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Atlantic Canadians no longer need to leave region to find an anonymous egg donor

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A Halifax-based fertility clinic has become the first on the East Coast to offer frozen eggs through an American donor bank, meaning Atlantic Canadians who need help conceiving can start the process closer to home.

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Logic Pros Live Loops Launchpad Diary: Mapping Remix FX to your controller, is it even worth it?

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After looking at how to quickly move timeline-based projects over to a Live Loops setup and some nice price drops previously, today we are talking about mapping Remix FX to Launchpad. Apple’s GarageBand multi-FX unit gone pro made its debut inside Logic Pro for the first time as part of the flagship app’s major overhaul…

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After looking at how to quickly move timeline-based projects over to a Live Loops setup and some nice price drops previously, today we are talking about mapping Remix FX to Launchpad. Apple’s GarageBand multi-FX unit gone pro made its debut inside Logic Pro for the first time as part of the flagship app’s major overhaul last year. A particularly useful and creative tool, especially in concert with Live Loops, Remix FX houses a number of multi-touch ready FX units from filters and repeaters to down samplers and interesting tape stops to add some serious flavor to your compositions. But with direct and multi-touch control available via Logic Remote already, and some tricky X/Y pads to deal with, is it really worth the trouble mapping Remix FX to Launchpad?

X/Y multi-touchpad control over a range of built-in FX (2x) ready for any genre, reverse effects, multi-mode filtering, and simple automation recording via Live Loops directly into your composition, Remix FX is not to be overlooked. With such potential in a single FX unit and now that we are attempting total hands-on physical control over our precious Logic Pro suite, mapping Remix FX to our Launchpads seems an obvious path to take. At first. 

We previously took a look at how to create custom mappings for your Launchpad grids using Novation Components. It’s a simple and quick way to create custom control surfaces filled with faders and triggers, housed within the “Custom” menu bank on your Launchpad. A seemingly obvious place to start for taking hands-on control over Remix FX, in several attempts to create a complete recreation of the Remix FX unit in a Custom control surface, it just doesn’t seem to be worth the trouble. You can easily create sort of quick keys to various elements housed within Remix FX, and this has been quite useful. But with the X/Y touch controls and seemingly finicky access to every mouse or touch-controllable parameter on the unit, a full-on control surface clone has been thus far out of reach for me. You can create single buttons to turn on the X/Y pads and then a pair of faders to control each access, or even get fancy with the map scaling for an all-in-one fader approach, but accessing both sides of the, say, dual tape stop, reverse, and scratch buttons along with some others has alluded me thus far. 

After you have created a series of faders and buttons on a Custom layout within Components (as we detailed previously), the trusty command L to bring up Logic’s Learn function to map them to Remix FX seems like a good place to start. And it is, for the most part. For some reason it doesn’t seem to play nice with EVERY singly parameter available on Remix FX, so it has only been able to take me so far through the process. Moving down to the more detailed and involved Smart controls Parameter Mapping has yielded a far direct access to just about every parameter, but again it just doesn’t seem to work as smooth as the touch display and controllers with more options like rotary knobs and the like.

Forget it and stick with Logic Remote?
Considering how simple it is to download Logic Remote for free and use your iPhone as a sort of always-on, heads-up display, solely for Remix FX, alongside your Launchpad, I’m still not sure any of this is worth the trouble anyway. As much as I would like to have this one, single Logic Pro controller instrument in front me that I can completely master, and ignore as much of everything else as possible, Launchpad’s touch-button toggles and faders just don’t seem to be able to keep up with Apple’s remote multi-touch screen control. I get it, with Logic Remote you can be flipping and waving your fingers across the iPad, automatically and simultaneously engaging and adjusting various FX with immersive touch and swipe movements. And it all just works immediately and always with no mapping needed. 

But call me a petty artist, an annoying grid controller enthusiast, or whatever fits here. I just want everything on this one controller surface, launching loops, playing vertical slices of songs as instruments, automating FX with my hands on the fly, recording new parts, and digging my fingers into the pads to control Apple’s Remix FX too! While it would be nice to integrate Remix FX into this new, single controller we have in front of us, unless some one out there has a better way of getting Launchpad to play nice with Apple’s multi-FX unit, the particularly fantastic iPhone we already have in your pockets and the free Logic Remote app will have to do. 

