo Events from the Tempo track.
  • Clicking a tempo point in the Tempo track no longer sometimes causes the following point to be selected instead.

Editing

  • The Audio File Editor now displays as expected after recording an audio track in a project in which the first track created is a Drummer track.
  • In the Audio File Editor, zooming in to the maximum horizontal size no longer causes the view to unexpectedly jump to the beginning of the file.
  • It is no longer necessary for all regions to have the same end location to add them to a Phase Locked editing group.
  • Changing the position of a MIDI note that falls within the last quarter note of a region no longer causes it to jump to the last quarter note on the grid.
  • Control– or right-clicking on a note in the Piano Roll no longer causes other selected notes to deselect.
  • Clicking in the Marquee Ruler in the Audio Track editor no longer causes the selected region to disappear from view in the editor.
  • Sysex data displayed in the Event List no longer is shown in one row after rearranging the order of columns in the editor.
  • Toggling Automation view in the Piano Roll no longer causes items in the Inspector to get progressively smaller.
  • Changes made to Sysex data in the Event List are now retained as expected when clicking outside the text field.
  • Click-dragging to edit a single Sysex byte in the Event List no longer causes the list to unexpectedly jump upward.
  • Sysex data bytes can again be edited by clicking and dragging them in the Event List.
  • The Pencil tool in the Audio File Editor again works at high zoom levels.

Mixer

  • Double-clicking the peak level display of a volume fader in the Mixer no longer unexpectedly raises its value by .1 dB.
  • The size of the Mixer window no longer becomes unadjustable in certain rare cases.

Apple Loops

  • Search now works correctly with long text strings in the Apple Loop Browser.
  • The Playhead on the waveform view in the Apple Loop Browser now plays at the correct speed when the project is set to 96 kHz.

Control Surfaces/MIDI Controllers

  • Plug-in categories now display correctly on EuCon control surfaces
  • Logic Pro now consistently picks up the proper positions of faders on the Nectar P1 control surface

Drummer

  • The Kick/Snare variations in the editor for the Brush Drummers now have labels for the additional 1/2x and 2x variations.

Export/Bounce

  • Bouncing ReWire channels above 1 and 2 again works as expected.
  • Audio files exported from Logic Pro again sync properly in the MainStage Playback plug-in.

Import

  • It is now possible to import audio files that were created using ‘bounce in place’ from Logic Pro X 10.4.

Content

  • Logic Pro now reliably installs plug-in presets for Step FX, Phat FX, ChromaVerb and the Vintage EQ collection when installing the Essential Content.

General

  • Moving the first region in a project while in ADAPT mode no longer changes the project SMPTE offset time.
  • Marquee selecting a portion of a Drummer region no longer causes unexpected artifacts in the Track Editor display.
  • While downloading content, leaving a project open while creating a new project now shows the Track creation dialog as expected.
  • Collapsing the Groups inspector no longer causes the list of existing groups to disappear when the inspector is revealed again.
  • Moving the cursor quickly while dragging with Shift pressed no longer sometimes moves the Playhead unexpectedly. 
  • It is again possible to reveal the Control Bar by dragging it down after it has been shown and then hidden.
  • Using Option–Plus sign (+) drag to copy a set or regions created by using the Strip Silence command no longer causes the original regions to unexpectedly shift position.
  • Performing Undo after recording into a take folder no longer sometimes brings up an unexpected “Invisible recording Track” dialog.
  • The cursor now updates as expected when hovering over the edge of a region while recording.
  • It is again possible to change the MIDI channel in the Inspector of an External MIDI track.
  • Shift-clicking the Tracks area to move the Playhead now works reliably.
  • “Show All Regions” now works properly in the Project Audio Browser with projects that contain more than 850 regions.
  • Enabling Catch in the Tracks area no longer stops playback in the File Tempo Editor.
  • The Playhead now reliably shows the correct position in the Signature List.
  • The names of a MIDI region in the Tracks area is again displayed as expected when the left edge of the region is not in the current view.
  • Clicking on the Channel menu in an Instrument’s inspector in the Environment no longer causes the instrument channel number to decrease by one.

