Logic Pro is the most advanced version of Logic ever. Sophisticated creative tools for professional songwriting, beat making, editing, and mixing are built around a modern interface that’s designed to get results quickly and also deliver more power whenever it’s needed. Logic Pro includes a massive collection of instruments, effects, loops and samples, providing a complete toolkit to create amazing-sounding music. Professional Music Production • Record and edit MIDI or audio using a comprehensive set of editors and tools • Keep takes organized with take folders and build comps quickly with Quick Swipe Comping • Track Alternatives let you create and switch between different playlists of regions and edits on a track • Fix out-of-tune vocals and change the melodies of recorded audio with Flex Pitch • Manipulate the timing and tempo of any recording with ease using Flex Time • Use Smart Tempo to import audio and have it automatically conform to your project BPM • Comprehensive mix and plug-in parameter automation can be part of a region or track • Perform and mix from anywhere in the room using Logic Remote on iPad or iPhone • Produce simple lead sheets or orchestral scores with built-in Score editor Drum Production and Beat Making • Use Drum Machine Designer to build and perform your own custom kits • Program beats, bass lines and melodic parts using Step Sequencer • Create authentic acoustic, electronic, or hip-hop drum tracks using Drummer, a virtual session player and beat producer • Choose among 33 distinct drummers that can take your direction and perform millions of unique grooves Sampling • Use Sampler to quickly create and edit sophisticated multi-sampled instruments • Import a single audio file or record directly into Quick Sampler to instantly build a playable instrument Keyboards and Synths • Get inspired by collection of synths that provide analog, wavetable, FM, additive, granular, spectral, and modeling synthesis • Quickly find sounds or create unique new ones with Alchemy, a powerful sample manipulation synthesizer • Instantly turn a simple chord into a rich performance with the Arpeggiator • Transform simple ideas into elaborate performances using nine MIDI plug-ins • Play faithful models of classic organs, keyboards, and vintage synths Guitar and Bass Gear • Build your own guitar or bass rig with Amp Designer using vintage and modern amps, cabinets, and mics • Design a custom Pedalboard from a collection of delay, distortion, and modulation stompboxes Creative and Production Effects • Access a professional collection of vintage and modern delays, EQs and compressors • Play your sounds through a variety of realistic acoustic spaces or creative synthesized reverbs • Add movement to your tracks with a variety of modulation effects Sound Library • Over 4,300 instrument and effect patches • 1,800 meticulously sampled instruments • More than 10,000 Apple Loops in wide range of genres Compatibility • Expand your instrument and effects library with third-party Audio Units-compatible plug-ins • Share to GarageBand option allows you to remotely add new tracks to your Logic project from your iPhone or iPad via iCloud • Import and export XML to support Final Cut Pro workflows • Export and share your songs directly to SoundCloud • Open projects from Logic 5 or later Storage Requirements 6GB available storage space for minimum install / 72GB storage space for full Sound Library installation
If you have a Mac and make music this is the DAW you want. I have been using Logic for about six months straight now. I had it for several years but used other DAWs. I cranked it up again and it just clicked with me. It does everything you need it to do to make music, period. It has never crashed on me and I never have glitches with it. I haven't been able to crash it yet but I'm still working on it. For the price Logic is a steal. The quality and sheer number of stock devices that it comes with is amazing. It supports AU although developers are still catching up with the M1 so be careful some of your plug ins might not run. But everything runs smooth in Catalina on an Intel based MacBook Pro. It also runs great on an M1 Mac Mini but some hard ware and plug ins aren't supported yet in Big Sur. Plus if you run an ios device you get Logic Remote and that speeds up your work flow. Got an iPad? Use idam and record audio and midi over usb. What else do you want? No it's not perfect but what DAW is? But for the price in my opnion it's one of best DAWs out there. It's the only reason why I use an apple computer.
I found one thing about this that is better than Garageband, but many more things that are worse. Not all my plugins work in Logic even though they work in Garageband, you cannot transpose audio tracks, and dials for reverb, echo, and other settings are non-existent. Do not waste your money on this DAW.
Pretty glitchy but if your mac isn't too crowded you can find great solutions. overall 6/10
Logic is pretty fantastic, especially as a native Mac app. I'd suggest to most multi-purpose creators/engineers/musicians. User-friendly with easy hotkeys and shortcuts. Biggest downside is that there is a bit of a learning curve to editing. it's doable, but if you're coming over from Pro Tools, it takes some getting used to. Second biggest downside is the inability to resize some of the plugin/mixing/editing windows. If I could, i'd give it a 4 1/2 stars because it's that shy of being just the perfect DAW, especially at this price point.
So, this application is definetly one that requires a lot of learning especially hands on. My #1 advice is to do your homework before you purchase it. Study how to use it so when you actually purchase it , you hit the ground running. I have a M1 Macbook Pro (13inch 8gb) and it crashes I would say once a week. Its kind of disappointing that it happens even that often. I have it set to use all 8 cores and I still have some issues. MAKE SURE YOU CONSTANTLY SAVE YOUR WORK. You will regret it if you do not. I hope with this new update Apple is releasing, they handle some of these issues. With the price of these computers, it is expected that crashes should be extremely minimal. But like I said its a good DAW. It will take time to learn to use it, but it will definetly be awesome once you get hooked on it.
Is so annoying to wait that long! please take it off!!
Simply a great general DAW. The addition of the step sequencer in 10.5 is very welcome and fills a previously painful gap for drum programming. I still have some lingering envy of Cubase's drum editor, but it's no longer overwhelming. Really need to be able to name rows, though (how am I supposed to convey "High Hat Tip Closed" or "Left Wide Crash Choke" with an icon?).
Because we are FORCING you to buy a new computer every 2 years. Making your living via music recording and editing? Tough luck, chumps. Kick rocks. Oh, and want to edit some documents in a simple xls spreadsheet? Same story! This is the Apple way now. AKA HA HA HA iSuckers!
I'm a simple man, if a software I use for 6 years is still plagued by fixes that could make it the best DAW on the market, what do I do? I write a 1 star review because they need to be fixed. Logic Pro X at its' best has the ability to be described as a beautiful production software that can justify a $3000 purchase of a worthy macbook pro. But simply put - it does not. Basic functions like warping, transposing, pitch correction - these things are all miles behind daws like ableton and fl studio. The piano roll is tedious and at times enough to make you want to close a project file entirely - which is a waste of the great quantization and brush tools. The interface is an odd glossy gray that would benefit from a matte / bold look or at least something with more liberal options. Furthermore the DAW is introduced to the most useless plugins that are overhyped and then left for dead by the team - prime examples of these are Remix FX, Step FX, and Phat FX. They strike interest but upon opening them up are plagued by the most oddly put together interface and presets that truly aren't good sounding. Plugins that almost hit the mark are plagued by outdated sounds - Pedalboard could be so much cooler than it is. Reason has Dr Rex, FL Studio has Sakura and its' entire bundle of amazing plugins, Ableton has wonderful editing, Logic Pro has an identity crisis. The least it could do is just correct what exists and offer the most basic thing properly: a painless production experience. We don't want a bunch of 'drummer artists' - keep those for garage band I am offended you would even think any serious artist or musician would want those.
I have used Logic for over a decade and I recently circled back to it. The performace is fantastic on my MacBook Pro. I don't believe there are any sounds you cannot create in Logic -- I use Logic for the total control. I am also really happy that I can share a license with people in my iCloud family account. It's a phenomanal value for such powerful software.