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.
The thing I probably record the most these past years, however, is my own voice. Doing VOs for the various videos I do here and for groove3. And after years of trying various mics of varying pedigrees, I have settled on the humble Audio Technica 4040. If I had to choose just one mic, this would be it. Not just because it suits my voice better than all my others, but it also seems to be a general all-around good sounding mic that is usable in most situations I throw at it.
With all the virtual flyers reaching our inboxes every day, it can be difficult to block out the “noise”, and zero in on what might be of real value to us. So we thought it might be fun to ask each of the logic pro expert team to choose a single plug-in that they can’t (or wouldn’t want to) live without. In other words, to cut through to the bone of what is really important to each of us. Perhaps that might be of value to you as you are contemplating your own potential purchase choices?
e-Instruments has come up with a sample set for the classic 1974 Wurlitzer electric pianos. And in case you are wondering, yes; it feels great to play! Weighing in at a solid 4.5GB, Session Keys Electric W is more than just a stunning sample set. Like their other keyboards, there are two sample sets to choose from. In this case, one is sampled from the instrument’s direct output. The other is captured from the instruments built-in speakers and recorded with various microphones.
It’s much easier to fire up Logic, or whatever your DAW of choice is, and play around with some new plug-ins than thinking about the larger questions that are constantly there in the background. Nagging away at us, even if we are not really consciously aware of them. The more time we spend denying these realities, the more time we waste not being our best creative selves and getting the most out of the time we put in in front of our workstations.