Logic Pro X 10.5

Logic Pro X 10.5 New Update

Apple unveils biggest update to Logic since the launch of Logic Pro X 10.5


New Creative Tools for Electronic Music Production Make Logic Pro X 10.5 a Breakthrough Release for Musicians and Producers

Cupertino, California — Apple today unveiled a major update to Logic Pro X with a professional version of Live Loops, a completely redesigned sampling workflow, and new beat-making tools. With its collection of powerful creative features, Logic Pro X 10.5 will be a massive release for all musicians, including those producing electronic music.
“The Mac and Logic Pro X are essential tools used by the world’s top musicians and producers to create the music that we all love,” said Susan Prescott, Apple’s vice president of Apps Product Marketing. “Logic Pro X 10.5 represents the biggest update to Logic since the launch of Logic Pro X, with powerful new tools that will inspire every artist — from those just getting started with Logic, to those already using it to produce Grammy Award-winning albums. We can’t wait to hear what these artists create next.”
Pro musicians and producers are already expressing their excitement for Logic Pro X 10.5, saying:
“Logic Pro X has always been my one and only DAW. The workflow is unmatched, and the built-in sound libraries have been essential to my music from the beginning. Now with the addition of Quick Sampler and Drum Machine Designer, I’m getting back hours I used to spend in the studio building sounds and kits. This lets me spend more time writing new verses and editing 70-take vocals.” — Finneas O’Connell, Grammy Award-winning producer: Billie Eilish, “Bad Guy” and the album “When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?”
“Logic Pro X 10.5 has changed the way we approach making music. We’ve been working with all the new features, from recording sounds with the MacBook Pro’s built-in mic directly into Quick Sampler, to quickly arranging a song while simultaneously recording artists using the Live Loops grid. Logic has been used for years on all our productions and the new version will make it even faster for us to create lasting songs.” — Denzel Baptiste and David Biral of Take a Daytrip, Grammy-nominated producers: Lil Nas X, “Panini”; Sheck Wes, “Mo Bamba”; Travis Scott and Kid Cudi, “THE SCOTTS”; Juice WRLD, “Legends”; Dua Lipa, “Good In Bed”; and YBN Cordae, “Kung Fu.”
Logic Pro X 10.5 live loops

Live Loops

With Live Loops on the Mac, Logic users can now create music in new freeform and nonlinear ways. Loops, samples, and recordings can be organized into a new musical grid, where musicians can spontaneously perform and capture different arrangement ideas into the timeline. From there, tracks can be further refined using all of the professional production features in Logic.
Remix FX enhances Live Loops with an exciting collection of electronic effects like Bitcrusher, filter, gater, and repeater that can be performed in real time over individual tracks or the entire song mix. Both features become even more powerful when using the free Logic Remote app, allowing users to pair their iPhone or iPad with their Mac to provide Multi-Touch control over Live Loops and Remix FX.

Sampler and Quick Sampler

Sampler represents the next generation of the popular industry-standard EXS24 plug-in with an all-new modern design and expanded sound-shaping controls, while maintaining full backwards compatibility. Producers can use Sampler to create and edit sophisticated multisampled instruments, using elegant drag-and-drop workflows that automate complex production tasks.
Logic pro X 10.5 Sampler
Quick Sampler is a fast and simple way to turn any individual sound into a playable instrument. Musicians can pick a sound from within Logic, the Finder, Voice Memos, or even record directly into Quick Sampler. With just a few clicks, an imported sample can be trimmed, looped, and played across a keyboard controller, with access to creative sound-shaping controls.
Logic pro X 10.5 beat creation

