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After years of waiting Apple has finally lifted the lid on the latest update to their flagship music production software, Logic Pro X.

Available from today the new update sees quite a few changes to Logic’s ageing user interface. So you can expect to find a fresh modern look whilst still preserving the core experience.

“Logic Pro X is our most powerful version yet, with advanced tools and a modern new interface designed to streamline the process of creating professional quality music,” Apple’s marketing chief Philip Schiller said in a statement.

“Musicians are going to love creative new features like Drummer, Flex Pitch, Track Stacks and the Arpeggiator,” he added.

Another major addition is you can use your iPad as a second screen via the newly launched Logic Remote app, the new app gives users new ways to record, mix and even perform instruments in Logic Pro X from anywhere in a room.

There are nine new MIDI plug-ins including an Arpeggiator that can transform a simple keyboard chord into an elaborate performance. The new Retro Synth emulates some of the most popular classic synthesizer tones from the 70s and 80s, and Vintage Keyboards offer realistic models of electric pianos, B3 organs and clavs, with sophisticated tone-shaping controls.

The Bass Amp Designer allows bass players to play and record using vintage and modern bass amps, with cabinets and microphones that can be configured to build a custom bass rig.

Logic Pro X also features an entirely new Sound Library with an updated loop collection and over 1,500 instrument and effect Patches that make use of Track Stacks, Smart Controls, the Arpeggiator and other new plug-ins.

Logic Pro X and MainStage 3 are available today from the Mac App Store for £139.99 (UK) and £20.99 (UK), respectively. Logic Remote is available today as a free download from the App Store.

Andrew Rafter

Andrew Rafter is the editor and founder of Harder Blogger Faster.