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What’s New in Apple Logic Pro 10.2

by Nate Mars
music & audio

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Apple just released a brand new update for its popular digital audio workstation Logic Pro X and this update brings a wide variety of features you should know about. These include a brand new synthesizer instrument, new ways to share your music and a variety of small but significant updates for audio editing, MIDI editing, mixing and sync with external devices or instruments. Read on to discover some of the highlights for what’s new in Apple Logic Pro 10.2.

One of the most notable update in Logic Pro X 10.2 is the introduction of a brand new synthesizer called Alchemy. With Apple’s recent acquisition of Camel Audio, integrating some of their audio instruments and effects doesn’t come as a complete surprise however the new Logic version of Alchemy is a huge improvement. It features multiple sound generators: additive, spectral, formant, virtual analog and granular. It can also manipulate samples in some pretty unique ways.  You can work with Logic’s powerful ESX 24 sampler to import instruments and samples directly into Alchemy.

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With over 100 modulation sources, an integrated effects rack and some automatable, real time performance features like the “transform pad”, this new synth is a powerhouse capable of achieving great sounds for many genres. Finally, Alchemy features a huge library containing more than 3,000 presets with an easy to-navigate browsing similar to Native Instruments Massive or Spectrasoncis Omnisphere. This can get you creating quickly in a wide variety of genres and styles.

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In addition to the release of it’s latest synth, Logic Pro 10.2 offers new ways to share your music. There is integrated support for Apple Music Connect and if you have a Gobbler account, there is similarly integrated support for sharing and backing up your Logic projects. Finally, a plethora of small bug while editing MIDI, audio or mixing have now been resolved. You can check out the full list of updates here.

If you are new to Logic or have been using it for a while but want to learn a bit more about some more advanced features it has to offer, check out CreativeLive’s “Producing Electronic Music In Logic Pro” class.

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