Is Logic Pro X Worth 200$? A Beginner’s Buying Guide

A few years ago, Apple shifted its pricing strategy for Logic Pro X to what became for many an almost no-brainer purchasing decision. However, the question still remains: is Logic Pro X worth 200$? The quick answer is YES, and in what follows, I will tell you why.

When it was first released in 2013, Logic Pro X’s new price tag created a wave of anxiety among Logic’s long-time users, speculating that Apple might prepare to eventually drop its support for the flagship Digital Audio Workstation [DAW].

Almost a decade later, we know that was far from the case. Apple constantly added new features to the app, and Logic Pro X became more popular than ever among professionals and beginners alike. 

Since popularity doesn’t really cut for many of us [are you hearing this Avid?], let’s find out why Logic Pro X is undoubtedly the best bang for your bucks DAW out there. 

But allow me to answer your question first.

Disclaimer: I am not affiliated with Apple in any way nor sponsored to write this article. Everything you read next is based purely on my many years of experience with Logic Pro and other popular DAWs. This article contains NO affiliate links.  

Is Logic Pro X Worth 200$?

Without a doubt, yes. Logic Pro X comes with over 70 GB of Apple loops, a vast amount of premium-grade virtual instruments and effects, and a comprehensive yet easy-to-learn interface and workflow. 

It is used by many famous producers and studios worldwide for recording, mixing, songwriting, and other audio production-related tasks.

On the downside, Logic Pro X requires a Mac computer which can be a significant investment, especially for beginners. 

Nevertheless, if you are serious about audio production, getting a Mac will definitely payback in the long run. With Apple’s new line of M1 and Silicon-based chipsets, the price you pay is now justified more than ever. 

In this post, I will make the case on why Logic Pro X is worth way more than 200$ and let you decide if this DAW is for you.

Logic Pro X: An Insane Amount Of Features

The ideal DAW for creating unique audio tracks would include an extensive library of sounds and plugins wrapped up in a user-friendly interface with an intuitive workflow and constant updates and fixes. 

With Logic Pro X, everything you need to record, produce, mix and master your tracks is included in one software that is easy to purchase, install and get down to being creative right away. 

It would be a Sisyphean task to list all features that set Logic Pro X apart from other popular DAWs. However, I will list the most essential characteristics that alone might be enough to justify the price.

The Interface

Whether you are in the business of producing, recording, or mixing, you want a DAW that doesn’t need years to learn, right? 

Well, Apple made the transition from Garage Band [Logic’s free little brother] to Logic Pro X butter-smooth. If you have used Garage Band before, you will feel right at home when launching Logic Pro X for the first time. 

Logic Pro X Basic View. Source: knodude.com

But don’t be fooled by its Logic’s apparent simplicity. A LOT is happening under the hood here. If you want to what’s Logic Pro X capable of, navigate to Logic Pro -> Preferences -> Advanced tab and check Show Advanced Tools and Additional Options checkboxes. 

Logic Pro X Advanced Preferences. Source: knodude.com

Voila! You just transitioned from Garage Band to Logic Pro X. Of course, you can enable Logic’s interface features one-by-one as you get familiar with the DAW. Just remember where to find these settings.

Logic Pro X Advanced view. Source: knodude.com

Advice: download Garage Band for free from the Apple store first and get familiar with the workflow.

Logic Pro X has a modern and straightforward interface, easy on the eyes, and you probably won’t need much time to find your way around – even if you are a first-timer. 

However, if you feel lost, enable the Quick Help button on the top-right group of icons in the Logic Pro main window to get quick mouse-over information on every aspect of the interface.

Logic Pro X Quick Access menu. Source: knodude.com

The same group of icons provides quick access to Logic Pro Library, track InspectorToolbar for editing, Smart Controls for short channel strip and plugin control, Mixer and Editor windows.

As you can see, you can quickly access various aspects of your Logic Pro X session without cluttering your interface with too many windows. 

The top center area of Logic Pro X is dedicated to the main controls of the DAW [Transport, LCD, Modes & Functions]. Here you can Record, Play, Loop, Rewind/Forward, Stop/Go to the beginning of your track. These controls should be pretty straightforward.

