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Apple updates Logic Pro to v9.1 and MainStage to v2.1


Apple has released updates for Logic Pro (v9.1) and MainStage (v2.1). Both updates feature support for 64-bit native mode and compatibility with 64-bit Audio Unit plug-ins.

Logic Pro v9.1

This update improves overall stability, provides numerous fixes and enhancements, and is recommended for all users of Logic Pro 9. Running Logic Pro 9.1 in 64-bit mode requires Mac OS X v10.6.2 Snow Leopard, or later.

Issues addressed include:

  • Support for 64-bit native mode.
  • Compatibility with 64-bit Audio Unit plug-ins.
  • File names with over 32 characters are now supported.
  • Samples are now mapped correctly when using the "Contiguous Zones" option in the EXS editor.

Other issues addressed in this update include but are not limited to:

  • Clicking the toolbar in Text Only view no longer resets the toolbar to Icon and Text.
  • An issue that leads to automation data being copied incorrectly when a region was copied to a position adjacent to an existing region is resolved.
  • The Contiguous Zones setting when loading samples into EXS24 now works as expected.
  • The "Flatten", "Unpack", and "Unpack to New Tracks" key commands now work correctly for MIDI take folders.
  • SMPTE locked regions are now placed correctly when imported into a project that has a different SMPTE start time than the project in which they were created.
  • Double-clicking the position of a marker in the Marker List no longer causes it to unexpectedly shift position when the project start is earlier than 1 1 1 1.
  • The key command "Show/Hide All Regions" in the Audio Bin now works correctly.
  • It is now possible to dither when the Sample Rate is set to "Original sample rate" when using "Copy/Convert Files" in the Audio Bin.
  • An issue where some key commands did not work when certain Audio Unit plug-in windows were in the foreground is resolved.
  • Newly recordedTake folders are now always open when recording on a single track.
  • Logic no longer stops responding when Repeat Section is used twice.
  • An issue in which Logic quit unexpectedly if Complex was enabled in the Track Inspector on a track assigned to a Group (with Groups disabled) is resolved.
  • An issue in which an alert message sometimes appeared if the playhead was moved prior to using Beats From Region in the Beat Mapping track is resolved.
  • An issue in which Logic might quit unexpectedly when writing automation from a plug-in GUI while in Touch mode if Automation View mode was active is resolved.
  • Undo now works correctly after deleting a region with Shuffle Left mode enabled.
  • An issue in which "Slice at Transient Markers" only worked if Flex mode was enabled, disabled, and then enabled again is resolved.
  • Replace mode recording no longer intermittently removes the entire second region when punching in over portions of two adjacent regions.
  • "Drum Replacement/Doubling" no longer sometimes leads to "Out of Memory" alerts.
  • It is now possible to drag and drop presets from the Finder onto the Pianoteq Audio Unit plug-in GUI.
  • An issue where some Audio Unit plug-in GUIs would incorrectly separate from the Logic plug-in HUD after using File operations from the Audio Unit GUI is resolved.
  • "Attack and Resonance" automation for the ES2 is now copied correctly when copying regions.
  • Creating four automation nodes with Shift-Option-Control and rubberband selection now properly leaves the middle 2 nodes selected.
  • Using Repeat Section in projects where the start position is earlier than 1 1 1 1 no longer sometimes moves automation nodes.
  • Chase of automation now works reliably in projects and templates created by older versions of Logic.
  • Automation written over existing automation on grouped tracks using a control surface is now plays back as expected.
  • Save now works correctly when saving Logic 7 projects with the same name and path.
  • Assigning a send to a new bus with Logic Control now creates a new Aux channel strip as expected.
  • The jog wheel on Euphonix MC Control now works as expected in scrub mode.
  • The EuCon control surface scribble strip now shows values when moving a fader with EuCon version 2 software.
  • Logic now correctly recognizes the virtual HUI MIDI ports when using Novation's Automap feature.
  • The Control Surface Setup window now only lists devices for which MIDI plug-ins are installed.
  • Crescendo operations in the Transform window now correctly account for region position.
  • The Adaptive Limiter plug-in no longer makes unexpected noises when the Mode setting is toggled between OptFit and NoOver during playback.
  • Latch mode automation now behaves correctly when Link is active for the Plug-in GUI and automation view is enabled in the Arrange window.
  • The Q-reference button now disappears as expected when a track is removed from a phase-locked automation group.
  • An issue where there were sometimes short audio dropouts when quantizing audio in Slicing mode is resolved.
  • Flattening Take Folders on grouped tracks no longer converts quantize markers to Flex markers.
  • It is now possible to create a marker less than a beat away from an existing marker with the "Create Marker without rounding" key command.
  • The Hide All Regions key command now works as expected in the Audio Bin.
  • Nudge key commands now work as expected in the Signature List.
  • The "Zoom to Fit All Contents" and Zoom to Fit Selection" key commands now work properly in the Piano Roll.
  • There is now a key command to set the Flex tool.
  • Selecting EXS instruments with a period in the name no longer causes the Library to jump to the top level.
  • Deselecting items now consistently works as expected in the Audio Window.
  • The File Browser no longer displays hidden Unix folders.
  • The file selector now correctly defaults to the Audio folder in the current Project folder when attempting to locate missing audio files.
  • The Audio Bin now correctly shows the entire path for audio files in projects with long names.
  • Logic no longer quits unexpectedly when dither is applied when using Copy/Convert to change 5.1 channel AIFF files to CAF.
  • Japanese characters now display correctly in plug-in title bars.
  • Drag and drop from plug-in GUIs now works as expected.
  • Dialog sheets are no longer intermittently hidden by plug-in GUIs.
  • The Sample Editor now correctly links to new files created by the "Convert Regions to New Audio Files" command in the Arrange window.
  • Insert Multiple now works as expected in the Score window when the Pencil tool is used as the Command key tool.
  • An issue in which take lanes would rarely not show active comps is resolved.
  • Issues in which dividing and copying grouped tracks with Take folders caused regions to be incorrectly shortened and grouping to be lost in some limited circumstances is resolved.
  • Rubberband selection of Takes on grouped tracks now works correctly.
  • Track import now works correctly when importing multi-timbral channel strips.
  • Importing tracks with the Content box unchecked no longer creates empty regions when the source tracks contain Take folders.
  • Importing tracks with Content enabled no longer creates duplicate channel strips for each take lane in the source project.
  • Outputs for Bus channel strips imported with routings from Logic 7 projects are now assigned to Stereo instead of having no output destination.
  • Importing Bus channel strips with routings from Logic 7 projects no longer creates duplicate Bus channel strips.
  • Recalling a screen set no longer reduces the size of the Arrange window if the tool bar is set to display "Icon only" or "Text only."
  • The contextual menu in the the Sculpture plug-in's Morph Pad now works correctly.
  • The contextual menu for String Animation in the Sculpture plug-in now works correctly.
  • An issue in which the Compare button needed a second click to be disabled with some GarageBand synthesizer plug-ins is resolved.
  • An issue in which the Compare button stopped working with some GarageBand synthesizers after it was enabled and disabled more than once is resolved.
  • An issue that sometimes caused Logic to quit unexpectedly when adjusting parameters in Sonnox Oxford plug-ins is resolved.

