Logic Pro 10.4 is released

It’s not a huge list of new features, but they look pretty killer.

New in Logic Pro X 10.4

New Features and Enhancements

Smart Tempo

  • Advanced tempo detection lets you automatically combine content together, regardless of their original tempo.
  • Record audio without using a click or drag in an audio file and have the performance define your project tempo.
  • Add any audio file and have it automatically conform to the project tempo.


  • ChromaVerb is a sophisticated new algorithmic reverb with a colorful, interactive interface for creating rich acoustic spaces.
  • Space Designer has a new design and a scalable, Retina interface.
  • Step FX adds rhythmic multi-effect processing using 3 powerful step sequencers and an X/Y pad.
  • Phat FX makes your tracks bigger and bolder using 9 effects that add warmth and punch to your sounds.
  • The Vintage EQ Collection provides 3 accurate models of vintage analog EQs from the 1950s to the 1970s.
  • Studio Strings and Studio Horns are deeply sampled, realistic ensemble instruments with custom articulation controls.
  • Mellotron is now available as a standalone instrument plug-in.
  • Retro Synth now offers 18 different filter models.


  • 2 new Drummers play roots and jazz-influenced brush styles.
  • 2 vintage brush kits for Drum Kit Designer .
  • More than 800 new loops in a variety of instruments and genres.
  • New Visions library for Alchemy adds 150 cinematic presets.

Other Enhancements

  • You can now undo mixer and plug-in actions.
  • The Files Browser now allows you to bookmark locations for your favorite folders containing samples or projects.
  • In addition to Apple Loops, the Loop Browser now supports looping audio file and can preview them in sync with project tempo.
  • A new universal design for controlling articulations provides a consistent interface for Logic and third-party instruments.
  • Plug-ins: The Direction Mixer plug-in has an updated interface, and offers new functionality.
  • The Audio Track Editor can now be opened as a stand-alone window.
  • Logic now supports the Audio Random Access (ARA) standard.
  • Plug-ins: The Category and Manufacturer sections at the left side of the Plug-in Manager window now scroll independently of one another.
  • Region quantization can now be set from a submenu in the contextual menu opened by right-clicking on a region.
  • There is now a preference to toggle user interface animations on or off.
  • There four new options for the behavior of Replace mode when recording MIDI: Region Erase, Region Punch, Content Erase, Content Punch.
  • Smart Controls and Instrument plug-ins now offer a key switch view for Articulation IDs.
  • Transformer, Transform Window, Environment Faders and Step Editor can now edit MIDI fader events.
  • Logic now supports bouncing files as 32-bit float.
  • Click-holding the Replace button in the Control Bar now brings up new options to set the behavior of replace – Content Erase, Content Punch, Region Erase and Region Punch.
  • There is now an option to have Logic automatically set a new color for each newly created audio, software instrument, or external MIDI track.
  • There is now an option to switch the first automation lane in a track to show the last clicked control.
  • There are now Key Commands for Undo and Redo in plug-in windows.
  • The File Browser and Loop Browser now show a waveform overview and playhead when previewing files and loops.
  • Plug-ins: Plug-in windows offer a new Multilink mode that updates open plug-in windows per insert slot as channel strips are selected.
  • Articulation symbols automatically added to the score based on their note articulation setting are colored blue in the Score.