Logic Pro X users who were on the fence about picking up a new MacBook Pro with Touch Bar will be glad to hear Apple’s premier music production tool will get Touch Bar capabilities by “early next year.” The confirmation comes from Apple marketing director, Xander Soren.
“Thanks for reaching out,” Soren wrote to an AppleInsider reader in response to an email question about Touch Bar support, and whether Apple is even still planning to continue Logic development. “I’d like to assure you that we are fully committed to Logic Pro X, and we will be bringing Touch Bar support to Logic by early next year.”
The Touch Bar feature of the new MacBook Pro models offers a multi-touch display that replaces the traditional row of function keys traditionally found in the top row of the MacBook Pro’s keyboard. The display offers context-sensitive controls, which change according to the needs of the app that’s being used, or process that is currently being performed.
While demonstrating the MacBook Pro and its new Touch Bar on October 27th, Apple demoed the new laptop working with GarageBand and Final Cut Pro X, but never mentioned Logic Pro X, even though it would be a logical candidate for using the new feature.
There was some concern in the Mac professional community that Apple’s neglecting to mention Logic Pro X during the Touch Bar demo was a possible indication the Cupertino firm might be dropping support for the app, much like they did with their Aperture photo workflow software that they discontinued in 2014.