In this Expert Tutorial, contributor Chris Vandeviver walks through dicing up and creating your own electronic kits by using Flex Time to quickly break up drum loops, exporting the samples back into the Project Browser, and dragging and dropping the samples right into an Empty kit.
The elusive ingredient we all always seem to be searching for is the perfect emulation of analog circuit components and characteristics. Hear for yourself if True Iron by Kazrog fills the need.
In this post, I’ll walk you through the steps involved in creating a basic set of Articulation IDs for the Chris Hein Ensemble String Library. The same principles apply however to any third-party multi articulation based software instrument.
In this video, I’m going to take two different instances of Halls of Fame, run serially on a return bus, to create an interesting and unique vocal reverb. By trimming the start and end points, combining two different IR’s is a fun and creative way to create a unique vocal reverb space.
Plug-ins are the hot topic of the day. Andy Cherna digs deep into the psyche of Logic users, and offers some thoughts on how to get the most out of what you have.
At first glance, Channel EQ looks like a standard surgical “Frequency - gain - width” based multiple band equalizer. While it does do this and does it very well, it is also capable of a lot more. Take a look at some of these tips to brush up on your Channel EQ chops.
Two of the greatest features in Logic Pro X are Apple Loops, and the ability to easily convert them to EXS24 Instruments. Convert to New Sampler Track is one of my favourite features and a powerful way to use the software sampler in this DAW to dramatically reshape loops. In this video I'll walk you through the process using one of Logic's stock Apple Loops.
In this Expert Tutorial, contributor Chris Vandeviver shows how to make the most of Smart Tempo.
In the first part of this series I looked at how to use Drummer’s Feel knob, found on the Details page of Logic’s Drummer Editor, to establish either an ahead of the beat or behind the beat feel for Logic’s Drummer regions. But what if you want to alter the feel of only specific elements within the drum groove? Although this isn’t doable directly from the Drummer editor, fortunately, it is achieved relatively easily using Drummer’s Convert to MIDI function.
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The idea of “push” and “pull” with regards to pop based drum grooves refers to playing slightly ahead or behind the beat, in order to impart a slightly different feel to the music. Discover how the Feel knob on the Details page of Logic’s Drummer is used to control this aspect of the groove.
In this free tutorial, Logic Pro Expert contributor Chris Vandeviver demonstrates the many options available for exporting audio out of Logic Pro X.
A few days ago, my colleague Russ Hughes put together an interesting Production Expert post on the importance of mono compatibility. Given the home audio revolution taking place, more and more people are listening to music on single speaker solutions that sum the left and right sides together. This raises the question of how best to monitor stereo mixes for mono compatibility within Logic Pro X.
I had a guitar player over to record recently. We paired up Amp Designer (getting a relatively clean tone, using a slightly tweaked version of the Large Blackface Clean preset) with Eventide’s UltraTap and MangledVerb, and came up with a really interesting and unusual lead guitar tone.
This changes everything. Arcade is a loop synthesizer with new content delivered every day and tools to transform it all so it sounds like you.
Since the beginning of the Logic Pro Expert blog, our goal has been clear; to offer Logic Pro users the information they need to get the best from Logic and make as much of it free of charge.
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In this article, Eli Krantzberg puts Universal Audio's Pure Plate reverb to work in Logic Pro X.
Eli Krantzberg reviews the Blasting Room Signature Series Drums, a premium drum sample library for Kontakt that was produced, engineered and mixed by Jason Livermore and Bill Stevenson at the Blasting Room in Fort Collins, Colorado.
In this video, sponsored by Universal Audio, I’ve put the UA Manley VoxBox channel strip to work in two very different musical contexts. One is an already tracked rough, raw vocal recorded in a budget home studio. The other a pristine jazz vocal recorded in a state-of-the-art recording facility.
In one of my recent, not infrequent, Skype calls with my Groove3 colleague Doug Zangar, a couple of interesting little-known tips involving the Option key and automation came up. I’d like to share them with you here.
Antares has recently come out with a fantastic upgrade to their flagship pitch correction plug-in, Auto Tune. The new Auto Tune Pro has a completely redesigned interface, making it easier and more intuitive to use than ever.
Logic Pro’s Flex Pitch is a fantastic asset to us all, and it’s free of course. But Auto Tune Pro does things that not only does Flex pitch not do, but no other pitch correction plug-in (that I know of) does!
Eli reviews the all new PRS SuperModels guitar amp plugin, developed by Waves in collaboration with boutique guitar amp maker and guitarist Paul Reed Smith.
Logic Pro X lends itself very nicely to the task of processing a mono guitar in stereo. In this video, sponsored by Universal Audio, I’m going to use two different Universal Audio guitar amp plug-ins, the Chandler Limited GAV19T, and the Engel E646VS, to create a nice rich, thick ethereal guitar solo sound.