First of all, I should address the fears of many users. Rumors
have circulated for a long time that Logic Pro was going to be
discontinued or that it was going to be reincarnated as some sort
of “GarageBand Pro.” Clearly, it hasn’t been discontinued, and I
can tell you from my own experience, this is far from a GarageBand
knockoff. This is the same professional digital audio workstation
software that we’ve used for years, only better.
Logic Pro X still has all of the same professional-level features
as its predecessor, but also adds some new high-end abilities. In
addition, Apple has made the software more approachable to new
users with features like Smart Controls (we’ll talk about this
later), without taking away any ability for pros to dig down into
the plug-ins, preferences or controls.