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.
Logic users welcome to Logic Pro X 10.4.5. At the heart of this new version is an entirely re-written faster, snappier, bigger, better, Mixer that not only holds significant promise for the future but already delivers a new feature that for some users, will change their whole approach to template creation.
n this short video, I share two (well, three actually) handy automation workflow tips that will help simplify routine tasks. They’re simple. Committing them to memory is the hard part.
Sampleson is a relatively new company specializing in fantastic sounding Rhodes based instruments and effects. Their latest offering is a very interesting spectral modeled Rhodes Piano Bass called Fire. And best of all, it is free for the next 60 days.
As full featured as Logic Pro X’s internal FX are, one unfortunate omission is a tape emulation plug-in. So, this is a very worthwhile addition to Logic’s built in processors. I'm a big fan of tape emulation technology. And the simpler it is to use, the better, in my opinion. In this video, sponsored by Universal Audio, I show two different approaches to using Oxide Tape in a real-world mix. They both work, yet yield slightly different sonic results.
Follow along in this video as I capture the feel of an apple loop and then apply it to a MIDI bass part. And then vice versa. I’ll show you how to take the timing and feel of the MIDI performance, and apply that to the Apple Loop.
We all have different ways of programming drum parts into Logic. Some are real time, and some are non-real time mouse based workflows. I prefer playing in my parts rather than mousing them in. In this video, I’m going to look at a couple of ways I like to work in the Tracks Area. You don’t have to be a great finger drummer to accomplish this. Logic gives us plenty of tools to simplify the drum part entry process.
New from Ample Sound, Ample Guitar SJ (Super Jumbo), based on a Gibson Acoustic SJ-200 Vintage Custom Shop guitar, is there most comprehensive release yet. It combines all of the performance and tone shaping characteristics found throughout their other instruments.
Every DAW has built in EQ plug-ins, and Logic offers many. The Channel EQ is a workhorse, capable of considerable flexibility with regards to how frequencies are boosted or attenuated. Logic’s single band EQ is a competent purpose designed multi-function single band variation for the times when multi-band EQ isn’t necessary. However, what about vintage analog style EQs? Read on to learn about what Logic has to offer.
The Creative Process is all about generating, developing, and curating ideas. The creation of ideas is known as “ideation.” As composers, managing our thoughts in their various stages from inception to completion, how do we do this in Logic Pro X.
We often tend to take for granted what’s right in front of us. Particularly when it comes to effects plug-ins. Love the one your with before straying! Logic’s venerable Stereo Delay is often overlooked, but hopefully not forgotten. In this video, I show you how I use it on a mono guitar solo to add a nice stereo thickening quality before the signal is sent to reverb.
In this video, I’ll show you my workflow utilizing linked lanes to generate interesting and dynamic linear style drum grooves. You can use any software drum instrument for this, but here I am using Modern & Massive from GetGoodDrums . They not only sound great, but also offer really fun and flexible mixing options.
Spectrasonics today released an update to Omnisphere with something for everyone. In addition to expanding their innovative hardware synth integration with support for over 65 new hardware synths, there are also some really nice major enhancements to Omnisphere’s arpeggiator.
Antares has released Auto-Tune Access, making vocal tuning more accessible, easier to use, and less expensive, than ever before. When I first saw a demo of this at NAMM I had my suspicions that this was too good to be true. After all, how accurate can it be when there are literally just two controls, with three settings each? After testing it out, I have to say that the results are simply stunning. I don’t know how they’ve tweaked their detection and processing algorithms, but this thing just works!
Deciding how long a reverb tail to use in your mixes encompasses a lot of variables. What is the tempo of the song? How busy are the parts? Are there a lot of open spaces between phrases, or are they densely packed together? Do you want to convey a sense of an intimate closer space, or a larger distant space? These are just some of the considerations that play an important role in communicating the intended emotion of the music. In this video I use Logic’s ChromaVerb with tempo synced decay and pre-delay values, to create a lush enveloping reverb on a lead vocal focused pop ballad.
Neyrinck have announced that there is an update of their V-Control Pro software which brings support for Avid’s legacy Pro Control and Control 24 control surfaces to more DAWs.
With over fifteen years of experience touring and recording with some of the biggest names in rock, Christian Matthew Cullen has brought his not inconsiderable experience, as a performer and sound programmer, to the table and created a pack of twenty channel strip presets for Logic’s Vintage B3 Organ, for both Logic and MainStage.
Vienna Symphonic Library have a great special on until the end of March 2019 on their Synchron libraries. They are offering a discount of up to 35% on their entire collection of Synchron Series products. Including, strings, brass, percussion, piano, and drum libraries. The current special includes eleven products in total. They also offer “Synchron-ized” libraries, containing re-edited samples from their Vienna Instruments series, customized and mapped for the new Synchron Player.
In this video, sponsored by SynchroArts, you can see how a few simple mouse clicks in VocAlign Project auto aligns dub tracks with a guide track. In this case, I used the lead vocal as the timing reference to correct the phrasing of the harmonies, which were originally recorded along with another lead vocal take that had different phrasing.
n this video, sponsored by Universal Audio, I have Montreal session drummer Jean Nadeau in my studio to lay down some drum tracks. We set up sends on the five drum mics to Aux 1, using Ocean Ways Studio reverb and Oxide Tape. And then to Aux 2, using the Neve 33609 and Elysia Mpressor for a drum crush bus. Both Aux channels are printed to Logic Pro X independently of the five drum tracks.