Plug-ins and Sounds

Logic Pro X gives you a massive collection of plug-ins and sounds to fuel your creativity. The ever-growing Sound Library is also a powerful source of inspiration thanks to Patches that allow for rich layers of instruments and effects — and Smart Controls that let you easily shape any sound.


Create amazing sounds using authentic re-creations of vintage equipment, powerful modern synthesisers and complex multi-sampled instruments.


Alchemy, the ultimate sample-manipulation synthesiser, is the most powerful instrument in Logic Pro X. It comes with an enormous library of over 3,000 sounds and a keyword browser to quickly zero in on what you’re looking for. Powerful Performance Controls invite you to explore and play with the sounds you choose. Alchemy is a monster of a synth with multiple sound-generating engines, including additive, spectral, formant, granular and virtual analog. It’s also a robust sampler that can import EXS24 instruments. Groundbreaking morphing and resynthesis features let you manipulate and combine samples in extraordinary new ways. And the vast number of filters, modulation routes, arpeggiation options and effects makes for limitless possibilities.


Studio Strings and Studio Brass

These two realistic plug-in instruments feature sophisticated articulation controls. They allow for the nuanced gestures a human performer would make when playing solo or ensemble string and brass instruments.


A versatile synthesiser that delivers sounds ranging from classic analog to modern digital. The synthesis engine features three analog-modelled and wavetable oscillators, as well as dual multimode analog resonant filters and extensive modulation options.

Retro Synth

A powerful set of vintage synths — all with intuitive controls — make it easy to re-create your favourite electronic sounds from the ’70s and ’80s. Go for analog tones like earthshaking bass, textures, screaming leads, sweeping pads and sawtooth waves. Or use distinctive digital sounds like bells, plucky bass and brash leads.

Vintage Keyboards

Play authentically re-created models of the Hammond B3 organ; the Mellotron; the Hohner Clavinet D6; and the Fender Rhodes, Wurlitzer and Hohner electric pianos — with all the character and quirks of the originals.

Vintage Electric Piano
Vintage Mellotron

Arpeggiator and MIDI Plug-ins

The Arpeggiator transforms simple chords into elaborate performances. Go with professionally designed presets, or shape the evolving performance by adjusting the rate, note order and octave range of the notes. And add swing to help the Arpeggiator groove with the feel of your song. Additional MIDI plug-ins give you even more ways to generate and shape MIDI notes and controller data. Scale velocity, generate a rapid-fire series of notes, transpose incoming notes or conform them to a scale, and more.


Sculpture is a unique physical modelling instrument that produces tones no other synthesiser can. By re-creating the sound of vibrating materials like wood, glass, nylon or metal, it generates uncommon and creative variations of strings, bells, chimes and other instruments. You can change the virtual body of the instrument to everything from guitar to cello, flute and more. Control how the instrument is plucked, bowed or otherwise played. And use the X/Y pad to morph between materials. A deep set of modulation parameters produce movement and evolving textures. When you’re looking for a completely unexpected sound, Sculpture gives you incredible options.

Drum Kit Designer

Open Drum Kit Designer and select a kit. You can swap pieces to build a customised kit, choosing from a diverse variety of snares, kicks, toms, hi-hats and cymbals. Finesse the sound of each drum by adjusting the tuning, dampening and gain. And enable stereo or mono room and overhead mics. Each kit comes with its own unique mix designed by an industry hit maker. Choose a more elaborate Producer Kit and it loads with a Patch that gives you access to the full multichannel mix, along with all the processing and routing the producer used. Once you see how the pros get their signature sounds, you can go with their techniques — or tweak away.

EXS24 Sampler

With robust synthesis options, support for sampled instruments of almost any size, and 16 outputs for flexible mixing and sound processing, the EXS24 Sampler makes it easy to bring sample-based sounds to your production.


Use plug-ins to help you perfect or manipulate the colour and personality of your tracks.



ChromaVerb is a high-end reverb plug-in that uses unique modelling to reproduce both natural and other-worldly acoustic spaces. It features 14 different models with tempo-synced parameters, up to 100 seconds of decay, and a colourful visual spectrum that provides meaningful feedback so you can see how reverb complements your tracks.


Vintage EQ Collection

The Vintage EQ collection brings authentic re-creations of three of the most revered analog hardware EQs. With support for mono and stereo, and control over analog saturation and heat.