When you are working with Logic Pro 9.1 in 64-bit mode, some features might not be available. You can switch Logic between 32- and 64-bit mode following these steps:

  1. Quit Logic Pro, if it is running.
  2. Navigate to and select the Logic Pro application in the Applications folder.
  3. Choose Get Info from the Finder File menu.
  4. Enable the "Open in 32-bit mode" checkbox to run Logic Pro in 32-bit mode. Disable the check-box to run Logic Pro in 64-bit-mode.

Note: Projects you create in one mode can be opened in the other, so you may switch between modes as needed.

The following features are not currently available when using Logic Pro 9.1 in 64-bit mode.

  • Firewire streaming of video.
  • Digital Cinema Desktop.
  • AAF import and export.
  • EuCon control surface support.
  • Automap of parameters with control surfaces.
  • OMF import and export.
  • Conversion to MP3.
  • Recycle (REX) file support.
  • ReWire support.
  • Vienna Symphonic Library Tool.
  • Logic Node processing.
  • AKAI format sample import.

MainStage v2.1

This update improves overall performance and provides numerous fixes. This update is recommended for all users of MainStage 2.

Issues addressed include:

  • Support for 64-bit native mode.
  • Compatibility with 64-bit Audio Unit plug-ins.
  • Improved compatibility with MainStage 1.x documents.
  • Multiple Playback plug-ins in the same group now sync reliably.
  • Improved recording when using the Loopback plug-in.

