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Introduction! The Inspector is one of the most important sections of Logic Pro's user interface. From helping out with quick tasks like transposing an audio region to helping avoid the scatteredness of the mixer, the inspector packs loads of utility into one small strip of screen space.  The Inspector can definitely be quite counterintuitive for new…
  • Logic Pro X, Mixing, Audio, Workflow, Tips, Ideas
  • September 8th, 2022
The Beat-Making Station is an interactive system of three drum machines, one monophonic bass-oriented synthesizer, and one granular effects processing unit. All devices in the system are tempo-synced through the implementation of MIDI clock and have MIDI and audio running into an interface, making the system easily integrate with any DAW. CLICK HERE TO…
  • Creative Technology Center, Knowledge base
  • August 19th, 2022
Distinctively, audio is defaulted to an elastic state in Ableton Live.  Logic calls it Flex Time ProTools calls it Elastic Audio  Ableton calls it Warping In basic terms, all of these functions do the same thing. They allow users to automatically or manually adjust the timing of audio without affecting its pitch. Ableton’s…
  • Ableton, Warping, Tempo, Audio, Editing
  • May 23rd, 2022
Working with music for picture can often be a difficult feat. In my opinion, Logic makes it pretty straightforward. The video accompanying this post walks through the basics of importing movies into Logic and the basic project settings and formatting to watch out for!   Here's a quick "Logic Video" checklist you can keep handy to keep everything in…
  • Logic Pro X, film scoring, Film, Movie, Video, Soundtrack
  • May 23rd, 2022
What are all these tools and what are they for? I find that a lot of new (and even experienced) Logic users don’t even realize that there is an array of tools that transform your cursor into something new and useful! The “toolbox” in Logic might seem self-explanatory to some, but there are a lot of tools that not only improve workflow but enhance…
  • Logic, Tools, Editing
  • May 23rd, 2022
  Ableton Live’s Simpler: The Basics by Maya Wagner Ableton Live can do a lot. However, its most reputable aspect may very well be its sampling abilities. Whether you have Live Lite, Standard, or Suite, learning how to use Simpler is something well worth your time.    So, what is Simpler? Simpler gets its name from its comparison to…
  • Creative Technology Center, Knowledge base
  • May 20th, 2022
SCROLL DOWN FOR A VIDEO VERSION OF THIS POST!!!! The concept of sends and busses, in general, is one that beginner DAW users often struggle to understand. It took me quite a while to feel confident enough in my understanding of the concept to adopt it, but after I started, I never looked back! Sends provide a powerful way to manage effects, save CPU, and…
  • Bus, Busses, Sends, Aux Tracks, Routing, Mixing
  • May 20th, 2022
Introduction Whether you're a MIDI nerd, a keyboard player, or just someone who likes making cool sounds, you should definitely be taking advantage of the Creative Technology Center's ROLI Seaboard. The product currently goes for about $1,200 online, but for as long as you have access to Berklee facilities, the Seaboard is available for use with no price…
  • ROLI, Seaboard, Hardware, Synthesis, Synthesizer
  • May 20th, 2022
Back in May 2020 when Logic 10.5 was first released, I was absolutely in love. Honestly, I don't think the honeymoon phase is ending anytime soon... Before the release of the all-powerful Logic version 10.5, I always found that drum programming in Logic was super annoying compared to other DAWs. There isn't anything wrong with using the piano roll to…
  • Logic, MIDI, Sequencing, Drums, Programming, Beat
  • May 20th, 2022
Ableton’s developers are bad-ass. Live allows users to take control of the DAW on a level that other DAWs just don’t. That’s why we sound designers, programmers, and creatives love it so much. From Max for Live to Ableton Themes, there are endless possibilities when it comes to creating your optimal Live environment. Ableton’s developers appreciate the…
  • Ableton, Live, hacks, Tips
  • May 20th, 2022
by Maya Wagner If you would rather watch a video of the explaination, scroll down to the bottom of this post. Global tracks provide some amazing resources, but many people don't know how to access the tools they provide. In this post, we'll go over some FAQs and life hacks so you can take advantage of Logic's global tracks! Show and hide the global…
  • Logic Pro, Logic, Global Tracks, Tracks, Beat Mapping, Organization, Project, DAW
  • May 20th, 2022
By Maya Wagner Getting started with any DAW can be super overwhelming. So, let’s take it one step at a time!! Here are some basic things you should know about recording audio in Pro Tools.  Creating your project Setting up your interface / playback engine To start getting an audio signal into Pro Tools, you need to select the proper playback…
  • Creative Technology Center, Knowledge base, Pro Tools, Recording
  • May 20th, 2022