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Logic Pro From A to Z – F is for Flex

Logic Pro From A to Z - F is for Flex

Figuring out what to focus on for the letter F was difficult. Folders jumped out as the obvious choice, since there are now several different types of them. Finally though, I settled on Flex. It is one of the great under-hyped features in Logic Pro. And now with Logic Pro X, we have Flex Pitch as well as Flex Time. For this post, I used a couple of Apple Loops to demonstrate a few of my favourite Flex functions.

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Logic Pro From A to Z – E is for Synths

Logic Pro From A to Z - E is for Synths

Edgy, energetic, effervescent, enigmatic, are all eligible adjectives appropriate to describes Logic Pro’s many “E” named synths. Since its first software instrument, the ES1, Logic Pro has used the letter E to name all of its synth (except for Sculpture, Ultrabeat, and Retro Synth). Even the recently renamed keyboard instruments were originally named EVP88, EVB3 and EVD6. Exploring them all in a single post is impractical. Instead, I’ll take a factory patch that begins with the letter E from each of these synths, suggest a tweak or two, and then try to make some music with them.

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Logic Pro From A to Z – C is for Controlling Complexity

Logic Pro From A to Z - C is for Controlling Complexity

Creating carefully crafted arrangements is what Logic Pro is all about. Clearly it has a plethora of tools to help us with this process. One of the most fundamental aspects of computing, using the clipboard’s copy and paste functions, has myriads of uses and applications in Logic Pro. Regions in the main area, notes in the MIDI editors, presets, settings, markers, tempo, and signature events can all be copied using the key command C. Doing this places them in Logic Pro’s invisible clipboard, available for pasting at new locations or positions in the timeline.

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Logic Pro From A to Z – A is for Alias

Logic Pro From A to Z - A is for Alias

“All the Things You Are”. It’s a well-known tin pan alley song by Jerome Kern in the key of Ab. It’s also what I plan to write about concerning Logic Pro. All the things it is to me. “All the Things You Are” is also a phrase that begins with the letter A. And that is the format I will be using in an ongoing 26 part series with Logic Pro X tips. An alphabetarium. The letters of Logic Pro. Each post starting with and focusing on a different letter of the alphabet. I’ll try and include some features and/or tips with each post. But it will primarily be my ode to Logic Pro, one letter at a time. So let’s get started…

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Led Zeppelin Plagiarism – Copy, Right?

Led Zeppelin Plagiarism – Copy, Right?

Dennis, our Logic Pro Expert site editor, sent Doug and I an interesting article a couple of days ago. It concerns a pending copyright suit against Led Zeppelin that alleges the song “Stairway To Heaven” was stolen from the song “Taurus” by a band called Spirit, whom they were touring with at the time. We’ve been talking back and forth about it, and it not surprisingly lead us to a discussion on the larger question of what constitutes an original idea versus stealing. Following are some thoughts we’ve been bouncing around.

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Logic Pro X 10.0.7 – Snapshot Automation

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Logic Pro X 10.0.7 has so many great enhancements it’s easy to overlook the powerful addition of snapshot automation. They don’t label it as such, but it is present by way of four new, very useful, key commands. I’m dating myself here, but for those of us old enough to remember, the only way to accomplish snapshot style automation previously was by cabling up channel splitters, tracks, and ports in the Environment. It was so obtuse, it was rarely used.

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IK Multimedia EQ 73 and EQ 81 Review

IK Multimedia EQ 73 and EQ 81 Review

There is a new era emerging in the plug-in EQ universe. We’ve all seen and heard the emulations before, and they’re great. But IK Multimedia is breaking new ground with their EQ 73 and EQ 81 T-RackS modules. Based on classic Neve 1073 and Neve 1081 channel strips, IK Multimedia have beautifully and faithfully modelled not only their tonal characteristics, but also the preamp stages of these units. This may not sound like a big deal, but it is.

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How to Search for Logic Pro X Project Alternatives

Alternatives

Many of us are using Logic Pro X Project Alternatives to create alternate versions of projects. It is a simple and intuitive way to easily save and recall project variations. Logic Pro X gives us the ability to attach meaningful names to each alternative that can be as unique from the actual project name as desired. They can be related to the project name, which I personally find to be useful for my workflow, or the alternatives can be named something completely different.

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The Future of Logic Pro X – Calling All Sleuths!

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Dennis, Doug, and I have been uncovering some mysterious Logic Pro X artifacts in the past few days. Could these be clues as to what’s in store for us down the road? On their own, they are nothing. In fact, even together they could be nothing. Or, they could be something. But hell, speculating is fun! We invite you to do your own sleuthing and share your hypothesis on the future of Logic Pro.

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