Previous versions

Logic Pro X 10.4

New Features and Enhancements

Smart Tempo 

  • Advanced tempo detection lets you automatically combine content together, regardless of their original tempo.
  • Record audio without using a click or drag in an audio file and have the performance define your project tempo.
  • Add any audio file and have it automatically conform to the project tempo.

Plug-ins

  • ChromaVerb is a sophisticated new algorithmic reverb with a colorful, interactive interface for creating rich acoustic spaces.
  • Space Designer has a new design and a scalable, Retina interface.
  • Step FX adds rhythmic multi-effect processing using 3 powerful step sequencers and an X/Y pad.
  • Phat FX makes your tracks bigger and bolder using 9 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.
  • Studio Strings and Studio Horns are deeply sampled, realistic ensemble instruments with custom articulation controls.
  • Mellotron is now available as a standalone instrument plug-in.
  • Retro Synth now offers 18 different filter models.

Content

  • 2 new Drummers play roots and jazz-influenced brush styles.
  • 2 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.

Other Enhancements

  • You can now undo mixer and plug-in actions.
  • 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 looping audio file and can preview them in sync with project tempo.
  • A new universal design for controlling articulations provides a consistent interface for Logic and third-party instruments.
  • Plug-ins: The Direction Mixer plug-in has an updated interface, and offers new functionality.
  • The Audio Track Editor can now be opened as a stand-alone window.
  • Logic now supports the Audio Random Access (ARA) standard.
  • Plug-ins: The Category and Manufacturer sections at the left side of the Plug-in Manager window now scroll independently of one another.
  • Region quantization can now be set from a submenu in the contextual menu opened by right-clicking on a region.
  • There is now a preference to toggle user interface animations on or off.
  • There four new options for the behavior of Replace mode when recording MIDI: Region Erase, Region Punch, Content Erase, Content Punch.
  • Smart Controls and Instrument plug-ins now offer a key switch view for Articulation IDs.
  • Transformer, Transform Window, Environment Faders and Step Editor can now edit MIDI fader events.
  • Logic now supports bouncing files as 32-bit float.
  • Click-holding the Replace button in the Control Bar now brings up new options to set the behavior of replace - Content Erase, Content Punch, Region Erase and Region Punch.
  • There is now an option to have Logic automatically set a new color for each newly created audio, software instrument, or external MIDI track.
  • There is now an option to switch the first automation lane in a track to show the last clicked control.
  • There are now Key Commands for Undo and Redo in plug-in windows.
  • The File Browser and Loop Browser now show a waveform overview and playhead when previewing files and loops.
  • Plug-ins: Plug-in windows offer a new Multilink mode that updates open plug-in windows per insert slot as channel strips are selected.
  • Articulation symbols automatically added to the score based on their note articulation setting are colored blue in the Score.

Stability and Reliability

Logic no longer quits unexpectedly:

  • When enabling Transient editing on audio files in the Audio File Editor while playing back.
  • Sometimes when computing time alignment during sample analysis in Alchemy.
  • When shift-clicking regions in the Tracks area while the Score window has focus.
  • If a connected USB MIDI controller is disconnected or powered off while the Control Surface Setup window is open.
  • When the Tab key is pressed after deleting a value in the Destination field of the Copy MIDI Events dialog.

Performance

  • Zooming with the Magic Mouse or Trackpad in the Audio File Editor is now smoother.
  • Playback sound quality of Apple Loops is improved.
  • There is no longer a large delay and spinning wait cursor when moving a large selection of short regions in a project.
  • Editing within a large Logic session no longer sometimes becomes sluggish.
  • Logic’s performance is improved when working with projects that contain long movie files.

