Focusing Too Much on Plugins can Cause Obesity

Everybody in the US knows about the “Food Pyramid.” It’s a diagram that shows the different food groups and how much serving of each group people should eat to maintain a healthy diet. At the top of the pyramid are the sweets and fatty foods that should be low on everybody’s consumption list, but unfortunately, that is exactly what most people are stuffing in their face in great quantities, causing obesity and all other sorts of health issues.

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Logic Pro Tip – Plan Ahead!

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I had a colleague here at my studio last week. He asked me to help him put the finishing touches on a couple of mixes that he started in Logic Pro on his own. They were due for delivery the next day, and he just wanted me to make a few quick tweaks and add some sub group processing with a few plug-ins he doesn’t’ have. He assured me he didn’t want to spend more than an hour or two on it.

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Review – Exponential Audio R4

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Exponential Audio offer three fantastic sounding reverb plug-ins. Phoenixverb, R2, and Nimbus. R4 ups the ante with unprecedented features to shape the early reflections and tail portions of the reverb signal independently. It is the culmination of “clean” and “character” reverbs rolled into one easy to use reverb plug-in that does everything you need and didn’t know you needed from reverb. Let’s take a look at what makes R4 unique.

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Review – Eventide Fission

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Every once in a while a new plug-in comes out that really does something, well, new! And Eventide Fission is one of them. I have had the great pleasure of being able to give it a spin, and it is fantastic. The only thing that comes even a little bit close to doing what it does within Logic Pro X’s suite of built-in plug-ins is the Enveloper.

And only just barely.

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Logic Pro Tutorial – Secondary Modulation with EXS 24

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I just completed a series of videos on the new Analog Strings instrument from Output and was blown away with the incredible sounding modulations created with their Flux feature. This type of function is often referred to as secondary modulation: modulating the modulator. The rhythmically complex patterns that result are very compelling. How can we emulate this sort of vibe with Logic Pro’s plug-ins?

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Poll – Which Mac Do You Use to Run Logic Pro ?

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Apple’s Logic Pro developers have been hard at work. The recent 10.3 (and 10.3.1) updates are fantastic. However, as with their other “single dot” releases, the minimum OS requirements were updated. Apple’s (unofficial) policy seems to be to support one Mac OS version previous to the current one, but nothing earlier. So, with Sierra being the current Mac OS, El Capitan became the minimum OS required for Logic Pro X 10.3, just as Yosemite became the minimum OS required to run Logic Pro X 10.2.

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