The company today announced that its powerful and sophisticated media creation software packages, Final Cut Pro and Logic Pro, are coming to the iPad, where they’ll be more convenient than ever to use. The apps, which have been available only on the Mac for decades, are now being released as standalone iPad versions with all-new touch interfaces that take advantage of the tablet’s immediacy and intuitiveness.
Both apps will work with the new Apple Pencil, which offers features like hover technology that allows users to quickly skim timeline clips and preview footage without touching the screen. They can also be paired with a Smart Keyboard Folio or the Magic Keyboard for users who prefer key commands.
Video creators will get the Magnetic Timeline, an innovative job wheel for navigating the timeline and making frame-accurate edits, while a new Live Drawing feature lets users draw and write on top of their videos. They’ll also have access to a library of graphics and effects, including scene removal mask and auto crop, and can adjust the video’s aspect ratio with just a tap.
Music creators will get full-featured pro mixing support in Logic Pro for iPad, with channel strips, volume faders, pan controls, plug-ins, sends, and precise automation. They’ll be able to shape the sonic quality with more than 100 powerful instrument and effect plug-ins, including vintage EQs, compressors, and reverbs. Logic Pro for iPad will also come with Beat Breaker, a powerful drum programming tool, and Sample Alchemy, a new audio sample manipulation instrument.
Pricing and Availability
Starting Tuesday, May 23, both Final Cut Pro and Logic Pro for iPad will be available on the App Store for $4.99 (US) per month or $49 (US) per year with a one-month free trial. Final Cut Pro is compatible with M1 chip iPad models or later, and Logic Pro will be available on A12 Bionic chip iPad models or later. Final Cut Pro for iPad and Logic Pro for iPad require iPadOS 16.4.