According to Apple, Logic Pro 10.5 is the biggest update since Logic Pro X shipped in July 2013. (That’s seven years of free updates!) From the press release,
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.
This support page (What’s New) describes the new features and links to more detailed pages about each, while this support page (Release Notes) details changes in New Features, More Content, Other New Features/Enhancements, Stability/Reliability, Performance, Accessibility, Mixer, Flex Time and Flex Pitch, Smart Tempo, Alchemy, plug-ins, Drummer, Automation, Apple Loops, Key Commands, ARA, Score, Undo, Takes/Comping, Dynamic Plug-in Loading, Export/Bounce, Import, Smart Controls, Fades, Articulations, Control Surfaces/MIDI Controllers, Global Tracks, Track Alternatives, Track Stacks, Editing, and General. I had no idea that list was that long when I started it.
I hope to get to know the new major features soon and post about them, most notably the new samplers and the Live Loops. If so, you’ll see those articles here on this site.
The new manuals for Logic Pro X should be available as an update from the Apple Book Store, if not now then soon as reports are that some have downloaded them already.