Apple to release iPad versions of Final Cut Pro & Logic Pro
May 9, 2023

Apple to release iPad versions of Final Cut Pro & Logic Pro

CUPERTINO, CA — Apple ( has unveiled Final Cut Pro and Logic Pro for iPad, making the video editing and music production tools more affordable and available to content creators. Both releases take advantage of touch interfaces that allow users to enhance their workflows with the immediacy and intuitiveness of Multi-Touch. Final Cut Pro for iPad introduces a powerful set of tools for video creators to record, edit, finish and share media, all from one portable device. Logic Pro for iPad offers a complete collection of tools for songwriting, beat making, recording, editing and mixing. The apps will be available on the App Store beginning Tuesday, May 23rd, with subscription pricing of $4.99 per month (or $49 per year).  

“We’re excited to introduce Final Cut Pro and Logic Pro for iPad, allowing creators to unleash their creativity in new ways and in even more places,” says Bob Borchers, Apple’s vice president of worldwide product marketing. “With a powerful set of intuitive tools designed for the portability, performance and touch-first interface of iPad, Final Cut Pro and Logic Pro deliver the ultimate mobile studio.”

Final Cut Pro for iPad

Final Cut Pro for iPad features a new jog wheel that makes navigating the editing process easy. Users can navigate the Magnetic Timeline, move clips and make fast, frame-accurate edits with just the tap of a finger, and with the immediacy and intuitiveness of Multi-Touch gestures. With the Live Drawing feature, users can draw and write directly on top of video content using Apple Pencil. On iPad Pro with M2, Apple Pencil hover unlocks the ability for users to quickly skim and preview footage without ever touching the screen.

With the pro camera mode, video creators can shoot high-quality video in portrait or landscape orientation, monitor audio and available recording time, and manually control settings, like focus, exposure and white balance. Creators can capture, edit and publish from a single device while in the field, and on iPad Pro with M2, users can record in ProRes. With multicam video editing, clips can automatically be synchronized and edited together, allowing users to switch angles in a multicam clip setting with just the touch of a finger.
Final Cut Pro for iPad harnesses the power of Apple silicon and machine learning to speed up time-consuming editing tasks. With Scene Removal Mask, creators can quickly remove or replace the background behind a subject in a clip without using a green screen. Auto Crop adjusts footage for vertical, square and other aspect ratios. And with Voice Isolation, background noise can easily be removed from audio captured in the field. Video creators can also choose from a vast library of audio and video effects, transitions, HDR backgrounds and soundtracks.

Supported media can be imported from Files or Photos and saved directly inside a Final Cut Pro project. Final Cut Pro for iPad also supports the ability to import projects created in iMovie for iOS.

Logic Pro for iPad

Logic Pro for iPad combines the power of Logic Pro with the portability of iPad to create an all-in-one professional music creation app. With Multi-Touch gestures, music creators can play software instruments and interact naturally with controls, as well as navigate complex projects with pinch-to-zoom and swipe-to-scroll. Plug-in Tiles put the most useful controls at the creator’s fingertips, making it easy to quickly shape sounds. With the built-in mics on iPad, users can capture voice or instrument recordings, and with five studio-quality mics on iPad Pro, users can turn their space into a recording studio. Creators can also make precision edits and draw detailed track automation with Apple Pencil, and connect a Smart Keyboard Folio or Magic Keyboard to utilize key commands that speed up production.

Creators can shape the sonic qualities of their music with over 100 instruments and effects plug-ins. Effects like vintage EQs, compressors and reverbs let users tweak and fine-tune their tracks. With Multi-Touch, creators can play instruments using a variety of play surfaces. Logic Pro on iPad comes with a collection of realistic-sounding instruments and powerful synths, including Sample Alchemy — a new sample manipulation instrument that can transform an audio sample with the tap of a finger.
Producers can chop and flip samples, program beats and bass lines, and craft custom drum kits with a set of beat-making and production tools. Beat Breaker, a new time- and pitch-morphing plug-in, lets music creators swipe and pinch to reshape and shuffle sounds. Quick Sampler can chop and transform audio samples into new playable instruments. Step Sequencer lets users program drum patterns, bass lines and melodies, and automate plug‑ins. Drum Machine Designer enables the creation of custom drum kits by applying samples and unique plug‑ins to any drum pad. A full-featured mixer, complete with channel strips, volume faders, pan controls, plug‑ins, sends and precise automation is also included.

Logic Pro for iPad will also be available on the App Store for $4.99 per month or $49 per year, beginning on May 23rd. A one-month free trial is available too.