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How to Set Up Logic's Vocoder

Vocoders have endured as a popular effect in many forms of music, and have been used by artists as diverse as Herbie Hancock, Stevie Wonder, Kraftwerk and Daft Punk.  Originally used in the 1930's to

Using Logic's Group Mode

When it comes to controlling hectic mixes Logic is one of the best DAW's out there. You can easily grab multiple channels with one click and change their level but there is one feature that takes this

Using Envelope Followers and Auto Filters in Logic and Reason

Filtering is a great way to add life and attitude to your audio but sometimes the results can be a little static. Aside from adding time consuming automation to introduce movement you have the option

Adding Missing Symbols in Logic's Score Editor - Pedal Up/Down Markings

While Logic's Score Editor presents an extremely comprehensive set of music notation symbols which composers need to mark up a Score, certain symbols are conspicuously absent. One such symbol is the "

Region Editing using Hyper Draw Autodefine in Logic

We're already spoiled for choice regarding the number of methods Logic provides for viewing and editing MIDI data: the event list, score editor, piano roll, and hyper editor. If I were to then say t .

Loading your own Samples into Logic’s Ultrabeat

Almost all Logic users instinctively reach for the EXS24 at the mere mention of "sample". By all accounts the EXS24 is a great sampler, though not as full featured as 3rd party products like Kontakt,

Creative Beat Making: Adding some 'Bounce' to your Hi-Hats in Logic

Your hi-hat patterns can make or break a beat. Well-constructed hat patterns can make a stale beat groove. It can take a stagnant beat and turn it into a groove monster. I have found by adding modulat

Logic Tutorial: Lyric Entry in Logic Pro's Score Editor

Whether you're preparing a lead sheet or a multi-part chorale, Logic's Score editor provides a specialized kind of text entry specifically designed for adding lyrics. Key features of lyric entry in ..

Exporting your music from Logic to iTunes

If you are a Logic user you may want to audition your finished projects in iTunes, or perhaps you need to make playlists to burn and distribute. Regardless of the reason you will need a streamlined te

Writing & Producing the Perfect Love Song

It's almost that most 'loving' time of the year, and as musicians, we are uniquely poised to make the most of Valentine's day! Why? Because nothing woos the heart of a man, woman, or small animal like

First Steps for creating easy workflows in any DAW

Have you just purchased a new DAW software package like Logic Pro, Reason, etc? Have you had a DAW package for a while, and feel like your workflow could be a little quicker? In this quick tip, I'm go

Logic Tutorial: Discover How to Use Send Returns in Logic 9

Working with effects in Logic is easy! Slap on an insert effect on the track and it's audio signal passes through that effect and gets processed. Well, there's another way which can give you more refi

Mainstage as a FOH Mixer: Using Screen-Sharing

You've probably seen the new digital mixing boards where the band plugs into a patch bay on stage that is controlled via an ethernet cable to a FOH mixing board.

Logic'’s Automation Modes Explained

Automation is literally one of the best things about modern music production software. Hopefully I don't sound old when I say that I can clearly remember using systems that had zero automation or call

Creating Fatter Bass with Logic's SubBass plug-in

Occasionally you might want to use a sound in a mix that just lacks some low end punch. In some cases traditional equalization will do the trick and adding a small amount of low end will get the job d