Logic Pro X and MainStage updates add a variety of new features
From new plugins to a host of performance improvements, the new Logic Pro X and MainStage updates are here.
Logic Pro X now comes with a suite of three new equalizer models, “Vintage Console EQ” is a 3-band semi-parametric EQ similar to the vintage API stuff. “Vintage Graphic EQ” is a replica of a vintage graphic equalizer, more for use in Live situations (Yes, it’s in Mainstage 3.4 now also!). “Vintage Tube EQ” is modelled on the legendary Pulteq EQ’s, it’s a unique style of EQ with its own quirks.
Logic Pro X’s flagship additive synthesizer, Alchemy, has also seen a variety of improvements, now you have the ability to punch in numerical values as parameters, this makes tuning FM, Comb or Ring Modulators more precise. The update also sees Alchemy’s core synthesis engine getting a revamp, increasing resolution and clarity.
ChromaVerb which is the new algorithmic Room Reverb which is included in Logic Pro X and MainStage, sees various improvements from the ability to undo/redo edits and some reliability upgrades.
What’s new in the MainStage 3.4 update?
The new MainStage 3.4 update adds a variety of Logic Pro X’s new features to the MainStage environment – which is created specifically to suite live performance applications. ChromaVerb, Step FX, Phat FX, Vintage EQ suite and a host of new instruments are now available within MainStage, and you have the ability to create MIDI mappings to bypass layers – this is super handy for live workflow.
The MIDI Input section of each of MainStage’s channels now have an improved MIDI filtering system, allowing you to configure the MIDI data before it hits the instruments. MainStage 3.4 now has a “Global Transposition Offset” which allows you to transpose the entire project to a specific key, without having to edit each channel.
Logic Pro X and MainStage users can update to the latest version using the Apple store.