Logic Pro X Transport and LCD. Source: knodude.com

By default, the Logic Pro X’s LCD panel will show information about your playback location [Bar/Beats], Tempo, and Key of your session. 

On the left side of the LCD, you can toggle ReplaceSoloCount In, and the metronome Click, handy options when recording audio or MIDI.

If the defaults here are not enough, you can enable/disable additional options by clicking on the Display Mode pop-up menu sign and choose the Customize Control Bar and Display from the drop-down menu. 

On the top-right side of the Logic Pro X interface, you can access the following options:

  • the List Editors containing the list of all EventsMarkersTempo, and Signature of your track;
  • the Note Pad, which is extremely useful to add notes about your project/track especially when working with studios;
  • the Loop Browser containing all audio and midi loops; and the file Browser allowing you to browse for files stored on your local machine.  
Logic Pro X Modes and Functions. Source: knodude.com

The rest of the Logic Pro X interface is divided between the Track header and Workspace areas. Here is where you will likely spend most of your time recording, editing, and arranging your tracks.

In the Track header area, you can add new audio tracks, audio instruments, Drummer track [we will cover Drummer in a moment), and external midi tracks. You can configure when options are shown/hidden on your tracks by right-clicking on this area and selecting Configure Track Header from the menu.

Logic Pro X Header Track and Workspace. Source: knodude.com

The Workspace is basically the arrangement area where all the contents of your tracks will be shown. Here you can edit, arrange and add automation to your audio and midi tracks. 

And speaking about arranging, Logic Pro X provides you two ways to stimulate your creativity when producing a new song. 

You can use the traditional linear arrangement to build your track or the Live Loops Grid [similar to Ableton or Bitwig workflow] by placing or recording your audio/midi loops inside cells and triggering them with your mouse, iPad, or an external midi controller like Novation Launchpad X.

The Mixer

Logic Pro X Mixer Window. Source: knobdude.com

The Logic Pro X mixer has all the bells and whistles that a professional DAW should have. Here is where you balance your mix’s various components and blend everything together to form a coherent whole. 

In Logic Pro X, each track is represented by a Channel Strip, which includes different controls such as overall volume, pan, mute, solo, input/output, and a number of slots to load on effects and other effects. 

The Channel Strip for each track appears in a few places in Logic, including the Inspector and the Mixer. When you add a track to your project, the Channel Strip for that track will immediately show in the Inspector and Mixer windows.

It’s easy to become overwhelmed when it comes to the Channel Strip, so here’s a short rundown of the most essential elements to know so that you may have as much control as possible over the tracks in your song from the very beginning. 

While specific Channel Strip components differ based on the track being used [audio, instrument, buss, stereo out], most basic characteristics remain the same across all tracks.

The Audio Track Editor

The Audio Track Editor displays a close-up view of an audio track in your session. Here you can visualize the audio waveform of the areas of the track in a time grid.

Here you can trim, move, split and join audio sections and modify them in various ways. You can scroll and zoom the amplitude of waveforms of specific audio sections.

Logic Pro X Audio Track Editor Window. Source: knobdude.com

The changes you make in the Audio Track Editor are non-destructive. Therefore you can always revert to your original audio if something goes wrong. You can access the Audio Track Editor by double-clicking any waveform on your audio track. 

An essential Logic Pro X feature here is the Flex Pitch used to quantize and adjust the pitch of your audio content to match the Key or tempo of your project. Ah, and if you really feel like exploring new sounds, Flex Pitch can be a fantastic tool for sound design.

The Piano Roll

The Piano Roll editor in Logic Pro X’s primary MIDI editor. It is incredibly feature-rich and is built for speed and total control. 

The Piano Roll has a user-friendly interface and is your go-to MIDI editor, inspired by player pianos, which utilize grid-based punch cards to create music. 

You can quantize, set velocities, randomize, set articulations, freeze tracks to save CPU, or convert midi to audio – to say the least. 

You can access the Piano Roll by clicking on a midi clip in your workflow window.

The Score Editor

Logic Pro X Score Editor. Source: knobdude.com

If you score for a film or orchestra or prefer to write music in traditional ways, I gotta tell you: Logic Pro X has one of the best score editors out there. 

