Logic Remote release notes

Learn what's new in Logic Remote.

New in Logic Remote 1.5.5

• This update includes stability improvements and bug fixes.

Previous versions

Logic Remote 1.5.4

Stability and reliability

  • Fixes an issue where Logic Remote could quit unexpectedly when rapidly changing between views.

  • Resolves an issue where Logic Remote could quit unexpectedly or sometimes hang when double-tapping a button while a popover menu is open.


  • Logic Remote can now add RemixFX to the main output bus in surround projects.

  • Sends now show a visual indication when Sends on Fader is active.

  • Faders can now be adjusted as soon as they are touched.

Live Loops

  • Settings made to columns in the Live Loops grid using Logic Remote are now retained when a project is closed and then reopened.

  • The Library view now closes after Apple Loops are dragged from the Library to the Live Loops grid.

Step Sequencer

  • It is now possible to add and remove subrows in Step Sequencer using Logic Remote.

Sound Library and content

  • The filter in the Sound Library in Logic Remote now remains in sync with the filter in Logic Pro for Mac.


  • If Logic Remote becomes disconnected from Logic, it now shows changes made to the Step Sequencer rows in Logic after connection is re-established.

Logic Remote 1.5.3


  • Scrolling performance in the Mixer is improved.


  • VoiceOver now correctly announces all Key Signatures.

  • VoiceOver now correctly announces the track name in the LCD.

  • VoiceOver now correctly announces the Playhead position in the LCD.

  • VoiceOver now correctly announces the Cycle button.

  • Fixes an issue where VoiceOver could sometimes announces an Arpeggiate button in the LCD that does not exist.


  • It is now possible to move plug-ins between inserts in the Channel Strip inspector.

  • The first plug-in slot on channel stips with inactive plug-ins is now visible in Logic Remote.

  • It is now possible to copy/paste plug-ins settings between the Mixer view and the Plug-in Controls view.

  • Pan knobs for Sends on Faders are now visible in the Logic Remote mixer in Independent Pan mode.

  • Pre-fader sends are now indicated by a different color in the Mixer.

Live Loops

  • It is now possible to delete a track from the Live Loops grid in Logic Remote.

  • Queued cells in the Live Loops grid now blink in sync with one another after they have been selected one by one.

  • It is now possible to delete a Live Loops track in Logic Control.

  • Logic Remote now displays a waveform overview for audio recorded into Live Loops cells after recording is stopped with the global Transport Stop button.

Sound Library

  • It is now possible to select sounds from the Sound Library in MainStage using Logic Remote.

Smart Controls

  • Smart Controls in MainStage guitar concerts are now reliably available in Logic Remote

Key Commands

  • The Play from Last Locate Position command now works as expected.

Smart Help

  • There is no longer an unnecessary alert Unable to download Smart Help content when reopening Logic Pro for Mac in cases where the content has already been downloaded.

Logic Remote 1.5.2

What's new

  • Support for expanded Step Sequencer tools that enable live step recording, melodic drum pattern editing, and more.

  • Provides stability improvements and bug fixes.

New features and enhancements

  • There is now an entry for Save As in the Settings menu.

  • The Step Sequencer view now includes the ability to record live into rows.

  • The Step Sequencer view now offers a Mono Mode to simplify editing monophonic patterns like bass lines.

  • The Step Sequencer view on iPad now includes the ability to control step input record mode.

Stability and reliability

  • Resolves an issue where Logic Remote would unexpectedly quit when switching the view from Key Commands to the Smart Help while the Help content is downloading.


  • Scrolling performance in Logic Remote is improved when navigating the Mixer using the left or right arrow keys in Logic Pro.


  • VoiceOver now correctly announces the Patch selector button when Logic Remote is used with MainStage.

  • The Live Loops grid in Logic Remote is now accessible with VoiceOver.

  • The Remix FX controls in Logic Remote are now accessible with VoiceOver.

Live Loops

  • Adjustments made to Alchemy Smart Controls parameters are now recorded properly from Logic Remote into Live Loops.

  • Changes made in the Settings menu in Live Loops now appear as expected.

  • It is now possible to select multiple empty Live Loops cells in Logic Remote.

