Logic Remote is a companion app for Logic Pro X and GarageBand on the Mac. It provides an innovative way to extend the creative power of Logic or GarageBand by using your iPad or iPhone. Designed to take full advantage of Multi-Touch, Logic Remote offers new ways to record, mix, and even perform instruments from anywhere in the room, turning your iPad or iPhone* into a mixer, transport control, and a flexible Touch Instrument. Play Logic Instruments • Play any Logic instrument using a familiar piano keyboard or guitar fretboard • Tap out beats on drum pads or a drum kit • Control Live Loops by triggering cells or switching between scenes • Perform Remix FX over individual tracks or the entire song • Use the scale mode to limit notes to fit the key of your song • Tap and strum entire chords using Chord Strip view • Make simple or dramatic changes to your sounds with Smart Controls • Add the Arpeggiator plug-in to any instrument Navigate Logic Projects • 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 Mix Your Logic Sessions • 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 • Use Multi-Touch gestures to shape the tone of your tracks with Visual EQ • Plug-in view provides access to Logic or Audio Unit plug-in parameters *Smart Controls, Sound Library navigation, Smart Help, full mixer, and access to plug-in controls are available only on iPad
It looks like Logic Remote does not know how to handle track stacks correctly. It appears to be unaware of what a track stack even is. It just always displays the component tracks, regardless of whether the corresponding track stack on the Mac side is expanded or not. Further, there is no method for expanding or contracting a track stack on the Logic Remote side. Apparently, there has been a lack of communication between development teams. I think I complained about this once before and was told that it was a feature, not a bug. Whatever it is, it makes the Logic Remote mixer pretty much useless to me. Anyway, Apple sure seems to be dropping the ball an awful lot lately. Anyone wanna buy an iPad?
When the app works, it’s great. Truth be told, the Remote is fairly primitive — when I’m at my desk, it doesn’t augment my workflow much. It’s much more helpful when you’re away from your desk, sitting at an instrument. Being able to arm tracks, do basic mixing, and hit the record button is great. The problem is that the app only works when it feels like it. Often, it simply won’t connect to your computer. I’ve searched high and low for a solution, and try as you might, you won’t be able to fix. The app doesn’t even have to courtesy to give you an error message; it tries to connect before simply giving up and leaving you frustrated. You can’t rely on hardware/software that’s as finicky as this. If you had plans to show off to your friends that you can control your computer with your iPad, think again. You’re more likely to be laughed at for being let down by yet another Apple product. Of course, the thing will work if you plug it right into your computer with a lightning cable. But would anyone call a remote control that’s hard-wired into their television a “remote control”? Coming into the studio prepared to do work only to have your iPad crap out on you is as infuriating as it could get. I feel like I’m working with one of those old tube amps that will put up a fight when the weather changes outside. But the fact is I’m *supposed* to be using a cutting edge Apple product. At this point, I think I might have better luck selling my iPad and using the money to hire a studio assistant who can hit stop and start for me. Welcome to the 21st century. The only redeeming thing about Logic Remote is that it’s free. One dollar for this thing would be two dollars too many.
this app works 50 percent of the time. at best.
Super buggy. Tried to use it on my brand new iPad Pro, synced it with my 2020 MacBook Pro. Worked like a charm for the first day, it was an amazing tool I was hyped. Then it just stopped working. Don’t get me wrong, it syncs and I am able to see my audio levels still. However all the controls stopped working, I can’t even get it to move a knob. Pretty disappointed, especially after getting teased with how perfect it is when it actually functions correctly. I hope the folks at Apple fix the issue. Logic is one of my favorite DAWs ever, synced with the iPad is just pure gold. Please help!
Connectivity and/or the app being able to recognize your machine is consistently inconsistent. When it works, it’s hella convenient. 16” MBP + iPad Pro = still have issues.
Dang Apple, when you release this app without backwards compatibility, you know you’re going to ruin people’s setups. You know it. Yet you sit there and do it anyway. Someone in the office campaigns to justify it and you agree to the philosophy of money over art. I didn’t download this update for this very reason, but it makes me sad to see the reviews of people’s studios that have been ruined by this update. At least do the right thing and offer a legacy version. Sad and shameful.
Logic remote finds logic on my MacBook pro but then doesn't do anything after I select it right now the app is useless please fix this bug! 🙏🏻
With the most recent update, you can no longer control older versions of Logic Pro X with this app.
Logic 10.5 on OS 10.14.6. Logic remote on iPad Pro 2018 12.9. I bought the iPad and everything was great. Very useful control surface for logic. This upgrade has unfortunately ruined that lovely environment. The biggest complaint for me being the mixer page. Some tracks correspond to their proper partner but others do not. Sends mysteriously become audio tracks. It’s pandemonium. I don’t know what your next move is but I do hope that you decide to address this.
I've started using this app to record vocals on my current project. It's very helpful to be able to control many different aspects of the recording process remotely. However, on every multi/hour sessions I've done there is a crash on my computer on the Logic side related to this app. Logic Pro continues running but whatever service listens for events from the app crashes. This results in having to do a restart which completely kills my flow. Please work with the Mac app team to resolve these issues!