Apple has released Logic Pro X 10.5, a major update to the professional audio app that adds a professional version of Live Loops and brings a redesigned sampling workflow. The Live Loops feature enables you to create music in new freeform and nonlinear ways by arranging and triggering cells in a grid using loops, samples, and your recordings. You can also use the free Logic Remote app on your iPad or iPhone to perform Live Loops and Remix FX using Multi-Touch gestures.
The Sampler gains an updated design with synthesis, mapping, and zone editing in a single-window interface and expanded sound-shaping controls using a drag-and-drop workflow. The new Quick Sampler feature enables you to grab a sound from within Logic, the Finder, Voice Memos, or by recording directly into Quick Sampler, and then trim, loop, and play the imported sample across a keyboard controller.
Logic Pro X 10.5 also introduces Step Sequencer for programming drum beats, bass lines, and melodic parts using an interface inspired by classic drum machine workflows. Plus, it adds support for Novation Launchpad for triggering cells and other functions in Live Loops, enables you to import Electronic Drummer tracks from other projects, improves performance when creating notes in the Score on systems using a high-density display, and adds over 2500 new loops in a variety of instruments and genres. ($199.99 new in the Mac App Store, free update, 1.0 GB, release notes, macOS 10.14.6+)