Fix Logic Remote Issues after iOS 8 Update

If Logic Remote does not connect with your Mac running Logic Pro X, GarageBand, or MainStage 3 after upgrading your iPad to iOS 8, take these steps to resolve the issue.

First make sure you’re running the latest version of Logic Remote.

Logic Pro X

  • Quit Logic Pro X.
  • In the Finder, choose Go > Go to Folder.
  • Type ~/Library/Preferences and click OK.
  • In the window that opens, locate the “” file and delete it.
  • Restart your Mac.
  • Open Logic Pro X.
  • Open Logic Remote on your iPad.
  • Tap Logic Pro X in the Connect window on your iPad.
  • Confirm the connection in the Logic Remote connection dialog in Logic Pro X.

100+ Free Drum Samples by Realdrumsamples

Hey guys! Just wanted to share with you this new collection of free drum samples by realdrumsamples that I’ve been enormously impressed with lately. They offer a kick-ass 100+ free drum samples pack on their homepage available for anyone to download.

A small selection of music industry heavyweights already using the drum sounds are:

  • Los Da Mystro (Rihanna, Mariah Carey, R. Kelly)
  • Souldiggaz (Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Jennifer Hudson)
  • Young Fyre (Rick Ross, Lil’ Wayne, T-Pain)
  • Claudio Cueni (Dr. Dre, 2Pac, Nas)

What the Pros Say…

Jay Fisher, who made the samples, is getting some great feedback.

American hip-hop producer, audio engineer and mixer Neal Pogue (Outkast, Pink, Nicki Minaj, LL Cool J) says:

“I love what I heard! The 808’s, snares and percussions, these sound so great. Can’t wait to start using them.”

Multi-platinum recording engineer and record producer, Dave Aron (U2, Dr. Dre, The Notorious B.I.G., Snoop Dogg) says:

“I like the wide variety and sonic quality. I really like ’em.”

Producer, mixer and engineer Jean-Marie Horvat (Beyonce, Timbaland, Trey Songz, Justin Timberlake) simply says:

“They sound Amazing.”

Exclusive Discount for Logic Pro Expert readers

If it could even get any better, I’ve also been able to get an exclusive discount on their Premium Packages for Logic Pro Expert readers. Just enter LPE20 for a 20% discount at the realdrumsamples website, should you decide to buy them. You can always try out the free drum samples first by clicking the button below, all that’s required is your name and email address.

Go get ‘m!


Free TR 707 Samples by Samples from Mars This Weekend

Good news on the Free Drum Samples front: Samples from Mars are offering a collection of 800 free TR 707 samples this weekend only.

Free TR 707 Samples

The free drum samples come from a modded Roland TR 707. They’ve been recorded to a mastering reel to reel tape machine through an Apogee converter.

For every TR 707 voice, a new oscillator has been added to the machine which controls the sample rate of each drum. Fully counterclockwise, this results in all sorts of circuit bent sounds which you can find in their own folder. Starting at around 3 O’clock on the knobs, the TR 707 drums become more coherent sounding, starting at a low pitch and ascending upwards.

What you’ll get

  • 800 24bit TR 707 Samples
  • Ableton Pack containing fully mapped drum rack
  • Original, Pitched and Circuit Bent Variations
  • Recorded to tape, through tubes and API preamp
  • Compatible with any DAW or Sampler
  • Bizarre, Original & Unique Drums

This free download will expire Monday October 5th at 12 pm EST.

Download here (requires your first name and email address).

5 Free Sample Kits (WAV) for Maschine 2 and Battery 4

ative Instruments have just released 5 free sample kits for Maschine 2 and Battery 4. All samples are 24bit WAV files so they can be used in any sampler or DAW.

From NI:

Native Instruments is proud to announce its collaboration with SOUNDHUNTERS. Five artists – including Luke Vibert and Daedelus – travelled to different cities and captured the first recordings for the platform. These recordings are collected in five exclusive sound kits for MASCHINE 2 and BATTERY 4 – download now and start remixing the world.

Download links for both Maschine 2 and Battery 4, plus instructions on how to install the kits can be found here.