Logic Pro X 10.5 is out


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That would kill me. But there is still hope. The web site at the moment says 10.2 (Sierra) is still supported.

well, on my imac iam on high sierra and the app store shows the logic pro update as incompatible. minimum requirement is mojave. i really dont want to upgrade for this. for somewhat reason i can read the font much better on high sierra compared to mojave/catalina where they changed antialiasing.


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the font much better on high sierra compared to mojave/catalina where they changed antialiasing.
The same for me. I installed Mojave on my Retina MacBook Pro, and immediately deinstalled it. Then, Adobe CS6 was really awful in Mojave’s, and until a replacement for InDesign is ready...



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Here's what's new in detail: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT203718

Two small highlights:

  • It is now possible to capture MIDI performances played while Logic is stopped.
  • Individual or multiple audio files or software instrument regions can be dragged into an empty track header to provide instant options for creating Sampler, Quick Sampler, Drum Machine Designer, or Alchemy instruments.
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Alex Fraser

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Quick observations:
  • EXS24 classic is laid to rest. We'll rage about this later.
  • 2 new samplers: "Quick sampler" and "Sampler"
  • Ultrabeat has a new retina interface update, though no actual GUI changes.
  • Drum machine designer has received an update and seems to have dropped Ultrabeat as a backend, instead using the new "Quick Sampler" plugin. It's still a bit weird.
  • There's also a new separate, basic "Drum Synth" plugin. (There are a lot of drum updates.)
  • A lot of the old plugin GUI's remain in place (ES2 etc.)
  • The quick sampler has a "record" button and you can actually old school "sample."
  • Autosampler!
On the new sampler plugin: At first look it appears to be the bones of ESX24, the old zone/group editor and an audio file editor amalgamated into one. It looks very slick. It opens ESX24 files in the same way as before. There's also flex time,etc. Actually, it's a bit of a beast.

The loop and file browser appear to have been updated and a long standing bug is finally been fixed: The audio preview works as advertised - moving through samples and audio is nice and quick.

I haven't looked at the new loop thing yet as I've (selfishly) looked at my exiting workflow. If anyone wants me to check anything, let me know.
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