Beat Creation

Logic Pro X 10.5 offers a collection of new creative tools designed to work together to make it fast and fluid to build original beats — an integral part of hip hop and electronic music production.
Step Sequencer is a new editor in Logic designed to make it fun and easy to program drum beats, bass lines, and melodic parts using an interface inspired by classic drum machine workflows. Step Sequencer combines a pattern-based style of music creation with powerful editing options for creating original parts — providing detailed control over note velocity, repeat, gate, skip, playback direction, and randomization.
Logic pro X 10.5 Step Sequencer
Drum Synth provides a wide collection of kick drums, snares, toms, and percussion sounds generated entirely by software. Each sound is accompanied by dedicated sound-shaping controls to help musicians fine-tune their favorite parts. Drum Synth sounds can be used on any pad in Drum Machine Designer, where it can even be blended with samples for creative sound design options.
Drum Machine Designer, the tool for building electronic drum kits in Logic, has been enhanced to integrate with the new sampling and beat-programming workflows. Each drum pad can host the new Quick Sampler and Drum Synth plug-ins, making it easy to edit and shape individual sounds within a drum kit. After kits are created, they can be played in real time, or programmed with Step Sequencer.
Logic pro X 10.5 Drum Machine designer

Logic Remote

Logic Remote is a free companion app that allows users to pair an iPhone or iPad with their Mac to control and perform Logic features and instruments using Multi-Touch. Logic Remote is receiving a major update to allow triggering of sounds in Live Loops, browsing and adding loops, and applying Remix FX to a session.

Optimized Performance for the Mac

Logic Pro X has been optimized to take advantage of the latest Mac hardware and the power of macOS, delivering incredible performance when working with the most demanding projects with thousands of tracks and hundreds of real-time plug-ins.
Logic pro X 10.5 Optimized performance
Pricing and Availability
Logic Pro X 10.5 is available today as a free update for all existing users, and is available on the Mac App Store for $199.99 (US) for new customers. Logic Remote 1.4 is also available today as a free download on the App Store. Customers can sign up for a free trial of Logic Pro X. For more information, visit apple.com/logic-pro.
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Berzerk Distortion by Waves – Freebie

The go-to plugin for wild, deranged, creative distortion: Berzerk Distortion 10 all-original distortion shapes, advanced feedback, pitch, dynamics, sidechaining and M/S options for versatile experimentation—plus the ‘Go Berzerk!’ button for randomized, unpredictable distortion madness.

Download your FREE plugin from Tuesday February 25, 2020 until Tuesday March 10, 2020. (WAVES ACCOUNT REQUIRED)

The go-to plugin for wild, deranged, creative distortion: 10 all-original distortion shapes, advanced feedback, pitch, dynamics, sidechaining and M/S options for versatile experimentation—plus the ‘Go Berzerk!’ button for randomized, unpredictable distortion madness.

When you’re producing a new beat, playing around with a synth line, or putting together song ideas on the fly, you often need that kick of inspiration, that sound which redefines the project and takes the music forward. We developed Berzerk to help you do that.

Our engineers began by collecting a large array of well-loved distortion units of all types: amps, tube devices, stomp boxes and old analog units. They then developed original custom wave shapes based on their all-time favorite distortion curves.

Berzerk includes 10 unique shapes, each with its own personality. Some transform the sound to add grit, dirt, character; others will blow your head off.

The ‘Go Berzerk!’ button creates random variations in each waveshape, letting you personalize the signal. Turn the Density knob to shift the waveshape in amplitude; but watch out—it might get loud!

The unique Feedback section is like an on-board analog synth. It can either run a tunable sine wave through the signal, producing interesting bass lines, melodies or rhythms; or it can oscillate while “riding” the input—think crazy synthesized vocal FX. It also includes a Speed knob to shape the groove, as well as octave, pitch, range and blend adjustments—all of which you can sidechain.

The Dynamics section sits before the distortion and twists the character of the generated harmonics. The “Up/Down” knob controls a gate/expander which, after setting the threshold, will affect the range of sound affected by the clipper. The “Rider” option rides the amount of gain hitting the distortion, giving you full dynamic control.

Berzerk also offers unique M/S processing, distorting just the mids or just the sides when needed; a master Temperature knob to control the overall color and feel of the output; and an overall mix knob.

