Introducing AC-X, a 16 channel wireless control surface for Apple’s Logic Pro X and other recording/mixing systems.
It uses Wi-Fi and/or Bluetooth for connecting to the host computer.
(MIDI over Bluetooth LE requires compatible hardware and operating systems - see below for details)
It was designed to maximise screen real estate for hands on mixing, whilst also giving quick access to deeper functions via a slide-in control panel which can be summoned to either side of the mixer screen. This ensures the channels you need to access are never obscured.
Likewise, the transport buttons (play, stop etc) are integrated into the time display at the top of the screen to always be available.
The app uses the industry standard MCU protocol, so should work with most recording/mixing software out there (but not Pro Tools yet). For the initial release, the control panel button layout is set up for Logic Pro X… but the main mixing screen should work with most other systems too. We will add button layouts for more systems when we have completed testing them.
UPDATE: We have added control layouts for:
*MOTU Digital Performer
If you’re system is not supported, drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll try to get it added.
Remember that you don’t need an existing Wi-Fi network. Indeed you can sometimes get better results by creating a private Wi-Fi network between your Mac and the iPad.
Your iPad needs iOS 8 and Bluetooth 4.0 in order to use the MIDI over Bluetooth system (basically iPad 3rd generation or newer), but will happily run in 8 channel mode using Wi-Fi only.
The host computer also needs Bluetooth 4.0 and OS X 10.10 Yosemite for MIDI over Bluetooth, older OS X versions can support Wi-Fi only (8 channels).
If using Wi-Fi only, flip the switch in the control panel to “Wi-Fi + BT”
If using Bluetooth only or Bluetooth AND Wi-Fi, switch to “BT +Wi-Fi”
This app has been updated by Apple to use the latest Apple signing certificate.
Added control layouts for:
*MOTU Digital Performer
Ratings and Reviews
Do NOT Buy This!
I bought this product over a week ago. Within a couple of hours I knew it was a mistake. AC-X kept crashing. I'm running on a iPad Air and MacBook Pro (2014) with Apple software only. So the issue is not my hardware or previously installed software. I immediately emailed the developer but have not heard from them yet. What a waste of money.
Wow. Put Mac Only for us tired people u Fockheads
Best MCU iOS app
16 channels of mixing power over rtpmidi!
Using with both Reason and Reaper with great success.
The developer, Saitara Software, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple.
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The developer will be required to provide privacy details when they submit their next app update.
- Natsuko Asakura
- 28.2 MB
- Requires iPadOS 8.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.
- Age Rating
- © Colin Morrison
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.