Neyrinck bolsters V-Control Pro iPad app
Neyrinck has added support for Logic Studio 9, Logic Express 9, Cubase, and Nuendo to version 1.2 of its mixing and remote recording iPad app V-Control Pro. Also, Neyrinck has added V-Control Free to the App Store to provide a free, basic controller app for iPad.
V-Control uses Wi-Fi to connect an Apple iPad to a DAW, allowing musicians to use multi-touch gestures to control transport, editing and mixing functions or to wirelessly record and engineer a track from anywhere within a recording studio.
Unlike previous versions, which only used the HUI communication protocol, version 1.2 of V-Control also incorporates the more sophisticated OSC (Open Sound Control) protocol. Version 1.2 also provides control of Cubase and Nuendo by providing a familiar user interface and automation, loop, EQ, and plug-in control.
Paul Neyrinck, president and founder of Neyrinck, said: ‘When we learned that Apple was supporting the OSC protocol in Logic 9.1.4, we abandoned our original plan to use Logic Control protocol. That added a lot of development time and delayed version 1.2, but we knew it would be worth it. Older protocols such as Logic Control force an iPad app to perform like low cost hardware. But Logic’s OSC protocol provides a modern, deep amount of control that matches our design philosophy to make the app look and feel like the app it is controlling.
‘We are very excited about bringing V-Control's power and elegance to Cubase and Nuendo users,’ Mr Neyrinck continued. ‘Other DAW controllers look completely different from the software being controlled and force you to adjust your thinking to a different user interface. With the iPad’s high resolution graphic display, we can make V-Control a seamless extension to the DAW.’