When using Logic’s Score Editor, you can show one or more MIDI areas [select with SHIFT-Click] or software instrument tracks [select with CMD-Click] in one go. 

A separate staff is shown for each midi track. The notes, rests, and other musical events that occur in the MIDI regions of the track are shown in conventional musical notation on the screen.

You can add and delete notes, adjust Key, duration, tempo, and much more.

The MIDI Environmental

Logic Pro X Environment Window. Source :knobdude.com

In other words, the Logic Pro X’s virtual environment provides you with a virtual picture of your MIDI studio and allowing you full control over your MIDI setup. 

Logic’s Environmental is essential when using external devices such as external synths, and you want to control every routing aspect between your external device and Logic Pro X.

Though you probably won’t use the Environment if you plan to produce in the box, it is essential to know that Logic Pro X has impressive capabilities in this area. 

We only scratched the tip of the iceberg regarding Logic Pro X’s interface and capabilities so far. Is Logic Pro X worth 200$? 

If still in doubt, you won’t be after checking the following sections. 

The Sound Library

Logic Pro X comes with an impressive amount of plugins and sounds out of the box. Logic Pro X’s sound library 3000 premium quality loops amounting to over 70GB.

You will find here everything that you could possibly think of. From vintage and modern synths and keys to acoustic instruments, cinematic textures, famous drum machines sounds, and premium loops for any music genre you can think of.

When you first install/launch Logic, it will download only the essential sound libraries. To download the additional sounds, simply navigate to Logic Pro -> Sound Library -> Open Sound Library and choose which sound categories you would like to download on your machine. 

At first, the sound libraries will be downloaded on your local disk, but Logic Pro X offers you the possibility to relocate the sound library on an external disk. To do so, simply navigate to Logic Pro -> Sound Library -> Relocate Sound Library and choose the new location for your sounds. 

NOTE: I highly recommend getting an external SSD for your Logic sound libraries to avoid performance issues when loading the sounds in your session. 

Apple constantly expands the Logic Pro X sound library to create complex layers of instrumentation and effects. 

The best part? You don’t have to pay any dime for future sound library updates. Isn’t that amazing?

The Virtual Instruments

Apple overhauled Logic Pro X’s most popular virtual instruments, such as the famous EXS24, now called Sampler

1. Sampler

Logic Pro X Sampler. Source: knobdude.com

Sampler’s new single-window interface makes it easier to build and modify sampler instruments while still being backward compatible with all EXS24 files.

Increased depth and dynamics are added to your instruments thanks to an enlarged synthesis section that includes sound-shaping controls. 

It has twin filters with parallel and serial routing and five patterned filters after analog and contemporary synthesizers. The ability to add additional sources and destinations is provided via an extensible modulation section. 

The mapping editor has added several time-saving capabilities, including editing commands for automated mapping, automatic loop identification, sample analysis, and zone splitting. This allows you to create more complicated instruments in less time. 

Using the zone waveform editor, you can make exact changes to sample start/end and loop ranges, and you can also snap to transients or zero-crossings for added convenience. In addition, new drag-and-drop hot zones save you hours of time-consuming editing.

2. Quick Sampler

Logic Pro X Quick Sampler. Source: knobdude.com
Is Logic Pro X Worth 200$? Quick Sampler

If the Sampler looks too complicated for your use, you can use the Quick Sampler instead.

Simply add audio files by dragging and dropping them from the Finder, Voice Memos, or elsewhere in the program. 

You can sample your favorite instrument straight into the Quick Sampler using a microphone, turntable, or musical instrument. The individual sample can be transformed into a fully playable instrument in minutes using a few simple steps. 

Flex Time can be used to preserve the speed regardless of the note you’re playing or use Logic’s Slice Mode to divide a sample into numerous slices – excellent for resequencing drum looks or vocals.

Once done, you can save your original samples as new instruments for further use.

3. Drum Synth

Logic Pro X Drum Synth. Source: knobdude.com

Looking for a quick way to create punchy drum sounds? Logic Pro X, have you covered. 

You can choose from Logic’s vast collection of kicks, snares, hi-hats, etc., and use the eight sound-shaping parameters available [pitch, tone, shape, sweep, decay, saturation, and volume] to get the original drum sound you’re looking for.

