Logic Pro X Retro Synth: Free Tutorial

Curious to know more about Logic Pro X's new Retro Synth? Gary Hiebner puts this vintage synth capable of analog, sync, table and FM synthesis to the test. (Includes audio examples).  

It's great to see a new synth in Logic Pro X's arsenal. Many of the other synths like the ES1 and ES M have been with Logic since its early incarnations. I've always been a fan of the vintage emulator synth plug-ins and the new Retro Synth really packs quite a punch in this field. And it's not simply one synth, but actually 4 in 1. You have a choice of 4 different vintage synth types: Analog, Sync, Table and FM. Let's take a look at these options and see what they offer up.

Step 1 '" Analog and Sync

On the Oscillator section, you can click through the tabs to choose the different synth types. Analog and Sync are vintage analog synth emulators very similar to the classic Moog. You can choose the waveform for each of the two oscillators using the '

Gary Hiebner is an enthusiastic South African Sound Designer and Apple Tech Head! Gary has been involved in the South African music industry for the decade, and in this time has also been involved in the sound design and music production for many advertising agencies and media houses. Gary is a devoted Logic and Ableton user, but he al... Read More


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