Logic Pro: Controlling Multiple Channel Strip Parameters

What separates Logic Pro from Pro Tools and other traditional DAWs? Not just its high quality instruments and effects, but also the power in its Environment. Ruari Galbraith gets environmental.  

Have you ever wished you could control multiple parameters in various plug-ins on the same channel strip simultaneously? The environment is the key and to do this we need to connect a fader to some transformers which are then connected to the channel strip. 

Sound scary? Read on to find out how easy it can be.

In this tutorial we'll be creating a nice dubby effect on a drum loop by sweeping filters and increasing delay return using only one fader. The loop I'm using is called Downtempo Rider Beat 02.


Step 1 - To The Environment'

Ruari Galbraith - Ruari lives in the North East of England & started his electronic journey with a small set up consisting of an Akai S1100 & Logic 5 on a pc. He has since gained over a decade of experience working with synthesizers, music software & recording technology. Throughout his diverse career he has been lucky enough to work w... Read More

Discussion

TV
I followed these instructions to a "T" and I couldn't get it to work. Moving the fader produced no results in the corresponding parameters of the EQ and Echo. I can't figure out what's wrong.

What did I miss?

T.
Christian L
Are you sure the fader parameters are set correctly in Step 3? Double check and let me know if it's still not working for you!
geraberl
Same issue as TV. Triple checked all parameters were set correctly as per instruction. At the end of 'Stage 4' moving the fader up and down only increased and decreased the volume.This would probably have been better as a video tutorial.
Hjalmar Jakobsson
hey guys. ;)

this doesn't work out very well for me.
the monitor doesn't show any information i.e. step number 3 doesn't work.

could you please re-evaluate this article and see if there is something missing.

thx & cheers

Hjalmar; Stockholm,Sweden
Rounik
Hi All,

The only step I think Ruari missed explaining was how to setup the transofrmer for the Echo plugin. The parameters (if you wish to control the wet value of the Echo) should be:
F 3 20 X

Make sure all the transformers are cabled to the channel strip.

Also make sure the mode of each transformer is set to:
"Apply Operation and filter non-matching events" as shown in the screenshots.

I completely understand how this is easier to see being done in a video... which is why Steve H's Logic TNT 1, 2 and 3 series of video courses are soooo popular ;-)

Hope this helps thought,
R

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