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Making The Most Of Logic

Motion To Table

Logic Tips & Techniques

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Explore the wavetable section of Retro Synth to make your own unique sounds in Logic.

Rise Of The Machine

Logic Tips & Techniques

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Get to grips with Logic 10.1’s new beat-making facilities and Drum Machine Designer instrument.

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Patch Work

Logic Tips & Techniques

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Build complex patches in Logic with MIDI plug-ins and Track Stacks.

Space Stations

Logic Tips & Techniques

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We show you how to get the most out of Logic’s oft-forgotten reverb plug-ins.

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Perfect Harmony

Logic Tips & Techniques

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Learn how to create vocal harmony parts and doubling effects using Flex Pitch and Logic’s vocoder plug–in.

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Done Deals

Logic Tips & Techniques

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With Logic Pro X, there’s no excuse for leaving your music unfinished!

Auto Complete

Logic Tips & Techniques

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Discover the power of Logic Pro X’s advanced automation features.

The Beat Is On

Logic Tips & Techniques

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Nine more ways to kick off your productions in Logic Pro X.

Top 10 Hits

Logic Tips & Techniques

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Need to give your productions a shot in the arm? Here are 10 ways to make a beat in Logic Pro X.

Logic Pro 9 to Pro X

Logic Tips & Techniques

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If you're having problems navigating in Logic Pro X, we can help you find your way again.

Remote Control

Logic Tips & Techniques

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Release yourself from the computer keyboard with Logic Remote for iPad.

A Touch Of Logic

Logic Tips & Techniques

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Play Logic from your iPad with Touch Instruments.

Totally Retro

Logic Pro Tips and Technique

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Create killer sounds with Logic Pro X's Retro Synth.

Well‑Stacked

Logic Tips & Techniques

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Be an architect of sound with Track Stacks in Logic Pro X.

Flex Appeal

Logic Tips & Techniques

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Learn how to Flex Pitch like a pro in Logic Pro X.

A Space Of Your Own

Logic Tips & Techniques

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Create custom impulse responses using Space Designer.

Smart Controls

Logic Pro X Tips & Techniques

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Work smarter not harder with Smart Controls in Logic Pro X.

Arp Nouveau

Logic Tips & Techniques

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Get acquainted with Logic Pro X's slick new Arpeggiator.

Plug-in And Play

Logic Tips & Techniques

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Discover untold creative possibilities with Logic's powerful new MIDI plug-ins.

Beat Generation

Logic Tips & Techniques

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Make modern electronic beats with Logic's Drummer.

Hit Squad

Logic Tips & Techniques

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If you've never used Logic for drum replacement before, it's time you learned the basics...

Flex Education

Logic Tips & Techniques

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Quantise audio like a pro with Logic’s Flex Time.

Strip Advisor

Logic Tips & Techniques

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Learn to customise Channel Strip Settings and stamp your own sound on Logic!

Marque Of Distinction

Logic Tips & Techniques

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Get to grips with the marquee tool’s endless possibilities, and you could soon be a Logic power user.

Off The Beaten Track

Logic Tips & Techniques

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Logic’s Ultrabeat is more than just a drum machine — so get creative with it and ‘glitch up’ your dance tracks!

The Joy Of EXS

Logic Tips & Techniques

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Often overlooked, EXS24 is a very valuable feature of Logic. So why and how should we be using it?

We Got The Beat: Part 2

Logic Tips & Techniques

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Part 2: Having built our own beat repeater in Logic last month, let’s now see what more we can do with it...

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We Got The Beat: Part 1

Logic Tips & Techniques

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Recreate Ableton Live’s Beat Repeat with Logic.

Coming Out

Logic Tips & Techniques

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Get to grips with Logic’s handling of external MIDI synths.

Environmental Health

Logic Tips & Techniques

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Learn how to import and combine Environment layers to create new MIDI facilities for your projects.

Home Grown

Logic Tips & Techniques

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Often overlooked, Apple Loops can be a hugely useful composition tool. So why not make your own in Logic?

Middle Management

Apple Logic Tips & Technique

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Use Logic’s stock plug-ins to decongest the middle of your mix.

Plug-ins To Create Analogue Sounds

Logic Tips & Techniques

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Use Logic’s plug-ins to digitally recreate a classic analogue sound.

Convert To Samples

Logic Tips & Techniques

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Use Logic's 'Convert To New Sampler Track' function to mimic Recycle and make your own sampled instruments.

MIDI

Logic Tips & Techniques

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The spotlight turns to Logic’s MIDI features, as we solve a data-merging problem and offer step-by-step advice on automation recording with hardware control.

