How To Make Your Tracks More Interesting Using Logic Pro X's Step FX Plugin

Adding dynamic modulation to any part in a Logic session just got easier. Joshua Carney explores the Step FX plug in this short video.  

New in the massive Logic Pro X 10.4 update, the Step FX bring a whole different level of creativity to any session. But how do they work? In this short video from the course Logic Pro X 202: The Step FX, Joshua Carney shows you the core functions of the Step Modulator, breaking down how it works and how you can use it to add movement, dynamism and much more to your tracks. 

Using the example of an Alchemy bass part, Joshua demonstrates how to take one of the plug-in's three modulators and assign it to affect the filter cutoff knob on the synth. The result is that the bass sound becomes much more interesting, almost dubstep in its pulsating character. And by tweaking the modulator and the filter amounts, you'll see that you can easily make the effect behave just how you want it to. For a complete guide to all the powerful new Step-based effects in Logic, be sure to check out the full course! 

Watch the full course Logic Pro X 202: The Step FX in the Ask.Audio Academy | macProVideo | Ask.Video

Logic Pro X 202: The Step FX

Logic Pro X 10.4 brought lots of new enhancements and features, and one of the highlights is certainly the Step FX plugin. In this course, engineer, producer and composer Joshua Carney reveals everything about this awesome new multi-FX plugin.

Joshua starts by demonstrating the engine that powers Step FX: the Step Modulator. You learn how, with its 3 different lanes, the Step Modulator can be used to create everything from subtle sonic movement to crazy gating FX. You learn the filter, distortion, reverb, delay and Mod FX modules in detail, and you see and hear them all in action with lots of musical examples. You also discover everything about the XY Pad, you learn to modulate drum loops, create glitchy vocal transition effects, and more…

So sit back, launch Logic and learn to take your music one “step” forward using Step FX with the great Joshua Carney!

Watch the full course Logic Pro X 202: The Step FX in the Ask.Audio AcademymacProVideo | Ask.Video

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