How powerful is the new Mac Pro for professional music production? The answer is revealed in an update to Logic Pro X that has been optimised for the new Mac Pro. Allowing pros to work with large, demanding music projects on a level not seen before on Mac.
Update 10.4.5 brings tremendous new performance gains and enhancements including increasing the available audio and software tracks from 255 to 1,000 each. This is four times the number than previously available and proves just how powerful the new Mac Pro will be.
With the new Mac Pro offering up to 28-cores, Logic Pro X now supports up to 56 processing threads. And five times more the number of real-time plugins. The number of auxiliary channel strips and extended MIDI tracks have also been increased to 1,000. With 12 sends per channel strip.
From the Pros
While the update is already available the Mac Pro won’t arrive until sometime during Spring. However, pro musicians have already expressed their thoughts. Oak Felder, producer for Demi Lovato, Drake, Alicia Keys and Rihanna went on to say:
“As someone who uses Logic for everything I create musically, I got a huge kick seeing all the performance tweaks coming in Logic Pro X 10.4.5. And the expandability of the new Mac Pro will give it longevity and a home in my studio for a long time to come. It’s clear that Apple is committed to the pro community, and I love that they are really listening and paying attention to our needs.”
While Daniel Pemberton, composer for “Black Mirror,” “Yesterday” and “Ocean’s 8” has said:
“Logic is my primary creative tool for composing music, playing a key role in creating the scores for ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ and ‘The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance.’ When you’re working, time is incredibly valuable and you never want to lose the flow of new musical ideas. I’m really excited to see the increased performance of Logic Pro X 10.4.5 along with the power, expandability and configurability of the new Mac Pro — together they will help me work even faster and let me focus more on being creative.”
Additional new features include:
The loop browser can filter by loop type and allows drag and drop of multiple loops into your project simultaneously
The redesigned DeEsser 2 plug-in provides more options to reduce sibilance on audio tracks
MIDI beat clocks can be sent to individual ports, each with unique settings like timing offset and plug-in delay compensation
Pricing and Availability
The update which brings Logic Pro X to version 10.4.5 is free for all current users of the software. New customers can purchase the software on the App Store at a price of A$319.99 – insanely cheap considering what features and capability it offers.