Alchemy

  • Alchemy now offers new options in the Loop Mode menu to modulate the start/end point and length of loops.
  • Alchemy LFO Rate sync button now also enables clock sync for LFO Delay and Attack settings.
  • Alchemy now offers 4 additional MIDI sources that can be assigned to modulation destinations.
  • Alchemy now offers a side chain input that can be used as a source for envelope followers.
  • Alchemy now has a dedicated Envelope Follower tab in the modulation section which offers control of the attack and release of the envelope follower, as well as the option to apply the envelope follower to modulator outputs as well as to audio signals, together with the option to scale up the depth of the effect for more drastic effects on quieter signals.
  • Alchemy now offers a back button to navigate back to a previous Mod Target.
  • Alchemy’s transient selection in Spectral Analysis mode is improved, resulting in better sound quality when syncing loops to tempo.
  • The modulation Smooth control now has increased range.
  • Alchemy now offers a “Swap with Source” option in the Source menu for experimenting with imported samples on different Sources.
  • Option-clicking on a source in Alchemy’s global area now solos the clicked source.
  • The mapping of Alchemy controls to supported MIDI hardware controllers has been improved.
  • Option-clicking controls in Alchemy now sets each to a sensible default setting rather than setting each one to 50% by default.
  • When importing multiple EXS files which contain multiple groups which are the same except for different velocity or key ranges, these groups are merged into a single group to facilitate easier editing in Alchemy.
  • The Snap menu for Arp Tune in Alchemy now offers increased resolution.
  • Alchemy’s Speed control readout now displays 2 decimal places for values below 10%.
  • Sub-menus in Alchemy’s Sound Library again list items in alphabetical order.
  • It is no longer necessary to press Enter when entering text to start a search in Alchemy’s presets.
  • Newly initialized sounds in Alchemy now have an initial modulation depth of 0%
  • The attack of notes played legato style in Retrigger mode in Alchemy no longer sometimes sounds distorted.
  • There is no longer a slight delay in responsiveness when switching Alchemy’s Analysis Mode while loading large samples.
  • Alchemy LFO Rate sync button now also enables clock sync for LFO Delay and Attack settings.
  • The initial transient of a loop in Alchemy is now properly triggered when the loop is sustained for more than one iteration.
  • Auto-assigning a performance control to a Transform Pad Snapshot no longer unexpectedly renames Snapshot 1.
  • The Framing Box no longer sometimes jumps unexpectedly when clicking transform pad snapshots.
  • The Copy Modulation command no longer sometimes fails to copy the modulation source when pasted to another location.
  • Stored Alchemy Snapshots no longer sound different when copied and pasted to other snapshot locations.
  • Adjusting the Smooth control for a modulator from a value of 0 no longer causes occasional clicks in Alchemy’s output.
  • When the last step in Alchemy’s arpeggiator is tied, there is no longer an unexpected extra note at the end of each set of steps.
  • Pitch Bend now works as expected with the Alchemy “Air Strings” preset.
  • MIDI CC messages sent to Alchemy from an external controller now work when the controller is transmitting on a different MIDI channel than the notes already recorded in the region.
  • Alchemy’s Waveshaper Pre and Post gain labels now display accurate values.
  • Alchemy's filter types have been renamed to more clearly indicate how they sound.
  • Alchemy now automatically switches to the Advanced view after an Initialize Preset command is used.
  • If an Envelope Follower preset is loaded that refers to a Source that is not present in the current Alchemy instance, it now is set to another Source of the same type.

