Hi Joe M21,
Welcome to the Support Communities!
The link below to the new Logic Pro X Help Menu will review the changes to the software:
This link is a good overview of what's new:
The Sound Library and loop collection has been rebuilt from the ground up by some of the world’s most creative sound designers.
I hope this information helps ....
Have a great day!
Patches are a new kind of setting, above Channel Strip settings. Most of the new content provided with Logic Pro X is patches. This KB article explains a bit about it:
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT5809 - Logic Pro X - Using and saving Patches in Logic Pro
It appears that "Patches" and channel strip settings are really the same thing. LPX allow more information to be stored in the setting, but they are still the same thing by different names.
Seems if you want to access the new "Patches" you can only do so through the library window. Only saved and old (i.e. "Legacy") channel strip settings are available thorough the channel drop down menu. Odd, but not that big a deal.
I would still like to know if the new "Patches" in the Library are any different than their "Legacy" counterparts (at least some of the effects inserts are different. I am curious as to if the actual samples are different).