  • Live Loops Drummer and Pattern cells can now be moved between all tracks in a Track Stack in Logic Remote.

  • It is now possible to select multiple cells in the Live Loops display along the top bar in the Keyboard view.

  • Resolves an issue where the Live Loops display along the top of the Smart Controls & Fretboard window would unexpectedly disappear when toggling the Hide Tracks display in Logic Pro.

  • Swiping from one Live Loops column trigger to another in Logic Remote now queues cells as expected in Logic Pro.

  • There is now a gain control in the Playback submenu for Live Loops cells.

Step Sequencer

  • Step Sequencer pattern regions now continue to play if the Step Sequencer view is hidden while playing and a Live Loops cell is tapped to add a step.

  • The Pattern Inspector now includes the ability to control Legato, Automation Mode, and MIDI channel settings.


  • When an output in MainStage is set to mono, Logic Remote no longer shows a pan control on the channel strip.

  • Selecting a Mixer channel in Logic Remote now deselects other multiple selected tracks.

  • The Sends on Faders menu item is now consistently available.

  • Selection of inserts on Software Instrument channel strips now continues to work after removing a Software Instrument plug-in and then inserting another.

  • Double-tapping a fader now resets it to 0 db as expected.

  • Volume faders now remain adjustable after they have been moved to their minimal positions.

  • Channel meters in the mixer now continue to display while scrolling the view in Logic Remote.

  • Send pop-ups now open immediately when tapped.

  • The Alchemy plug-in view no longer switches back to page 1 when the channel view is toggled on or off.

  • The Space Designer plug-in view no longer switches to page 1 when a value on page 2 is edited.

  • Resolves an issue where Logic Remote unexpectedly displayed faders for channels that did not include the selected send in Sends on Faders mode.

  • Resolves an issue where Logic Remote unexpectedly displays mixer controls when a folder track is selected.

  • The mixer view in Logic Remote now updates more reliably to match Logic Pro.

  • Two finger swiping on Magic Trackpad 2 now adjusts volume faders as expected.


  • Toggling the EQ On/Off button in Chromaverb no longer causes the plug-in window to jump to page 1.

Remix FX

  • Changes made to the filter strip for Remix FX with the FX lock enabled are now reflected when the full Remix FX view is revealed.

  • It's now possible to reach entries at the bottom of the Remix FX view in Logic Remote.

Smart Controls

  • The Smart Controls view in Logic Remote now updates more reliably to match Logic Pro.


  • Faders on Logic Remote now update as expected when using Touch Trim or Touch Relative automation modes.

Key commands

  • New markers created with a key command in Logic Remote are now immediately visible in Logic Remote.

  • Pressing the 1 key on a Smart Keyboard to open the Smart Controls and Keyboard view no longer opens the Loop browser if the Loop Browser was displayed in the previous view.

  • The Key Commands view now opens directly to the last viewed page when returning from another view.

  • There is now a Save Project key command available for Magic Keyboard.

  • Resolves various issues executing key commands with a Bluetooth keyboard connected to iPhone.

  • The Edit Key Commands menu now displays as expected after moving the Library view to the bottom of the display.

  • The Key Commands editor now displays as expected after selecting Edit Key Commands while the timeline is displayed.


  • Adding samples to Drum Machine Designer no longer causes an unexpected alert to briefly display in Logic Remote.

  • The time display now remains visible when switching the device orientation from landscape to portrait on iPhone.

  • Notes are now sustained as expected when recording MIDI with Sustain enabled in the Smart Keyboard.

  • Resolves an issue where switching from Remix FX to Channel EQ could result in a blurred or empty display.

  • The placement and sizing of the library when switching views has been improved.

Logic Remote 1.5.1


  • Logic Remote no longer quits unexpectedly sometimes when playing notes on a connected MIDI keyboard.


  • The mixer view in Logic Remote now updates more reliably to match Logic Pro.

  • On iPad, moving a fader on the Mixer after scrolling no longer causes other faders to appear to move as well.

Live Loops

  • The Grid Stop button now behaves as expected after tapping Edit in Live Loops view.

Touch Instruments

  • Drum pads and Smart Controls now show reliably when loading Electronic Drum Kit patches.

