Apple have officially introduces Logic Pro for iPad, a mobile multi-touch-enabled version of their popular full-featured DAW.
Apple has officially announced the release of a new mobile version of its digital audio workstation, Logic Pro, for the iPad. This move has been highly anticipated by music creators who are fans of the iOS and iPadOS platforms.
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The new version of Logic Pro has been redesigned and adapted to be used on the iPad’s multi-touch interface, which includes pinch-to-zoom and swipe-to-scroll features. The app also comes with a range of new features, including a sound browser that uses dynamic filtering, over 100 instruments and effects plugins, and a pro-grade mixer console.
Apple says in its press release:
“With Multi-Touch gestures, music creators can play software instruments and interact naturally with controls, as well as navigate complex projects with pinch-to-zoom and swipe-to-scroll. Plug-in Tiles put the most useful controls at the creator’s fingertips, making it easy to quickly shape sounds.
With the built-in mics on iPad, users can capture voice or instrument recordings, and with five studio-quality mics on iPad Pro, users can turn virtually any space into a recording studio. Creators can also make precision edits and draw detailed track automation with Apple Pencil, and connect a Smart Keyboard Folio or Magic Keyboard to utilise key commands that speed up production.”
Logic Pro for iPad also introduces a new sample manipulation instrument, Sample Alchemy, which allows users to transform any audio sample with a tap of a finger. The app includes familiar features from the desktop version of Logic Pro, such as the quick sampler, step sequencer, Drum Machine Designer, Live Loops, and the new Beat Maker plugin, which lets music creators radically reshape and shuffle sounds using swipe and pinch gestures.
The mobile version of Logic Pro supports the AUv3 standard, which means that it can load any of the AUv3 plugins available on iOS and macOS. This also makes it easy to move projects between Logic Pro for Mac and iPad. iPad users can export their finished songs in a variety of compressed and lossless audio formats, as well as individual audio track stems. Additionally, users can export their projects to Final Cut Pro for iPad or open projects created in Garageband for iOS.
Logic Pro for iPad will be available on the App Store starting May 23, 2023, and will be available as part of a subscription for $4.99 per month or $49 per year. The app will be compatible with A12 Bionic chip iPad models or later. This release is a significant step forward for the iOS mobile music making world and the AUv3 format, and it will be exciting to see how Apple develops the app and where it takes it in the future.
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