Logic Pro X 10.7 adds spatial audio mixing

Logic Pro X 10.7 adds spatial audio mixing

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  • Other services like Disney Plus also support the feature. Apple unveiled the new update as part of their new MacBook Pro and AirPod event.

  • Apple has added Spatial Audio mixing to Logic Pro X in a new update. The new feature lets users take advantage of the new tech that Apple has invested heavily in over the past few years, adding it to their AirPod Pro and Max headphones.

It allows users to experience surround-like sound without multiple speakers and can create an immersive 3D soundscape in headphones and now, using just two speakers.

When you’re ready to bounce your project, you can export it to a new ADM BWF file, which can then be decoded by Apple Music into Spatial Audio.

The update – Logic Pro 10.7 – adds a new 3D Object Panner to the Logic plug collection, as well as new multi-channel metering and panning. In total there are 13 new plugins, including a Dolby Atmos render plugin to visualise each element of the mix in a binaural 3D space.

The update is free for existing users and Logic remains at £179 on the App Store for new users. There’s also a 90-day free trial for anyone who’s keen to experiment.

Anyone who downloads the version 10.7 update can now create tracks that support the Dolby Atmos-powered format, and then release them on Apple Music if they wish.

New mixer and panner controls have been added to Logic Pro to enables users to access Dolby Atmos-compatible surround channels, and 12 existing Logic plugins (including Space Designer, Limiter, Loudness Meter, and Tremolo) are now Spacial Audio-friendly, too.

The 10.7 update also adds the Producer Packs that landed in GarageBand over the summer – users can now access beats and samples from the likes of Boys Noize, Mark Lettieri, Mark Ronson, Oak Felder, Soulection, Take A Daytrip, Tom Misch, and TRAKGIRL. In fact, you get 2,800 new loops, 50 new kits, and 120 new patches, along with the original multitrack project of Lil Nas X’s Montero (Call Me by Your Name), which includes a Dolby Atmos spatial audio mix of the track.

Logic Pro 10.7 is available now as a free update for existing users. The price for new customers is $200/£175.

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