Logic Remote 1.5

New features and enhancements

  • Adds the ability to control Step Sequencer using your iPad or iPhone to create beats, bass lines, and melodic parts.

  • Supports keyboard commands when using a Smart Keyboard or Bluetooth keyboard.

Stability and reliability

  • Logic Remote no longer hangs sometimes:

    • When accessing the Library after viewing the Mixer when connected to MainStage.

    • When using Live Loops and Remix FX on an iPhone.


  • VoiceOver now announces the view selection buttons in the top bar.

  • Using VoiceOver to disable Sustain on Chord Strips now works correctly.

Live Loops

  • Scene names and trigger buttons now remain visible while dragging Live Loops cells.

  • Live Loops now behaves more reliably when selecting and triggering scenes.

  • The Scene Setting window now reliably appears after adding tracks in Logic Pro.

  • Swiping to trigger cells now reliably queues them for playback.

  • Logic Remote now reliably updates the view to show Live Loops cells selected in Logic.

  • Logic Remote now scrolls reliably after adjusting the size of the Live Loops grid.

  • Held notes are no longer unexpectedly cut off when cell recording starts.

  • Live Loops cell colors now display correctly when the Region Color option is set to “As Track Color” in Logic Pro.


  • Two finger gestures on an external trackpad can now be used to control panners, knobs and faders.

  • The mixer view in Logic Remote now updates more reliably to match Logic Pro.

  • The page view controller buttons in plug-in windows now respond to single taps.

  • The Drum Kit Designer plug-in now reliably displays on the channel strip for Drummer tracks.

Smart Controls

  • The Smart Controls view in Logic Pro now updates to reflect changes made on Logic Remote.

Touch Instruments

  • Touch Instruments now respond reliably to MIDI input from external controllers connected using the camera adapter kit.

  • Fretboard view on the iPhone now remains visible after going to the Perform Using view and back without changing the selection.


  • The Library window now remains open after tapping a preset to allow easy sound browsing.


  • On iPhone, the Cut command now works as expected after selecting Live Loops cells in landscape orientation and then switching to portrait orientation before executing the Cut command.

  • Logic remote now displays the correct track after switching the view from Smart Controls to Live Loops.

  • Logic Remote now shows a dialog when the New Track window is open in a new empty project in Logic Pro.

Logic Remote 1.4

New Features/Enhancements

  • Control Live Loops from your iPad or iPhone by triggering cells or switching between scenes.

  • Use Multi-Touch to perform Remix FX on individual tracks or the entire song mix.

  • Browse and add Apple Loops to your Live Loops projects from your iPad.

  • Logic Remote now supports Dark Mode.


  • The Fretboard on iPhone is now accessible using VoiceOver.

  • Settings for I/O, Sends, and the master fader are now accessible using VoiceOver.

  • The previous track button is now properly announced by VoiceOver.


  • Logic Remote no longer quits unexpectedly sometimes when playing chord strips immediately after waking the device on iPad Pro with 12.9-inch screen.

  • Logic Remote no longer quits unexpectedly sometimes when changing patches rapidly in MainStage.


  • The Pan and Binaural Pan menu items no longer are unexpectedly displayed on mono tracks, and display as expected on stereo tracks.

  • Moving a fader to +6 dB in Logic Remote no longer causes the corresponding fader in Logic to jump to -∞.

  • Track Stacks no longer show a superfluous pan control.

  • When adjusting a Pan control, the overlay now shows the absolute Pan value rather than the value relative to the previous setting.

  • Logic Remote now displays faders in gold when Logic was in Sends on Faders mode.

  • In projects containing more channels than can be shown at once, it is now possible to swipe the view directly to the Master channel strip in the Mixer.

  • Logic Remote now reliably displays a second plug-in inserted on a channel strip.

  • Pop-up windows for channel strip input, output, stereo and pan assignments now show checkmarks next to the currently assigned settings.

  • Logic Remote no longer displays spurious solo buttons on the Stereo Out and Master channel strips.

  • Bus sends are no longer sometimes unexpectedly bypassed after a different bus is bypassed, the device home button is pressed, and then Logic Remote is brought to the foreground again.

  • The buttons to open plug-ins now work reliably.