Plug-ins

  • The MIDI Modulator plug-in now offers tempo synced timing for the envelope at user definable note values.
  • Side chain detection on Software Instruments tracks in live mode is no longer delayed .
  • Side chain signals routed to the Compressor plug-in are no longer summed unexpectedly to mono.
  • Logic now supports the Audio Unit ShortName API, improving the display of Audio Unit names on insert slots for plug-ins that include a short name.
  • Mono-legato mode in EXS24 now works reliably when streaming samples from disk is enabled.
  • Automatic delay compensation now works correctly with bypassed dual mono audio plug-ins and multi mono Software Instrument plug-ins.
  • Retrosynth includes four new filter models
  • The Compressor plug-in now maintains the Graph display when the plug-in is closed and then re-opened.
  • Playing the same MIDI note on two channels for the same multi-channel instrument no longer sometimes leads to hung notes if the MIDI Modifier plug-in is inserted.
  • The Dry/Wet control on the I/O plug-in can now be automated.
  • It is now possible to immediately type in new values for controls in the Modulator plug-in after opening the plug-in window.
  • Channel EQ offers a new Proportional-Q mode.
  • The Top Level category in the Plug-in Manager can now be added to a group of multiple selected categories.
  • The MIDI Modifier plug-in now properly handles Release Velocity as its Input source.
  • The MIDI Modulator plug-in now shows the correct waveform when the Factory Default setting is recalled.
  • The Drum Machine Designer plug-in window no longer appears to disappear when Logic is switched to full screen.
  • The Tremolo Speed control on the Pipa instrument now responds as expected.

Drummer

  • Canceling the alert when changing Drummers no longer leaves the new Drummer character highlighted but not active.
  • The “Trim Region End to next Region” key command now works for Drummer regions.
  • With two instances of Drum Machine Designer open, switching from the Kit Piece display to the Main display in one instance no longer causes the second instance to also change from the Kit Piece display to the Main display.
  • Drummer tracks no longer sometimes unexpectedly stop outputting audio after recording an audio track when the preference for Overlapping Recordings for MIDI with Cycle Off is set to Create Take Folder.

Automation

  • Right-clicking to switch the visible automation parameter in a track again works as expected.
  • Region automation now works correctly when there is a muted a region on another track using the same channel strip.
  • Pitch bend and Note velocity now work when switching to them from a Smart Control parameter in the MIDI Draw view.
  • Automation can now be edited directly in the Piano Roll  and Audio Track editor.
  • Stepped automation values can now be directly written into Automation Lanes.
  • Region Based Automation now accurately shows the mute status of all MIDI notes.

Apple Loops

  • User created Green Apple Loops now transpose to the song key as expected.
  • Loops no longer sometimes appear to missing in the Loop Browser after updating to macOS 10.13 High Sierra.
  • Apple Loops in the Tracks area now show a glyph to indicate when they are playing at ½, 2x or 4x speed.
  • The Loop Browser now offers a new view for Untagged Loops.

Flex

  • Double-clicking a Flex Pitch event now sets the note to perfect pitch.
  • When transposing Flex-pitched notes in multiple selected regions, all notes now reliably transpose to the correct pitch.
  • “Reset all” in Flex Pitch now works correctly after “Set all to Perfect Pitch” has been applied.
  • The display of flex pitched notes in the Audio Track Editor now reflects the region transpose setting.
  • Dragging an audio region with Flex is turned off onto a different track with Flex mode enabled no longer activates Flex for the region.
  • Flex Pitched notes now display at their correct pitches at high zoom levels in the Tracks area.
  • Inactive flex markers are no longer deleted when trimming a region in a track where Flex is currently disabled.

Takes and Comping

  • Using record toggle to stop a recording within a Take folder with a comp currently active, the last recording is reliably added to the comp in cases cycle is active where recording is stopped before the end of the Take folder.
  • Right-clicking on a closed Take Folder now displays a list of all Takes it contains.
  • Dragging a Take folder in a track folder no longer causes the Take folder to shift forward in position.
  • Comping a Take folder in a group of flexed tracks no longer sometimes causes some comp segmented to be shortened unexpectedly.
  • When Count-in is enabled, recording over an existing region that is less than 1 bar long now reliably creates a Take Folder.
  • When Overlapping Recording for MIDI is set to create Take folders, notes from previous takes no longer sometimes play while recording in cycle mode.
  • The order of Take regions within a Take Folder can now be changed.
  • Marquee edits on Take regions now are applied to all tracks in an edit Group.
  • Switching Takes now works for both audio and MIDI tracks that are members of the same Group.

