Yesterday we covered the release of the latest version of Pro Tools Control, Avid's free iPad app. We also recommended that users update to Eucon 3.3.1. However there still seem to be some issues so I decided to download and install Pro Tools Control on my iPad and also update to Eucon 3.3.1 and see what happened.
I cannot comment about earlier version of the Pro Tools Control app as this is the first time I have installed it. I went to the App Store inside iTunes, downloaded it onto my iPad 2 running iOS 8.2.
At the same time I updated my Eucon from 3.3 to 3.3.1. Once my iPad was updated, I opened Control and it wouldn't connect to Pro Tools. Enabling Eucon in the Peripherals menu didn't fix it (but is necessary for this to work) but quitting and restarted the Eucon app did the trick. Pro Tools Control and Eucon found each other through my wi-fi and home network, no messing with IP addresses etc like I used to have with my Artist Control.
At first glance all seems fine, everything seemed to work, and was reasonably responsive, however I became aware that the meters on my iPad app where all the way up when there was any audio on a track. So I decided to investigate further.
As you can see in the video, the meter problem on the iPad relates to which meter profiles I have set on Pro Tools. Pro Tools Classic and PPM Digital seem to work fine, however most of the other profiles don't work and my preferred PPM BBC setting was completely unusable.
For completeness I am running Pro Tools 12.2HD on a Mac Pro running 10.10.5. I have Eucon 3.3.1 and Pro Tools Control 1.0.4 running on an iPad 2 running iOS 8.2.
In conclusion I can get the latest version of the iPad app to work with Eucon 3.3.1, and working well so far except for the meters.
What are your experiences? Can you report what is happening to you? Please include you computer OS, iOS version, Eucon version, and Pro Tools version and lets see if we can work out what the issues are here.
Update - Read The Read Me!
Thanks to Kyle Splittgerber from Avid for pointing out my failure to read the Read Me files for the Eucon software. If I had read it all the way through, then I would have seen down near the bottom in the list of Known Issues the following...
Pro Tools | Control App meters show Sample Peak, always (EUCON-3908)
Pro Tools | Control app always uses the Sample Peak meter types. Other meter types selected within a DAW may not be accurately displayed on the app.
Update 2 - After Using It More
Having used the iPad app some more, this meter issue is a real deal breaker for me. I am being forced to choose between the meters I prefer, BBC PPMs or using the iPad app with meters I don't like. Well currently the iPad app is loosing. I do not want to have to use the Pro Tools Classic meters, which are the only meters that currently work properly with the iPad and so the iPad app is on the virtual shelf until Avid resolve this.