  • The Instrument slot on a Software Instrument channel strip no longer switches to "No Input" instead of "Instrument" when a Drum Kit Designer plug-in is removed from the slot using Logic Control.

  • Plug-in pop-up windows now work reliably after changing the order of plug-ins on the channel strip.

  • The first channel is now properly labeled "Audio 1" in projects that contain a large number of tracks.

  • The first tracks in the Logic Remote mixer now respond to touch in projects that contain more tracks than can fit at once on the iPad screen.

  • The faders on Logic Remote now visibly update as expected after writing automation.

  • Logic Remote faders now show decimal increments for fader values.

  • Mono channels no longer incorrectly display a pan control panned all the way to the left.


  • Switching from a plug-in with multiple pages to one with a single page no longer causes the view to go blank.

  • The Linear Phase EQ now has the same design as in Logic Pro X and MainStage.

  • The gain controls for parametric bands in the Channel EQ now affect the correct bands.

  • The Channel EQ Gain Scaler and Analyzer scale controls can now be adjusted directly from the touch screen.

  • Logic Remote now reliably shows the shaded bandwidth area for an EQ band in the Channel EQ while adjusting the frequency.

Smart Controls

  • Drum Machine Designer kit piece names now display as expected in the Drum Pads view.


  • Smart Controls no longer appear inactive after undoing deletion of a patch.

  • The Sustain switch now reliably activates when using Logic Remote with MainStage when switching from "Smart Controls and Keyboard" to "Chord Strips" and back to "Smart Controls and Keyboard" again.

  • The Key Command view now retains the current page when switching to another view and then back.

  • The Tempo button in the Tempo and Time Signature window now visibly indicates being tapped.

  • When editing the Key Commands page on an iPhone in landscape, the correct page number is reliably indicated.

  • The playhead no longer unexpectedly changes position when changing from portrait to landscape orientation on iPhone X.

Logic Remote 1.3.5

• Includes stability improvements and bug fixes.

Logic Remote 1.3.4

• Includes stability improvements and bug fixes.

Logic Remote 1.3.3

New Features and enhancements

  • iPhone now offers more Touch instrument controls, including guitar, bass, drums, Smart Strings and chord strips.


  • The name for the master output channel on the mixer now remains visible after adding tracks.

  • On iPhone, selecting an empty Software Instrument channel strip no longer incorrectly displays audio interface input controls.

  • The EQ again reliably displays correctly on the iOS device.

  • External Instrument channel strips added to MainStage now show solo buttons in Logic Remote.

  • The Stereo Output channel no longer sometimes shows a Record button on iPhone.

  • The plug-in setting pop-over now remains open until you tap outside its boundaries, making it easier to audition different settings.

Stability and reliability

  • Logic Remote no longer quits unexpectedly on iPhone if the device is rotated while the “Please open a Logic Project to begin” dialog is being displayed.


  • If MainStage is relaunched while Logic Remote is showing the "Please open a MainStage concert to begin" dialog, the dialog now closes as expected after opening a concert.

  • Logic Remote now shows the “Please open a Logic project to begin” dialog instead of the mixer from the previous project when a file is closed on the host.

  • Logic Remote now allows creation of up to six Drummer tracks with GarageBand.

  • Muted notes played on the fretboard of a Chord Strip are now recorded properly in GarageBand.

  • Sustain is now automatically disabled when the arpeggiator is enabled.

  • There is now better velocity sensitivity response when playing Touch Instruments.


  • Logic Remote now controls the puck in Alchemy as expected.

Logic Remote 1.3.2


  • Scrolling the Mixer no longer causes the Peak Meters to go blank.

  • Changes made to track names and colors on the host are now immediately visible in the Inspector of Logic Remote.

  • Tapping on an empty send in Logic Remote no longer displays unusable commands, such as Bypass.

  • The Sends menu no longer comes up unexpectedly when tapping an External MIDI, or Output channel.

  • Changes to a channel’s panning mode in the host application area are now immediately reflected in Logic Remote.

  • Stereo pan controls can now be inverted directly from Logic Remote.

  • The Record button now reliably becomes visible when Show/Hide Record Enable Button is chosen in GarageBand while using Logic Remote on the iPhone.

  • It's now possible to add additional sends using Logic Remote when the first page of sends is full, and there are not yet any sends on the second page.


