Virtual instruments have come a long way in sounding realistic and professional, and Logic Pro X has some features to help push them to the very edge. Keyswitches allow you to manually change the playing style of the notes you play on an instrument. For example, playing the first half of a phrase in legato, and the second half in pizzicato. But there are smarter ways of changing up articulations.
In this week’s Logic Pro Tips video, Jono Buchanan breaks down Logic’s Articulation Sets and the Articulation Mapper to take full control of your virtual instruments. In the video, he demonstrates this on Spitfire Audio’s Symphonic Strings, but the technique is applicable across a vast range of virtual instruments.
In our Logic Pro Tips series, MusicTech’s Logic expert Jono Buchanan breaks down music production on Apple’s professional DAW. Other episodes posted so far include:
- Automation basics
- Channel EQ tutorial
- Understanding Compression
- Alternative sidechain compression
- Sidechained gates
- Using Logic’s distortion
- Phat FX
- Slicing audio with EXS24
- Tuning audio with Flex Pitch
- Using the Evoc 20 Vocoder
- Introducing Space Designer
- Modulation effects
Jono Buchanan is an Apple Certified instructor, with tons of experience under his belt. He’s a professor in Guildhall’s Electronic Music Department, teaching BMus Year 2 Dance Music project for Electronic Music’s Principal study course. Outside of that, he also produces and composes for various projects and writes reviews for MusicTech magazine too. He now also makes awesome weekly tutorials for Logic Pro X!
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