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Logic Pro X 10.1

by Agen G. N. Schmitz

Adding more funk (and EDM and hip-hop) flavor to its professional audio app, Apple has released Logic Pro X 10.1 [1] with new Drummers and a Drum Machine Designer plug-in. The 10 new Drummers enable you to create beats in a variety of styles including Techno, House, Trap, and Dubstep, while the Drum Machine Designer lets you mix, match, and swap out drum kit pieces to create customized electronic kits (see this what’s new page [2] to sample some of the new beats). The massive update also adds a Retro Synth to help you create custom wavetables using the enhanced wavetable oscillator, redesigns the Compressor plug-in with pro studio console–style VCA faders (as well as a scalable, Retina-ready interface), improves the Note Repeat and Spot Erase modes for creating real-time beats using classic drum machine style techniques, and adds a Brush tool to the Piano Roll editor for creation or deletion of a sequence of notes with single mouse gestures. Logic Pro X 10.1 also brings support for Mail Drop and AirDrop in OS X 10.10 Yosemite, remembers the most recent settings for exporting audio to a movie, and displays individual tracks within Track Stacks when importing tracks from another project. ($199.99 new in the Mac App Store [3], free update, 1.05 GB, release notes, 10.8.4+)