Vintage Graphic EQ
Vintage Tube EQ
Vintage Console EQ


Step FX

Add rhythmic movement to any track by arranging filters, effects and independent step sequencers to create and control a wide range of treatments over time. Eight different effects can be organised in any order to tailor diverse sound-design options to your needs.


The powerful Compressor features a fully scalable interface inspired by the look and feel of legendary studio favourites. Seven models provide a wealth of options. And the Histogram Meter view lets you instantly see the results of your parameters, controls and knob movements like never before.


Phat FX

Add punch and presence to your bass, drums, synths and guitar with this powerful multi-effect plug-in. Seven effect blocks — including distortion, modulation and bandpass filters — can be combined to dial up a range of sonic colours in your tracks, from mild sheen to thick, bass-heavy distortion.

Channel EQ

Versatile, scalable multiband EQ provides eight bands: highpass, lowpass, low and high shelving filters, and four flexible parametric filters. The frequency analyser provides a graphical look at your sound so you can quickly zero in on refining your performances. Mid-Side mode splits the audio into mono (centre) or stereo (hard left/right), providing more flexibility in how you shape your mix and widen the sound stage.

Space Designer

With built-in EQ controls and adjustable volume, filter and density envelopes, Space Designer features a real-time convolution process that produces a reverb nearly indistinguishable from that of a real room or hall. Choose from over 1,000 included IR samples or create and edit your own. An intuitive hands-on graphic interface and the unique ability to synthesise dense reverbs make Space Designer equally suited to both sound design and music production.


Ringshifter combines a ring modulator with a frequency shifter effect in a clear, compact interface. The ring modulator mode adds a metallic or clangorous sound, and the frequency shifter alters the frequency relationship of the original harmonics, resulting in sounds that range from sweet and spacious phasing effects to robot-like timbres.

Amp Designer

Re-create legendary sounds and craft your own unique tones by mixing and matching 25 amp heads, five EQs, 10 reverbs, 25 speaker cabinets and seven mics that you can position freely around the speaker cone. Play through tweed amps from the ’50s and early ’60s. Classic American silverface and blackface combos. A full range of British stacks and combos. Ultra-high-gain metal stacks. And even rare amps that would be hard to find in the real world.


Get creative with over 35 stompboxes — all meticulously crafted to reproduce the tones and responsiveness of the originals they’re modelled on. Experiment with classic delays, echoes and reverbs. Run your signal through some of the most coveted overdrives and distortions. Try out dynamic pitch transposition or dive-bomb effects. Choose from all your favourite choruses, flangers, tremolos and other must-have modulation boxes. Or turn up the funk with vintage and modern wahs or an octaver. The Pedalboard interface makes it easy to reorder and swap your pedals, and to creatively route your signal for thousands of combinations and virtually unlimited sounds.

Bass Amp Designer

Lay down an amazing bass track with dead-on models of three vintage and modern bass amps and cabinets. To get the perfect tone, switch between two types of input channels. Swap out cabinets and amps. Position one of three mics on different speaker cones. Or blend between amp and DI box signals, just like in the studio. You can also use graphic or parametric EQs to fit the bass in your mix. And easily level performance dynamics or sustain with a compressor before or after the EQ.

Sound Library

63GB of content provides a massive, rich sonic palette to help you realise your creative vision.

Vintage Synths

If you love the sound of classic analog and digital synths, you’ll find plenty in the library to inspire you. Created with Retro Synth, ES2, Alchemy and other Logic plug-ins, a deep selection of Patches brings that vintage vibe.

Modern Synths

The library is filled with modern synth sounds created with powerful instrument plug-ins like Alchemy and Sculpture. Electronic musicians, enjoy your choice of pulse-pounding bass, stabbing synth leads and pumping pads.

Vintage Keys

The Vintage Keyboard plug-ins provide the foundation for many Patches that recall the classic sounds of Rock, Pop, Gospel and R&B. If you need a funky clav, a growling B3 or a chiming Whirly, you’ll find them — and many more — all here.

Acoustic Instruments

The library offers a wide selection of pristine, dynamic-sampled acoustic Patches, including pop and classical pianos, fretted instruments, world instruments and sounds from every section of the orchestra.


Add texture and colour to your tracks with a wealth of ever-evolving and richly layered Patches. The Logic Pro X Sound Library is perfectly suited for creating a soundtrack that evokes just the right environment or emotion.


Work with a massive collection of electronic and urban loops, covering everything from Hip-Hop to Electro House, Dubstep, Modern R&B, Tech House, Deep House, Chillwave, Vintage Breaks, Indie Disco, Disco Funk and Blues Garage.