|The MultitrackStudio Remote app for iPad turns an iPad into a powerful remote control for MultitrackStudio.|
MultitrackStudio Remote, recording a track.
Connecting to MultitrackStudio
First of all the MultitrackStudio Remote app needs to be installed. It's available from the App Store. Connecting to MultitrackStudio goes like this:
Now the mixer sections will appear on the left, and you can control MultitrackStudio using iPad.
- In MultitrackStudio, go to the Studio menu and choose Remote Control. Select the MultitrackStudio Remote preset.
- On iPad start the MultitrackStudio Remote app and tap the Connect button. Now enter the code that appears in the Remote Control Settings window and tap OK.
- Close the Remote Control Settings window.
The iPad must communicate via WIFI (3G etc. is not supported). Furthermore the iPad and your computer must both be connected to your home network.
Using the MultitrackStudio Remote you can control many recording-related features:
- Control the transport, including VariSpeed, markers and cycling.
- Add and control tracks, groups, effect returns (up to 3) and the master section.
- Add and control effects and MIDI instruments.
- Toggle the Monitor / Punch / Sound On Sound buttons.
- Control the click track and the MIDI Keyboard Splitter.
All mixer sections appear as tabs on the left. A signal indicator appears on the left hand side of the tab, it can be green, yellow or red, corresponding to MultitrackStudio level meter colors. A tab's right hand side show a red bar if the track's Rec button is engaged. The lower half of the screen contains the current section's controls.
The transport controls appear in the upper half. The two buttons below the large start/stop button step through the history of recent transport start positions. The horizontal Shuttle Bar moves the transport slowly near the center and fast near the sides. While shuttling you'll hear the current track, and the track's audio/MIDI data appears below the transport counter.
Shuttle Bar in action.
Some lesser-used features aren't easily discoverable:
- The position counter can be tapped to switch it from seconds to bars or vice versa.
- Pressing the position counter for a second moves to the start of the closest bar.
- Tapping a rotary knob centers it, but only if this makes sense (Pan, VariSpeed etc.) .
- In the 'Add Track' window you can tap the 'Add Track' title to change it to 'Add Group / Effect Return'.
- Moving a finger horizontally over the current tab (on the left) reveals a Remove button.
- The Set In and Set Out buttons can be pressed for a second to move the transport to the corresponding position.
- Pressing an effect slot for a second pops up the effect selector rather than the effect itself.
- Pressing the Solo button for a second enters 'half solo' mode.
- Pressing the Play button for a second switches the track to practice mode.
- Pressing the start/stop button for a second starts cycling.