Logic Remote release notes

Learn what's new in Logic Remote.

New in Logic Remote 1.3.3

 New Features/Enhancements

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

Mixer

  • 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. 

General

  • 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.

Plug-ins

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

Previous versions

  

Logic Remote 1.3.2

Mixer

  • 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.

General

  • 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.

Mixer

  • 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.

General

  • 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.

Reliability

  • 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.

Plug-ins

  • 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.

Stability

  • 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.

General

  • 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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