  • On the iPhone, all bar and beat position values are now visible when the playhead position is earlier than the first bar of the song.

  • The Timeline now remains visible after the device is rotated to landscape and then back to portrait mode.

  • Help tags now reliably remain visible on iPhone.

Logic Remote 1.3.1

Touch Instruments

  • It's now possible to set the Drum Kit as the Touch Instrument input for any Software Instrument patch.

  • Logic Remote’s Touch Instrument input method now updates reliably when changing patches.

  • The Touch Instruments keyboard no longer sends an unexpectedly large number of Sustain Off messages in some circumstances.


  • Level meters throughout the application now register peaks in a consistent manner.

  • Level meters now display value readouts.

  • Double-tapping an empty EQ overview now adds the EQ plug-in type specified by the host application.

  • Double-tapping the compressor slot now inserts a Compressor plug-in.

  • Double-tapping a volume fader now sets its gain to 0db.

  • Mixer channels now show a clip indicator on iPhone.

  • It is now possible to reset all level meters by tapping the peak level display on one meter.

  • It is now possible to bypass individual sends in the Logic Remote Mixer view.

  • It is now possible to assign new sends in the Logic Remote Mixer view.

  • Bypassed sends are now dimmed in the Logic Remote Mixer view.

  • Plug-ins assigned to channel strips can now be opened with a double-tap.

  • On iPhone, removing the last send from the Send 5-8 bank now causes the view to switch to the Sends 1-4 bank as expected.

  • On iPhone, the scale on the Master meter no longer shows as linear when exponential is chosen in Logic’s preferences.

  • In EXS24, the Prev/Next buttons are now correctly labeled.

Key Commands

  • Key command buttons on Logic Remote now illuminate to show their state.


  • Logic Remote now supports Trim and Relative automation modes.

  • Logic Remote now reliably showed the correct path to selected patches.

  • Logic Remote no longer sends unexpected sustain off messages at the start of MIDI recording.

  • The space bar on an iPad Pro Smart Keyboard can now be used to stop/start.

Logic Remote 1.3

New features and enhancements

  • Adds support for iPad Pro and iPhone.

(iPhone version is compatible with Logic Pro X only and limited to transport control, dual channel strip faders, automation recording, and access to key commands)

  • You can now connect multiple devices running Logic Remote simultaneously to the same host application.

  • You can now drag key command buttons to new positions in the Key Commands view.

  • The Reset Solo button now controls the Kill/Recall Solo button in Logic Pro X.

iPad Pro enhancements

  • The higher resolution of the iPad Pro allows it to display more:

    • The number of visible channel strips in the mixer increases from 9 to 12.

    • The maximum number of currently playable piano keys increases from 31 to 41.

    • The number of visible key command buttons increases from 24 to 35.

    • The number of currently playable Chord Strips increases from 8 to 12.

  • Logic Remote on the iPad Pro includes a combined view that offers a row of Key Commands in addition to the Smart Controls + Touch Instrument view and the Chord Strips view.

  • On the iPad Pro, the Channel Strip element is combined with the plug-in interface. This allows you to use the plug-in chain without returning to the Mixer view.


  • Logic Remote 1.3 includes various fixes and enhancements to improve connectivity.

Key commands

  • The Key Commands window now refreshes as expected when reconnecting to a host.

  • Tapping an unassigned key command cell on Logic Remote no longer causes the screen in Logic Pro X to flash.


  • It's no longer necessary to open a Channel EQ plug-in window on the host for Logic Remote to display the EQ curve.

  • Adjusting the ES2 Digiwaves slider from Logic Remote no longer causes ES2 to unexpectedly cycle through waves.

Touch instruments

  • The onscreen keyboard now triggers sound as expected after switching from the keyboard to chord strips and then back to the keyboard.

Logic Remote 1.2.3

  • The EQ graph on the Channel EQ now draws correctly.

  • Gain values on the Channel EQ now render in the correct position on the screen.

  • When used with GarageBand, Logic Remote no longer shows Note Repeat and Spot Erase buttons on the Drum Pads view.

Logic Remote 1.2.2

New features

  • Logic Remote now includes tabbed Transform Pad and X/Y Pad Smart Controls for Alchemy instruments.