Has anyone had any luck creating useable and practical Launchpad maps for Apple’s Remix FX, X/Y touchpads, and dual-function parameter buttons? Or is it simply just not worth the trouble at all anyway?

Be sure to browse through the rest of our ongoing Live Loops Launchpad diary entries below. Then swing over to 9to5Toys where you’ll find some rare price drops on Novation’s Launchpad lineup and our latest Logic Pros Marketplace post for some FREE sounds/plug-ins. 

More Logic Pros Live Loops Launchpad Diary: 
Creating custom hardware control surfaces
Performance, sound design, and composition
Introducing yourself to a new workflow + more
Deciding which model is best for your needs
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This week’s top stories: Find My expansion, iPhone 13 Pro dummy unit, Samsung iTest, more

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In this week’s top stories: Apple officially opens Find My to third-party products, iPhone 13 dummy unit leaks, Tim Cooks talks on his future at Apple, and more. Read on for all of this week’s top Apple stories. Find My expansion After teasing the expansion back at WWDC 2020, Apple this week officially announced that…

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In this week’s top stories: Apple officially opens Find My to third-party products, iPhone 13 dummy unit leaks, Tim Cooks talks on his future at Apple, and more. Read on for all of this week’s top Apple stories.

Find My expansion
After teasing the expansion back at WWDC 2020, Apple this week officially announced that third-party products can now integrate with the “Find My” network and app. Find My has historically been used for locating iPhones, iPads, and other Apple products. Now Find My can be used to locate non-Apple products that integrate with Apple’s locator platform.

An all new Items tab is now available in the Find My app, which is where users can track other products.

Find My for non-Apple products is launching with support for several products, including two VanMoof e-bikes, an upgraded version of an existing Chipolo item tracker launching in June, and the previously announced Belkin earbuds that also launch in June.

Get a closer look at this experience in our full coverage right here.

Tim Cook interview
Tim Cook joined Kara Swisher for an in-depth interview on a wide-range of topics. One of the more notable comments came when Swisher asked Cook if he thinks he will still be at Apple in 10 years’ time.

Notably, Cook responded and said that he probably won’t be running Apple in 10 years, although the “date is not in sight.”

The Apple CEO also touched on the future of augmented reality, as well as his thoughts on Tesla and CEO Elon Musk.

iPhone 13 dummy unit
A new iPhone 13 Pro dummy unit emerged this week, offering a clear look at the redesigned notch that has been rumored. The notch will reportedly measure in at 5.35 mm in height, compared to the 5.3 mm of the iPhone 12 Pro’s notch.

In terms of width, the iPhone 13 Pro notch reportedly measures 26.8mm versus 34.83 mm on the iPhone 12 Pro. This means that iPhone 13 Pro notch will likely be smaller in terms of width, but slightly taller.

You can see a hands-on video with this iPhone 13 Pro dummy unit right here.

Samsung iTest
Finally, Samsung launched a new “iTest” website as part of its efforts to convert iPhone users to Galaxy devices. iTest allows iPhone users to “get a little taste of Samsung” through a web application that simulates the Android experience.

The experience is actually pretty impressive and does a good job of replicating the Android and Samsung Galaxy experience through a web app running on an iPhone. You can find our coverage right here.

These and the rest of this week’s top stories below.