4. Drum Machine Designer

Logic Pro X Drum Machine Designer
Is Logic Pro X Worth 200$? Drum Machine

Looking for electronic drum sets for your track? Say hello to Logic’s Drum Machine Designer. 

This virtual instrument allows you to create your own drum kits by combining various drum samples [kicks, crashes, claps, shakers, etc.]. and add individual effects to each separate drum element.

In normal circumstances, each pad plays just a single note. By opening the track stack and selecting any subtrack, you can play all of the pitches of a single sound simultaneously to create bass lines original melodic sections. 

Both Quick Sampler and Drum Synth are incorporated into the Drum Machine Designer interface, allowing you to make rapid changes to your sounds.

5. Drummer & Drum Kit Designer

Logic Pro X Drummer & Drum Kit Designer. Source: knobdude.com

Probably one of the best virtual instruments for drums available [honestly, there’s nothing like it], the Drum Kit Designer really makes your drum track as natural and original as ever. And all it takes is a few clicks.

With Drum Kit Designer, you can switch out individual components to create your own unique drum set, selecting from a wide range of kicks, toms, snares, cymbals, and hi-hats.

Then, you can fine-tune the sound of each drum by changing the tuning, dampening, and gain of each individual drum. 

Additionally, stereo or mono rooms and microphones can be enabled and customized. 

Each kit includes a one-of-a-kind mix created by an industry hitmaker just for that kit. 

Drummer and Drum Kit Designer comes with different Producer Kits for Rock, Alternative, Songwriter, R&B, Electronic, Hip Hop, and Percussion genres. 

Furthermore, you can select different drummers for each Producer Kit, each with its own playing style.

And as if this would not be already enough, you can load a patch with every Producer Kit that provides you access to the entire multichannel mix and all of the processing and routing utilized by the original producer. 

Once you’ve seen how the professionals get their distinctive sounds [Channel Strip plugins and routings], you can replicate their methods for your future mixes. That’s awesome!

Frankly, the Drummer and Drum Kit Designer worths way over 200$. But wait, there is more. Much more!

6. Alchemy

Logic Pro X Alchemy. Source: knobdude.com
Is Logic Pro X Worth 200$? Alchemy

Now Alchemy is a fantastic must-have synth plugin!

Initially developed by Camel Audio, Alchemy is a widely praised and outstanding deep synth that used to cost 249$ as a stand-alone virtual instrument. 

With Logic Pro X, you get Alchemy and everything else for just 200$. This is an absolute no-brainer.

Alchemy comes with a massive collection of over 3,000 sounds, as well as an advanced search function that allows you to quickly find the sound you’re looking for in seconds. 

It provides various sound-generating engines such as additive, spectral, formant, granular, and virtual analog. 

The revolutionary morphing and resynthesis capabilities allow you to alter and mix samples in various unexpected ways. Its large variety of filters, modulation paths, arpeggiation choices, and effects opens the door to almost unlimited creativity. 

7. Studio Strings & Studio Brass

Logic Pro X Studio Strings and Studio Brass Source: knobdude.com

Logic Pro X comes with two realistic and complex virtual instruments dedicated to scoring for the orchestra. 

Though Studio Strings and Studio Brass may not have the very detailed articulation capabilities of EastWest or Spitfire, they can create realistic orchestra mockups or support the more expensive virtual instruments in this category. 

8. Vintage Keyboards

Logic Pro X Vintage Keyboards. Source: knobdude.com
Is Logic Pro X Worth 200$? Vintage Keyboards

If you are looking for authentic organ sounds, your search stops here.

Logic’s Vintage Keyboards virtual instrument accurately recreated versions of the Hammond B3 organ, Mellotron, Clavinet D6, Hohner, Fender Rhodes, Wurlitzer, and Hohner electric pianos flavor and quirks of the original instruments. 

9. Retro Synth

Logic Pro X Retro Synth. Source: knobdude.com

Looking for the 80s sound? Look no further than Logic.

The Retro Synth virtual instruments offer a substantial collection of retro synthesizers that make it simple to recreate your favorite electronic sounds from the 1970s and 1980s. And it sounds incredible!

