We all have different ways of programming drum parts into Logic. Some are real time, and some are non-real time mouse based workflows. I prefer playing in my parts rather than mousing them in. In this video, I’m going to look at a couple of ways I like to work in the Tracks Area. You don’t have to be a great finger drummer to accomplish this. Logic gives us plenty of tools to simplify the drum part entry process.
Every DAW has built in EQ plug-ins, and Logic offers many. The Channel EQ is a workhorse, capable of considerable flexibility with regards to how frequencies are boosted or attenuated. Logic’s single band EQ is a competent purpose designed multi-function single band variation for the times when multi-band EQ isn’t necessary. However, what about vintage analog style EQs? Read on to learn about what Logic has to offer.
We often tend to take for granted what’s right in front of us. Particularly when it comes to effects plug-ins. Love the one your with before straying! Logic’s venerable Stereo Delay is often overlooked, but hopefully not forgotten. In this video, I show you how I use it on a mono guitar solo to add a nice stereo thickening quality before the signal is sent to reverb.
In this video, I’ll show you my workflow utilizing linked lanes to generate interesting and dynamic linear style drum grooves. You can use any software drum instrument for this, but here I am using Modern & Massive from GetGoodDrums . They not only sound great, but also offer really fun and flexible mixing options.
Antares has released Auto-Tune Access, making vocal tuning more accessible, easier to use, and less expensive, than ever before. When I first saw a demo of this at NAMM I had my suspicions that this was too good to be true. After all, how accurate can it be when there are literally just two controls, with three settings each? After testing it out, I have to say that the results are simply stunning. I don’t know how they’ve tweaked their detection and processing algorithms, but this thing just works!
With over fifteen years of experience touring and recording with some of the biggest names in rock, Christian Matthew Cullen has brought his not inconsiderable experience, as a performer and sound programmer, to the table and created a pack of twenty channel strip presets for Logic’s Vintage B3 Organ, for both Logic and MainStage.
In this video, sponsored by SynchroArts, you can see how a few simple mouse clicks in VocAlign Project auto aligns dub tracks with a guide track. In this case, I used the lead vocal as the timing reference to correct the phrasing of the harmonies, which were originally recorded along with another lead vocal take that had different phrasing.
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?