When you want to conjure sounds you’ve never dreamed of—for your synths, drums, vocals, bass or guitars—it’s time to go Berzerk.


Smasher By Pulsar

Smasher by Pulsar – Free British mode compression

Smasher By Pulsar – Freebie alert

Straightforward but extreme “British mode” compression – a faithful emulation of a uniquely modified 1176. Free until 11th March (ilok account required)

All buttons in, all the time

Smasher is an unprecedented custom modification of the classic Urei 1176 compressor circuit, a unique formula that we stumbled upon while fine-tuning other algorithms. The original 1176 compressor hardware offered a selection of four ratios, but studio engineers soon discovered that pressing them all at once led to a distorted, explosive and highly compressed sound. It’s this “All buttons in” or “British” mode that Smasher was painstakingly designed to recreate. While remaining very close to the original circuitry, the modifications we’ve built into Smasher will add definition to transients and make your tone more aggressive. We love using it to enhance the ambience in drum busses, but there are many more creative uses too. Smasher won’t work on every single track, but where it does, it works magic. Smasher excels at raw and gritty sounds, calling to mind bands like Vulfpeck, The Whitefield Brothers and The Black Keys.

Why it’s unique Smasher By Pulsar

Urei 1176Based on an internal feedback configuration, FET compressor designs like the Urei 1176 are known for their super-quick attack times and a colorful tonal response that ranges from soft limiting to heavy saturation. When running in all-buttons-in mode, several things happen to the 1176’s circuit, including changes to the bias voltages. In Smasher, all these phenomena have been perfectly reproduced for the first time using our proprietary Topology Preservation Technology, bringing the full sonic capability of this classic effect to your DAW. With our unique Smasher By Pulsar tuning and its beautiful, uncomplicated interface, Smasher gives this mythical circuit a new personality.

How does it sound ?

Smasher can add thickness and grit to any drum or bass track, or completely crush a bus, producing an aggressive sound that’s impossible to achieve with other plugins.

On a drum buss

Smasher embues drum mixes with the typical sound of the 1176’s all-buttons-in mode. You get that signature delayed transient squashing and an explosive sound which instantly propels your drums to the front of the mix.

On a snare drum

Add body and sustain to bring out a snare’s tone. Try thickening your snare drum by reaching between -6 and -10dB of gain reduction, then mix a few percent of the resulting huge snare drum sound back into your original dry sound.

On a bass

Since bass often requires a combination of compression and saturation, Smasher is the ideal tool to get it dirty, letting you control precisely how much grit to add. Use the Mix knob to add just a small amount of fuzzy saturation.

On lead vocals

Please don’t try this at home.





CPU Intel Core i3 / i5 / i7 / i9 / Xeon or AMD Quad-Core minimum Memory 4 GB RAM 1 GB free disk space​ Operating System Windows 7 with SP1 64 bit Windows 8.1 64 bit Windows 10 64 bit​ GPU OpengGL 2.0 compatible GPU​ Monitor Resolution: minimum 1024×768, recommended 1920×1080 Refresh rate: 60 Hz


CPU Intel Core i3 / i5 / i7 / Xeon Memory 4 GB RAM 1 GB free disk space​ Operating System 10.10 – 10.15 GPU OpengGL 2.0 compatible GPU​ Monitor Resolution: minimum 1024×768, recommended 1920×1080 Refresh rate: 60 Hz



Focusrite Saffire Pro 24 Dsp perspective

How to Record an electric guitar without an Amplifier -Direct Recording

How to Record an electric guitar without an Amplifier -Direct Recording

Week 1 assignment

JonathanrMy name is Jonatan Rosales from Benalmdena, Spain. Im doing a course «The modern Musician Specialisation» at Coursera by Berklee college of music.
In this lesson I will be teaching How to Record an Electric Guitar o Bass without an amplifier, known as Direct Recording.

