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Apple Debuts Logic Pro X 10.3 – Touch Bar Support, Refreshed UI, iCloud Syncing, More

Apple Debuts Logic Pro X 10.3 – Touch Bar Support, Refreshed UI, iCloud Syncing, More

Apple on Wednesday announced an updated version of Logic Pro X, their audio production suite. Logic Pro X 10.3 offers Touch Bar support for MacBook Pro, a refreshed interface design, new performance controls, iCloud syncing to GarageBand for iOS, and much more.

Apple Debuts Logic Pro X 10.3 - Touch Bar Support, Refreshed UI, iCloud Syncing, More

What’s New in Version 10.3

Support for the Touch Bar on MacBook Pro
• View your entire project at a glance and navigate with touch in the timeline overview
• Adjust Smart Controls on the selected track to fine-tune the sound of instruments and effects
• Play and record software instruments using a musical keyboard with piano keys or scale mode
• Trigger drum pads to create beats while controlling velocity and note repeat
• Access your favorite shortcuts using a set of customizable key commands

Updated Interface
• New modern design with improved legibility in a variety of lighting conditions
• Expanded color palette offers 24 more colors to label your regions, tracks and notes
• Horizontal auto-zoom helps keep everything in view
• New region editing design reveals waveform for entire audio file while trimming

Audio Production
• Track Alternatives let you create and switch between different playlists of regions and edits on a track
• Render any combination of effect plug-ins to a selection of audio using Selection-based Processing
• True stereo panning provides more control and discrete manipulation of stereo signals
• Apply fades across multiple regions at a time
• 64-bit summing engine
• Use 192 additional busses

Additional Features
• Share to GarageBand option allows you to remotely add new tracks to your Logic project from your iPhone or iPad via iCloud
• MIDI plug-ins can be used to creatively control plug-in parameters
• Directly assign Software Instruments as sidechain sources
• Import Music XML files

Logic Pro X adds support for the Touch Bar on new MacBook Pro models, providing the ability to view and navigate your project in a timeline overview, along with convenient access to volume and Smart Controls for any selected track. New performance controls let you play and record software instruments with the Touch Bar using a piano keyboard that can also be customized to a variety of musical scales, or by tapping drum pads to create beats. Assignable key command buttons let you customize the Touch Bar controls to keep your favorite keyboard shortcuts available when you need them.

For more information about Logic Pro X, visit Apple’s Logic Pro website. The Logic Pro X update is free to all existing users and is available on the Mac App Store for $199.99 for all new users. [GET IT HERE]

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