Logic users come in all sizes, shapes and flavours; and ranges of musical knowledge. There are certain basics of music theory however that everyone should know in order to use Logic efficiently. Here are five basics to help get you going with what you might be missing.
Even though Logic Pro X is an Apple application, with macOS Catalina there are a number of issues that mean that our advice to Logic Pro X users is the same as for other DAW users, DO NOT upgrade yet.
Studio ergonomics are so important to a comfortable work flow. It’s important that we are able to organize our space so that we are able to access our most used hardware within easy reach without straining, and with minimal interruption to our creative process.
The consolidation of MIDI CC based automation to Region Automation has been a significant improvement in Logic since version 10.4. One often voiced complaint, however, is that it is not possible to display and edit the MIDI data simultaneously alongside multiple lanes of automation. Here is a simple workaround.
Find out how simple it is to avoid the tools drop down menu in Logic Pro X using a handful of simple shortcuts in the free video extract from PureMix.
Antares has completed the revamp of its real-time pitch correction suite of plug-ins with Auto-Tune Artist. Artist sits right in the middle of their product line between Auto-Tune Access and Auto-Tune Pro. See and hear it in action.
In this video, I want to share with you what I consider to be a much underused and under-hyped tool in Logic Pro X. It works great when put to work on a parallel drum bus. I’m talking about Logic’s Phat FX. Added relatively recently, it is a multi-purpose multi-effects processor. But just because it is a multi-effects processor, that doesn’t mean you have to use all the multiple effects available all the time.
Logic Pro X has no shortage of methods to edit velocity values. In this free video, I will focus on two ways to scale multiple velocities using region automation in the Piano Roll Editor.
Happily, Logic provides us with the ability to customize the layout of our plug-in folder and control how and what appears in the plug-in menu list. But how can you back up this new plug-in folder layout? What happens if you have to reinstall Logic or your hard drive crashes, or you are migrating to a new computer? Fortunately, there is a simple way to back up the results of your re-organization.
In this free tutorial, we show you how to use Logic’s exclusive solo mode. Normally soloing a channel strip adds to the selection of what is solo’d. Engage exclusive solo mode to hear only a single channel strip at a time. This allows you to quickly listen to individual channel strips in isolation.
Getting to where you want to go is an art form in Logic. There are so many ways to navigate the timeline, that the options can be paralyzing. Here I’ll look at some of my favourite ways of moving the playhead around Logic, without touching the mouse.
Every DAW has its urban legends about how mixes sound different after being bounced down to a final stereo track. Talk of fixed-point versus floating point summing equations is usually introduced as evidence to prove one side of the argument or the other. Here’s how to scientifically test your bounced file with your multi track Logic project to determine if the differences are real or not.
In a new format, we are producing videos offering tips and solutions to common problems in under a minute. In this free tutorial, we show you how to name and sequentially number multiple channel strips simultaneously. The behaviour has changed in the recent Logic 10.4.5 update. Do you know how it is now done? Watch the video to find out.
In this video we use a mix of several UAD plug-ins to bring out the best character and tone of Logic’s Neo Soul producer Kit, as played by the Logic Pro X Drummer Curtis.
Listen to two examples in this video. The videographer wore the Hooke Verse for binaural stereo audio capture. Despite turning and moving throughout the space, the beautiful stereo ambiance of this high ceilinged loft is reflected in the recording in all its glory. Some EQ was added to sweeten the blend of the instruments played. But the fidelity was all already there from the Hooke Verse capture.
Apple has stepped up with a rapid response release to the recent 10.4.5 Logic update, released only a few weeks ago. Maintenance releases like this remind us that the Logic development team are constantly hard at work. Not only working on new features, but listening closely to user feedback and constantly looking for ways to make our beloved Logic as rock solid and stable as possible.
In a new format, we are producing videos offering tips and solutions to common problems in under a minute. In this free tutorial, we show you how to temporarily access the Velocity Tool function in the Piano Roll and Score Editor without switching tools.
Four new registered trademarks were issued to Apple today from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Two of the trademarks are related to existing technology in Logic Pro X. Enverb and Siververb. The other two trademarks are for “Machine Learning.”
In a new format, we are producing videos offering tips and solutions to common problems in under a minute. In this free tutorial, we show you how the three different states of the link button in Logic’s plug-in header works.
Logic Pro X 10.4.5 is a week old, and there are already some really nice tutorials available to help you wrap your head around the new features. Learn all about them here; as well as a surprise Easter Egg from Apple.
So many Logic Projects start out as loops, it’s a quick way to get ideas up and running but we’ve all got “stuck in the loop”, stacking more and more parts on top of each other but never actually creating any new music. In this free extract from “Fred Everything House Music Template and Workflow”, House DJ Fred Everything shares some tips on how to break out your Loop idea into a full length song as quickly as possible using Logic Pro X.
Based on Eventide’s original hardware H910 Harmonizer, this plug-in faithfully recreates the original’s unique combinations of pitch shifting, modulation, and delay. The result is everything from smooth doubling, chorusing, and flanging, to wild and creative pitch, delay, and other modulation based effects.
Logic’s new DeEsser 2 is a frequency specific compressor, designed to compress a particular frequency range within a complex audio signal. What makes this update so special is the addition of the new “relative” threshold mode.
What some may have missed about the 10.4.5 release is that Apple are getting Logic Pro X ready to work with the new Mac Pro when it is released in the ‘fall’. The new update includes performance optimisations that Apple says are designed to take advantage of the "groundbreaking power" of the upcoming Mac Pro.