使用的Logic Pro X的MIDI FX调制器

With Logic Pro X's new Modulator MIDI FX, you now have a simple way to modulate software instrument parameters. In short, you can make awesome and interesting sounds in a jiffy! Here's how!  

有了新的调制MIDI FX的Logic Pro XS,你现在有一个简单的方法来调节软件仪器参数。如果您的合成器允许您分配MIDI连续控制器ES2等参数的数字,或者如果他们有许多第三方工具的MIDI学习功能,如...调制器可以很容易地分配到控制几乎任何东西在他们。它的节奏同步LFO和ENV长,每个人都能独立的MIDI CC号发送滤波器的截止,共鸣,音高,音量,信封攻击/释放,扭曲和更多的参数,如控制。在这篇文章中,我会告诉你如何使用调制器与逻辑本身ES2,以及与第三方工具。


调制器概述

首先,让我们来看看在调制器接口。它有两个主要领域,LFO和环保发电机。在LFO节中,您可以选择从熟悉的波形,如正弦波和三角,但在这里你有一个对称滑块改变波浪的形状。

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您可以调整的速度同步和非同步的价值观,甚至调整LFO周期滑块的步数的数据的分辨率。触发选择器允许您选择LFO免费设置不会触发传入票据,单选项,这样连续持有票据不重新启动LFO,多模式,让每一个新的票据将重新启动LFO周期。

调制参数,与低频振荡器,或可用于调制的LFO本身可以单独使用包络部分。您可以调整它的延迟,攻击,保持和释放设置很像你会合成一个标准信封。这些设置可以设置更长的时间,虽然不是一个标准的信封......每个参数可以被设置为10秒的长度。

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一旦您设置这些,你必须修改LFO的速度或强度的选项,和/或通过单独分配的MIDI CC用它来塑造另一个参数。喜欢的LFO,你可以调整分辨率的输出数据,所以它不是一个完美的坡度,但楼梯步骤滑块通过加强。你也有一个很像LFO的触发选择,除了开始通过LFO的峰值包络与LFO选项。


步骤1:自动调节ES2S的颤音

打开ES2合成器,并把它设置为默认的补丁。在最左边插槽的ES2S路由器,(黑条)...调制轮设置在球场上(它增加了颤音)打开和关闭的力度LFO2。其共同控制颤音通过调制轮,这么多的ES2S补丁已经设置了这种方式。点击新的MIDI FX插槽通道条上,选择“调节器”。玩一些笔记,应立即添加的颤音ES2的声音,因为它的LFO的设置已经设置调制轮。

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第2步:扫描ES2S滤波器截止

虽然对于这种声音,我希望能够增加颤音在我通过实际ModWheel的MIDI控制器,​​使用调制器自动扫ES2S的滤波器截止。让我们调制回去。改变其触发多,所以每一个新的说明,未来将重新启动LFO,然后改变其要值16个通用1从菜单中。这是一个标准(通常是未使用的)MIDI CC号码。调制器现在不再是控股调制,所以我可以用我现在正常的MIDI控制器。

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回到ES2,在其第二个路由器插槽,选择目标和Ctrl C(16 GP1)作为源截止1。一路向上推亮绿色三角形,然后拉截止1值一路下滑,演奏一些音符。现在,你应该听到调制的LFO席卷截止。调制波形和速度旋钮,同时尝试不同的设置,你玩,但返回率的值返回到1/4波到正弦波。

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第3步:控制LFO的速率与信封

首先,按下电源按钮将其启用,并在信封。设置其延迟为0.00毫秒,它的攻击,保持和释放设置2000毫秒左右。设置触发多,并提高环保LFO速率旋钮一路上涨。握住记下您的控制器上,你应该听到一个很酷的旋转的硬币型的效果。

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第4步:调制器,仪器仪表,MIDI学习

如果你拥有一个第三方的工具与MIDI学习,你可以跟随这最后一步。创建新的软件乐器轨道,并添加MIDI学习功能的仪器。现在添加一个MIDI FX调制器,并改变其LFO的参数,以开放的MIDI CC号码,如16或17象我们上面那样。查找你会喜欢来调节的参数,然后用鼠标右键单击并选择“学习”。由于调制器,LFO已经发送数据的数量将学到,和调制器调制参数将立即启动。

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感谢您的阅读!


Darren started making music on computers when he was a teenager in 1987. His first computer was an Amiga, and when he realized the power of computer-based production, his addiction for making electronic music began. Darren switched to Mac in 1994 and started using Logic Pro. He's been involved in many music projects over the years incl... Read More

Discussion

Robert
Hey Darren, thanx for the tutorial on Logic's new modulator! I have a question though about the modulator. For instance if I would like to modulate the Filter Frequency of a plugin, from 0 to 100, I just modulate the parameter with output 100. But what if I would like to modulate the filter frequency from 60 to 80. I can put the output level to 80, but how can I change the input level? I hope this makes sense. Thanx!
Darren Burgos
Hi Robert. Use the MIDI FX Modifier directly under MIDI FX Modulator :). Choose the same CC# for both Input Event and Re-assign To. The Scale Slider will reduce the range of the data itself, and the Add slider will move the floor of the data up. That should do it! Great question BTW.
Robert
Yes, that worked! Thanx!
Tyler
Is there a way to modulate the new Retro Synth instrument with the FX Modulator? I haven't made it all the way through the Retro Synth tutorials yet, but I haven't found a way to route the filter cutoff to the Modulator.
Darren Burgos
Hi Tyler, click the "Settings" button on it's bottom right corner. There's a controller section there that allows you to select a few targets including filter cutoff to be controlled by ModWheel, Velocity or Aftertouch. ModWheel and Aftertouch are selectable sources in Modulator. Hope That helps!
Robert
Hey Darren,