Analog tones such as earthshaking bass, textures, screaming leads, sweeping pads, and sawtooth waves are ideal. Alternatively, utilize unique synthetic sounds like bells, wimpy bass, and aggressive leads.

10. Sculpture

Logic-Pro-X-Sculpture. Source: knobdude.com
Is Logic Pro X Worth 200$? Sculpture

The Sculpture plugin is a one-of-a-kind physical modeling device that can generate tones that no other synthesizer can. 

It produces unique and innovative variants of strings, bells, chimes, and other instruments by re-creating the sound of vibrating materials such as wood, glass, nylon, or metal. 

The virtual body of the instrument may be changed to anything from a guitar to a cello, a flute, and more. 

Control how the instrument is plucked, bowed, or played in any other way. You may also morph between materials by using the X/Y pad. 

Movement and changing textures are produced using a rich range of modulation settings. When it comes to creating a totally unexpected sound, Sculpture provides a plethora of choices.

If you are into sound design, you will find sounds you never thought possible with Sculpture. 

11. ES2

Logic Pro X ES2. Source: knobdude.com

The ES2 is a flexible synthesizer that produces sounds ranging from vintage analog to contemporary digital. The synthesis engine includes:

  • Three analog-modeled and wavetable oscillators.
  • Twin multimode analog resonant filters.
  • Comprehensive modulation capabilities.

12. Arpeggiator

Logic Pro X Arpeggiator. Source: knobdude.com

Logic’s Arpeggiator plugin helps you turn basic MIDI chords into complex performances. 

It comes with numerous carefully crafted presets, or you can easily create yours.

You can influence the Arpeggiator’s performance by changing the note rate, order, and octave range or add a swing to make the sound fit in with the mood of your music. 

You can use the Additional MIDI capabilities to expand your options for generating and shaping MIDI notes and controller data. Honestly, there are no limits here.

Is Logic Pro X Worth 200$ considering everything we discussed so far? Absolutely! But wait, we still have more ground to cover. 

The Effects

A wide range of reverbs, delays, and modulation effects are included in Logic Pro X by default to help you polish your recordings and make your tracks unique. Let’s have a quick look.

1. Channel EQ

Logic-Pro-X-Channel-EQ. Source: knobdude.com
Is Logic Pro X Worth 200$? The Channel EQ

The EQ is an indispensable tool for mixing, and every track in your session might need to be equalized at some point to blend with your overall mix.

Logic Pro X offers a highly versatile and transparent Channel EQ consisting of eight-band multiband EQ providing highpass, lowpass, low, and high shelving filters and four adjustable parametric filters. 

The EQ plugin comes with a frequency analyzer built-in that offers a graphical representation of your sound, allowing you to quickly pinpoint areas for improvement. 

Mid-Side mode divides the audio signal into two sides: mono [in the middle] and stereo [hard left/right]. This gives you more freedom in how you build your mix and allows you to expand the soundstage.

2. Compressor

Logic-Pro-X-Compressor. Source: knobdude.com

After the equalizer, a compressor is arguably the most flexible and extensively utilized sound-shaping tool in the mixing studios.

In simple words, a compressor is an essential tool that helps reduce the difference between the quiet and the loudest parts of an audio signal. In audio mixing, this range is also called dynamic range.

Logic’s Compressor emulates several professional-level compressors with similar sound and responsiveness to Studio, Classic, and Vintage VCAs, and Opto compressors.

The Compressor plugin can be used on any individual track, such as vocals, instrumentals, effects tracks, and the entire song mix.

3. Vintage EQ Collection

Logic Pro X Vintage EQ Collection. Source: knobdude.com
Is Logic Pro X Worth 200$? The Vintage EQ Collection

Sometimes we are looking for more than just using EQs and compressors to perform surgical corrections to our audio signal. 

Logic Pro X Vintage EQ Collection consists of three plugins, respectively the Vintage Console EQ, Vintage Graphic EQ, and Vintage Tube EQ, that accurately recreates the sound of the most famous analog EQ circuits from 1950, 1960, and 1970.

The Vintage EQ Collection also allows you to model each unit’s output stage, which will enable you to pair the output stage of any unit with the original or additional EQ models.

