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Mastering Plug-in and Channel Strip Settings in Logic 9

Logic 9 comes bundled with masses of loops, instruments and effects. Best of all, the instruments and effects can be highly customized! Once you've made changes to the settings of any plug-in, it's cu

Quick Tip: Using a Trackpad to control Logic 9

The Touch Revolution is upon us. Whether or not you have used an iPhone or iPad to control Logic 9.1.3 or not, most Mac users now have touch control at their finger tips (sic). If you are using a Macb

Screensets in Logic - Part 2

In the first part of this tutorial about using Screensets in Logic we had a look at the general concept of Screensets and how you can use them to have important information visible at all times. This

Quick Tip: 3 ways to improve your guitar sounds in Logic's Amp Designer

There are a lot of guitar simulation plug-ins available for digital musicians these days. Included with Logic 9 is Amp Designer and Pedal Board - a welcome departure from the older Guitar Amp Pro plug

Tutorial: Real-time Tempo Automation in Logic's Environment

Learning how to automate levels, pan and virtually any plug-in control in Logic opens a whole world of possibilities when mixing your music. Not only can you draw automation offline but you can also r

Quick Tip: Fix MIDI Velocity Short Cut in Logic

In continuation of the recent MIDI Editing Quick Tip: The Art of Selection, I'd like to share one essential and marvelous work flow tip that can save you huge amounts of time. If you've ever needed to

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 Arrange  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

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