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Apple Unveils Logic Pro X 10.4.5

New update aims to optimize use on Apple’s new Mac Pro

With an eye on optimizing the software for its new Mac Pro, Apple released Logic Pro X 10.4.5, the latest edition of its professional music production software.

Making full use of the Mac Pro hardware, Logic Pro X 10.4.5 will now support up to 56 processing threads, and reportedly can now run up to five times the number of real-time plug-ins compared to the previous generation Mac Pro. Logic Pro X 10.4.5 also increases the available track and channel count for all users, now supporting up to 1,000 audio tracks and 1,000 software instrument tracks.

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Additionally, Logic Pro X now supports 1,000 auxiliary channel strips, 1,000 external MIDI tracks and 12 sends per channel strip. Responsiveness of the Mixer and Event List when working with large sessions is said to have been improved, and projects with numerous Flex Time edits and tempo changes should perform more efficiently under the new update.

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The loop browser in Logic Pro X 10.4.5 can filter by loop type and allows drag and drop of multiple loops into your project simultaneously. Meanwhile, the redesigned DeEsser 2 plug-in provides more options to reduce sibilance on audio tracks, and now MIDI beat clocks can be sent to individual ports, each with unique settings like timing offset and plug-in delay compensation.

Logic Pro X 10.4.5 is available as a free update for all existing users, and is available on the Mac App Store for $199.99 for new customers. Find a beginner’s guide here.

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