A further improvement is the addition of entirely sweepable frequency controls, which allow for more detailed signal contouring than the fixed frequency choices available on some of the original devices.

Compared to accurate, clean contemporary equalizers like the others in the Logic family, each vintage EQ unit has a unique tonal character that adds an excellent color to the data it processes.

4. Chroma Verb

Logic Pro X Chroma Verb. Source: knobdude.com

In addition to being a premium reverb plugin, ChromaVerb also has innovative modeling that allows it to recreate both natural and abstract acoustic environments. 

Chroma Verb comes with 14 distinct models and tempo-synchronized settings, up to 100 seconds of decay, and a vivid visual spectrum that offers relevant frequency feedback so you can understand how reverb compliments your track. This reverb plugin is a must-have in your mixing arsenal.

5. Space Designer

Logic Pro X Space Designer. Source: knobdude.com
Is Logic Pro X Worth 200$? Space Designer

For long-time Logic Pro users, Space Designer is a reverb plugin that does not require any introduction. 

For those new to Logic Pro X, the Space Designer is an incredibly versatile and potent real-time convoluted reverb plugin that produces a nearly identical sound to an original room or hall.

Space Designer includes over 1,000 Impulse Response [IR] samples. And if you can’t find what you’re looking for or have your own IR libraries, you can easily import them in Space Designer. 

For instance, here’s a quick guide on downloading and importing the famous Bricasti M7 IRs in Space Designer.

The plugin provides controls to adjust the IR pre-delay, size, and length and EQ controls that can be adjusted for pre-delay, length, size, Lo, and Hi spread. 

Moreover, the X-over knob allows controlling the audio signal’s spread [perceived width] without affecting the directional information of the signal. 

Of course, you can adjust the dry/wet audio signal to your needs as you would do in any other reverb plugin.

6. Amp Designer

Logic Pro X Amp Designer. Source: knobdude.com

If you are a guitarist looking for the authentic sound of various cabinets, Logic Pro X got you covered as well. 

Amp Designer provides you with 25 amp heads, five equalizers, 10 delay and reverb effects, 25 speaker cabinets, and seven microphones that you can place flexibly around the speaker cone.  

You can re-create famous sounds and create your own distinctive tones. 

Playing via vintage tweed amplifiers from the 1950s and 1960s, you can:

  • Recreate the sound of silverface and blackface, two of the most classic American makeup combinations. 
  • Recreate the sound of a comprehensive collection of British stacks and combinations. 
  • Recreate the metal stacks with very high gain. 
  • Even unusual amplifiers that would be difficult to come by in the real world are available.

7. Bass Amp Designer

Logic Pro X Bass Amp Designer. Source: knobdude.com

Here’s another fantastic Amp plugin shipped with Logic Pro X by default that helps you create a great bass track by using three accurate replicas of vintage and contemporary bass amps and cabinets. 

With Bass Amp Designer, you can:

  • Switch out various cabinets and amplifiers. 
  • Place one of three microphones on different speaker cones. 
  • Switch between two kinds of input channels to obtain the ideal tone. 
  • Mix between Amp and DI box signals, similar as you would do in a studio setup. 
  • Use the graphic or parametric EQs to match the bass line in your track. 
  • Use compressor to level the performance dynamics or sustain of the bass.

8. Pedalboard

Logic Pro X Pedalboard. Source: knobdude.com
Is Logic Pro X Worth 200$? Pedalboard

Here is something you might love if you look for guitar pedals plugins for your guitar recordings. 

With Logic’s Pedalboard plugin, you can experiment with over 35 stompboxes, all carefully designed to replicate the tones and responsiveness of the originals they’re based on. 

The plugins allow you to add traditional delay, echo, and reverb effects. Furthermore, you can pass your signal through some of the most sought-after overdrives and distortions and experiment with dynamic pitch transposition and dive-bomb effects. 

You can select from a vast collection of choruses, flangers, tremolos, and other modulation boxes. Alternatively, crank up the funk using vintage and contemporary wahs, as well as an octaver

The Pedalboard interface allows you to easily rearrange and switch your pedals, as well as creatively route your signal for millions of permutations and practically limitless sounds.

