Apple has announced that Final Cut Pro and Logic Pro for iPad will be available from May 23. This is an incredibly exciting prospect for musicians, editors, and content creators, and it certainly makes you look at the iPad in a different light.
This announcement has been a long time coming. For years, we’ve seen the iPad as a peripheral device at best in the context of the studio, but things are about to change.
Logic Pro for iPad
Logic Pro has been completely streamlined for the multitouch platform, from the arrange window and mixer to the software instruments and effect editing system.
Neat features like track stacks help you manage channel groups, while the mixer allows you to automate multiple channels at your fingertips. What’s more, if you need to get more precise, the Apple Pencil, Magic Keyboard, or Smart Keyboard Folio are also supported.
In addition, Touch to play and Plug-in tiles are features that provide a new approach to your creative workflow, whether you are writing music or doing mixing and arrangement tasks.
Besides the redesigned instruments and effects, one of the most important aspects is the compatibility with 3rd-party software plug-ins from well-known developers Eventide, FabFilter, and Moog Music.
More instruments and effects for this new platform are likely to follow in the future, and Live users will be pleased to know that Logic Pro for iPad has an Ableton link function.
Pricing and Availability:
While Final Cut requires M1 or later iPads, Logic Pro requires an iPad with an A12 Bionic chip or later model. In addition, you’ll need to be running iPadOS 16.4 for either application.
More about Logic Pro for iPad:
- Final Cut Pro and Logic Pro for iPad: Apple