Apple Adds iPad Remote Capabilities to New Logic Pro Release

Logic RemoteApple just announced the launch of the next generation of Logic Pro software. The advanced music application features a new “virtual session” drummer, an integrated pitch editor, and Logic Remote, which will allow users to control Logic Pro X from an iPad.

Logic Pro X is being touted as the most advanced version of the program to date. It has been completely redesigned with a new interface, more tools, and an expanded collection of instruments and effects.

Like Apple’s upcoming iOS 7 for iPhone and iPad, as well as Maverick OS X for Mac, Logic Pro X has been redesigned with a “modern new look” and streamlined interface that will provide users with better access to advanced tools and functionality for more technical tasks.

The software features a real-time drum track that responds to your direction and can perform “millions of unique grooves” from a variety of genres.

There is also a laundry list of new instrument sounds, including the Arpeggiator, which is one of nine new MIDI plug-ins now available in Logic Pro X. The Arpeggiator turns “simple keyboard chords into an elaborate performance.” There is a new Sound Library that features a loop collection of more than 1,500 instrument and effect patches that take full advantage of the new plug-ins.

“Logic Remote is an innovative new way to extend the creative power of Logic by using your iPad. Designed to take full advantage of the iPad Multi-Touch™ display, Logic Remote gives users new ways to record, mix and even perform instruments in Logic Pro X from anywhere in the room, turning their iPad into a keyboard, drum pad, guitar fretboard, mixing board or transport control.”

Logic Pro X is available now from the Mac App Store for $199.99 and Logic Remote for the iPad is available for free from the App Store.

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