AC-7 Core for iPad Arrives

I know that lots of people really liked the Saitara apps last time so I’m guessing that this is going to go down well too. Here’s what to expect from AC-7 Core:

The AC7-Core is a wireless control surface utilizing CoreMIDI for simple setup and reliable operation. There are dedicated modes for controlling:

  • Apple’s Logic
  • Pro Tools
  • MOTU’s Digital Performer
  • Cubase/Nuendo
  • Cakewalk Sonar
  • Reaper
  • Ableton Live
  • Propellerhead Reason/Record
  • Sony Vegas/Acid Pro
  • FruityLoops Studio
  • Presonus Studio One
  • Adobe Audition
  • Mackie Tracktion

Other software which supports the Mackie Control protocol will work with the “Generic Mode”

Works without additional server software on OS X “Tiger” and above.
Also works on Windows XP, Vista, And 7 with free rtpMIDI driver.

AC-7 Core is priced at $4.99 but this is a discounted price and will go up soon.

AC-7 Core - Saitara Software

iPads at the Apple Store Clip to Evernote


  1. My iPad freaked out the other day while loading some samples and ended up requiring a full restore. This required re-downloading all my apps – but I noticed that ac-7 was no longer in the app store! Now, they unveil this “new” app – so I have no way of restoring my paid app unless I buy this new one. Terrible – can publishers just yank their apps at any time like this and leave paid users appless in situations like mine?


  2. Rod – your apps should be synced to your iTunes on your computer, so shouldn't get lost like that unless you've not plugged in (and therefore backed up) your iPad recently. Maybe you need to set iTunes to sync apps? Not sure if you'll lose existing data that way though, iTunes syncing has always been a bit of a mystery to me!

    Really pleased with the low price of this as someone who never purchased the original, and it looks smart, but I'm having some issues with buttons in the UI not responding unless I press them a few times, anyone else? Going to try and work out in more detail what the issue is and contact the author.

    Also, are we Mac users going to have to go into Audio MIDI Setup and “connect” our iPad to a midi session each time we want to use CoreMIDI? Bit annoying if so…


  3. Hi, my name is Nick. I had purchased the AC-7 Core for my studio. I run Logic Pro 8, and I installed everything correctly. My issue is that if a song I am working on had 20 tracks, I cannot view 1-8. Even if i press bank or the track arrows it does not go there. Let's say if the song has 4 tracks, it will still not show me the first tracks. AC-7 only shows me 9 and beyond. I need some help with this as I am working on many projects.




  4. I also bought ac-7 core, and I operate protools through issue is that the jog wheel doesn't work, when I contacted (saitarasoftware) the creators of ac-7 core they told me to tap the scrub button which would change the mode of the jog wheel somehow and allow it to work.but everytime I tap the scrub button three times my protools crashes and I have to restart the when I go back to saitara with this problem they tell me that its because I'm running protools 8.0.1 and that I should update to 8.0.4 . So after I do that its still crashing and I contact them again and try to give them some options to adjust to sorta help my situation and all they could say was “
    On Dec 27, 2010 11:53 PM, “colin morrison” wrote:
    > Hi, thanks for the info.
    > Unfortunately, the AC-7 Core is only sending standard HUI commands… We can't change these commands or change what PT does with them.
    > We're sending the exactly the same commands as every other HUI-based hardware controller out there.
    > Something is going wrong on your system to cause this crash… but I'm not sure what it could be.
    > I've not heard from any other users with this problem, and I'm not seeing it in testing either. Scrubbing is fine here.
    > I know this isn't the answer you wanted, but unless a pattern emerges I have to put it down to a problem on your system somewhere.
    > It might be worth trying a cs build… I did notice some of the bugfixes involved scrubbing.
    > Cheers”

    Which I can't lie rubbed me the wrong way,its like they don't care.


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