Logic Pro X update brings AirDrop support, new effects, tools, and more

Apple's digital audio solution Logic Pro X has just received a massive new update which introduces new drum and synth effects, plug-ins, and support for Apple's AirDrop and MailDrop features. Among the features users will be most excited to see are drummers for the program which include popular electronic styles like Trap, House, Techno, and Dubstep among other options. In addition, the drum machine plug-in has been enhanced to allow for greater customization of electronic drum kits.

The app's sound library has also been expanded to include over 200 new synth patches, along with 10 Mellotron instruments. Here's a full rundown of new features:

  • 10 new Drummers that produce beats in a variety of electronic and hip hop styles including Techno, House, Trap, Dubstep and more

  • Drummer provides specialized sound and performance controls for dialing in electronic or hip hop drum grooves

  • New Drum Machine Designer plug-in offers new sounds and features for customizing electronic drum kits in a variety of styles

  • Create a sequence of notes with a single mouse gesture using the new Brush Tool in the Piano Roll Editor

  • New view options in the Piano Roll Editor let you see more notes in less vertical space and help identify drum sounds by name

  • Easily compress or expand the timing of selected notes with new time handles in the Piano Roll Editor

  • Note Repeat and Spot Erase modes allow classic drum machine style techniques for creating beats in realtime

  • Smart Quantize proportionally corrects the timing and length of notes to preserve the musicality of your original performance

  • Redesigned Compressor plug-in features scalable, Retina-ready interface and 7 models including the new Classic VCA

  • Retro Synth can now create wavetables from imported audio and is able to stack up to 8 voices

  • Expanded sound library includes over 200 new synth patches and 10 classic Mellotron instruments

  • Automation can now be part of a region, not just the track, which makes it easier to use effects creatively

  • Manage large-scale mixes more easily with the addition of console-style VCA faders

  • Relative and Trim Automation modes extend the options for fine-tuning existing automation

  • Mixer now allows remote control of microphone and other input settings for compatible audio interfaces

  • Realtime rendering of fades allow them to work with Flex Pitch and speeds up project load times

  • The Plug-in Manager now allows you to customize the organization of your menu

  • Support for Mail Drop and Air Drop in OS X Yosemite makes it even easier to share your Logic projects