How To Create Chopped Vocal Bass in 12 Steps

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Alex Holmes shows us how to create chopped vocal bass from a simple vocal phrase to use as the foundation for a track… This fun technique was initially inspired by the track Lightspeed by Errorsmith (the guy that co-designed Razor with Native Instruments). It involves recording a vocal phrase, preferably at a single pitch, and […]

Track Alternatives in Logic Pro X

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Logic Pro X’s Track Alternatives are a great tool for experimentation, but also a superior way of working with multi-track recordings, says Mark Cousins… Logic Pro X is undoubtedly one of the most complete music production applications going, but every now and again you glance across at a rival DAW and see a feature that […]

Track Alternatives in Logic Pro X: Step-by-Step (Continued)

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Still amped with excitement at the addition of Track Alternatives to Logic Pro, Mark Cousins shows us how well they can work with multi-track recordings… 7. Track Alternatives also work really well with multi-track recordings, as long as you remember to check a few additional details. In this example we’re working with a drum kit, […]

How To – Create Lively 808 Snare Rolls in Logic Pro X

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808 snare drum rolls are a staple feature in dance music, but not all of us have a vintage Roland drum machine at our fingertips. We’re going to take a look at how you can build interesting sounding snare rolls that go beyond the original, using just a single sampled hit. 1. Start by loading […]

Using ChromaVerb in Logic Pro X

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Logic Pro X’s ChromaVerb is a technicolour reimagining of synthetic reverb. Mark Cousins discovers why ambience creation has never sounded this good… Of all the effects and signal processing we turn to, it’s probably reverb that gets the least attention in respect to tweaking the parameters, with most users simply dialling-in a preset and then […]

Using ChromaVerb in Logic Pro X: Step-By-Step (Continued)

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We rejoin Mark Cousins as he continues to guide us through Logic’s visually arresting ChromaVerb. If you missed it, you can read Part 1 here… 7. In most applications you’ll want to set Pre-Delay in milliseconds. Increase the Pre-Delay so that you just hear the tail as separate (in this case, around 50 ms) and […]