Joining Final Cut Pro X, Apple’s professional-grade Logic Pro X, Motion and Compressor applications for the Mac platform were updated alongside the start of sales for the new Mac Pro desktop. Logic Pro 10.0.5, Motion 5.1 and Compressor 4.1 are all available on the Mac App Store for purchase now, or as free updates to existing owners.

The changelog for the applications can be found below:

Logic 10.0.5:

  • Adds 3 new Drummers and 11 new Drum Kit Designer patches
  • Significant enhancements to Channel EQ and Linear Phase EQ plug-ins including redesigned interfaces that are also accessible within the Smart Controls area
  • Solo now works as expected on channel strips using an External I/O plug-in
  • Volume and pan automation is now included in XML interchange with Final Cut Pro X
  • Loops that belong to the same family can be selected and changed using a new control in the region header
  • The waveform size in an audio region now adapts to the value of the region Gain parameter
  • The Link mode button is now available for the Piano Roll editor
  • Includes stability improvements


Motion 5.1:

  • Optimized playback and rendering using dual GPUs in the new Mac Pro
  • FxPlug 3 with custom plug-in interfaces and dual-GPU support
  • Faster project loading, especially for complex projects
  • Share directly to YouTube at 4K resolution
  • Spanish language localization


Compressor 4.1:

  • New interface with a single-window layout and streamlined controls
  • Preset Destinations for common encoding tasks
  • Simplified setup for distributed encoding
  • Hardware-based H.264 encoding in supported Share operations
  • Support for Dolby Digital Plus encoding
  • Share directly to YouTube at 4K resolution
  • Share directly to Chinese video sites Youku and Tudou


The recent updates do end up leaving out one major component of Apple’s professional-grade applications: Aperture. The photo editing software was last updated in mid-November to version 3.5.1, which helped address a few minor bugs.

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