“Metagrid has become such an important part of my work flow that without it, I’m not sure I’d be able to do the things that I need to do on a daily basis. Whether it’s a film for the Hallmark Channel or a Disney project, Metagrid is a part of the process." read more…
Rob Petroff - film composer
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KEYBOARD SHORTCUTS. TEXT. MIDI. MACROS. RIGHT FROM YOUR iPAD.
Control ANY application your Mac/Windows computer by sending text, keyboard shortcuts, MIDI notes and CCs as well as complex macros directly from your iPad.
Create personalised control surfaces tailored to your needs and workflow by putting the commands you need where they belong - at your fingertips.
EASE OF USE
With intuitive, elegant and easy-to-use user interface, you can easily create comprehensive and powerful controllers - no coding required.
Stay focused and let creativity flow. With right commands in front of you on your iPad, you don't have to remember all those keyboard shortcuts in various apps or browse through menus hunting for the right commands to do the job.
Automate your tasks with powerful, multi-step macros that allow you to create complex actions that speed up your workflow and do the clicking for you.
Deep integration with leading DAW software - Cubase, Logic X, Digital Performer and Studio One - gives you access to thousands of commands directly on you iPad without assigning keyboard shortcuts or MIDI commands in your DAW.
DEEP INTEGRATION WITH LOGIC PRO, DIGITAL PERFORMER, CUBASE/NUENDO AND STUDIO ONE
NEW IN VERSION 1.4.4
Support for custom actions in Reaper 5
Metagrid can communicate with your computer through WiFi or USB. Just install our Metaserver application on you computer and you are ready to send keyboard shortcuts and text. For deep integration with supported DAWs some additional easy steps are needed as described in tutorials and in the manual.
Metagrid on one iPad, especially iPad Pro, is a powerful workflow enhancer. If you need more workspace, you can create multi-iPad configurations and take advantage of unique Metagrid features simultaneously on up to 4 iPads.
Metagrid can send MIDI Note, CC and Program Change messages, which make it a perfect tool for music creation. You can easily create control surfaces for DAWs like Ableton Live, articulation switchers for your favourite orchestral sample libraries and controllers for your virtual instruments.
AUTOMATIC APP DETECTION
Metagrid automatically detects the application in focus on your computer and displays dedicated viewsets, ensuring seamless transitions between programs you work with. You are no longer limited to one application-specific controller - quite on the contrary, Metagrid is a touchbar on steroids that can control any application available on your computer.
For supported applications (Cubase, Logic Pro, Studio One and Digital Performer), you can use app lock mode to control your DAW application even if it is in the background. It is particularly useful in multi-iPad setups - with one iPad locked to a supported music creation program, and another one dynamically detecting the change of application in focus on your computer.
With over 1600 icons including dedicated sets for Cubase, Logic Pro, Studio One, Digital Perfomer, Final Cut, Illustrator, and Photoshop, Metagrid enables you to create buttons that are extension of your familiar working environment. Dedicated set of music notation icons make it a perfect companion for music notation software like Dorico, Sibelius and Finale.
PREDEFINED WORKSPACES FOR POPULAR MAC/WINDOWS APPLICATIONS*
Cubase/Nuendo Logic X Pro Studio One Digital Performer ProTools
Ableton Live Final Cut X Illustrator Photoshop Photos
Path Finder Safari Finder Airmail Preview
*the current workspaces set for Windows is limited to Cubase, Studio One and Digital Performer. We will be adding more content soon.