Track Alternatives

  • Marquee selection now works as expected when applied to grouped tracks that are using different Track Alternatives.
  • Selection now works properly on grouped tracks with different active Track Alternatives when the inactive Alternatives are visible.

Track Stacks

  • Holding the disclosure triangle on a Track Stack no longer causes it to cycle quickly between open and closed.
  • Option-clicking the disclosure triangle on a Track Stack to toggle all stacks now affects nested stacks as expected.
  • Applying a surround patch to a track within a Summing Track Stack no longer causes all the regions in the Summing Track Stack to be collapsed to a single track.

Smart Controls

  • The correct Smart Controls are now reliably mapped to each track in layered patches in saved projects when they are reloaded.
  • Adding a new mapping to a Smart Control mapping set no longer unexpectedly removes automation written from an existing mapping.
  • The Smart Controls area no longer sometimes  becomes vertically stretched after being resized.
  • User assigned Smart Controls no longer sometimes disappear when a second project containing the same Smart Controls is opened, or when importing only regions and automation from a different project.

Mixer

  • It is now possible to delete Groups.
  • Option-clicking the Group slot on a mixer channel now adds all currently selected channels to the last selected Group.
  • Command-clicking the Solo button on a track to activate Solo for all tracks no longer also solos hidden tracks.
  • When the Mixer is set to a small size, scrolling it now reliably shows all channel strips.
  • On multiple display setups, new plug-in windows now open on the display containing the clicked insert.
  • Pasting “Sends Only” or “Plug-ins Only” to a channel strip no longer also pastes the icon from the copied channel strip.

Accessibility

  • VoiceOver no longer emits continuous beeps when a Take Folder is open.
  • Logic no longer hangs when using VoiceOver plus the  Shift key to precisely position the Playhead.
  • It is now possible to switch from the integrated Piano Roll editor to the Score using VoiceOver.
  • The Add Drummer region button in the Tracks Area is now accessible with VoiceOver.
  • It is now immediately possible to interact with a newly created Drummer region using VoiceOver.
  • Drummer characters can now be selected using VoiceOver.
  • Quick Help overlays no longer cause VoiceOver to toggle on and off quickly.
  • The button to download sounds in the Patch Library is now accessible with VoiceOver.
  • It is now possible to make fine adjustments of values in the LCD using VoiceOver.
  • VoiceOver now works in the Configure Track Header, Customize Control Bar and Display, and Configure Channel Strip windows. 
  • Voiceover now announces the status of Solo and Mute  when the key commands to toggle them are pressed.
  • VoiceOver now allows recorded takes to be selected as expected in audio Take Folders.

Export/Bounce

  • Logic no longer sometimes sets the path for a bounce from a project that was created as a package to the location of the previous project, when that project was created as a folder.
  • Tracks that use Hermode Tuning now bounce correctly.
  • MIDI files exported from Logic no longer contain incorrect extra Time Signature and Tempo metadata.
  • The Export > Add to Loop Library command no longer unexpectedly renders the channel strip volume setting into the created Apple Loop.
  • There is now an option to export all MIDI tracks as a MIDI file.

Import

  • The state of the track On/Off button is now maintained when importing individual tracks into a project.
  • Aux channel strips are no longer imported as Instruments when importing from the Environment window.
  • Logic now properly calculates the start time for trimmed clips when importing Final Cut XML 1.6 files.

Global Tracks

  • The key command to create a new time signature now opens the time signature pop-up window with the numerator selected.
  • When the Tempo Track is selected, and there is only one Tempo event, pressing the delete key no longer unexpectedly deletes the last selected track.
  • Interpolated tempo curves are now maintained when pasted to a new position using the “Insert Section at Playhead” command.