  • It's now possible to create more than one Drummer track in Logic Pro X or GarageBand using Logic Remote.

  • A double-tap on an Instrument slot now opens the Instrument plug-in.

Additional updates

  • Includes general stability improvements.

  • Logic Remote now shows the same warning dialog as Logic Pro X when Automation Write mode is selected.

  • When selecting an input or output in Logic Remote, the current channel is now indicated by a checkmark.

Logic Remote 1.2.1

New features

  • Logic remote no longer shows an unneeded Solo button on External MIDI channel strips.

  • Editing graphs in the Graphic EQ is more responsive.

  • You can now dismiss pop-up menus brought up from a channel strip by tapping anywhere on the same channel strip.

Logic Remote 1.2

New features

  • You can adjust the Logic Pro X Channel EQ directly from an iPad.

  • A new plug-in view provides access to Logic or Audio Unit plug-in parameters with Logic Pro X.

  • You can remotely add or reorder plug-ins with Logic Pro X.

  • Control the microphone and other input settings for compatible audio interfaces

  • It is now possible to navigate tracks in the LCD pop-up menu.

  • Holding the transport channel switch buttons now scrolls through tracks or channels.

  • Single-tapping the center of a knob no longer affects its value.

  • The Bass Fretboard touch instrument is now available with all patches.

  • Logic Remote now has an option to override the system sleep settings on an iPad.

  • The Metronome button's state now reflects the state of the Metronome in Logic Pro X or GarageBand.

  • The Mixer now opens to the last selected view.


  • Logic Remote no longer quits unexpectedly when switching to Smart Controls view from Drum Pad or Chord Strip view with a drum machine patch selected.


  • If you reopen Logic Pro X, Logic Remote no longer briefly shows an unneeded “Please open a Logic project” dialog while reconnecting.

  • Logic Remote no longer overrides MainStage’s tremolo knob position.

  • The next and previous patch buttons are now reliably available with MainStage when you select the first or last patch in the patch list.

Logic Remote 1.1.1

  • Adds support for iOS 8

Logic Remote 1.1

  • New streamlined design

  • Adds more scale choices for Touch Instruments

Logic Remote 1.0.4

Fixes an issue that prevented scale modes and chord strips from updating to the current project key.

Logic Remote 1.0.3

  • Includes support for MainStage 3.

  • There is now a slider to adjust the velocity sensitivity of Touch Instruments.

  • Logic Remote no longer offers the menu item “New Drummer Track” when the current Logic project already has a Drummer track.

  • The screen to insert a plug-in is no longer blank after creating a new project in the Smart Controls/Touch Instruments view.

  • The Remove Key Command menu item no longer appears when tapping an empty tile in the Key Commands window.

  • Resolves a rare issue in which the Logic Remote and GarageBand timelines might become out of sync.

  • Logic Remote no longer prevents iPad from entering sleep mode.

  • When a new patch is created via the gear menu, Logic Remote now switches to the Library view.

  • Includes several accessibility improvements.

Logic Remote 1.0.2

  • Adds compatibility with GarageBand for Mac (v10.0).

  • Velocity range is adjustable for Touch Instruments.

  • Library Browser and Smart Controls can now appear on screen together.

  • Includes various improvements to enhance performance and stability.

Logic Remote 1.0.1

  • Includes several improvements to resolve issues related to connecting Logic Remote to the computer running Logic Pro X.

  • Resolves an issue in which Logic Remote might quit unexpectedly when changing banks in the Mixer while moving a fader.

  • Resolves an issue in which notes might hang while switching articulation settings.

  • Fixes an issue in which the Chord Strip window might turn black if an empty Software Instrument track was created while it was open.

  • Resolves an issue in which the Logic Remote LCD sometimes showed "Not Connected" after it successfully connected to Logic Pro X.

  • The velocity range when playing Software Instruments from Logic Remote has increased.

  • Fixes an issue in which switching out of Logic Remote while holding notes on the keyboard might lead to stuck notes in Logic Pro X.

  • Includes several improvements to reduce the likelihood of hanging notes when using a USB keyboard with iPad.

  • iPad no longer goes to sleep if Logic Remote is sending MIDI, or if Logic Pro X is playing.

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