Apple Logic Pro 10.7 adds spatial audio tools, user interface makeover and new content

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Apple Logic Pro 10.7 is a free update with spatial audio support, user interface refresh, and new content in form of the Producer Packs.

On Tuesday evening (Europe) the time had come. Apple showed its new M1 Pro and M1 Max chips that will debut in the new MacBook Pro lineup.

At the same time, Apple has updated its beloved programs Final Cut Pro and Logic Pro with major new features.

Apple Logic Pro 10.7

Apple Logic Pro 10.7

Apple announced the launch of spatial audio back in May. Now for the October event, it has been rolled out on a large scale, also for the creators. The new free Logic Pro 10.7 adds spatial audio processing to Apple’s DAW by adding a complete set of mixing and rendering tools. With these, you can render your audio files as Dolby Atmos music files and upload them to Apple Music.

Musicians, producers, and mix engineers can expand their stereo projects to the surround channels supported by Dolby Atmos, using new mixer and panner controls. Part of this is also an update for 13 Logic Pro plugins including space designer, limiter, loudness meter, and tremolo. These are now fully compatible with the spatial audio processing engine of LP.

More Power

The big highlight of the October event was the introduction of the new MacBook Pros with the M1 Pro and M1 Max chips. Devices that many musicians have been waiting for. The new Logic Pro update also benefits from these new chips. According to Apple, the new MacBook Pro offer workstation-class performance with the ability to quickly load large sample libraries and to use up to 3x more plugins or recording.

That sounds very impressive. I will definitely make the comparison between my 2018 and the new 2021 machines.

Producer Packs

There is also new sound content to check out. Like GarageBand this summer, Logic Pro now comes with all the new producer packs. Musicians can use beats, loops, and samples created by today’s biggest hitmakers, including Boys Noize, Mark Lettieri, Mark Ronson, Oak Felder, Soulection, Take A Daytrip, Tom Misch, and TRAKGIRL. In total, you get 2800 new loops, 50 new kits, and 120 new patches, all royalty-free.

The update also features the original multitrack project of the hit song “Montero (Call Me by Your Name)” by Lil Nas X — including a Dolby Atmos spatial audio mix of the track.

New Appearance

Last but not least, Apple has also adapted Logic Pro’s user interface/appearance to the current operating system. It is not a massive change, but a facelift/makeover that looks nice.

Other features to highlight:

  • the track inspector now has separate MIDI input and output settings, yes finally
  • convert MIDI regions to step sequencer pattern regions, that’s an handy addition

Logic Pro 10.7 is a big step forward in my opinion. Massive is not the amount new features, but few that upgrades significantly the DAW. Especially spatial audio processing opens will open new creative doors for musicians. LP is a no-brainer for mac users in terms of price/features, with this update you can hardly get past it.

Apple Logic Pro 10.7 is available now as a free update for existing customers. Logic Pro is available for $199.99 USD/199,99€ for new users on the Mac App Store. So customers from Europe can finally get LP for under 200€. Mac users can sign up for a free trial of Final Cut Pro as well as a free trial of Logic Pro.
More information here: Apple 

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