This is the gear I will be using for lesson is:

-Electric guitar (Gibson Les paul Studio)
-A 1/4 inch TS cable
-A Foucsrite Saffire Pro 24 dsp
-A firewire 400 to 800 cable
-A Macbook Pro computer
-A set of Sony MDR 7506 headphones
-Daw Logic Pro X
-Guitar Amp software plugin by Logic

I’m going to show you how to record a guitar or bass without an amplifier using an external audio interface with a instrument input connected to a macbook pro, Using Logic pro X as a DAW.


The Guitar uses pickups to get the strings vibrations into voltage variation, the pickup of a guitar or bass is an input transducer.

Type of cable

To get the signal from the guitar to the Audio interface I will be using a 1/4 TS cable, the TS cable has two segments, a tip and a sleeve. We call this a»single conductor cable» were the signal is sent along the single conductor, and the outer sleeve is there to prevent noise from getting into the cable. this type of cable is also known as «instrument cable».

A good thing to have in consideration is to use a short TS cable when recording because it can produce noise, the longer the TS cable is, the more probability you will end having some issues with noise. If you are in a situation were the recording from is far from the Audio interface, is better to use a short TS cable connected to a DI box and then connectt in the output of the DI box an XLR cable to reach the audio interface, that will prevent noise.


I have to say that my audio interface has a designed specific two instrument inputs that lets me plug in directly into the audio interface.


Before connecting the cable to the Audio interface make sure you put down to 0 all the all the volumen controls and gain, to prevent any clips that could damage your speakers. Once is connected then you can set the levels.

Connecting the cable to the Audio interface and Set volumen and gain control to 0

The reason why I bought this audio interface is because is mobile, compact, versatile, with a very low latency. It also has a great tool that is call VRM “virtual reference monitor”. What it does is to emulate different environments (studio, home studio, living room) and is able to emulate the most iconic studio monitor or home HIFI on your headphones.
If possible is always better to monitor the instrument outside the computer to prevent delay / latency.

Firewire 400 / 800

In the Audio Interface is where all the magic is happening, the analog signal is converted (AD conversion) into digital (sampling) then the signal flow goes through the Firewire 400/800 cable as a binary stream from the Audio interface and enters in my DAW: Logic pro X.


The Daw

Logic Pro X

To choose a virtual guitar amp (by Logic Pro X) In the Audio track I go to Audio FX and choose:
Amp and Pedals > Amp Designer

Latency / delay

To choose the right Hardware and improve latency I go to In the top bar Logic Pro X main menu click on:
Logic pro X> Preferences > Audio > Output Device: choose Saffire, and the same for Input Device.
Logic pro X > Preferences > Audio > and Lower the I/O Buffer Size.

As a result you will se that the resulting latency has gone down.

Low Latency Mode

This is useful when recording audio tracks, especially if you have many affects and plugins on each channel. In this case there is a good tool call “low latency mode” click on it and it will turn into orange color.
This function stops or bypasses all the plugins and it helps to improve the DAW performance of the CPU and Ram Memory available.

Now I’m ready to record, I check that the levels on the Audio interface are correct. When I play the track back from Logic pro X the audio goes from the audio track to the main output of Logic Pro X.

Now the sound exits the computer through the 400/800 firewire cable and goes to the Saffire interface where I can monitor the sound in my Headphones.

Logic Pro X Keyboard Shortcuts PDF

Logic Pro X Keyboard Shortcuts PDF

Hi there! as many of you Logic Pro X users, you always look for ways to improve your work flow, and sometimes is easy to get used to work in a certain way, that really probably is not the best, or is not agile.

At the moment I’m doing a course to improve my knowledge of Music Production, and really its challenging me to adjust myself to the new tools and and implementing them into my workflow. One of the best ways to do that is the «keyboard shortcuts» with just one click you can open or close a command, change tool, zoom in or out, really helpful.

I was looking around in the Logic Pro help / Menu but I couldn’t find a list of all available keyboard shortcuts, but searching in google I have found a very useful PDF created by Brian from oneword.com document that contains all of them, or most of them:

Download Logic Pro X Keyboard Shortcuts

Source: oneword.com