Apple has just released the latest update to Logic Pro X. Version 10.4.1 was a rapid response release, focused primarily on squashing bugs introduced in version 10.4. This new version is a bona fide update, replete with new features as well as bug fixes and workflow enhancements.
The many new features and improvements in this new update include, but are not limited to:
Sends on Faders - a new mixer mode where you can flip the faders so that they control the sends.
Independent Pan - the ability to pan sends independently from the main channel strip pan mode and position. In conjunction with these new features is a new Copy Fader to Send and Copy Pan to Send function on each channel strip.
There is now finally a built-in solution to the much-demanded request for the ability to easily manage Logic Pro X’s content and either install or relocate it on drives or partitions other than the system drive. We can now finally manage this all from within Logic.
For Score users, there is a sweet new Automatic Slurs function. Slurs now follow transposition and move & copy actions. They can also be customized based on new Project Settings.
Smart Tempo now includes full-fledged functionality for multi-track audio. Imported multi-track stems can follow or define the project tempo.
There are numerous other improvements to the newly renamed Smart Tempo editor (was the File Tempo Editor). The consolidated interface includes the ability to work easily switch between individual multi-track audio files contained within a multi-track set, as well as a “downmix” file representing the analysis of the entire set. Oh yeah, and did I mention, Smart Tempo now finally works with MIDI too!
Alchemy now provides drag and drop hot zones that let you select re-synthesis and sampling options while importing audio.
It’s now possible to add a photo to track or project notes to help remember key session details or studio hardware settings. Or even who played on the track!
It’s a small thing, but I also really like that we can now route sends directly to physical hardware outputs without having to first go through a Bus/Aux routing.