Push your music as far as it can go.
Every step of the way.

A complete professional recording studio right on your Mac, Logic Pro X gives you everything you need to go from first inspiration to final master.

Find your groove. Right from the start.

Jump-start your ideas any way you want. Begin with drums. Explore samples and loops. Add virtually any software instrument to your arrangement. And with 64-bit architecture, you’ll have the power you need to handle projects of any size.

Powerful beat creation.

Drummer gives you powerful technology for creating organic-sounding acoustic drum tracks or kicking electronic beats with remarkable ease. Using Drummer is like hiring a virtual session drummer or collaborating with a highly skilled beat programmer to perfect your song or dance track. Choose one of 28 drummers, then provide direction. Get more fills, increased intensity, or heightened complexity to match the song and section. Push, pull, or humanize the timing. Even direct the drummer or programmer to take inspiration from another track in the song.

These jaw-dropping sounds are completely customizable using Drum Kit Designer for the acoustic kits and Drum Machine Designer for the electronic drum tracks. The drummers bring their own setups, but you can swap out individual drums or shape the sound to match what you hear in your head. The tonal variety and possible configurations are nearly endless.

Build your own wall of sound.

Logic Pro X has an enormous collection of instruments and creative plug-ins to help you flesh out your ideas — from uncanny models of vintage keyboards like the Hammond B3 organ to an endlessly flexible Drum Kit Designer and EXS24 Sampler support for sampled instruments. Use Alchemy, the most powerful instrument in Logic Pro X, to play and explore a huge library of over 3000 sounds, with a keyword browser to quickly zero in on what you’re looking for. Put a chord through the Arpeggiator and experiment with new sounds. And audition one of 2700 Patches, instruments, and effects for voice, bass lines, brass, strings, woodwinds, and so much more.

The power of Patches.

The Sound Library provides thousands of Patches along with channel-strip and plug-in settings created by top sound designers. Patches lets you instantly call up sophisticated, multichannel sound and effect configurations. The bundled Patches take full advantage of the rich collection of Logic Pro X plug-ins, and each loads with a custom set of Smart Controls so you can easily customize the sound to fit your creative needs.

Smart Controls. The fastest way to shape your sound.

Smart Controls are innovative sound-shaping tools that let you make simple or elaborate creative changes without having to dive into multiple plug-in interfaces. A single Smart Control can adjust several plug-in parameters at once, so it’s much easier to create complex transformations. And Smart Control mappings can be customized to suit your workflow — just choose from a variety of themed knobs, buttons, and backplates to reflect the type of instruments or effects being controlled.

The ultimate way to record.

Seamless punch recording. Automatic take management. Support for pristine 24-bit/192kHz audio. Logic Pro X 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 Pro, iPad, or iPhone from anywhere in the room.

Build, organize, and manage tracks.

Keep your sessions better organized by consolidating multiple related tracks — for example, all the drums or vocals — into a track format called Track Stacks. Choose to have the tracks routed to a new auxiliary for quick and convenient submixing. Use Track Stacks to create rich, layered, or split instruments that are easy to manage, save, and reuse. And your Track Stack can be collapsed for simplicity or expanded at any time for more control.

Other track-based features add even more functionality. Choose a track as the Groove Master for your song, then select any other track to follow and adapt to its timing. Use the Arrangement Track to quickly move or delete the verse, chorus, bridge, or any other section of your song. Because volume, pan, and send controls can be right in the track header, you can also quickly adjust tracks before going to the Mixer for deeper control. And Track Alternatives lets you create alternate versions of a track and switch between them at any time to audition the different options.

Music and sound for picture.

Whether you’re an aspiring film composer or just want to lay some tracks for a five-minute video, Logic Pro X makes scoring and sound design easier than ever. Import any QuickTime movie or, if you’re editing with Final Cut Pro X, import XML to re-create your video project right in Logic Pro X. Multiple display options let you view your video full screen or within an embedded window, making it easy to visually spot your sound effects to a specific frame. Logic Pro X 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 directly into the movie file or send XML back to Final Cut Pro X to complete your video edit.

Add tracks from your iPhone or iPad.

Logic Pro X and GarageBand for iOS work together to make it easy to add tracks to a Logic Pro project when you’re away from your Mac. A new Share option in Logic Pro X lets you upload a GarageBand-compatible version of a project to iCloud. When you open GarageBand on your iPhone or iPad, it appears in the Song Browser as a new song with a single-track reference mix that sounds just like the original project. You can then use GarageBand instruments to add new tracks. When you save the song back to iCloud, all those additional tracks will appear in the original Logic Pro project the next time you open it on your Mac.

Logic Remote for iOS.

