Dubspot instructor and course designer Matt Shadetek returns with another episode of Secret Knowledge, a Logic Pro video tutorial series.
In this installment, Shadetek looks at how to create rave stabs by layering multiple detuned saw waves, using Logic’s ES2 virtual analog synthesizer. Continue reading
It appears that the reports of the death of Logic may have been exaggerated.
Last week, the site Pro Tools Expert kicked off the Logic Pro death watch with a blog post that said that “Apple?s Pro Audio application team is virtually gone.”
According to a statement from Apple, though, the Logic isn’t dead, despite the rumors.
Multiple blogs have speculated in the last day that 2012 may see the demise of Logic Pro:
- Bobby Owsinski writes “word has leaked out of Apple Europe (where Logic development is based) that the company has let go virtually its entire Logic team.”
- At MacWorld, Karen Haslam says “There may be no future for Apple’s pro audio application Logic if reports that the company has ‘decimated’ its Pro Audio applications team turn out to be true..”
- “There may be no future for Apple’s pro audio application Logic,” according to Computerworld, “if reports that the company has ‘decimated’ its Pro Audio applications team turn out to be true.”
Yes – and the Mayans may have predicted the demise of Logic Pro in 2012 – if it turns out that Apple actually kills off Logic Pro this year, based on a lost Mayan prophecy.
This video, via pointblankonline, takes a look at how to use the Korg Monotron as a polyphonic synth, using Logic.
Inventor Claude Woodward, aka The Sonic Manipulator, in this video introduces his latest MIDI controller design, The Claude Controller.
It is a sophisticated MIDI controller, allowing the player to articulate many parts of the sound – filters, envelopes, and effects simultaneously, using your left hand and feet. It consists of 36 wheels and 2 joysticks, with a pedalboard. The MIDI circuit is Livid Instruments’ MIDI Brain.
The right hand plays a keyboard, using Woodward’s Vibe Bar’ to add vibrato & pitch bend.
“I think it’s going to be the future of the synthesizer controllers,” says Woodward. “I like to think of a synthesizer more like an acoustic instrument. Rather than an instrument containing 1000 different sounds, you have 1 sound with 1000 articulate-able variations.”
Harmony Systems has introduced lpTouch, an iPad controller app for Logic Pro.
lpTouch is designed to provide touch screen controls for Logic’s commonly used functions. With lpTouch & Wi-Fi, you can control record and playback from anywhere in your studio, edit your software instruments, or adjust effects settings.
- Transport controls on all screens, including metronome, cycle and replace-record
- Track name and number shown
- Adjust each track’s volume with multi-touch faders; values displayed
- Edit pan and up to 5 send levels; value displayed
- Edit software instrument parameters; parameter values displayed
- Select, mute, solo and record enable any track
- Enable/bypass and edit parameter settings up to 12 insert effect plugins
- Adjust master volume & 3 Aux channels
- Dedicated EQ screen mimics Logic’s Channel EQ editing capability
- “LCD” displays timecode & bar-beat playhead location
- Move Loop Cycle location, or navigate by Markers
- Reset Solo to Off on all tracks
- Set automation mode per track
- Double tap most faders and rotaries to return to default position
- Preference settings: disable iPad sleep mode (Autolock); faders “jump on touch”; choose vertical rotary manipulation