Recording

  • “Discard recording and go to last play position” now discards the most recent recording from all record enabled tracks.

Key Commands

  • There are now Key Commands to create Flex Markers at the playhead position, previous transient position and next transient position.
  • It is now possible to close all open groups in the Key Commands window by Option-clicking a disclosure triangle.
  • There is now a Key Command to collapse all open Inspector tiles.
  • The number of Groups that can be toggled by Key Command has been doubled to 18.
  • There is now a Key Command to create a new group from the currently selected tracks in the Mixer or Track List.
  • There is now a key command to close all open plug-in windows.
  • The “Initialize All Key Commands” command now takes the current keyboard layout into account.
  • The Key Commands window now allows multiple selection of items.
  • It is now possible to selectively import only certain key commands.
  • The Key Commands window has been redesigned and simplified.
  • There is now a key command to open the Instrument plug-in for the currently focused track.
  • There are now dedicated key commands to move the Playhead forward and backward by 1/8 and 1/16 note.
  • There are now key commands to open Audio and MIDI plug-ins from specific insert slots on the currently focused track.
  • All key commands again work reliably on various non-US keyboard layouts.
  • There are now up to 30 Key Commands available to directly apply user created Transform operations to selected MIDI events.
  • There are now key commands to select all of each specific type of track in a project.
  • There are now Key Commands for the “Fix Note Positions” and “Fix Note Positions and Durations” commands in the Score.
  • There is now a key command to toggle the automation view of the selected track or editor between Track and Region automation.
  • The Key Commands to toggle Channel Strip Solo, Channel Strip Mute, Record Enable and Track On/Off now work on multiple selected tracks.
  • There is now a key command to toggle Collapse Mode in the Piano Roll.

Movies

  • The Movie thumbnail in the Inspector now displays at the correct size after a Save As or Consolidate Project operation

Editing

  • There is now an option in the Transformer window to constrain transpositions of notes within a specific key.
  • Sending data to a Roland U110 from a Sysex fader in the Environment no longer results in a Checksum error on the synthesizer.
  • The Piano Roll contextual menu and Score Event Inspector now shows available articulation IDs.
  • Articulations are now listed by name in the Event List editor.
  • The Environment now auto scrolls when dragging objects.
  • When snap to grid is set to off, notes inserted to the Piano Roll with the Pencil no longer snap to the nearest division value.
  • The Fader Style dropdown in the Environment Inspector now lists the fader styles in the same order as they appear in the New > Fader menu.
  • Using Shift to temporarily limit dragging in one direction in the Piano Roll again works as expected.
  • Repeated double-clicks on Touch Track or Mapped Instrument objects in the Environment now toggle their editors rather than opening multiple copies of the same editor.
  • The display of fades in the Track Editor now immediately update when the fade setting is adjusted in the Inspector.
  • Fader MIDI events can now be created from the Event Type pop-up menu in the Event List and Sysex Fader Editor.
  • Notes inserted into the Piano Roll now reliably are placed in the correct region when regions on multiple tracks are selected.
  • Option-clicking a Filter button in the Event List Editor now disables all other Filter buttons.
  • The display of notes in the Step Editor now reliably updates after moving a note with the Finger tool.
  • When the Edit button in the Main window is clicked, the correct editor for the currently selected region opens, regardless of the current track selection.
  • The Note Length display in the Event List no longer shows “??” When the Clock Format is set to 1.1.1 and the Division display is set to 1/64.
  • It is again possible to scrub values in the Transform window by click-dragging on values.
  • Using Shift to limit dragging in one direction while Option-dragging multiple selected notes in the Piano Roll now works as expected.
  • Environment objects no longer sometimes seem to vanish when the selection is changed.
  • Undo now works after unpacking a Macro in the Environment.
  • The Transform window and Transformer in the Environment can now convert MIDI data to Fader events for Smart Controls.
  • Using Option rubberband to zoom in to a specific area in the Piano Roll no longer sometimes scrolls the view to selected notes instead.
  • Note colors in the Piano Roll can now be set by Articulation.
  • Its again possible to use the “+” and “-“ keys in front of typed in numbers to increment/decrement existing values by the specified amount in the Event List editor.
  • The inspector for newly created objects in the Environment now displays correctly.

