Making tempo changes within a track is a classic technique for creating tension and getting experimental. One of the most popular examples is John Williams’ Jaws theme – an eerily slow, hair-raising tempo shift that still gets the heart racing after 45 years since its premiere. Logic Pro X has a wealth of tools to help you achieve the same results in your composition.
In this week’s Logic Pro Tips video, Jono Buchanan demonstrates the various ways in which you can apply tempo changes in your project. He also shows you how to cleverly implement them into your piece and apply tempo ramps for a gradual change.
In our Logic Tips series, MusicTech Logic guru Jono Buchanan explains the music production process on Apple’s professional DAW. We have over 50 episodes covering topics such as:
- Adaptive Limiter
- Parallel Compression
- Channel EQ tutorial
- Understanding Compression
- Alternative sidechain compression
- Sidechained gates
- Slicing audio with EXS24
- Tuning audio with Flex Pitch
- Using the Evoc 20 Vocoder
- Modulation effects
- Articulation mapping
- Low Latency Mode
- Customising Smart Controls
- Creating your own templates
Jono Buchanan is an Apple Certified instructor, with years of experience under his belt. As well as being a professor in Guildhall’s Electronic Music Department, he’s also a producer and media composer, and a trusted writer for MusicTech magazine.
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