Woo-hoo! Apple updated Logic Pro X to 10.1 today! (and MainStage to 3.1) http://www.loopinsight.com/2015/01/21/apple-releases-logic-pro-x-10-1/
This is a great development. There are several key elements to this update that I’m VERY happy to see.
- The update happened at all! The time between Logic 8, 9 and X was VERY long, almost 4 years between the release of 9 and the release of X. There were some upgrades during that time, including the 9.1 release that switched to 64-bit, but there did not seem to be any major work being done on the program. Apple has been much better about updating X, but with nothing since May, the Logic user community was beginning to worry.
- Drummer received a great update. Even though EDM / Techno is not my thing, I’m very happy to see a current feature continue to get updated. Many times, Apple has created some awesome things for music, and then let them rot. The two examples that come to mind are in GarageBand. Those two features were the lessons and the instant songs. They were great ideas that never received any additional material. Same thing for the Apple Loops. After the first 5 packs, nothing happened.
- The update focused on more than just one or two specific things. A couple of months ago, I remember getting a survey from Apple about Logic. In filling it out, I noticed that it was very comprehensive. It appears that Apple took the responses to heart, and made lots of changes to improve the program.
Lots to chew through in the new update. This, plus the other updates coming out of NAMM look to get me excited about mixing again!