Score

  • Fingering markings are now properly centered in relations notes in TAB style scores.
  • In the TAB score styles, ornaments and notepads now display reliably when the region is selected in linear view.
  • Guide accidentals again have brackets.
  • Separate Part box windows are now saved in Screensets.
  • The Note Beaming parameter is again available in the Note Attributes contextual menu.
  • It is again possible to set the High Note Range in a Staff Style to a note lower than C3.
  • There is now a key command to directly open the Text Styles window in the Score.
  • The Paste Replace command is now available in the Score editor.
  • The Paste Multiple command again works in the Score.
  • In certain rare cases, the last few measures of a score no longer are placed outside the page borders.
  • Paste Multiple again works properly in the Score.
  • The Flats to Sharps / Sharps to Flats command again works on all selected notes.
  • The Score window no longer unexpectedly changes position when the Functions menu is accessed.
  • When a Score Set or Staff Style window is in focus, pressing delete no longer can lead to deletion of regions in the Tracks area.
  • The Score no longer sometimes clips some pages in Page View when the paper size is set to US Letter.

Control Surfaces/MIDI Controllers

  • Logic Remote now displays sub-menus for all plug-ins.
  • Logic no longer displays an “Incompatible EuCon version” error at launch when a EuCon control surface running EuCon software version 3.7 is connected.

