Learn how to use Logic Cafe's own MIDI Rack Macro along with the Apple Logic Remote iPad app in Logic Pro X.
Users of Logic Cafe's MR1K MIDI Rack may have noticed that although it works with MIDI hardware controllers in Logic Pro X, with the regular setup it does not function when using the Apple Logic Remote iPad app. This is because the iPad app does not (as of yet) run through the environment as a physical input.
There is a simple workaround to overcome this issue. By attaching an instrument object to the macro and copying it into the arrangement page, you can play and record the MR1K chord device from the Logic Remote iPad app.
There appear to be a few bugs regarding the environment and the Logic Remote talking to each other, so for the time being the arpeggiator is not responding as it should when using the MR1K. We're sure this will be rectified in a future update.
From the top menu bar in the Main Window, select Window>Open MIDI Environment. Repeat this step so that you have two environment windows open and position them one above the other as in the picture below.
In the top environment window you have opened, go to the parameters box in the inspector on the left and select the MR1K environment layer.
The MR1K is by default connected to the sequencer input. TO use it with the Apple Remote, you need to take an additional output form the device and plug it into the desired instrument object you wish to play. In this example we are plugging the macro into an ES2 synthesizer track object.
In the MR1K Environment window, select New>MIDI Instrument. With the newly created instrument selected you can rename the instrument in the parameters box to the left. In this example we have called the object MR1K TRACK.
Drag a cable from your newly created instrument and plug it into the MR1K device. Select Remove from the resulting dialogue box.
With the MR1K Track instrument object selected, go to Edit>Copy then you may close down the environment windows and navigate back to the Main Window.
In the main window, create a new track then go to Edit>Paste.
With the new track selected you can now play and record the MR1K Chord Device using the Apple Logic Remote.
Note: Your recordings will appear on the MR1K TRACK in the arrangement. Once you have finished recording it is a good idea to drag the new regions to the instrument track you wish them to be played on, as in the picture below.
In order to use the MR1K on other instruments, simply take the cable you created in Step 3 and drag it to a new instrument. You can then use the same track on the arrangement in the main page to record the device.