With the Logic Remote app, you can use your iPad Pro, iPad, or iPhone to control Logic Pro X on your Mac. Play any software instrument in Logic Pro X 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. The large display on iPad Pro extends your playing range on Touch Instruments, with additional keyboard keys, guitar frets, and more. iPad Pro increases the number of Mixer faders available simultaneously — each with a longer fader for more precise mixing. And your favorite shortcuts are accessible from key command buttons integrated into the Smart Control and Touch Instruments views. On iPhone, Logic Remote provides easy access to transport, navigation, mixing, and automation controls in a streamlined interface designed for a smaller screen. You can also play software instruments using a keyboard with an optional customizable scale mode that removes notes not in the current key.

Edit in perfect rhythm.

Logic Pro X lets you polish performances in no time. Quickly make complex adjustments and edits to timing, pitch, and more. And easily assemble the perfect comp from multiple takes. All with a powerful set of tools that let you focus on what you want to do — not how to do it.

Bring new creativity to your workflow with the Touch Bar.

Use the revolutionary Touch Bar on the new MacBook Pro to fine-tune sounds, quickly navigate your project, and even perform on instruments in Logic Pro X. The Touch Bar gives you convenient access to the volume slider and all Smart Controls for the selected track. Navigation view lets you quickly move around your project by dragging across a visual overview of the arrangement. Performance view lets you use the Touch Bar to play your software instruments using a musical keyboard with scale mode or tap out a beat with drum pads.

Get the most out of MIDI.

Logic Pro X 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. Tighten up your MIDI performances while preserving musical details like flams or chord rolls with the unique Smart Quantize option. Note Repeat and Spot Erase enable you to create beats or keyboard parts in real time using old-school drum machine–style sequencing techniques. 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.

Music notation the way it should be.

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, and printing any subset of your ensemble. MusicXML file support lets you move your masterpieces to and from other notation applications and platforms. 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.

Spend less time on timing.

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.

Perfect the pitch.

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 the 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.

Render your effects with
Selection-Based Processing.

Now you can directly and permanently apply effect plug-ins to any audio selection. Use built-in Logic Pro X plug-ins or any third-party Audio Unit effects to render effects in any portion of an audio file, or to multiple files at once. You can apply up to 15 plug-in effects simultaneously, as well as A/B test two independent effect chains before applying. Selection-Based Processing is incredibly useful for creating short effects sections in a track, correcting flaws in a recording, or sonically treating sampler files.

Quickly create great comps.

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.

Multiple arrangements.
In a single track.

Using Track Alternatives, you can create alternate versions of a track, or multiple grouped tracks, and switch between them at any time to audition the different options. The ability to create, store, and select from different edits and arrangements of regions in a track makes it easier to experiment with various creative ideas or backup versions of a track as it evolves. Using take folders along with Track Alternatives lets you manage your ideas with incomparable flexibility and power.

Easily bounce when you want.

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.

It’s never too late to fix your groove.

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.

It’s all in the mix.

Hundreds of input channels. Dozens of mix groups. Plenty of sends and auxiliaries. Dynamic channel-strip creation. Powerful automation and track management. And full surround capabilities. Logic Pro X brings it all together in a straightforward, customizable layout that makes it easy to focus on any part of your project.

Powerful Mixer.

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 X automatically creates auxiliary channels when you need them. In fact, Logic Pro X lets you do anything you’d do in a major studio — all with just your Mac.

Automation done right.

Automation in Logic Pro X 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.

Group your tracks.

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. Logic Pro X also offers classic, console-style VCA faders to help control complex mixes.

True stereo panning for true
professional sound.

To provide more mixing power for professionals, Logic Pro X offers a new panning option that provides discrete left and right panning controls for the left and right channels. This allows for more precise creative and corrective control of the stereo image.

Shape your sound with
production effects.

Make your songs and other audio productions sound their absolute best with a complete collection of dynamics processors, EQs, and other production effects. Pristine parametric and phase linear EQs make it easy to fine-tune your audio production. Match EQ lets you duplicate the sound from a favorite track and apply it to another. Use modern or vintage-modeled compression to smooth out a vocal performance. Or use limiters and multiband compression to create a mix that will jump out of your speakers.

Packed and ready to go.

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 multitimbral and multi-out software instruments, or a cool layered synth sound. Then use them in MainStage or to jump-start a new project.

Apple Music connects you with fans like never before.

When you register as an artist with Apple Music, it’s easy to share what you’re up to with your fans through Connect. It eliminates the barriers between you and your audience, giving you the ability to quickly upload sneak peeks of what you’re working on directly from Logic Pro X. Get instant feedback and buzz going to tease full releases. Then enjoy the ripple effect.

Easy exporting.

Getting your music out there has never been easier. You can share projects and tracks with anyone near you using AirDrop, or use the Mail Drop feature in macOS. Logic Pro also provides a comprehensive set of features for exporting stems, and it supports file transfer protocols like Final Cut Pro XML and AAF to facilitate moving content between various professional music and video applications.

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