Apple confirms Logic Pro update with Spatial Audio authoring tools

The news was confirmed in a blog post written by Apple Music’s co-head of Artist Relations, Zane Lowe.

“Music in modern times has often been all about innovation. From multichannel recordings to electric guitars, mics, and synthesizers, to tape echo and samplers, to MIDI and iPod – so many technologies have been invented to play, capture, record, mix, and share music.”

“With Spatial Audio musicians, engineers, and producers have this amazing new tool to bring a new 3D experience to millions of people. It all starts from one new tool for artists to experiment with and then eventually you end up with Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band; you end up with Pet Sounds.”

“Apple is building immersive music-authoring tools directly into Logic Pro later this year. So any musician will be able to create and mix their songs in Spatial Audio for Apple Music – whether they’re in the studio, at home, or wherever.” – Zane Lowe

It remains to be seen whether Dolby Atmos ‘3D audio’ technologies such as Spatial Audio will become the norm for music but who knows…

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Director and DJ, Ian French (Naif) is passionate about many genres of music from Breakbeat and Drum & Bass to Techno and Electronica. A man that lives in a world of bass and beats, Ian is an obsessive collector of music and a true geek at heart, with many years spent in application design.