Wave as a Recording Remote

Jan 22, 2021

Next time you're in the studio recording a track, you can use Wave as a remote control to help manage your recordings from afar.

Using key commands, you can create a new track, hit record, and stop recording or mute a track—all while you play. 

We've created presets for Ableton, Logic and Pro Tools to get you started.

First step: Make sure you are running the latest version of Softwave

Second step: Download presets for your DAW

  • These preset banks were made on Mac. Some adjustment of key commands might be needed on Windows.


Logic Pro X

Download Preset

UP Button Creates new track (note that you need to press the button twice for it to register)

MIDDLE Button starts recording

DOWN Button stops recording and mutes the track


Pro Tools

Download Preset for Recording Remote

UP Button Disarms the current track and creates a new one

MIDDLE Button Moves cursor down a track, arms that track and starts recording

DOWN Button stops recording and mutes the track

  • Note that you might need to type in the key command for playlist again, depending on your keyboard language.


Download Preset for Playlist Remote

UP Button Creates a new playlist on the selected track

MIDDLE Button starts recording

DOWN Button stops recording

  • As users generally like to make playlists in Pro Tools this preset allows you to do that


Ableton Live

Download Preset

UP Button creates a new track and arms it

MIDDLE Button starts recording

DOWN Button stops recording, disarms and mutes the track

  • Note that Ableton doesn’t allow mapping to ‘Mute’ and ‘Arm’ so we have been using a Max 4 Live patch called Futility (version 3.3) -> https://gumroad.com/l/FKHsF
  • It costs $3 but is worth it. You load it to your sessions master track and for the preset bank to work you need to Key Map the Mute button to ‘m’ and the Arm button ‘r’.


1. Load the preset bank for your DAW of choice in Softwave

2. You can now use Wave as a recording remote in your DAW!

Learn more about Wave here

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