Apple Logic Pro X 10.4.1 - New Update

Apple Logic Pro X 10.4.1 - Stability/Reliability
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.
  • 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.
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.
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.
  • 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 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
System Requirements.
Mac OS X 10.7 | 10.8 | 10.9 | 10.10 | 10.11 | macOS Sierra


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