Apple recently released Logic Pro X, the latest version of its popular MIDI sequencer and digital audio workstation app for Mac OS X. Concurrently, the company also introduced Logic Remote, the official iPad companion app of Logic Pro X.
Essentially, Logic Remote lets you play and control Logic Pro X right from your iPad, giving you the flexibility to create and mix your music from anywhere in your studio.
One of the most interesting features of Logic Remote is its support for playing multiple Logic Pro X instruments. With this feature, you can turn your iPad into a keyboard, drum pad, guitar fretboard, mixing board, or transport control.
Logic Remote also lets you navigate Logic projects and mix your Logic sessions:
- Operate basic transport controls like start, stop, record, and cycle
- Swipe the LCD or bar ruler to navigate to any location
- Select and jump to any Logic project marker
- Control recordings on your Mac from another room
- Browse the Sound Library and remotely change Patches
- Enable Smart Help and hover over interface elements on your Mac to display documentation on your iPad
- Remotely trigger Logic key commands with customizable buttons
- Use Multi-Touch gestures to adjust Mixer volume, pan, solo, and mute controls
- Swipe to scroll or jump in banks to navigate through Mixer faders
- Use the level meter strip to monitor levels and identify clipping
- Enable and change automation modes for each fader
Logic Remote is available now in the App Store for free. The app is compatible with iPad 2, third-generation iPad, fourth-generation iPad, and iPad mini running iOS 6.0 or later. It requires Logic Pro X, which is available now in the Mac App Store for $199.99.
Compatible with OS X 10.8.4 or later, Logic Pro X features a new interface, new creative tools, and an expanded collection of instruments and effects.