Apple Updates Logic Pro For Mac & iPad – Adding 32-Bit Recording, Mastering Assistant, Beat Breaker & More

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Apple today released updates for Logic Pro for iPad and macOS, adding Mastering Assistant, the Sample Alchemy plugin, Beat Breaker for reshuffling audio in real time, 32-bit recording and more.

Here’s what’s new in Logic Pro for Mac 10.8:

  • Mastering Assistant – Mastering Assistant is an effect plug-in that offers a quick and easy way to add final professional polish when you’re creating a release-ready mix. Mastering Assistant, which is available in the stereo output channel of a project, analyzes the audio and fine-tunes the sound through dynamic adjustments, frequency-balance corrections, and timbre enhancements.
  • Sample Alchemy – With the Sample Alchemy instrument plug-in, you can transform a single audio sample into a playable instrument using a variety of synthesis techniques, including granular, additive, and spectral synthesis. You can create a wide range of sounds, such as unique sound beds, pads, effects, and rhythms. .
  • Beat Breaker – With the Beat Breaker multi-effect plug-in, you can radically reshape and reshuffle audio in real time, slicing audio, rearranging it, and adding scratching effects. In addition to playing back slices in a different order, you can set the speed, direction, and volume with a given number of repeats for each slice. All these slice playback features define patterns that you can change on the fly.
  • Slip and Rotate tools – The Tools menu in the Tracks area and time-based editors now includes Slip and Rotate tools, which you can use to move content in audio and software instrument regions without moving the region boundaries. See Tools common to multiple working areas.
  • 32-bit recording – You can record at 32-bit depth (floating point) with a compatible audio interface. The advantages of 32-bit recording are that you can later remove digital clipping that occurred during the recording simply by lowering the gain of the audio region, and you can increase the gain of a recording made at a low level without increasing the noise floor.
  • New sound packs – Two new sound packs are available: the Hybrid Textures sound pack contains 70 patches as well as over 80 Apple Loops featuring Sample Alchemy. The Vox Melodics sound pack contains a diverse collection of over 475 lyrical phrases, hooks, layered harmonies, FX and one-shots. You can download these and other sound packs using the Sound Library Manager.

Here’s what’s new in Logic Pro for iPad 1.1:

  • Mastering Assistant – Mastering Assistant is an effect plug-in that offers a quick and easy way to add final professional polish for a release-ready mix. Mastering Assistant, which is available in the stereo output channel of a project, analyzes the audio and fine-tunes the sound through dynamic adjustments, frequency balance corrections, and timbre enhancements.
  • Quick Sampler Recorder mode – The Quick Sampler plug-in features Recorder mode, that lets you create instruments and drum kits by directly recording audio with the built-in microphone or a connected audio input. You can set when recording starts and turn on monitoring to hear the signal while recording.
  • Interact with other apps using Split View and Stage Manager – Move seamlessly between Logic Pro and other apps with added support for Split View and Stage Manager.
  • Add multiple audio files using drag and drop – Select and drag multiple files from the Files app to quickly build drum kits or add stems to a project.
  • Preview multiple patches, loops, or samples in the Browser – Quickly preview multiple samples, loops, or instruments in the Browser by touching and holding a Preview button, then dragging up or down. See Overview of patches, Add Apple Loops to your project, and Work with samples in the Browser.
  • 32-bit recording – You can record in 32-bit depth (floating point) with a compatible audio interface. The advantages of 32-bit recording are that you can later remove digital clipping that occurred during the recording later by lowering the gain of the audio region, and that you can increase the gain of recordings made at a low level without increasing the noise floor.
  • New content, including in-app Lessons and sound packs – Logic Pro features new Lessons covering a broad range of topics, including the Mastering Assistant, Sample Alchemy, and Beat Breaker plug-ins, beat making, automation, sound packs, and Play Surfaces. Two sound packs are now available: the Hybrid Textures sound pack contains 70 patches as well as over 80 Apple Loops featuring Sample Alchemy. The Vox Melodics sound pack contains a diverse collection of over 475 lyrical phrases, hooks, layered harmonies, FX, and one-shots.

See the Apple site for details.

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