As Apple’s premier audio tool (the other being Garageband), Logic Pro enjoys an enviable position as far as audio gear is concerned. Since most producers still use Mac, manufacturers have no option but to make their offerings integrate seamlessly with Apple software. Consequently, Logic Pro users enjoy a wide range of audio interfaces, keyboards, and controllers that work out of the box with it.
You can choose practically any keyboard or audio interface and it will invariably work well with Logic Pro.
However, as we’ll share below, some will outperform others. So here’s a closer look at our roundup of the best studio gear for Logic Pro.
1. Keyboards and Controllers
Every single Akai keyboard works seamlessly with Logic Pro. But if you want a keyboard that threads the line between ‘affordability’ and ‘performance’, you have to go with Akai MPK249. As one of the top offerings from Akai, it offers all the bells and whistles you’d want from a studio controller. The fact that it works great with Logic is just the icing on the cake.
You can see our MPK249 review here.
2. Audio Interfaces
Logic Pro works well with most audio interfaces you can think of. While I recommend the Focusrite Scarlett range for most home studios, my favorite Logic Pro audio interface is actually the Focusrite Clarett 2Pre.
Clarett is Focusrite’s range of thunderbolt interfaces. As such they work exceptionally well with Logic Pro (Apple created the thunderbolt format, after all). The audio quality is markedly better than the Scarlett range, and it’s priced well-enough for enthusiasts.
3. Control Surfaces
As with audio interfaces, Logic Pro users have no dearth of options when it comes to control surfaces. Most offerings on the market will integrate easily with Logic. However, for the money, we think the FaderPort series from PreSonus tops the charts.
The entire range has a ton of control options, large, tactile buttons, and rock solid integrations with most DAWs. You can also get them with 1, 8 or 16 faders based on your needs.
You can see all our recommended control surfaces for Logic Pro on this page.
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