iOS |
Apple officially opens Find My network to third-party products as AirTags launch looms
When might Apple release iOS 14.5 to the public?
iOS 14.5 and iPadOS 14.5 beta 7 now available to developers
How to install iOS 14.5 beta w/ Apple Watch Unlock, new emoji, Siri voices, battery recalibration
Sketchy rumor claims iOS 15 will offer redesigned Control Center, support for requiring both Face ID and Touch ID authentication
Opinion: AirTags might be a liability for Apple, and that’s why they’re shoring up Chipolo to be another big player
iPhone |
Alleged iPhone 13 Pro dummy unit shows smaller notch, repositioned selfie camera
Samsung launches ‘iTest,’ a new web app for turning your iPhone into a Galaxy device
Hands-on: Here’s how iPhone battery recalibration works in iOS 14.5
Review: Mophie’s 4-in-1 wireless iPhone and AirPods charging mat is perfect for families
Apple Watch |
Apple sets new Apple Watch Activity Challenges for Earth Day and International Dance Day
Mac and iPad |
Leaker says new Apple Silicon iMac will feature an even larger display, exceeding 27 inches
Intel shows off MacBook Pro in an ad for a processor Apple doesn’t use
M1 Mac RAM and storage can be upgraded after purchase, but it’s not easy
Should you buy the iPad Air or the 11-inch iPad Pro?
Tips and tricks to free up disk space and hidden storage on your Mac
Official support for Linux on the M1 Macs could come as soon as June
Opinion: The M1 Macs underscore the need for a lower-priced Apple Display
Microsoft continues uninspired anti-Apple ad campaign with new iPad Pro vs Surface Pro video
Top Apple stories, retail |
Rumors about second Apple Store in Berlin gain traction with new construction pictures
COVID-19: Which Apple Stores have reopened?
Apps |
Personal data from over 500M Facebook users leaked online
PSA: Was your personal data leaked from Facebook? Here’s how to check…
Watchsmith for Apple Watch gets major update with new complication styles and more
Apple Music vs Spotify: Are you considering switching? [Poll]
Opinion: Apple Arcade just went from a potential flop to a likely success
Opinion: First impressions after migrating from Apple Music to Spotify
WhatsApp is testing chat history migration between iPhone and Android
‘Hey Spotify’ in-app virtual assistant now rolling out on iPhone
Apple TV |
tvOS 14.5 beta code suggests 120Hz support coming to a new Apple TV model
Apple TV+ plans to increase rate of original film production, hires ex-WarnerMedia film executive
Tech Industry |
T-Mobile officially debuts 5G home internet with no data cap or contract from $60/month
Verizon 5G Home Internet now available in 30 cities with average speeds of 300 Mbps
Review: Sonos Roam packs an impressive punch with portable design, AirPlay, Qi charging, more
AAPL Company |
Tim Cook says he ‘probably’ won’t be at Apple in 10 years’ time
Tim Cook says he has never spoken to Elon Musk, but has great admiration for Tesla and their lead in electric vehicles
Epic v. Apple discovery details ‘Project Liberty’ scheme to skirt App Store with Fortnite

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iOS 14 rewind review – a look back at the most compelling features for iPhone
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Jeff Benjamin joins Zac Hall to give Apple Watch Series 3 and Series 5 an exit interview before new models are announced. 9to5Mac Watch Time is a podcast series hosted by Zac Hall. In this series, we talk to real people about how Apple Watch is affecting their lives.

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iOS 14.5 Maps, Apple Glasses rumors, first TV+ AR app
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Images show ‘extremely rare’ iPhone 11 Pro misprint with misaligned Apple logo

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We see quite a few iPhone prototype images nowadays, but something that is rare is to see an iPhone misprint or some sort of production error. New images shared on Twitter this week show an iPhone 11 Pro misprint, which could be as rare as 1 in 100 million. The images were shared by the…

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We see quite a few iPhone prototype images nowadays, but something that is rare is to see an iPhone misprint or some sort of production error. New images shared on Twitter this week show an iPhone 11 Pro misprint, which could be as rare as 1 in 100 million.

The images were shared by the Internal Archive account on Twitter, which regularly shares images of rare Apple prototypes and accessories. The iPhone 11 Pro here features a misaligned Apple logo on the back, as it is slightly more to the right side than it should be.

The Internal Archive account claims that this misprinted iPhone 11 Pro could be as rare as 1 in 100 million, or “possible even rarer.” According to the account, this device recently sold for $2,700 — drastically more than a normal iPhone 11 Pro would sell for nowadays.

What’s interesting is that not only was this a production mishap, but it’s one that made it into the wild. In general, misprints such as this are destroyed during manufacturing to avoid them getting into the hands of collectors and users.

We saw something similar to this back in 2015, when a rare manufacturing error left an iPad Pro with a gold Touch ID ring and silver back, making for an extremely rare color combination. This iPad was shipped to a user, seemingly making it through all quality control checkpoints.

What do you think of this iPhone 11 Pro misprint? Have you seen other Apple products with similar production errors? Let us know down in the comments.

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