Using Logic Remote with a Local Ad-Hoc Wi-Fi Network
Logic Remote is a super useful app. Two weeks ago, I was in a band rehearsal for Newsies tweaking volume levels of the keyboard patches. Before Logic Remote was a thing, I would remote desktop into the rig computer and tweak that way. Now, I can mix the entire show with an iPad without distracting the keyboard player. Unfortunately, the theatre didn’t have the best WiFi connection and I wasn’t able to connect the usual way. I could’ve technically set up a WiFi hotspot on my phone, but I didn’t want to go that route. Here’s how I was able to set up a local ad-hoc network on the Mac so that Logic Remote could connect to it.
Create a Network
First, create a WiFi network on the Mac. To do this, click on the network icon in your menu bar and select “Create a Network,” Name the network, select a channel (I usually use Channel 11), and create a password. You’ll now be automatically connected to the network you created. This means you won’t be able to browse the Internet. Next, navigate to the Network window in System Preferences.
The network you created should now appear in your preferred networks. Highlight it, and then click on the TCP/IP tab.