Apple has updated Logic Pro X — its software for writing, recording, editing and mixing your own music — to version 10.2. It now integrates Alchemy, a sample-manipulation synthesizer.
With it you can find and shape sounds from the Alchemy library or create your own with a choice of synthesis engines and advanced morphing tools. You can also produce sounds with analog-modeled filters, multiple modulation sources, an integrated arpeggiator, and a range of effects.
Apple has also updated MainStage, the live performance companion app for Logic Pro X, with Alchemy support. The tool turns the Mac into a live rig for bringing sounds from the studio to the concert stage.
Logic Pro X and MainStage 3 are available today from the Mac App Store for US$199.99 and $29.99, respectively. Logic Remote, the iPad companion app for Logic Pro X on the Mac, has also gained new smart controls for Alchemy instruments. You can download it at the Apple App Store for free.