Apple has just released a brand new version of Logic Pro X, its music production and editing software for professionals. According to the company, the update features performance optimizations that are created to take advantage of the “groundbreaking power” of the upcoming Mac Pro.
Now Logic Pro X 10.4.5 supports up to 56 processing threads, letting music producers and film composers work on demanding music projects with “unprecedented ease.”
The company claims that the new Mac Pro with Logic Pro X 10.4.5 will allow pro musicians to do things that have been impossible by now.
Compared to the old generation machines, Logic Pro X can run up to five times the number of real-time plug-ins on the new Mac Pro.
Also, Logic Pro X 10.14.5 increases the available track and channel count for all users, maxing out at 1,000 audio tracks and 1,000 software instrument tracks, which is a 4x increase, to be precise.
Additionally, the latest update supports 1,000 auxiliary channel strips, 1,000 external MIDI tracks, and 12 sends per channel strip. Apple has also improved the responsiveness of the Mixer and Event list when working with large sessions, as well as projects with multiple time edits and tempo changes.
The other new features are listed below:
“– The loop browser can filter by loop type and allows drag and drop of multiple loops into your project simultaneously.
– The redesigned DeEsser 2 plug-in provides more options to reduce sibilance on audio tracks.
– MIDI beat clocks can be sent to individual ports, each with unique settings like timing offset and plug-in delay compensation.”
The announcement by Apple also includes statements from several composers and producers who are excited about the new Mac Pro.
The “Black Mirror” composer Daniel Pemberton said time is “incredibly valuable” when working on scores for TV shows and movies, and that he’s excited about the performance improvements coming in Logic Pro X 10.4.5 with the new Mac Pro.
Oak Felder, producer for Demi Lovato, Drake, and Alicia Keys, said that it’s clear Apple is committed to the pro community:
“As someone who uses Logic for everything I create musically, I got a huge kick seeing all the performance tweaks coming in Logic Pro X 10.4.5. And the expandability of the new Mac Pro will give it longevity and a home in my studio for a long time to come. It’s clear that Apple is committed to the pro community, and I love that they are really listening and paying attention to our needs.”
Logic Pro X 10.4.5 is available as a free update for all existing users, and the new users can purchase it from the Mac App Store for $200.
The official release of the new Mac Pro and its accompanying Pro Display XDR, is expected this fall.
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