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Logic Pro X 10.4 released

Discussion in 'Your DAW (Digital Audio Workstation)' started by WindcryMusic, Jan 25, 2018.

  1. WindcryMusic

    WindcryMusic Senior Member

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    Well, well, that was quick after 10.3.3. And what have we here, in the release notes ... "A new universal design for controlling articulations provides a consistent interface for Logic and third-party instruments." Hmm? This item has me interested.
     
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  2. jonathanwright

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    Ooh, is ‘Smart Tempo’ meant to do what I think it is? (Fit non Apple loops to tempo automatically).

    UPDATE: It appears so, plus preview audio at the project tempo and favourite locations in the file browser.
     
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  3. mac

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    The new articulation system sounds interesting!
     
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  4. Alex Fraser

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    Oo, lots of new toys. New vintage EQ, 'verbs. More alchemy presets. More drummers and sounds.
    Apple keeps giving. Pity I can't access the Apple site..
     
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  5. jonathanwright

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    • There is now a key command to open the Instrument plug-in for the currently focused track.
    Woohoo!
     
  6. johnbusbymusic

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  7. Wolfie2112

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    The release notes say "Add any audio file and have it automatically conform to the project tempo". This is wonderful!!
     
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  8. Nmargiotta

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    Incredible update. So MANY good features. So MANY.
     
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  9. Alex Fraser

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    • Plug-ins: Plug-in windows offer a new Multilink mode that updates open plug-in windows per insert slot as channel strips are selected.
    <Does a dance around studio.>
     
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  10. johnbusbymusic

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    • You can now undo mixer and plug-in actions.
    YES! to the mixer un-dos :)
    • Record audio without using a click or drag in an audio file and have the performance define your project tempo.
    i really like the sound of this!
    • Smart Controls and Instrument plug-ins now offer a key switch view for Articulation IDs.
    interesting...
    • There is now an option to have Logic automatically set a new color for each newly created audio, software instrument, or external MIDI track.
    Finally!
     
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  11. synthpunk

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    Thank you Logic Team.
     
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  12. Wolfie2112

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    As minor as this is, I've been wishing for this (Cubase has this feature). I'm tired of the same old green tracks!

    Also, the new reverb designs sound cool.
     
  13. johnbusbymusic

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    does anybody use Voice over in Logic? if so, how does it affect your workflow?
    reason i ask is because this update really shed some love to the voice over features
     
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    WindcryMusic Senior Member

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    Holy cow. I don't have Cubase, but I know its Expression Maps are considered to be the best method for controlling articulations, and I just watched a video on YT about how they work to familiarize myself. Then I started exploring the Articulation Set item in the Track Inspector in LPX 10.4 ... and as far as I can tell, it is pretty much the same thing. I just tried setting up a quick one for a few articulations of the Albion One strings, and it works gangbusters. Doors, blown open! I suspect I'll be making articulation sets all night.
     
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  16. khollister

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    Wow! - maybe I am going back to Logic (if Garritan would get the lead out on fixing the CFX AU). Updating now from App Store
     
  17. synthpunk

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    Remind me please, does naming current Logic version to something like LX10.3.3 allow the new update to be downloaded separately or will it still overwrite the current version ? Tx
     
  18. johnbusbymusic

    johnbusbymusic composer... i think

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    oh the little things....
    • Using Option rubberband to zoom in to a specific area in the Piano Roll no longer sometimes scrolls the view to selected notes instead.
    i can't tell you how many times this made me red in the face while using the magic mouse
    Apple....thank you!
     
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  19. Alex Fraser

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    There's some official advice along these lines, though not sure if exactly what you need.
    https://support.apple.com/en-gb/HT202992
     
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  20. jonathanwright

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    So you can easily create your own articulation maps?

    Does it work for switch via MIDI channel as well as traditional keyswitches?
     

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