9. Phat FX

Logic Pro X Phat FX. Source: knobdude.com

With this powerful multi-effect plugin, you can add punch and presence to your drums, bass lines, synthesizers, and guitar tracks. 

Phat FX comes with significant effects presets, including distortion, modulation. 

The plugin allows adding bandpass filters to create various sound hues in your track, ranging from subtle shine to deep, bass-heavy distortion, and everything in between.

10. Step FX

Logic Pro X Step FX. Source: knobdude.com

Logic’s Step FX enables you to add rhythmic movements to your track to engage the listener more. 

The plugin comes with various effects and filters and an independent step sequencer to control how the rhythmic movements evolve over time.

11. Ringshifter

Logic Pro X Ringshifter. Source: knobdude.com
Is Logic Pro X Worth 200$? The Ringshifter

The Ringshifter plugin has a compact interface that combines a ring modulator’s control with a frequency shifter effect. 

The ring modulator mode adds a metallic or clangorous sound. At the same time, the frequency shifter modifies the frequency relationship of the original harmonics, producing sounds ranging from pleasant and expansive phasing effects to robot-like timbres.

12. Remix FX

Logic Pro X Remix FX. Source: knobdude.com

If you are into DJ-ing, you would definitely look forward to this plugin. Simply said, Remix FX helps you add cool DJ-style effects and transitions to your songs. 

The plugin provides various stutters, echoes, filters, vinyl scratches and pauses, reverse playback noises, bit crushes, and gating effects studio mixes or live performances. 

When you connect Logic Remote, you can utilize the Multi-Touch feature to control up to seven effects at once, making Remix FX an ideal plugin for a live set. I will cover Logic Remote in the next section.

All the Logic Pro X effects we have covered so far are premium grade and frequently used by renowned producers to create the hits we love so much. And yes, you can get all these effects with Logic Pro X for just 200$.

The Logic Remote

Logic_Pro_X_and_Logic_Remote. Source: apple.com

With Logic Remote, you can integrate your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch multi-touch features into your Logic music creation workflow. 

Simply head over to the Apple store and install the Logic Remote on your Apple device. Connect the Logic Remote to your Mac via the iOS device and confirm the connection when prompted.

You can use Logic Remote for mixing, recording, or control various virtual instruments from anywhere in your room without ever touching the keyboard. 

If you want to try the Logic Remote for free, you can get the application and use it with Garage Band without any restrictions.

Logic Remote requires iOS 13.1 or later. And yes, Logic Remote is absolutely free.

The Apple Ecosystem

Logic Pro X is not only a widely popular premium-grade DAW. It is also well integrated with other music and video creation apps part of the Apple ecosystem, such as Final Cut and Main Stage.

You can create, edit or mix your sounds in Logic Pro X and quickly use them to your videos in Final Cut or get them ready for live sets in the Main Stage. 

Is Logic Pro X Good For Beginners?

Absolutely. Though Logic Pro X can be intimidating at first, especially if you are new to audio recording, mixing, and production, its learning curve is miles away easier due to Logic’s smooth integration with Garage Band.

If you are new to audio production and own a Mac, I highly recommend installing the free Garage Band DAW from Apple Store and getting familiar with it first before making your way to Logic Pro X. 

As covered earlier, Logic Pro X adds a layer of complexity and pro-level features to Garage Band without impacting the workflow in a significant way. No other DAW on the market makes the transition from beginner to expert so smoothly. 

On the other hand, Logic Pro X requires a Mac computer to run. Though there are plenty of pro-level DAW options, some being available on Linux too, Logic goes way behind being just a DAW.

If you already own a Mac, you are in luck and can’t go wrong with Logic Pro X and the amazing Apple ecosystem. However, make sure you check the Logic Pro X system requirements first before proceeding with your purchase.

Wrapping Up

Choosing a DAW to learn is more like selecting a partner for life. You don’t just decide and invest time to learn to find out later that’s not the tool for you. 

On the other hand, you need a DAW that enables you to produce, record, mix, or master in the box without the immediate need for third parties. With Logic Pro X, you get precisely that. 

And we just scratched the ice here. There is much more to Logic than we could possibly write in a post. 

Why don’t you get Logic Pro X next and start your audio career the right way? After all, it costs just 200$. 

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