Apple’s updated Logic Pro bolsters music making for Macs

It’s been some time since we saw Apple’s music mixing and making software get a change, but the latest edition is made for the new Mac Pro. You know the one.

There’s little doubt that Apple’s next pro-grade computer is going to be one expensive beast of a machine, but if you thought it was made just for animation and video, think again.

Apple has this week updated its audio editing software, Logic Pro X, and it seems as though the changes are there for folks who are producing complicated tracks, offering those looking to buy the upcoming Mac Pro even more grunt to work with.

According to Apple, the Logic Pro X 10.4.5 update will support up to 56 processing threads, making it possible to use up to 1000 audio tracks and up to 1000 software instrument tracks if you max out a Mac Pro to some pretty high specs. That “1000” number pops up in a couple of other places, with Logic Pro X supporting 1000 external MIDI tracks, too, though it needs the hardware to really make it happen.

“Logic is my primary creative tool for composing music, playing a key role in creating the scores for ‘Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse’ and ‘The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance’,” said Daniel Pemberton, Composer for films including “Yesterday” and “Ocean’s 8”, as well as the TV show “Black Mirror”.

“When you’re working, time is incredibly valuable and you never want to lose the flow of new musical ideas,” he said.

“I’m really excited to see the increased performance of Logic Pro X 10.4.5 along with the power, expandability and configurability of the new Mac Pro — together they will help me work even faster and let me focus more on being creative.”

While the Mac Pro is being pushed for what the Logic Pro update can do, that high-end Mac won’t be required to make it work. Really, you just need a Mac, but it should work with any recent Mac, albeit without that level of flexibility.