Logic Pro X Logic Pro 10.5. released


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- just became available in the App Store. It looks to have new Sampling features, Sampler and Quick Sampler, a "Live Loops" function, Drum Machine Designer, Step Sequencer, New Content and no doubt much more. As always, before updating make a backup of your current Logic version. I presume Logic Pro 10.5. will require at least Mojave.

Here a list of features:

Live Loops

• Compose music by arranging and triggering cells in a grid using loops, samples and your recordings

• Perform and capture freeform arrangement ideas into the tracks area

• Add Remix FX to perform creative effects like filters, gates, repeaters and bitcrusher

• Use Logic Remote on your iPad or iPhone to perform Live Loops and Remix FX using Multi-Touch gestures to trigger several loops or effects simultaneously


• Create and edit sophisticated multi-sampled instruments using a drag-and-drop workflow

• New modern design provides synthesis, mapping and zone editing in a single window interface

• Integrated zone editor offers detailed control over start, end and loop points

• Mapping editor enables fast and flexible assignment of samples across the keyboard

• Flex Time has been integrated into Sampler, allowing sounds to be played at the same length, regardless of pitch

• Auto Sampler automates the process of converting MIDI-enabled hardware and software instruments into Sampler instruments

• Supports all existing EXS24 instruments

Quick Sampler

• Import a single audio file to instantly build a playable sampled instrument

• Quick Sampler automatically identifies the root note and optimal loop points, and matches your project tempo

• Use Slice mode to chop a vocal or drum sample into multiple slices that can be triggered on a keyboard

• Record live samples using a microphone, external hardware, or from any track or bus

Drum Machine Designer

• Use Drum Machine Designer to build custom drum kits by dragging and organising samples

• Directly access Quick Sampler or Drum Synth controls on any pad

• Easily assign any instrument or third-party plug-in to a pad

• Perform any sound chromatically to create bass lines or other melodic parts

Step Sequencer

• Build your own beats, melodies and effect automation using an interface inspired by classic drum machine workflows

• Create and edit patterns with discrete control over velocity, repeat, chance, offset, step rate, skip and tie for each row

• Use any patch as a sound source, including custom kits made with Quick Sampler and Drum Machine Designer

• Includes a library of over 150 rhythmic and melodic patterns

More Content

• Over 2,500 new loops in a variety of instruments and genres covering modern and classic hip-hop, electro house, reggaeton, future bass, techno and transition effects

• 17 Live Loops starter grids covering a range of electronic and hip-hop genres

• More than 70 new Drum Machine Designer kits

• Over 1,500 new patches

• Original multi-track project of Billie Eilish “Ocean Eyes”

Additional Features

• The Drum Synth plug-in generates synthesised kicks, snares, toms and hi-hats with dedicated sound-shaping controls

• 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

• Multiple additional enhancements and stability improvements

kind regards

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I'm running Mojave 10.4.6 and now Logic 10.5, the screen upper shows an example of an extra transport window on the bottom added from nowhere. when i removed, unlocked and locked the screenset again it kept bugging like that, but not on all my screensets.
It seems that the current code suffers sensitivity to side effects from switching from one set to another.
Also logged another bug, where if you restore a project with a hyperedit window as an example, it will start empty, then when using a different screen number ; it is hanging there until you open a window (i.e. main window), weird too but at least i have a workaround for the last problem.

EDIT: to reproduce one weird problem you may try to simply put one transform window but in two different screensets and also at different positions, then lock each screenset you created and then try use them -> you should get the transform window always at the same location...
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Some of this may also be an issue specific to either Mojave or Catalina. I'm still on the former. Replika and Replika X are working fine here but not Phasis, which crashes if I change a preset.


Just found another bug with external instruments:
When using both the environment multi-instruments with their addtional respective audio external instrument track (so at least one pair of audio+midi track) so that you get the monitoring and also the real-time bouncing as well as program changes from environment ; and you hide audio tracks using the 'H' functions, then save a template ; then create a new project from that new template:
-> the monitoring does not happen anymore, unhide the tracks and then monitoring works again.

EDIT: Actually even when restoring with audio tracks that are _not_ hidden, i can get the same problems, the problem goes aways if you click first on the audio track and play some notes, then click on the midi multi instrument corresponding to that audio track with the external plugin.
That last workaround may not be minimum but seems to always work.
It seems the problem occurs when restoring, so hiding tracks was in fact not related to it...

Anyone with external instruments having similar problems (using both audio and midi external tracks and then hiding the audio tracks)?
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