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Whether you are sound designing, mixing, or producing, using time-based effects like a delay is a necessity. There are endlessly creative and practical applications of delay effects, and Ableton Live’s developers do an amazing job of including a diverse and functional collection of delay plugins with their software package. This article includes a…
  • Ableton, Delay, Echo, Effects
  • May 19th, 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
You're probably wondering why my control bar looks different than yours. Did you know you can customize it? There are TONS of ways to make your control bar just the way you need it. Let's check it out- Presets The first way to change what is showing on the display bar is to access the presets with the little arrow on the far right side of the Display.…
  • Control Bar, Controls, Tools, Customize, Logic
  • May 19th, 2022
Creating multi-timbral Instruments in Logic allows for a specific type of organization within projects. For projects which include full MIDI orchestrations and other software-instrument heavy composition, using multi-timbral instruments allows one external plugin, such as Native Instruments’ Kontakt to run up to 16 separate instrument tracks. In a few cases…
  • Logic, film scoring, Multi-timbral, Multitimbral, Kontakt
  • May 19th, 2022
Video by A. Steynberg. Outline by Maya Wagner.   In the video below, Althea walks us through creating Syncpoint Markers in Cubase. Follow along with this outline: Open markers tab using COMMAND + M Change the marker track to musical timebase (button with a quarter note on the marker track header). Turn off snap to grid Select the pencil…
  • Cubase, Marker, Track, film scoring, Video, Movie, Timebase, Timecode, SMPTE, Syncpoint, Sync, Picture
  • May 19th, 2022
Each DAW has its own lingo. There are so many discrepancies in vocabulary between DAWS, that it can be difficult to know exactly which terms mean what. Converting MIDI tracks to audio is one of the most important functions of any DAW, but each one handles the process differently.  In Ableton Live there are two main ways to convert a MIDI track to…
  • Ableton, Bounce, Freeze, Flatten, Audio, MIDI
  • May 19th, 2022
By Matt Ho 1.Enable looping and disable insertion follows playback If you would like ProTools to loop a certain phrase, enabling loop playback would help your workflow. RIght click on your play button to enable the loop function. Selection follows insertion can also help (so that your loop follows your clip range selection). 2. Understand and pick…
  • Pro Tools, Comp, Comping, Shortcuts
  • May 19th, 2022
by Matt Ho Why you might want to use colours to organise your sessions Ever seen a session with a large number of tracks, but you have no idea what is in it, because somebody else sent it to you to be worked on, or you haven’t opened an idea from 5 years ago? This is where a good colour scheme comes in handy to quickly locate your tracks. Take our…
  • Creative Technology Center, Knowledge base
  • May 18th, 2022
by Kari Estes Having recording software readily available to everyone has changed the game of recording. You can potentially record your new single or album in the comfort of your own home.  Commonly, you’ll send off your sessions to a mix engineer to polish. Also commonly, the mix engineer will complain to their friends about how messy the session…
  • Creative Technology Center, Knowledge base
  • May 18th, 2022