Other issues addressed in this update include but are not limited to:

  • An issue where Pressing Command-N to create a new concert could lead to MainStage quitting unexpectedly while the Save dialog was open for a previously loaded concert is resolved.
  • An issue that sometimes led to MainStage quitting unexpectedly when closing a concert or quitting MainStage is resolved.
  • An issue in which the Invert checkbox for mapping ranges could be unexpectedly enabled in a concert where the minimum mapping range was set, but the maximum was not altered is resolved.
  • An issue where CPU usage was initially higher than expected when loading some concerts created in MainStage 1 is resolved.
  • Importing patches from a concert whose layout contains more keyboard screen controls than the current concert no longer sometimes leads to incomplete display of settings in the Channel Strip Inspector.
  • An issue that lead the the name in the Mixer to fail to update when renaming an alias of a channel strip is resolved.
  • An issue where changes made to MIDI Out parameters on an external channel strip were not immediately displayed in an alias is resolved.
  • The screen display of an expression pedal in an alias patch now moves correctly in response to incoming data.
  • The number of sends shown on channel strips now immediately updates as expected after cut, copy, or paste of channel strips.
  • An issue that prevented mapping a screen control to the mute parameter on Bus 8 is resolved.
  • An issue where it was not possible to return audio from an Aux higher than Aux 8 is resolved.
  • Sends no longer sometimes lose settings when patches are imported, copied, cut, and pasted.
  • Polyphonic aftertouch is now sent to external instruments as expected.
  • Polyphonic aftertouch sent to software instruments no longer causes unexpected parameter changes.
  • Dragging an audio file into an empty patch now creates a channel strip with a Playback plug-in instantiated, as expected.
  • An issue that prevented EVB3 drawbars in the workspace from correctly updating when MIDI to Preset Key was enabled, and a new preset was triggered via MIDI, is resolved.
  • An issue that prevented screen controls from updating properly in response to CC7 and CC10 messages is resolved.
  • Mapping to Solo now works properly with hardware buttons that send single MIDI values.
  • Changing a Send All mapping from a channel strip directly to a MIDI mapping now works correctly.
  • Grouped buttons now update correctly with the send level parameter.
  • Mappings are no longer sometimes lost when importing layouts and patches exported from MainStage 1.x.
  • Reset to Saved Value now works reliably when changing patches.
  • MainStage no longer intermittently stops responding when choosing Undo after deleting patches.
  • An issue that prevented Keyboard objects from sending to all channels of a multi-timbral external instrument is resolved.
  • Inputting notes while auditioning patches no longer sometimes causes MainStage to sometimes unexpectedly quit.
  • The I/O plug-in now works correctly on channel strips with "no input" selected.
  • MIDI input now works reliably with grouped keyboard controls.
  • The alert dialog "The document 'Untitled Concert' could not be saved as '2'" no longer appears when saving a concert with a long file name.
  • An issue that prevented Apple Remote from working as expected in Full Screen mode with Mac OS X v10.6.2 is resolved.
  • Setting preferences when there is no concert open now works as expected.
  • Parameter tabs now maintain a consistent order for multi-mapped parameters in duplicated patches.
  • Changes to "send Program change" and "send Bank change" in patches are now reliably saved.
  • Recordings in Loopback are now reliably maintained when Play on patch change is used while the transport is running with "Snap to:" set to "Bar/Beat."
  • Count-in now starts immediately on play in the Loopback and Playback plug-ins.
  • Setting a Loopback and Playback plug-in the same group and then recording to the Loopback no longer causes MainStage to quit unexpectedly.
  • Issues that sometimes caused the metronome to drift out of sync with the Playback and Loopback plug-ins are resolved.
  • MainStage remains responsive when making tempo adjustments in concerts that contain multiple instances of the Loopback plug-in with sync enabled.
  • The "Start with Play Action" command now reliably triggers all instances of Playback and Loopback in a group.
  • An issue that sometimes caused a small section of unexpected audio to sound when switching to a patch with Playback that had previously been stopped with the "instantly silence previous patch" command is resolved.
  • The "Begin Finding Patch in Performance" key command now works properly with patches whose names start with numbers.
  • Using the Undo command after deleting an object that is a member of a group in the workspace now correctly maintains the object's group membership.
  • Control labels are now correctly displayed when switching from full screen view to layout view.
  • An issue that caused the workspace in layout view to be invisible when remote connecting to a computer running MainStage with no display connected is resolved.
  • An issue that caused objects to become ungrouped when dragging them from the palette to the workspace is resolved.


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