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NAMM 2017 – Singing in the Rain

a screenshot of logic pro x 10.3

I’ve just returned from a productive and invigorating edition of the NAMM 2017 show. For me, NAMM serves two functions. On the one hand is the business end of it. It is my annual opportunity to meet with colleagues and friends, visit with audio plug-in developers I deal with doing my Groove3 videos throughout the year, and get the scoop on new and upcoming releases and developments in our little corner of the world.

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Video – Using the Waves Eddie Kramer Vocal Channel

a screenshot of the waves eddie kramer vocal plugin in logic pro x

Logic Pro X contains a plethora of great sounding EQ, compressor, delay, reverb, and other plug-ins useful for vocal processing. A great deal of control and creative possibility is available in shaping the sound of a track. It can however be time consuming experimenting and zeroing in on the optimal signal flow and settings. The idea behind Waves’ signature series vocal processing plug-ins is to do a lot of the work in advance for you, while still offering a degree of creative control.

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Review: iLoud Micro Monitors from IK Multimedia

a picture of the iLoud Micro Monitors by IK Multimedia

IK Multimedia creates products we need and want before we know that we need and want them. Their now ubiquitous iOS hardware and software broke new ground. The subject of this review is IK Multimedia’s new iLoud Micro Monitor system. They’re a fresh take on near field monitors, designed for use on the go as well as in the studio.

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Review – iRig HD 2

the all new iRig HD2

I’m not a guitar player, and I’m blown away with the new iRig HD 2 from IK Multimedia! They’ve always been great at straddling that line between consumer, prosumer and professional. And this new I/O wins on all three levels.

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Logic Pro from A to Z – T is for Tremolo

Logic Pro from A to Z - T is for Top Ten Toggles

The sort of cyclical variation of volume associated with tremolo effects can be generated via a plug-in, or easily be set up directly in a synth’s programming. It is often desirable to build tremolo directly into a synth patches programming in order to maximize internal routing, signal flow, and processing possibilities. Here I’ll look briefly at the plug-in, and then show you how to use the EXS 24’s modulation matrix to quickly and easily construct an internal tremolo routing.

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Logic Pro from A to Z – S is for Split, Splice and Splay

Logic Pro from A to Z - S is for Split, Splice and Splay

Songwriters write about separation all the time. In fact, Paul Simon once famously wrote about fifty ways to leave one’s lover. A friend of mine once quipped, “I don’t know why anyone would need or want more than one”; but that’s another article. Unlike unhappy lovers though, us Logic Pro users have and need many ways of splitting, separating and other wise pulling apart our notes, regions, and arrangements in order to realize our musical goals. Here I’ll look at ten different ways Logic Pro has of separating, splitting, and splicing our work; all towards creative ends.

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