AC-7 Core HD
By Saitara Software
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The AC-7 Core HD is the latest and greatest in Saitara Software's critically acclaimed range of DAW controllers. It has been completely redesigned and reengineered to be the most dependable and usable universal controller possible.
No longer does it feel like a software emulation of a hardware device, it's now a real, practical alternative to expensive hardware controllers.
We've had almost 3 years of customer feedback on our older controllers and have tried to implement as many of your suggestions as we could into this release.
Huge thanks go out to those who got in touch with us!!!
The AC-7 Core HD takes full advantage of the power of newer iOS 6 iPad models, and is designed with controls large enough to be comfortably used on the iPad Mini.
For users of the first generation iPad, the original "AC-7 Core" app is still available.
Some Key Features:
* Wireless MIDI connections can be handled in-app, so there's no need to go into your computer settings each time you use it.
* An optional Latency Reduction setting keeps network latency as low as possible and reduces the likelihood of dropped connections.
* Knobs, faders, buttons and meters react smoothly, quickly and realistically... no matter how heavy the MIDI workload.
* The advanced control buttons visible in the app can be customised by simply scrolling button sets left and right. Of course your settings will be remembered for future use.
* There are custom button layouts for:
Apple's Logic Pro
MOTU's Digital Performer (version 7 or newer)
Cubase / Nuendo
Final Cut Pro (versions prior to Final Cut Pro X)
...but any software with support for the "MCU" or "HUI" protocols should work too.
* Crystal clear Retina display support for iPad 3rd generation and newer.
* Works without any extra drivers on OS X, but Windows users will have to install an RTP driver like "RTPMidi"
A user guide can be downloaded from our website for users new to the AC-7 Core range, but existing users should have no problems adjusting.
** An apology **
It was not possible to offer this iOS6 version as a free update to owners of the original AC-7 Core app because a large part of our user base is still using the first generation iPad (which can't be upgraded to iOS6), and could lose the ability to run the app if they e.g. updated through iTunes.
The price will remain low for the first month after release to enable existing users to upgrade cheaply.
Bridges the link between the ear, the brain, and Digital Audio
For the price, you really can't go wrong. Love it for tracking to easily adjust monitor mixes for the artist, jogging to appropriate spots for punches, and especially using it as a mobile transport when working by yourself. That alone is worth the price. Even editing is made easier with quick hot keys.
The main event is mixing though. For many kinds of music, there is a lot lost when mixing strictly with a mouse. This app reintroduces performance type mixing via a very affordable app. Still not quite like hardware, but a lovely blend of the two worlds. Take the dive just for the experiment.
Cons mostly have to do with support. Is there ANY documentation associated with this? There are still functions in this thing I don't understand. And updates seem to be gone with the wind. I'm PC based, so indeed, it can be a pain getting it to work at first. Still, I can't complain too much. This app is a huge part of my daily audio work.
I purchased this app with low expectations. I mean, how good could it be for $5?
Setup was easy enough. I have a protools 10 rig with a MacBook Pro and it was a piece of cake to setup as a HUI device.
Then I was blown away by the level of functionality. This app doesn't just control channel volume and pan, there are options and parameters for every insert and send in your session. This will make automating the knobs in your plugins an easy task. A hardware version of this controller, would cost a grand easy. I don't understand these mediocre reviews. This inexpensive app is a gift! Take advantage of it!
I opted for this instead of v-control because of the price. Now I'm thinking you get what you pay for.
It was very simple to set up and get connected, but I think I must be missing something. I'm using logic 9 and everything maps correctly and is very smooth and fast, but should I be losing my oxygen keyboard input? That seems stupid. Also, simply trying to manage EQ is either just hard for me to figure out or it is implemented poorly. The site is currently down, but I guess I'll see if there is a manual that explains why I can set only one EQ point and one parameter for it Q or Frequency but not both? That's just silly!
- Category: Music
- Released: Dec 14, 2012
- Version: 1.0
- Size: 27.8 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Natsuko Asakura
- © Saitara Software
Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.