Apple has released a new version of Logic Pro X, its professional music production software, with performance optimizations for all users and updates to take advantage of the potential of the company’s recently introduced Mac Pro systems.
Logic Pro X 10.4.5 will now support up to 56 processing threads on the Mac Pro, allowing you to run up to five times the number of real-time plug-ins. Logic Pro X 10.4.5 also increases the available track and channel count for all users, now supporting up to 1,000 audio tracks and 1,000 software instrument tracks, four times what was previously possible.
Additionally, Logic Pro X now supports 1,000 auxiliary channel strips, 1,000 external MIDI tracks and 12 sends per channel strip. Users can also expect improved responsiveness of the Mixer and Event List when working with large sessions, and projects with numerous Flex Time edits and tempo changes perform more efficiently than ever.
The company showcased the new Logic Pro X 10.4.5 at their recent World Wide Developers Conference, running 2,000 audio and software instrument tracks:
The updates could simplify systems for musicians with very demanding requirements, by allowing more tracks per machine, and minimizing the need for secondary machines.“
In addition to the performance enhancements, the new version delivers several feature updates:
- 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.
Pricing and Availability
Logic Pro X 10.4.5 is available now as a free update for all existing users, and is available on the Mac App Store for $199.99 (US) for new customers.