Apple Unveils Logic Pro X

  Apple Unveils Logic Pro X

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CUPERTINO, Calif. -- July 16, 2013

Apple® today unveiled Logic® Pro X, the most advanced version of Logic Pro to
date, featuring a new interface designed for pros, powerful new creative tools
for musicians, and an expanded collection of instruments and effects. Logic
Pro X includes Drummer, a revolutionary new feature that provides a virtual
session player that automatically plays along with your song in a wide variety
of drumming styles and techniques, and Flex Pitch, which provides integrated
pitch editing for audio recordings. Apple also introduced Logic Remote, an
innovative new way to play and control Logic Pro X from your iPad®, giving
musicians the flexibility to create and mix their music from anywhere in the

“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,” said Philip Schiller, Apple’s senior vice
president of Worldwide Marketing. “Musicians are going to love creative new
features like Drummer, Flex Pitch, Track Stacks and the Arpeggiator.”

“Logic Pro was critical to writing and recording our debut album Night
Visions, so we couldn’t wait to get our hands on Logic Pro X,” said Wayne
Sermon, guitarist of the Platinum-selling band Imagine Dragons. “We love the
new design, and the creative features of Logic Pro X have already been
inspiring us to write new material while we’re on tour.”

Logic Pro X has been designed with a modern new look while preserving and
expanding the power and features that professional users rely on. The
streamlined interface provides access to advanced tools and functionality for
more technical tasks, or can be hidden to allow musicians to focus on being
creative. Flex Pitch helps users fix out-of-tune vocals and even change the
melodies of recorded audio by manipulating individual notes within an audio
waveform. Track Stacks lets you organize and collapse multiple tracks into
one, or can be used to create rich, layered instruments. Smart Controls allow
you to manipulate multiple plug-ins and parameters with a single move for
quick and powerful sound design. An improved Mixer helps manage mix sessions
more efficiently, with increased visibility into signal flow and dynamics and
faster ways to manipulate channel inserts.

Logic Pro X provides a collection of new creative tools for songwriting and
music production. Drummer delivers professionally produced, realistic drum
tracks that respond to your direction and can perform millions of unique
grooves in rock, alternative, songwriter and R&B genres. Drummer is powered by
the performances and sounds of some of the industry’s top session players and
recording engineers, including legendary mixer/producer Bob Clearmountain, who
has worked with the Rolling Stones, Bruce Springsteen and David Bowie.
Designed to work with Drummer, the new Drum Kit Designer plug-in lets you
build your own custom kit using a diverse collection of professionally
recorded snare drums, toms, hi-hats and cymbals that you can mix, match and
fine tune to get the right drum sound for your song.

Logic Pro X expands Logic Pro’s rich collection of synthesizers and keyboards
with more new instruments. The Arpeggiator is one of nine new MIDI plug-ins
and 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. 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 creative use of Track Stacks, Smart Controls, the Arpeggiator and other
new plug-ins.

Logic Remote is an innovative new way to extend the creative power of Logic by
using your iPad. Designed to take full advantage of the iPad Multi-Touch™
display, Logic Remote gives users new ways to record, mix and even perform
instruments in Logic Pro X from anywhere in the room, turning their iPad into
a keyboard, drum pad, guitar fretboard, mixing board or transport control.

MainStage® 3, a major update to MainStage, is the live performance companion
app for Logic Pro X, turning the Mac® into a live rig that makes it easy to
bring sounds from the studio to the concert stage. MainStage 3 features a new
user interface and maintains compatibility with the new Logic Pro X plug-ins,
Patches and Smart Controls.

Pricing & Availability

Logic Pro X and MainStage 3 are available today from the Mac App Store℠ for
$199.99 (US) and $29.99 (US), respectively. Logic Remote is available today as
a free download from the App Store. For a complete list of system requirements
and compatible systems, please visit:

Apple designs Macs, the best personal computers in the world, along with OS X,
iLife, iWork and professional software. Apple leads the digital music
revolution with its iPods and iTunes online store. Apple has reinvented the
mobile phone with its revolutionary iPhone and App Store, and is defining the
future of mobile media and computing devices with iPad.

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