General

  • Using the Glue tool on a Marquee selection now adds any needed silence at the beginning and end of the created region so that the borders correspond to the marquee selection.
  • Grouped audio regions that have different start positions now reliably remain in sync when quantized.
  • Dividing a marquee selection of regions on grouped tracks now works reliably.
  • Projects saved to iCloud Drive now load reliably.
  • Performing Undo and then Redo after swapping an inserted Software Instrument for another no longer causes the original instrument to revert to its default setting.
  • The Playhead now reliably displays at the correct position within a Cycle area at all zoom levels and cycle lengths.
  • The Close Project Key Command now works when the only open window is a floating window.
  • Regions with names that contain Emoji characters can now be moved, edited and deleted as expected.
  • The Recording preferences for Replace mode have been moved from the Cycle Recording settings to the Replace submenu.
  • Using the up/down cursors to select tracks while the Piano Roll or Audio Track Editor have focus no longer can unexpectedly select hidden tracks.
  • Changing to a screen set with the focus on the Loop Library no longer switches the library to search mode.
  • The Link key command now works reliably in all windows that support Link.
  • The Loop Library now maintains its focus and search filter settings after new loop content is downloaded.
  • The Ruler shortcut menu now includes “Copy section Between Locators”.
  • Capture Take as Recording now accurately captures the previously played MIDI performance when CC#11 events are played as part of the captured performance.
  • If a Key Command set has been altered and a new set is chosen or imported, gives the option to save the current edited key command set.
  • The metronome no longer continues to sound if it is turned off during the count-in to a recording.
  • If “Auto Set Locators by Regions” is enabled, marquee selecting and deleting a portion of the selected region no longer causes the locators to set to the boundaries of the marquee selection.
  • When interacting with the Timeline view on Logic Remote, Logic no longer flashes the computer screen if the Library has focus and a plug-in window is open.
  • The File > Import > Audio File command now creates an Undo Step as expected.
  • Redo now works reliably after deleting Drummer tracks.
  • Creating a new track now deselects selected regions on other tracks.
  • Right-clicking on a Marquee selection now brings top a contextual menu with options to edit and adjust the selection.
  • Undoing the creation of a Track Stack no longer leaves a “No Output” track selected in the Inspector.
  • If “Select Tracks on Region Selection” and “Automation Group Select” are both active, clicking a track no longer unexpectedly selects all tracks.
  • Text pasted from Mail into the Notes field no longer sometimes changes color after clicking into another window.
  • A short click on the background of the Tracks area while pressing Shift now moves the Playhead to the clicked position.
  • The Catch Playhead Position key command now works whether the Main window has focus or not.
  • When the Piano Roll has focus, the Play from Selection command again plays starting from the first selected region.
  • The Add Drummer Region button now only appears on a region when the Arrow tool is active, preventing accidental creation of Drummer regions when secondary tools are used.
  • Muted notes are no longer displayed on the Region overview in the Tracks area.
  • Undoing a “Paste Selection at Playhead” operation no longer creates a new tempo event.
  • The Project Audio window now displays bounced files added to the project in the window’s selected sort order when the bounce is performed with the window closed.
  • After renaming a project, the bounce dialog no longer defaults to using the original project name until the project has been closed and then re-opened.
  • Deleting multiple selected tracks no longer deletes hidden tracks between them.
  • Undo of Patch changes now works reliably.
  • When recording MIDI in cycle mode with Replace set to Content Erase, Replace continues to work as expected after the first cycle.
  • The waveform display now zooms vertically as expected when adjusting the size of the Audio Track Editor .
  • The Musical Typing Keyboard again is dimmed when an audio track is selected,
  • Logic no longer sometimes assigns an audio file the same name as an existing audio file from a different folder on the hard drive with a similar name.
  • Aliases of MIDI regions no longer play notes that occur up to 1 bar before the start of the original region.
  • The Delete and Move command no longer triggers an unnecessary dialog asking whether automation should be deleted and moved if there is no automation on the track.
  • Region contextual menus now include a sub-menu for Sample Based Processing commands.
  • It is now possible to selectively reset warnings in the Notifications panel of the Logic Preferences.
  • Vertical zoom in the Audio File editor now offers finer resolution.
  • When the Overlapping Recordings preference for MIDI is set to Create Track Alternative, undoing an overlapping recording now undoes the creation of the Track Alternative as well as the MIDI recording.
  • The Main window Mixer can now be reliably dragged to full height.
  • Automation points and velocity handles now display at full resolution on Retina and other high density displays.
  • MIDI Reset now works reliably on tracks where “No Reset” is off in newly created projects.
  • There is now an option “Restore Defaults” in the LCD dropdown menu.
  • Entering negative numbers in the Go To Position dialog now takes the playhead to the position entered.
  • The New Track dialog now shows the correct audio I/O options when temporarily using built-in audio when the selected audio device is not connected.
  • Templates saved with a new sample rate now reliably retain the sample rate.
  • The Region Gain dialog now allows normalization to –23 LUFS. 
  • The Template picker again sorts templates in the correct order.
  • The Track Header Automation button now shows a short name for the current parameter if the Track header is too narrow to show the full name.
  • The command “Play from selection” now also takes selected markers into account.
  • Recording audio with Cycle on no longer results in empty audio tracks in cases where The preference for Overlapping Audio Recordings is set to “Create Tracks” and the preference “Select Tracks on Region Selection” is enabled.
  • Undoing changes to the Tempo list no longer causes MIDI and Drummer regions to sometimes play back erratically.
  • It is now possible to open the Help by pressing Command and “/“ while accessing items in the Tool menu.
  • Logic no longer shows an alert when a frozen track is duplicated.
  • Changing the width of the Library no longer causes a visible Smart Controls display to jitter.
  • A rare situation where an Audio Driver can’t be set no longer occurs.

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Published Date: Wed Mar 21 16:09:53 GMT 2018