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Apple's latest Logic Pro X update embraces dubstep and Yosemite

Apple's latest Logic Pro X update embraces dubstep and Yosemite

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Logic users, Apple has not forgotten you. Today the company released a free update to Logic Pro X, one of its remaining two pro apps. It's the first update to Logic since May of last year. New are 10 additional drummers with a focus on electronic and hip hop, including one just for dubstep. Apple's also added support for Yosemite's Mail Drop and AirDrop to send projects to a nearby device.


Along with the main app, Apple also updated its two companion apps for Logic, Logic Remote and MainStage. New in Logic Remote is a way to view and manage plug-ins. You can also change the EQ with gestures, right on your iPad. On MainStage, Apple says it's expanded its sound library to more than 200 new synth patches, added a new plug-in to sample hardware synthesizers, and redesigned the look of its compressor plug-in.

Logic and Final Cut became Apple's last remaining pro apps after the company decided to cease development on Aperture last June. Aperture was technically the newest of the three pieces of software, and unlike Final Cut and Logic, which began as acquisitions. Apple halted development on Aperture as well as iPhoto in favor of its upcoming photo editor that does many of the same things and that is integrated into OS X at a system level.

This latest update is free for existing users of the $199.99 app. No word on if Apple plans to update Final Cut in the near future as well.