The Logic Remote app on your iPad works as a controller for your Logic Pro X instruments, allowing you to use your iPad as a performance device and MIDI controller. You can also use your iPad to load up patches and adjust parameters. Learn tips for jamming on your Pad with the Logic Remote app in this online tutorial.
We've already explored the power of wireless play back control using the Logic remote app for the IPad. In this movie we'll check out how well the remote app works as a performance device. We've talked a lot about MIDI controllers in this course whether the're drum pads or keyboard based, but now we have a new contender. The iPad is not your traditional MIDI controller. The best way that I can describe it is it's like your old MIDI controller on steroids. For one it's wireless you can literally cruise around with it as you play back Logic software instruments. Then you have all the flexibility to work in a very integrated way with your Logic project.
When you can actually use the iPad to load up patches and tweak parameters with the same visual feedback you get inside the full Logic application. Let's make a new track and load up a patch. You can make a new track by tapping on the Tools button, and choosing the type of track you wish to add. Let's add a software instrument track. Once the new track's made, we can go up to the library and tap on the library icon to choose a patch. Let's choose a B3 organ patch, soul organ.
And we can change the size of the keys with the key button on the right. To play a keyboard based instrument like this organ, you can use the remote keyboard touch instrument. This instrument can work with traditional keyboard controls, as we see here. Let's jam a little bit. (MUSIC) Now as I'm playing, I can also set the keyboard to arpeggiation mode by tapping this Arpeggiation button.
(MUSIC) And as I'm playing these parts, don't forget we have our smart controls. These controls above our keyboard offer amazingly simplified performance tools. And the iPad is the perfect place to manipulate these large control knobs. From the B3 organ, we have access to the Leslie cabinet speed. (MUSIC) As well as the tone control of the organ.
(MUSIC) If you're having trouble playing these tiny notes, or you're not that good of a keyboardist, like me, you can constrain the keyboard to a particular scale for ease of playing. Tap the Scale button, then tap the scale you want to play. Let's choose a Major scale. Once you do this you don't have to worry about what your notes playing because pretty much all the notes are going to be in the major scale on this key. (MUSIC) You can optionally set a keyboard instrument to the Chord strips view.
(MUSIC) Here you can play chords and base notes by tapping on the chords strips to make one finger chords. (MUSIC) Depending on where you are in the script has different chord voicing. (MUSIC) Let's stop playback, and we'll make a new instrument with a drum designer patch. So I'll tap the Tool button and then make a new instrument track. Then I'll tap the library and choose Drum Kit, Brooklyn.
Brooklyn is a drum patch. For drum-based instruments, you can choose a drum sound by tapping the View button in the control bar, then we'll tap smart controls and drum pads. (MUSIC) From here, you can choose MIDI-style drum pads or even an acoustic set to tap out in realtime. Let's check that out. We just tap the drum you want to play and it plays back. (MUSIC) You can also use two fingers to play a pattern (MUSIC) And the wider your fingers get, the faster the pattern becomes.
Let's make another new track with a guitar based patch. Make a New Instrument Track. Then I'll tap the Library and choose Guitar. Let's choose the Hard Rock patch. Guitar and base style instruments can be played with unique guitar touch instruments. (MUSIC) You can even bend notes in here like a real guitar. It's also possible here to constrain your scale, let's try minor pentatonic scale.
(MUSIC) Finally let's look at a really unique instrument on a Logic Remote app. Lets create one more software instrument track.
We can go up to the library and tap on the library icon to choose a patch. And we'll load it up with Orchestral, Strings, Smart Strings. Then we'll set up our controls to chord strips, and make sure we're on the automatic setting here. Now here in this smart strings, we have control over each instrument. We can select, or deselect these as part of our orchestral. A single tap (SOUND) on the chord strips, gives you a pizzicato note.
While if you tap and hold, as you move your finger up and down the chord strip, you get ligtato string parts, that increase in intensity (SOUND) as you move your finger rapidly. This interface is available only with the smart string setting. Using the Logic remote app is so intuitive, I was literally jamming on new tunes with this remote in minutes. It's a great new controller for Logic's instruments, and it's unlike any other controller I've ever played.
- Exploring templates
- Controlling playback
- Making beats with Ultrabeat
- Jamming on the iPad with Logic Remote
- Recording MIDI in separate takes
- Quantizing MIDI performances
- Creating Apple Loops
- Recording live performances
- Composing in the Score Editor
- Scoring music to video
- Mixing with patches
- Adding reverb and delay
- Bouncing down your mix