Logic Pro has an enormous collection of plug-ins and sounds to help you flesh out your ideas. You can start with Drummer, a virtual session player that provides realistic, natural-sounding acoustic drum performances. Going for an electronic sound? Fire up Ultrabeat and quickly zero in on the perfect groove.
Put a chord through the Arpeggiator and experiment with new sounds. Audition one of 1500 Patches, instruments, and effects for voice, bass lines, brass, strings, woodwinds, and so much more. And explore a collection of more than 3600 electronic and urban loops, covering everything from Hip Hop to Electro House, Dubstep, Modern R&B, Tech House, Deep House, and Chillwave.
Logic Pro goes well beyond the average sequencer with an advanced set of options that let you record, edit, and manipulate MIDI performances in just about any way imaginable. Transform a loose performance into one that locks tight into the groove using region-based parameters for note velocity, timing, dynamics, and more. See and edit MIDI as beams in a classic piano roll style, as steps in rows, or even as standard music notation. Shape MIDI controller and pitch bend data with a breakpoint graph directly on each MIDI region or below the notes in the Piano Roll editor.
Seamless punch recording. Automatic take management. Support for pristine 24-bit/192kHz audio. Logic Pro makes it all easy to do — and easy to undo. With over 250 audio tracks available and the ability to run hundreds of plug-ins, you’ll always have what you need to complete your project. The unique Low Latency mode temporarily bypasses plug-ins that add latency, so players can give their best performance. And with Logic Remote, you can engineer it all on your iPad from anywhere in the room.
Take folders make it easy to organize and manage all your recorded takes and overdubs. You don’t even have to create or rename a folder. Just record over your existing material, and Logic Pro automatically creates a new take folder. Then you can listen to each take, delete the ones you don’t like, and color code the ones you do.
Instantly convert any MIDI performance into notation or use extensive step input options to enter the music manually. Then you can edit those parts, knock out lead sheets, or create elaborate orchestral compositions using a complete set of music notation tools — from comprehensive layout and print options to instrument transposition, drum notation, and adaptive lyric input. Staff Styles let you tailor the size, clef, transposition, and other details for a particular instrument and save them for easy recall. Instrument Sets let you switch quickly between viewing, editing, or printing any subset of your ensemble. And an extensive set of features for guitar make it easy to generate tablature, insert Chord Grids from a library of over 4000 chords, or notate every hammer-on and bend in that wild solo.
Whether you’re an aspiring film composer or just want to lay some tracks for a five-minute video, Logic Pro makes scoring and sound design easier than ever. Import a movie and play it back full screen or from a thumbnail-size window embedded neatly into the interface. Use the movie track to visually spot your sound effects to a specific frame. Whether you navigate with the Logic Pro transport or from the movie’s own controls, everything stays right in sync. Logic Pro automatically generates specialized SMPTE-locked Scene Markers — or you can insert your own — to identify key transitions in the video. And Beat Mapping makes it easy to create tempo maps that line your music up to those transitions. When it’s all done, you can export right into the movie file.
With the Logic Remote app, you can use your iPad to control Logic Pro on your Mac. Play any software instrument in Logic Pro from your iPad with Smart Controls right above the instrument you’re playing, so it’s incredibly easy to shape your sound as you go. Quickly scroll through the massive Sound Library in Logic Pro for inspiration. And when you’re ready to record, Logic Remote lets you do so from any part of the room — or even the recording booth.
Flex Time allows you to quickly manipulate the timing and tempo of your recording for the tightest performance possible. Easily move the individual beats within a waveform to correct drum, vocal, guitar, or any other kind of tracks without slicing and moving regions. In one move you can fix the timing of an entire performance and watch notes and beats align to the musical grid. You can slow things down to help punch in a difficult solo, then bring everything back to the original speed. And experiment with different tempos by slowing down or speeding up entire multitrack projects.
Say you record a vocal performance that’s less than ideal. Flex Pitch lets you edit the pitch and level of individual notes quickly and easily. Simply roll over any note and all parameters are immediately available for tweaking. Use contextual controls to fine-tune or shape notes and adjust the gain. Smooth out, increase, or pull back vibrato. And create or remove pitch slides between notes. You can also change a melody by dragging notes in a Piano Roll editor — or play the desired part on your MIDI keyboard and the recorded part will adapt to your performance. Pitch quantize controls let you quickly snap selected notes to a definable key and scale.
You can also use Flex Pitch creatively. Just convert an audio track — even a vocal track — to MIDI, then explore it as a synth or software instrument melody. And see where it takes you.
Quick Swipe Comping lets you swipe over the best sections of each recording to create a seamless comp, complete with transition-smoothing crossfades. Flip a switch to temporarily disable Quick Swipe Comping when you want to cut, move, or delete all or part of any take region. Multiple comps and Autosave let you experiment without worrying about losing your work. And you can use Track Grouping to synchronize your selections across related tracks, such as a multi-mic recording of a vocal group.
Use comprehensive, offline Bounce-in-Place features to facilitate creative sound design or project collaboration. Twist and transform audio, then permanently apply those effects on single or multiple regions at once, so you can edit them with the effects baked in. Easily prepare stem files for sharing, and select whether bounced files include effects or automation or retain the natural effect tail from a delay or reverb.
With just a few clicks, Drum Replacer lets you replace or double problematic drum tracks with triggered samples. You can get creative with it, too. Transform an acoustic bass drum into an electronic kick or reshape or thicken a snare. It’s easy to dial in the best setting, thanks to a graphic of the detected transients that updates automatically as you adjust the threshold. Choose from 30 drum sounds in the Sound Library or add any of your favorite recordings or samples.
Create whatever configuration you want with tracks that support full latency compensation to keep everything in perfect sync. Time-saving features let you do things like select a group of tracks — all the vocal or drum tracks, for example — and create a single submix with a few clicks. Record busses and integrate outboard hardware into your mix. And mute solo tracks or individual regions. Logic Pro automatically creates auxiliary channels when you need them. In fact, Logic Pro lets you do anything you’d do in a major studio — all with just your Mac.
Automation in Logic Pro is straightforward yet deeply powerful. You can easily record changes to any channel strip or plug-in parameter on the fly. So you can ride something, like the feedback on a tape delay, the same way you would a fader or pan. You don’t have to configure anything or define parameters. Just enable automation, press Play, and make your changes. You can also create and edit automation graphically.
Track Groups make it easy to work with related tracks, like a set of background vocal tracks or a multitrack drum recording. When you’re adjusting the channel strip for one track and you want the changes to show up on other tracks, just assign them to the same group. The group window makes it easy to access all the group functions and hide or rename a group. And you can work with the Group inspector right in the inspector panel or break it out as its own window.
Patches let you pack up the processing, mixer routing, and Smart Controls associated with your tracks — with one click. So you can easily save and load extensive drum-recording configurations, detailed setups for multi-timbral and multi-out software instruments, or a cool layered synth sound. Then use them in MainStage or to jump-start a new project.