Is there a way to record (learn/latch) the effect of the modulator. I have this really complex modulation on the filter cutoff on Massive and I want to be able to time this exactly in sync with the music. But if I latch/touch activate my Massive channel, it does not record the automation of the Modulator.
Robert
Hey Darren, any updates maybe?
Darren Burgos
So sorry!!! I missed these responses. It is possible to route MIDI out of Logic, then record it back in, but it's time consuming and kills the creative flow IMO. Do it this way instead:

Directly to the right of the large Orange/Yellow colored play button there's a little rectangle with a stack of notes inside it. That's a MIDI Drag! Hold the first chords you chose, and while your holding it, drag *from the button* out and onto the track in the arrange window. Do the same thing for each of the chords you play. If they sustain, simply loop each of the regions you drag out by pressing the L button. This should do it! :)
Darren Burgos
Robert! I just realized your not talking about the arpeggiator 8). That's an awesome trick anyways for anyone reading LOL. Let me work out a method I'll post it ASAP.
Darren Burgos
OK Robert, Here goes ...I literally just made this up, so I have no idea if there are other ways to accomplish this. To me, this seems like a straight forward method...

Open Audio MIDI Setup. From it’s Window menu, select “Show MIDI Window.” Make sure that IAC Driver is enabled; double click it and make sure “Device is Online” is checked off. Double click also on the Network icon. You should have one “session” enabled under the “My Sessions” field. If not, then press the + button to create a new session. Leave the default name as “Session 1.” Now, still in the Network screen, select “IAC Driver” from the TOP Live Routings menu (the one pointing into the globe). Your done in AMS, so close it out.

Duplicate the Channel the MIDI Modulator is on, then swap out the instrument from a NI Massive to Logic's "External Instrument." Open External Instrument and select IAC Driver as the MIDI Destination. Press the record button to capture the data!

The data is “MIDI Draw” data ...not Automation. Take note of the MIDI CC number or type you sent from the MIDI FX Modulator. Click the local View Menu, then the MIDI Draw menu, then onto the specific MIDI CC (you may have to choose “other” and pick the specific number you sent). Once it’s displayed, click the Mix Menu, then the Convert Automation menu, and select “Convert Visible MIDI Draw to Automation.” Once you’ve done this press “A” to show the automation.

Last two steps! Select the automation (with the automation select tool) and copy it with Command - C. Go back to the Massive track, pick the automation parameter you’re wanting to control and use Command - V to paste it!

That’s it LOL ...see what I meant now about being somewhat of a creativity killer? Still amazing and cool that pretty much anything you can think of can be done in this amazing application wether Apple let you do it directly or not! Remember to bypass the External Instrument or the MIDI data will continue to send! Also, if you do this a lot, consider building this stuff into a template. Enjoy!
Robert
Hey Darren, first off...THANX! That is one massive post haha. Anyway 1 have 2 problems:

1. I somehow linked 16 GP 1 to the mute button of the channel. So it goes on and off. How do I reset this?

2. I'm following you up until the last step: “Convert Visible MIDI Draw to Automation.” Once you’ve done this press “A” to show the automation. This is the problem: I don't see this automation. I can move the midi section around etc, but if I press A and don't see it in one of the parameter automation sections. I can still reach it if I press view midi etc. I would like to copy the "curve" so to say that I made with the modulator and then past that curve onto various parameters, not only 16 GP 1. I hope this makes sense.

Pretty hard questions, but you seem like the right guy for the job! I'll send a recommendation to MPV HQ!
Robert
Okay I seem to be on to something. When you choose 16 General Purpose 1, Logic does not seem to “Convert Visible MIDI Draw to Automation.”, but if you choose a simpler one: panning, volume etc it does. If you now select the automation press alt and then select the automation pane you want it into, Logic asks you if you want to convert the automation to the new parameter of copy. Press convert and it moves your automation to the new parameter. Keeping a couple midi blocks with your special automation (in a template) enables you to quickly grap this automation!

Still have trouble with my 16 GP 1 which triggers muting of a channel :-S
Robert
My first reply didn't came through, so here it is again:

Problem 1:

If I modulate my 16 General Purpose Midi, it switches the mute button of my channel on and of once it reaches 50%. I don't know how I did this, but do you maybe know how to reset the this?

Problem 2:

When selecting "Convert Visible MIDI Draw to Automation.” nothing happens for 17 General Purpose Midi (I moved to 17 since 16 switched mute on and off).

Pretty hard questions, but you seem like the right man for the job! Thanx again for your help! I'll write a recommendation to MPV HQ! Thanx!

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