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Creating Glitch Style Stutter FX in Logic - Part 2

In the first part of this How-to create glitch effects series in Logic we explored the process of manipulating audio samples / micro-sounds in the ArrangeĀ  window. Giving the sense of a hit or sound

Quick Tip: The Art of Selection in Logic

Logic has always been very strong in the MIDI department. Despite the introduction of advanced audio editing features in Logic 9, such as Flex Time, MIDI is still king of the hill and the easiest and

Using Mainstage as a "Jazz Trio"

Christmas is around the corner and many jazz pianists might be finding that they are busy with holiday parties. Playing solo lounge piano during cocktail or dinner soirees can be fun but after awhile,

Creating Pitched Sampler Instruments without affecting Sample Duration in Logic 9

If you map one audio sample in Logic's EXS24 from C1 to C4 not only will you be able to create a pitched instrument, you will also notice the duration of the sample will be altered. The higher the pit

Creating Glitch Style Stutter FX in Logic - Part 1

One of the most famous experimental glitch artists today is BT. His album "This Binary Universe" is a favorite in my collection and features carefully crafted microsounds that stutter in and out of ti

Pro Tools 9 - What's New

Every time there is an announcement of a new version of Pro Tools, Cubase or Logic, the rumor-mill in the world of DAWs proclaims it to be the "[insert competitors DAW here] Killer". I take these stat

Sine Wave Modulation in Max for Live

As any audio engineer will tell you these days, automation in a Digital Audio Workstation is the greatest thing since sliced bread. Back in the old days, on an analog SSL console you would have to rid

Logic Scoring to Video: Audio Sync tricks

Foreword by Rounik Sethi: Logic is a fantastic tool to use when scoring sound to video. However, there are some well-discussed limitations, and in the Logic-world that inevitably means are some less w

Drum Replacement in Logic 9

You've recorded a great multi-track drum take. The performance was perfect, but let's say the kick drum sound leaves a lot to be desired... What do you do? In previous versions of Logic you had a coup

Parallel Compression in Logic 9

Compressors can be a great way to even out the dynamics of a drum mix, vocal performance or any audio signal. A compressor works by lowering the gain when the signal jumps above a certain level or thr

Quick Tip: Reversing Audio in Logic

An often used technique in music production to spice up a song is to reverse a sound. Commonly used in Electronic forms of Dance music is a reversed Crash Cymbal which can be a great way to lead in to

Halloween Sound Design Part 2: Creating Monster FX in Logic

I have a confession to make... I'm addicted to creating weird (and sometimes wonderful) sound effects in Logic. There's something undeniably satisfying about stretching, flexing, effecting, warping, a

Workflow Mastery In Propellerheads Reason - Part 1 - Customizing your Transport Bar

Customizing your Transport Bar Whether you are a beginner at computer music production or a seasoned professional, one thing all recording artists and producers can agree upon is that if not managed

Laptop DJ's suck

One of my friends is deep in the Paul Oakenfold camp. They put me on the list for his show, and off I went to see the new spectacle. Paul's new LCD DJ booth was quite incredible. Its a beautiful LED w

Halloween Sound Design Part 1: Creating Eerie Vocal Effects in Logic

When not hanging around the macProVideo forums you can usually find me immersed deep in my studio using Logic's instruments and effects designing and creating ambient textures and