I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but the Apple ecosystem is getting more and more connected for creatives.
Between Logic Remote for iOS and the ability to hear Spatial Mixes on AirPods, it’s pretty amazing! Apple is creating a world where you can hand off your work across your devices.
And today I wanted to show off how 2 relatively new features for macOS and iPadOS could be a huge help in the studio. And that is:
- Universal Control
Of course, there’s the Logic Remote app, which is hands down the best controller I’ve ever used for Logic Pro. But with Sidecar and Universal Control, the value of an iPad in the studio has skyrocketed!
Sidecar allows you to extend your Mac’s screen to a nearby iPad. Which can be a huge help when you’re running out of screen real estate.
And Universal Control is a brand new feature that allows you to take control of your iPad using your Mac’s keyboard and mouse.
Both can be handy for different reasons. So I felt like geeking out today and showing you how to take advantage of these features. Check out the video above for more.
Also – here are some helpful support pages regarding these features:
Apple support page for Sidecar: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT210380
Apple support page for Universal Control: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT212757
Woah. When you first described Universal Control, I focused on “keyboard and mouse on the iPad.” But it’s well more than that – actual file transfer, and not via convoluted browsing, either. Straight up drag and drop, for Pete’s sake! That’s really, really cool.
Thanx Chris..this is awesome! I am already using sidecar and Remote…but the Universal Control feature is sweet…downloading iPadOS 15.4.1 right now!