Creating The Perfect Techno Kick With Logic Pro's Sculpture

Sculpture isn't only good at material sounds. See how to use its controls in unusual and creative ways to build an authentic techno kick drum patch.  

Logic Pro X comes with a set of amazing software instruments and among the most impressive and useful is Sculpture - a unique physical modeling instrument. By recreating the sound of vibrating materials like wood, glass, nylon, or metal, it can generate creative variations of strings, bells, chimes, and other instruments. But it's also capable of more varied results if you know how to use it. In this short video from the course Logic Pro X 204: Sculpture Sound Design Workshop, synth and Logic expert Rishabh Rajan uses advanced techniques to go beyond simple sound design and show you how to build a cool techno kick patch.

Logic Pro X 204: Sculpture Sound Design Workshop

By tweaking the material types used as the basis of the sound and reducing the number of harmonics, Rishabh is able to start morphing the signal into something quite different. He then adds a second object in - a second sound source - and shows you how to modify this and then a third object, combining the elements to form an authentic-sounding techno kick.

Changing the waveshaper and pushing input levels helps to distort the signal a little for that heavy techno feel. It's a step by step guide to making something completely unexpected from Sculpture. Check out the rest of the videos in the course for lots more advanced tips and examples of how to get the most out of this most powerful of Logic's instruments.

Watch the course Logic Pro X 204: Sculpture Sound Design Workshop in the Ask.Audio Academy | macProVideo | Ask.Video

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