Leave Me Alone! – Disable alerts when using Logic Remote

I was recently doing some tracking using the convenient Logic Remote app (see link elsewhere on this page to download it for free from the App Store). Even though my studio is small and the computer was only slightly out of reach from where I had the mic set up, using Logic Remote allowed me to see if my levels were okay as well as start and stop recording much easier.

But while I was tracking, I felt my iPad vibrate and thought I heard an alert. How annoying! Fortunately, it was during a silent part in the vocals so I could edit it out later. But still, I wondered, how can I avoid that in the future? Then I remembered, I could use Do Not Disturb to silence calls, alerts, and notifications from the iPad. There’s a full explanation at the link, but the short version is to swipe up from the bottom of the screen to open Control Center, and then tap the crescent moon. Note that if you have Do Not Disturb set up to allow calls from particular people or repeated calls, those will get through. You will also want to have Silence set to “Always” and not “Only while iPad is locked.” Otherwise, Do Not Disturb will allow everything through because your iPad is unlocked when you’re using Logic Remote. It might be a good idea to set your iPhone to Do Not Disturb during tracking as well!

[Feature request for Logic Remote I need to share with Apple: It needs a mode to display and enter notes. I often put the lyrics in the notes in Logic Pro, and it would be really helpful to be able to read the lyrics from there while I’m using the app to control tracking. I’m sure other people would like the ability to edit and read notes on their iPad as well for other reasons.]