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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
by Kari Estes Check out the first article for more plugins! All of these plugins are completely free of charge and are available in both AAX and VST forms, allowing you to use them in both Logic and ProTools (as well as other DAWs) and are all Catalina compatible. PreFET Pre-Amp by accentize This plugin by accentize is a free amp simulation…
  • Creative Technology Center, Knowledge base
  • May 20th, 2022
 Written by Matt Ho and Maya Wagner Introduction Before Apple purchased Logic and rebranded it into what we know and love today, a company known as Emagic owned the license to the software. This is where the namesake “ES” or “E-synth” comes from. Since the rebrand, Logic has kept six of the original instruments from Emagic’s version of the Software…
  • Logic, Synthesis, FM, Modulation, Frequency, Synth, Synthesizer, DAW, Putin, Native
  • May 19th, 2022
   Written by Maya Wagner and Matt Ho Now it’s time for the moment you have ALL been waiting for… the biggest and badest of the E-Synths is here and ready to blow your minds and transport you into the elite world of synthesis...    Introduction Before Apple purchased Logic and rebranded it into what we know and love today, a…
  • Creative Technology Center, Knowledge base
  • May 19th, 2022
Written by Matt Ho and Maya Wagner Introduction Welcome back to the wonderful world of synthesis! In this collection of posts, Maya and Matt explore where Logic all started with a comprehensive guide to Logic's E-synths! Before Apple purchased Logic and rebranded it into what we know and love today, a company known as Emagic owned the license to the…
  • Synthesis, Synth, Logic, Synthesizer, Analog, Sound Design, Native, Plugin
  • May 19th, 2022
Written by Maya Wagner and Matt Ho Before Apple purchased Logic and rebranded it into what we know and love today, a company known as Emagic owned the license to the software. This is where the namesake “ES” or “E-synth” comes from. Since the rebrand, Logic has kept six of the original instruments from Emagic’s version of the Software. These synths have…
  • Logic, Synth, Synthesis, Sound Design, Logic Pro X
  • May 19th, 2022
Introduction Logic’s Auto Sampler is an incredible device that has been around for a really long time! It just recently got an interface update with Logic 10.5 and it provides a super cool way to capture hardware synth patches or save software instrument stacks with effects into one sampled instrument! Auto Sampler basically takes an audio signal and uses…
  • Logic Pro X, Sampling, Sample, Auto Sampler
  • April 14th, 2022
Written by Maya Wagner and Matt Ho Before Apple purchased Logic and rebranded it into what we know and love today, a company known as Emagic owned the license to the software. This is where the namesake “ES” or “E-synth” comes from. Since the rebrand, Logic has kept six of the original instruments from Emagic’s version of the Software. These synths have…
  • Logic, Logic Pro X, Synth, Synthesis, Synthesizer, Sound Design
  • April 14th, 2022
Written by Maya Wagner and Matt Ho Before Apple purchased Logic and rebranded it into what we know and love today, a company known as Emagic owned the license to the software. This is where the namesake “ES” or “E-synth” comes from. Since the rebrand, Logic has kept six of the original synthesizer instruments from Emagic’s version of the Software. These…
  • Logic, Synth, Synthesizer, Subtractive, Additive, Filter, Synthesis, DAW, Logic Pro X
  • April 14th, 2022
by Maya Wagner Logic 10.5 has been the talk of the town within the music production community since its release this May. The update is BIG news. Many think Logic modeled its features on a need to “catch up” with Ableton Live in the performance, sequencing, and sampling departments, and I definitely agree.  This post will go over each new feature…
  • Creative Technology Center, Knowledge base, Logic, Plugins
  • April 14th, 2022
All versions of Ableton Live come with the Simpler. In contrast, the Sampler is $99 dollars on its own, or included with Ableton Live Suite.  So, it’s assumed that the Sampler is bigger and better than Simpler, but what are the actual differences? What can you do with Sampler that’s worth an extra $99?  Well, the short answer is that Sampler is…
  • Ableton, Sampling, Sampler, Simpler, Synthesis
  • April 14th, 2022
You’ve probably heard that Ableton being referred to as the “queen of sampling.” Well… maybe not in that phrasing. But if you know anything about Ableton, you probably get that it's a sampling beast. A sampler is a multisampling tool. It can be used for many different purposes, but with a quick Google search, you’ll find that the biggest and most common…
  • Ableton, Sampling, Sampler, Synthesis
  • April 14th, 2022