Getting a MIDI controller keyboard or surface to map sweetly for VSTs and AUs isn't necessarily easy, but it is more straight forward than doing so for Logic's built-in instruments. The reason? Logic's instruments aren't strictly Audio Units, they use a customised protocol. This is why Akai Advance, for example, doesn't support Logic's plug-ins right out of the box.
The good news is that Nektar's Panorama controller (if you don't know about this awesome DAW and plug-in controller, then you should'¦) is about to be updated with an eye on full integration with Logic Pro X.
Look whats coming soon for Logic users...
Instrument Mode: Each of Logic's internal instruments gets a dedicated mapping protocol and navigation menu. Every control on Panorama is mapped intuitively to suit the instrument on the selected track. You can even navigate the patches using dedicated buttons.
- Transport Mode: Set loop points, set drop in/out, quantize, control markers and scrub.
- Arpeggiator: Panorama controls Logic's arpeggiator. That means no complicated and annoying synchronisation setup. It just works.
- Automation: Set the automation mode for the selected track
- Smart Controls: Full support for Logic's smart controls and the ability to switch between Instrument and smart mappings at the touch of a button
The mapping for Logic's instruments is so complete it is worth getting a closer look so watch this space for some complete overviews, one instrument at a time.
And as always Panorama's Logic Integration features full control of any AU plugin with NO wrappers and NO 3rd party hosting software. IT JUST WORKS!