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Logic Pro X 10.4 Update Explained®

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Chapter 1 : New FX Plug-Ins

  • Welcome to Logic 10.4! 1:27

    Welcome to Logic 10.4!

    Get an overview of some of the new features and enhancements that will be covered in this series.

  • Phat FX 9:24

    Phat FX

    Learn all about Phat FX, the first of Logic 10.4's two new multi effects plug-ins. See and hear how its various modules and modulation sources are put to work.

  • Step FX 11:44

    Step FX

    Explore this modulation based multi effects plug-in, and see how its three independent step modulators are used to control the plug-ins' various parameters.

  • ChromaVerb - How it Works 12:56

    ChromaVerb - How it Works

    Learn all about Logic's newest algorithmic reverb. It operates on the principle of a circular absorbent structure in which the sound is gradually absorbed like it is in a real room. Explore the parameters that modify the absorption characteristics, the fourteen discrete algorithms, and hear how internal modulation is used to add motion to the reverb tail.

  • ChromaVerb in Action 5:56

    ChromaVerb in Action

    See how some of ChromaVerb's features are put to work on a vocal bus, electric guitar solo, and a saxophone and trumpet part using the new Studio Horns instrument.

  • Vintage Console EQ 8:51

    Vintage Console EQ

    Hear how this Neve EQ and output Drive emulation from the new Vintage EQ Collection sounds on some synth, bass, and drum tracks.

  • Vintage Graphic EQ 7:18

    Vintage Graphic EQ

    Explore this API 560 emulation on various tracks, and hear how the tuning parameter allows for a 32 kHz "air band" boost that sounds great on a master bus.

  • Vintage Tube EQ 10:55

    Vintage Tube EQ

    Hear first hand the magic that happens when this EQ is used to boost and cut around the same center frequencies.

Chapter 2 : New Instruments & Articulation Handling

  • Introduction to Studio Horns 4:50

    Introduction to Studio Horns

    Learn about Logic's new Studio Horns instrument, and the new Articulation ID switching techniques.

  • Studio Horns - Controlling the Sound 8:10

    Studio Horns - Controlling the Sound

    Discover the controls available to shape note transitions, dynamics, and vibrato in real time as the instrument is being played.

  • Studio Horns - Editing Articulations 7:18

    Studio Horns - Editing Articulations

    Watch as a sax part is played in, and the articulations are edited in the Piano Roll Editor. The part, with its embedded articulation IDs, is then duplicated and edited in the Score Editor to create harmonies, and played back with a trombone sound.

  • Studio Horns - Working with Key Switches 7:47

    Studio Horns - Working with Key Switches

    Discover how the assigned key switches work in either permanent or momentary modes, and how triggering the momentary fall and doit articulations automatically attach additional notes to sustained notes.

  • Studio Horns - Auto Voice Split 8:37

    Studio Horns - Auto Voice Split

    Learn how this mode is used to automatically split notes between several instruments, or groupings of instruments, based a series of voice splitting conventions. Chords played in on a keyboard controller are automatically assigned to different instruments or instrument groupings, based on the ranges of the respective instruments.

  • Welcome to Studio Strings 7:49

    Welcome to Studio Strings

    Eli shows you all about this new string ensemble instrument. Sections include Violins 1, Violins 2, Cellos, Double Basses, as well as several larger mixed ensembles. Hear how the natural sounding legato transitions, articulation switching, and real time dynamics control make it easy to create parts with nuance, life, and movement in them.

  • Studio Strings - Auto Voice Split 4:16

    Studio Strings - Auto Voice Split

    Get a close up look at how chords are split between the different string sections in the mixed ensemble string patches, with and without the various auto voice split parameters.

  • The Articulation Set Editor 7:02

    The Articulation Set Editor

    Learn how this window is used to either modify or create create sophisticated key switch and controller definitions.

  • Articulation Switching & Third Party Instruments 9:02

    Articulation Switching & Third Party Instruments

    See how the Output pane of the Articulation Set Editor is used to map Logic's Articulation IDs to send out MIDI messages to match those in third party software instruments.

Chapter 3 : Smart Tempo

  • Welcome to Smart Tempo 6:00

    Welcome to Smart Tempo

    Learn all about Logic's powerful new tempo analysis and detection capabilities that allow you to record a performance without the metronome, and have Logic pro adapt the project tempo to match the tempo of the recording.

  • Smart Tempo Explained 10:31

    Smart Tempo Explained

    Dig a bit deeper into the three new Smart Tempo analysis modes. And see how the new flex & follow modes influence the behavior of imported audio.

  • The File Tempo Editor 12:01

    The File Tempo Editor

    See how this window is used to view and edit beat markers and other tempo information for an audio file.

  • Smart Tempo in Action 5:03

    Smart Tempo in Action

    See a couple of typical workflows involving some Smart Tempo functions.

  • Advanced Smart Tempo Functions 5:36

    Advanced Smart Tempo Functions

    See how the “Maintain Time Position of All Regions” function is used in Adapt Mode, when working with multiple freely recorded MIDI regions.

