Logic Pro X has received a pretty big update, bringing on a boatload of new features for audio professionals. Included in this update is Alchemy, a robust sample manipulation synthesizer stemming from Apple's acquisition of Carmel Audio earlier in 2015, along with the ability to share your creations directly to Apple Music Connect, and much more. Here's the lengthy breakdown of what's new in Logic Pro X version 10.2:

  • Introducing Alchemy - the ultimate sample manipulation synthesizer
    • Next generation synthesizer plug-in with multiple sound generators including; additive, spectral, formant, granular, sampler, and virtual analog
    • Over 3,000 presets for all types of electronic music including electronic dance, hip hop, rock, and sound for picture
    • Integrated keyword preset browser for finding the right sounds quickly
    • Performance controls like the Transform Pad make it easy to explore and reshape sounds
    • Combine up to four synth modules to create complex multi-layered sounds
    • Virtual analog oscillators produce authentic recreations of iconic synth sounds
    • Wide selection of modeled analog and special effect filters for producing sounds with vintage character and tonal complexity
    • Create animated, dynamic instruments using over 100 modulation sources that include flexible LFOs, AHDSR and MSEG envelopes, and step sequencers
  • Manipulate and combine samples in new ways using a collection of morphing and resynthesis tools
  • Import EXS24 instruments or create your own using a robust set of sampler features
  • Apply independent arpeggiators to each of the 4 sound sources to transform simple chords into elaborate performances
  • Integrated effects rack with reverb, modulation, delay, compression, and a range of distortion effects
  • New tabbed Transform Pad and X/Y Pad Smart Controls for Alchemy instruments
  • Share directly to Apple Music Connect
  • Adds support for Force Touch trackpad
  • Create custom track icons with your own image files
  • 1,000 new Apple Loops from a variety of popular instruments and genres including EDM, Hip Hop, Indie, Disco, Funk, and Blues
  • Expanded MIDI clock options improve sync compatibility with external MIDI devices
  • Multiple additional enhancement and stability improvements

This hefty update is Logic Pro X's first since January, when it picked up some UI enhancements and a variety of new hip hop and electronic drummer styles. If you'd like to grab the latest update and start mixing some synthesized sample, you can hit up the Mac App Store now.

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