Logic Pro 9.1.5 is on the streets. Highlights:Continue Reading
Logic Pro 9.1.5 is on the streets. Highlights:Continue Reading
For today, I have a quick tip that will gain you some time, especially in the long run.Continue Reading
Before I forget: Last week I upgraded to a brand new, smoking Two 2.66GHz 6-Core Intel Xeon Mac Pro. I did a complete reinstall of all my plugins and a clean install of Logic Studio. Installing Logic Studio only took about 40 minutes (all discs!). How, you may wonder? By using Disc Images. I knew these would turn out to be handy one day… I mounted all images at once, and skipped the verification process.
Read more about making disc images of your install discs right here.
When you’re using a sample library where articulations are plenty, you’ll be forced to deal with many keyswitches. Sometimes, the sustain pedal triggers a different articulation too, forcing you to use Hyperdraw. Here’s a quick way to control the sustain pedal with its own ‘keyswitch’ – by using Transformer. I’ll use Scarbee Jay Bass as an example.Continue Reading
9.1.4 is on the streets.
Support for opening projects imported from GarageBand for iPad, and many improvements regarding editing Take Folders.
Every now and then, support.apple.com has some pretty good posts with how to’s, troubleshooting tips and video’s for Logic Pro users.Continue Reading
Logic Pro’s Space Designer has a limited choice of gated Reverbs, so sometimes it’s best to just make your own. We’ll cover how to make a gated Reverb the classic way, by compressing the Reverb and cutting it off with a Noise Gate. We’ll throw in a Transformer object to finish it off 2011 style.Continue Reading
There are many plugins that can create a gating effect in a snap. Some of these even allow you to quickly make your own gating pattern, usually in a visual environment. In Logic Pro, it’s fairly easy to make a gating effect without any plugins, by using an Instrument object and a Transformer object in the Environment. The best part is that you get to play the effect on your keyboard, and even program the gating pattern in the Piano Roll editor. Let me walk you through the steps to see how this is done.Continue Reading
It’s Sunday, and that’s our fun day. So why not mangle some drum loops with Logic Pro’s Transformer Object? In this article, I’ll exactly show you how to set up Logic Pro’s Environment for some inspiring, experimental, out of this world audio manipulation, and go right up to the point where you’ll lose all sense of control.Continue Reading
In this article, I’ll show you exactly how to play Logic Pro’s Pitch Correction plugin via keyboard in real-time. It’s a feature the plugin does not offer by default, it only can be achieved by using a Transformer object in the Environment. Let’s look at how that’s done.Continue Reading
I’ve worked with Logic for quite some time now, but I never really took the time to seriously look at what all the objects in the Environment are for. I use the arpeggiator on occasion and know how to create a new instrument, or even a mapped instrument should I need one.Continue Reading
Let’s talk crashes. I must say I’ve had my dose through the years. I tend to update Logic Pro rather quickly after there’s an update out, which isn’t always the smartest thing to do. I run a pretty big collection of third-party plugins – so I easily lose track of version updates. Dealing with crashes unfortunately is an integral part of working with Logic Pro, so let’s have a look at what you can do to find out more about the cause of a crash.Continue Reading
In this post I’ll look into how to make delays wider in Logic Pro. First I’ll work with a mono source, and a Stereo Delay. Later on, I’ll cover stereo sources. I’ll be using Logic Pro’s stock plugins, and branch out a little by using some Brainworx and Waves plugins in part two. Let’s jump right in without delay…Continue Reading
In my blog’s statistics, which I check frequently, I see a lot of search queries like ‘what does Enveloper do?’ or something in that area. For a quick demonstration of what Logic Pro’s Enveloper does, try this approach:Continue Reading
The midrange of a mix is really where it’s at. It is the most important band. The rest is all ear candy.Continue Reading
Lately I’ve been programming drums by dragging .WAV files directly into the Arrange Window. This method certainly has its limitations and drawbacks, but it doesn’t require me to set up an instance of the EXS24 sampler, Ultrabeat or a third party plugin before I can begin programming.Continue Reading
Staying organized by using colors improves workflow, all the way up the final stage of production: making stems. However, there’s a small caveat I learned about this week.Continue Reading
In part three of the Solo The Sides series, we’ll take a close look at all Logic Pro stock plugins that affect the stereo image of your mix, and listen to the side information only, one plugin at a time. If Mid Side processing confuses you still, run through these examples a few times. Next time you solo the sides of your favorite track for some mixing inspiration, it should be a lot easier to recognize what effect types were used in your reference track. All examples are Apple Loops. I used the free Brainworx bx_solo plugin to solo the side information.Continue Reading
We’ll look at fading groups with one fader object, have two Transformer objects do all the dirty balancing work, and control the Transformer object’s operation values with faders while we’re at it. This way, a simple fade can be turned into a very powerful part of your arrangement. Read on and master those group fades…Continue Reading
The Air Display application turns an iPad into a wireless computer monitor with a touchscreen. Avatron, maker of the app, was founded by a former Apple software engineering manager, and a team of veteran Mac OS X programmers. I’ve been test-driving Air Display some more recently, to see how it would work together with Logic Pro. My findings are below, along with some images of the iPad displaying various Logic Pro plugins and windows.Continue Reading
I’m taking Air Display for a spin. This app lets you turn an iOS device into an extended display. There’s also a version for the Mac, which turns another Mac into extra screen real estate. All devices have to be on the same network.
Cool app for Logic Pro users, wouldn’t you think? As you can see, I’m displaying a Channel EQ on my iPad. I must say, it works great. Adjusting EQ by touching is an awesome experience. Displaying the Analyzer on the iPad: very cool. Plugins with turning knobs are bit more difficult to control (Waves VComp in my case). Being able to make the window size of Logic Pro’s stock plugins bigger comes in really handy. After the weekend, I’ll try out Sample Editor, Mixer, etcetera. So Apple, your Logic Pro Remote app? Bring it on.
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Here’s a list of OS X keyboard shortcuts that should come in handy when you’re working with Logic Pro. For more OS X keyboard goodness, follow the link at the bottom of this article. Have an OS X keyboard shortcut tip yourself to speed up workflow? Drop it in the comments!Continue Reading
Do you have a large collection of Sampler Instruments in your homefolder? Since Sampler Instruments folders get scanned every time Logic Pro starts, chances are their sheer size is affecting Logic Pro’s startup time.Continue Reading
One of my favorite knobs on the Moog Voyager is the Spacing knob. What it does is quite simple: it sets different cutoff points for two filters that are placed on the left and right channel separately, so you’re detuning two separate hard-panned filters.Continue Reading
Lately I’ve been reading a lot about curves. No, not those. I’m talking about the Smiley Curve and the Equal Loudness Curve, which is also known as the Fletcher-Munson curve. Simply put, the Fletcher-Munson curve illustrates the relationship between sound levels and frequencies, and how we perceive loudness.Continue Reading