Apple has updated Logic Pro X for Mac to version 10.2.3 and added new audio features and design improvements to the pro audio editing software. The update also has a focus on Chinese instruments much like recent GarageBand updates. Retina display users will appreciate hi-res support for seven more plug-ins, and the update delivers the usual performance improvements as well.

As for the Chinese focus, Logic Pro X now includes three new Chinese instrument patches: pipa, erhu, and percussion. Like GarageBand, Logic also includes more than 300 Chinese instrument loops for dropping into your own mixes.

Here’s the full list of changes in Logic Pro X 10.2.3:

This update contains numerous fixes and enhancements including: • Crossfades between comp sections in Take Folders can now be graphically edited • Improves sound quality for Flex Pitch editing • 7 additional plug-ins have been redesigned to add Retina support and improve usability • New Loudness Meter plug-in provides support for LUFS metering • Nudge controls can now be used to edit the position of selected automation points • Icons for Drum Machine Designer cells are now user assignable • All Alchemy presets now include names for Transform Pad snapshots • 3 new traditional Chinese instrument Patches for pipa, erhu and percussion • Over 300 new Chinese instrument Apple Loops • Ability to enable click zones for Take Folders to provide simultaneous access to editing and Quick Swipe Comping • Multiple additional enhancement and stability improvements

Other recent Improvements: • New multi-threading feature improves performance when processing multiple live channels • Faster playback responsiveness when previewing Apple Loops and performing region edits • Flex Pitch editing can be performed within the Tracks area using a Piano Roll interface • A collection of 30 plug-ins have been redesigned to add Retina support and improve usability • Numerous improvements to Alchemy including Apple Loops support and 11 new spectral effects • Additional content can be downloaded directly from the Sound Library and Apple Loops browsers • Drum Machine Designer supports drag and drop of multiple audio files

Logic Pro X is available for $199.99 in the Mac App Store. Version 10.2.3 is a free update to current customers. For more on Logic, check out 9to5Mac’s The Logic Pros series to learn more.


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