NAMM 2017 News: Apple updated Logic Pro X to v.10.3

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Apple doesn’t visit the NAMM show since years but every year, they release at the same time some important major updates for their music software. Logic Pro X got this time also an major update with new features and improvements.

Logic Pro X is available here:

New in Logic Pro v.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 favourite shortcuts using a set of customisable key commands

Updated Interface
  • New modern design with improved legibility in a variety of lighting conditions
  • Expanded colour palette offers 24 more colours 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

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