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Logic Pro X integration with the Panorama controllers

Posted on September 8, 2015 by Dan The Man There have been 0 comments


Panorama Logic integration includes control over Logic native plugins, 3rd party AU
plugins and of course comprehensive Logic DAW control. Three dedicated buttons
give you access to Mixer, Instrument and Transport modes, each uniquely updating
Panorama’s assignments and parameter display for a complete, transparent workflow.
With Panorama, there is no guessing. Just focus on your music and the rest is Logic.




Navigation of Logic is essential for a truly mouse-free operating experience. Panorama’s track buttons navigates the tracks with the display neatly updating the current track name and track type so you always know where you are.  The 11 dedicated transport buttons gives direct access to Logic transport functions, no matter which mode has been selected. Of course the standard transport functions such as Cycle, Rewind, Forward, Stop, Play and Record are mapped but you also have buttons for Goto L, Goto R, Click on/off, Undo and Record Arm. Goto L and Goto R in addition can be used to set the Left or Right
location point to the current Song Position Pointer location, in Logic. The global navigation options  If your Panorama features a motorized fader, you’ll always have mixer volume of the currently selected track within reach, as well as Solo and Mute buttons.

The mode buttons are used to select which part of Logic the many controls
of Panorama should control. Pressing Mixer, Instrument or Transport
completely re-configures Panorama’s control assignments and updates the
display accordingly. Additional navigation options provide deep diving in to
Logic control sections making it very easy to quickly locate the parameters
you want to control.Track name and channel number are displayed for the
currently selected track in all modes along with the selected menu, so it’s
easy to get around without getting lost.



Mixer mode is selected by default when you first boot up Logic. Here you can control up
to 8 Logic mixer channels at a time. Multi-track mixing includes volume, pan, sends, mute
solo and record arm options with track name abbreviations appearing under each fader so you don’t have to guess which tracks you are controlling. Use the Bank buttons to navigate to the next or previous group of eight channels.

Complete channel strip control is available for the selected track. If you need EQ, press the EQ button and an EQ plugin is automatically inserted. Once Parametric EQ is present on the selected track you have full control over all 8 bands.
Press Sends and you’ll have access to all active sends. Destinations return track name are neatly displayed on Panorama's display, alongside of course send values. Additional options include control of send position and bypass.

The Inserts page gives you hands-on control of effect plugins. Pressing the Slot buttons steps through Logic’s insert slots with plugin name and parameters updating as you go. Each insert effect is mapped to 8 encoders with Panorama’s fader section still controlling the mixer. The page buttons provides access to further plugin pages, each fully customizable via Logic’s Plists.

From Mixer mode you also have access to Smart Controls. Introduced with Logic X,
Smart Controls offer customizable macro controls that, once mapped, are instantly
controllable from Panorama. Nice not to have to change plists to setup mapping for
important parameters within a project.

Panorama controls Logic’s instruments like no other MIDI controller.
Pressing Panorama’s Instrument button actvates the instrument home
page which maps 8 commonly used parameters such as those that
typically have the biggest impact on the instruments sound.
The home page is easily customized to user requirements, by modifying
the plugins Plist file (described in more detail in the Panorama PDF user
guide for Logic).There is also a dedicated button to Logic’s arpeggiator so you can switch
it on or off at any time. Arpeggiation parameters can be assigned to
Smart Controls within Logic (not premapped, must be configured by user),
so you can move between Mixer mode and Instrument mode on Panorama,
jumping from controlling the arpeggitaror one minute and instrument
parameters the next.

Control is not limited to only 8 parameters at a time. In fact, Panorama’s
entire control area is available to control Logic instruments with the fader
section assigned to envelope parameters and the 2x4 grid of encoders
dynamically assigned to everything else. All controllable parameters are
available so you don’t have to spend time creating a setup.

In addition, each Logic instrument has been mapped with navigation that
activates by simply turning the data control. From the popup menu, select
the desired page, for example filter or LFO, and you’ll have control over
the parameters relevant to that section.

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Panorama communicates with Logic directly. There are no wrappers or
separate software that forces you to change your workflow. This is what
enables Panorama to map Logic’s default instruments, even though the
instruments are native and not AU plugins.
But that’s not a limitation. AU plugins are automatically controllable from
Panorama. Parameter are presented in the order delivered by the plugin
so you get an immediate starting point.. But as with the default Logic plugins, mapping can be customized by creating and modifying Plists for each plugin. It’s easy to do and of course explained in the Panorama Logic user guide.

Complementing Panorama’s 11 dedicated transport buttons, Transport mode takes navigation of Logic to a whole new level. Here you can get around your Logic project with detailed display feedback and tools to move your loop points and select markers.


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