Chapter 4 : Other Enhancements

  • Mixer & Plug-In Undo 3:07

    Mixer & Plug-In Undo

    Learn all about how all mixer and plug-in undo steps are now stored in a separate undo history, available via the mixers local edit menu, the plug-in windows preset menu, and the global undo history window.

  • New MIDI Recording Preferences 5:00

    New MIDI Recording Preferences

    Discover how the four new MIDI Replace recording options work when punching in on an existing MIDI region.

  • RIP MIDI Draw & Other Automation Enhancements 9:32

    RIP MIDI Draw & Other Automation Enhancements

    MIDI Draw is now replaced with new integrated region automation functionality. See how both track & region automation are now available in the Piano Roll & Score editors, and a new auto-select workflow enhances the ability to work with multiple automation parameters in a single lane. Enhanced snap and pencil automation functions also now allow for simpler creation of stepped automation.

  • Key Commands Window Makeover 10:39

    Key Commands Window Makeover

    Learn about the new Radio and Filter buttons, new preset management workflows, and new productivity enhancing key commands.

  • Plug-In Updates 7:16

    Plug-In Updates

    Discover the new features in Space Designer, Direction Mixer, Retro Synth, Alchemy, and the new Vintage Mellotron instrument. Plus, see how to work with multiple linked plug-in windows.

  • General User Interface Enhancements 6:27

    General User Interface Enhancements

    See how the updated Normalize (Audio) Region Gain functions work, and discover a variety of other graphic and UI enhancements in the Tracks Area, LCD, Bar Ruler, Inspector, Mixer, and more.

  • Two New Drummers & Drum Kits 1:53

    Two New Drummers & Drum Kits

    Hear Austin & Tyrell in action on the lovely sounding new Blueridge & Speakeasy drum kits.

  • Miscellaneous Enhancements 5:00

    Miscellaneous Enhancements

    Learn all about a mix of small, but very useful interface enhancements and functions.

  • Browser Enhancements 4:00

    Browser Enhancements

    Learn how to bookmark a custom location in the All Files Browser, and how to manage old audio loop libraries using Logic's new untagged loops library functions.

  • Working With Pitch Bend & Sustain Pedal Automation 3:30

    Working With Pitch Bend & Sustain Pedal Automation

    Discover ways to integrate your old MIDI Draw workflows into the new enhanced Region Automation.

  • New Content 2:27

    New Content

    Finally, explore and discover the new content added to Logic in this update, including new Future Bass, Raggaetron Pop, Drummer, Studio Horns, and Studio Strings Apple Loops, as well as the new Alchemy's new Vision cinematic style presets.

  • 10.4.1 Update Enhancements 4:31

    10.4.1 Update Enhancements

    In addition to numerous bug fixes, Smart Tempo now works when recording multi track audio, Studio Instruments can now use any MIDI CC message for dynamics control, and Region Based Automation key commands now work on selected regions regardless of track selection.

Product Overview


Logic Pro X 10.4 may be the biggest point update ever to LPX! Eli Krantzberg brings you the most in-depth videos available about all the new features and functions found in the Logic Pro X 10.4 update, plus how to use them for your songs and productions.

Eli begins by welcoming you and then gives an overview of the new features and enhancements that will be covered in this series. He then jumps right in with complete, detailed coverage of all the new FX plug-ins such as Phat FX, Step FX, ChromaVerb, Vintage Console EQ, Vintage Graphic EQ, and Vintage Tube EQ. See and hear them in action too!

Next up are the new instruments and articulation handling found in Logic Pro X 10.4. Studio Horns are first and you’ll learn all about this killer virtual instrument dedicated to producing awesome realistic horns, followed by in-depth coverage of the new Studio Strings virtual instrument, and the cool new ways to control and add realism to them via the new articulation features in 10.4.

Smart Tempo is then revealed and explored, and you’re sure to be impressed with what it can do when working with and recording audio in Logic. Other various new enhancements are then covered in detail such as Mixer and Plug-In Undo, MIDI Recording Preferences, RIP MIDI Draw and Other Automation Enhancements, Key Commands Window Makeover, Space Designer, Direction Mixer, Retro Synth, Alchemy plug-in updates, and the new Vintage Mellotron instrument. Plus, see how to work with multiple linked plug-in windows!

Eli then covers the new user interface enhancements, the new Drummers and Drum Kits added in 10.4, some small but important improvements, browser enhancements, and lastly, goes over all the new content added in 10.4 including Future Bass, Raggaetron Pop, Drummer, Studio Horns, and Studio Strings Apple Loops, as well as the Alchemy’s new Vision cinematic style presets.

See the individual tutorial descriptions below for more info. If you use Logic Pro X, you need to watch these videos and get up to speed on all the awesome new additions. You’ll then be able to make songs and productions faster, more creatively, and best of all, get inspired to do more… Watch “Logic Pro X 10.4 Update Explained®” now!


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