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By Jack Vaughan, Composer and Founder of LeanMusician.com

The Ultimate Guide to Logic Pro X Instrument Plugins & VSTs

Language: English
All Levels

Course description

Master Every Logic Instrument - and Create Limitless Awesome Sounds. In this course you will understand and master all of Logic Pro X’s virtual instrument plugins, synthesizers and VSTs. Starting from beginner level, you’ll learn the deep principles of synthesis and enhance your music by learning how to emulate the instrument, synth and drum sounds of your favorite artists, producers and sound effects designers - as well as a wealth of other music production skills. Each of the many free instruments included in Logic is like it’s own piece of software. Some of these are small like the ESE, ESM and ESP - but others, like Alchemy Synthesiser & Sampler or Sculpture Modelling Synth provide so many parameters they can be overwhelming could have their own entire courses. Many people don’t even scratch the surface of what these instruments do and buy new ones without realising how powerful they are for composition and Sound Effects Design SFX for games and film..

The Entire Logic Instruments Manual - In One Step-by-Step Video Course. Many courses on Logic Pro go through the production, editing and mixing side of the program, but do not explain the instruments in depth. Understanding the concepts behind how these instruments work, let alone learning the interface can take months and it’s easy for even conscientious people to give up. I’ve read the manual for you - literally. I’ve read every page of that that thing and condensed and rephrased that complex bible into a practical course that guides you through each instrument - backed with the concepts you need to understand each one and make it yours. You could take this course and go through the whole thing, or use this as your production instrument encyclopedia - referring to it at will whenever you forget what a dial or knob does. Which Logic Instruments Does the Course Cover? Starting with a complete introduction to Synthesis mini-course, this course builds through the most simple instruments sequentially, right up to the most complex - covering everything you need to know about the following Logic Pro X instruments: ESM ESE ESP ES1 EFM Retro Synth ES2 ESX24 Sampler EVOC PS Vocoder Complete Alchemy Synthesiser Course Sculpture Vintage Clav Vintage Electric Piano Vintage B3 Hammond Organ Logic Pro Drummer Drum Kit Designer Drum Machine Designer Ultrabeat Complete Course In addition, I cover core concepts behind using these virtual instruments that allow you to use them exceedingly well. Concepts and guides to the controls of things like: Envelopes, Filters and Modulation Filters, Sends and EffectsPreparing your own samples and building your own sampled instrument Sequencers, Arpeggiators and Vector EnvelopesXY Pads, Midi Controllers (CCs and Via modulations Morphing, Macros and Global ControlsModelled instruments, Principles behind and getting the best out of the Logic DrummerPrinciples of Library Management and organising your library as a composer/producer Frequency Modulation (FM) Synthesis, Sync Synthesis and Virtual Analog DigitalGranular Synthesis, Spectral Synthesis and Formant And more.. An entire course on Alchemy - The Ultimate Synthesizer and Sampler Instrument. Alchemy (originally by Camel Audio) is one of the most complex and powerful synthesisers inside of Logic. It’s parameters could warrant an entire course in itself. The course takes you through the entire interface and every dial and knob (barring the extended spectral synthesis parameters) - allowing you to turn Alchemy into an extremely powerful workhorse. Sound Design and Effects Creation for Games & Film The Logic Instruments course is also particularly useful for game composers and sound designers. Mastering all the interesting and detailed parameters in these sound effect creation VSTs can give you an endless sound palette to build wonderful and weird effects for your game design projects.

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Course overview - 76

  • Introduction

  • Resources

  • What is an instrument

  • Option Click

  • Quick Help Functionality

  • Setting Up Controller Assignments

  • Copy Commercial Sounds Copyright Free

  • Create Your Own Waveforms in Retro Synth

  • Creating Endless Drum Beat Grooves

  • Drums into Chords

  • Modulate Anything in an Instrument

  • Introduction to Synthesis

  • Introduction to Synthesis | Filters

  • Introduction to Synthesis | Envelopes

  • Introduction to Synthesis | Modulation

  • Introduction to Synthesis | Advanced Concepts

  • ESM

  • ESE

  • ESP

  • ESP - Build Your Own Sounds!

  • ES1 Part 1

  • ES1 Part 2

  • EFM

  • Retro Synth | Overview and Analog Settings

  • Retro Synth | Sync, Table & FM Pages

  • ES2 | Oscillator

  • ES2 | Filter & Effects

  • ES2 | Modulation & Envelopes

  • ES2 | Vector Envelope, XY, Global & Macro

  • ESX 24 | Introduction

  • Parameters Window

  • EXS 24 | Importing & Zones

  • ESX 24 | Groups

  • EXS 24 | Multiple samples and multiple outputs


  • Alchemy | Introduction

  • Alchemy | Browse & Simple View

  • Alchemy | Advanced Sources View

  • Alchemy | Filters, Sends and Voices

  • Alchemy | Modulation

  • Alchemy | MSEG

  • Alchemy | Sequencer

  • Alchemy | Mod Map

  • Alchemy | Arpeggiator

  • Alchemy | Effects

  • Alchemy | Library Management

  • Alchemy | Should I go Further with Alchemy?

  • Alchemy | Preparing Your Own Samples

  • Alchemy | Sampling Basics

  • Alchemy | Additive

  • Alchemy | Granular

  • Alchemy | Spectral

  • Alchemy | Formant

  • Sculpture | Overview, Objects & Material

  • Sculpture | Modulation

  • Sculpture | Envelopes

  • Sculpture | Midi Controllers, Morph & Envelope Recording

  • Vintage Electric Piano

  • Vintage Clav

  • Vintage B3 | Main Window

  • Vintage B3 | Rotor Cabinet

  • Vintage B3 | Options

  • Vintage B3 | Effects and Expert

  • Drum Kits vs Drummers

  • Drummer

  • Drum Kit Designer

  • Drum Machine Designer

  • UltraBeat | Overview and Assignments

  • UltraBeat | Synthesiser Window

  • UltraBeat | Oscillator Types

  • UltraBeat | UltraBeat Modulation

  • UltraBeat | UltraBeat Sequencer

  • Build a Sound Intro

  • Types of Sound - Envelope

  • Types of Sounds - Waveforms

  • Design Process 2

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Meet your instructor

Jack Vaughan
Jack VaughanComposer and Founder of LeanMusician.com