Creating Perfect Crescendos in Logic Pro X

There's often more than one way to achieve a production trick in Logic Pro X. That's true when creating crescendos too. Master Logician, Jay Asher, shows you how to add impact to your music in Logic.  

One of the most dramatic and effective devices in the composition of music is the crescendo. Long, slow crescendos can create great impact in a film cue. A short suspended cymbal roll with a crescendo can make a transition in a pop ballad come alive.

Logic Pro X gives us a number of ways to create these with great precision. Let's explore a few. 

In Pic 1, you see a percussion part with Logic Pro's host based automation enabled, It defaults to Volume by default.

Pic 1

Pic 1

Let us say that I want a gradual crescendo from bar 11 to the end. All I need to do is to click in nodes at bar 1, bar 11, and at the very end, Then I simply drag the last node up to my desired level, as I have done in Pic 2.

Pic 2

Pic 2


As Chef Emeril would say, 'BAM!'

Jay is a Los Angeles-based composer, songwriter, arranger and orchestrator, conductor, keyboardist, as well as vocalist. As a composer, he is best known for scoring the New World Television series Zorro. Among the films and TV movies he has arranged, orchestrated and/or conducted are Paramount Pictures' Blame It On Rio Read More


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