Using Takes & ESX24 To Create Glitch Effects

Logic Tips & Techniques

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Use Takes and ESX24 to create glitch effects in Logic.

Future-proofing Using Backups

Logic Tips & Techniques

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Simply saving your project in Logic doesn't mean it's safe from harm. To future-proof your masterpieces, get to know your backup options.

Snap & Nudge Editing

Logic Tips & Techniques

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We're reading between the lines in Logic this month, with a look at editing using the snap and nudge facilities.

Layering Using Environment

Logic Tips & Techniques

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Lift the bonnet on Logic’s Environment and open up some complex layering possibilities.

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Vinyl Effect

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Take it slow with Logic Pro, as you get to grips with this vinyl effect...

Ultrabeat Syncing

Logic Tips & Techniques

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Ultrabeat isn't just a drum machine: it's great for tempo-synced effects.

Direction Mixer

Logic Tips & Techniques

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The Direction Mixer in Logic Pro not only helps reposition stereo audio, but can also decode M/S recordings.

Space Cadet

Logic Tips & Techniques

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Cure those conflicting frequencies and create some space with Logic’s Match EQ.

Vector Objective

Logic Tips & Techniques

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From wave sequencing to gated pads and basses — it can all be done with Logic’s ES2 synth!

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Pitch Correction & Granular Synthesis

Logic Tips & Techniques

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If Logic’s built-in pitch-correction doesn’t cut it for you, try this trick...

Automation

Logic Tips & Techniques

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Sharpen your pointers for a crash course on drawing automation in Logic.

Compressor Circuits

Apple Logic Tips & Tecniques

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The different circuit types available in Logic’s Compressor are well worth a closer look — but what are they based on, and what do they actually do?

RAM Busters

Logic Tips & Techniques

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Logic Pro users can run into problems when using RAM-hungry features and plug-ins. So how do you beat the memory trap?

Route Manoeuvres

Apple Logic Tips & Techniques

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Expand your monitoring options with clever routing in Logic Pro.

Visual Mixing Aids

Logic Tips & Techniques

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When mixing, it doesn't hurt to double-check what you're hearing with judicious use of Logic's visual metering toolbox.

Join The Dots

Logic Tips & Techniques

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Ever thought of asking 'real' musicians to play your arrangements? Then get to grips with Logic's Score editor.

Stereo Width

Apple Logic Tips & Techniques

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Logic's processing tools can be used to manipulate stereo width, adding interest to your mixes.

Apple Logic: Back To Basics

Logic Notes

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Whether you're an experienced or a novice Logic user, going back to the beginning might show you a thing or two.

Dubstep Secrets

Apple Logic Tips & Techniques

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Create a dubstep bass sound using the ES2 synthesizer and Logic's effects.

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Logic | Visual Basics

Logic Tips & Techniques

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If you ever intend to make music to complement visuals, youll need to know the basics of working with video content in Logic Pro.

Logic Import: Recycle & Re-use

Logic Notes & Techniques

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We show you how to easily re-use elements of older projects with Logics powerful import capabilities.

Perfect Vocals in Logic

Logic Notes & Techniques

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With recent revisions to the Take feature, Logic Pro 9 now has all the tools you need to craft the perfect vocal track.

Apple Logic: Pedal Power

Logic Notes & Techniques

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You can get the amp and stomp-box collection youve always wanted now that Logic offers Pedalboard and Amp Designer.

Apple Logic: Building An Arpreggiator

Logic Notes & Techniques

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Everyone loves an arpeggiator, and building one in Logic is not only easier than you might think, but also helps you hone your Environment skills...

Logic Pro: Getting The Most Out Of Sculpture

Logic Notes & Techniques

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Put your own stamp on synthesized sounds with Logic Pro's powerful sound-modelling system, Sculpture.

Logic: Breaking Beats

Logic Notes & Techniques

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Quickly and easily slice, rearrange and process breakbeats using some of the new facilities in Logic 9.

Exporting Logic Multitrack Files

Logic Notes & Techniques

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There are sure to be times when you need to export multitrack Logic files to other platforms. We explain the options.

Logic: Audio Output Formats

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For every destination you might have for your mix, theres a correct audio output format. We explain the options.

Logic: Using Flex Time On Multitracked Drums

Logic Notes & Techniques

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Part 2 focuses on using the magic of Flex Time for easier quantising of multitracked drums.

Logic | Using Flex Time on Vocals

Logic Notes & Techniques

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Part 1: Try out Logic 9s show-stopper addition, Flex Time, which lets you manipulate audio timing as never before.

Logic: Working With The Transform Window

Logic Notes & Techniques

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Complex tasks of all kinds can be done quickly and easily with Logics Transform window.

Logic's Master Blasters: Part 2

Logic Notes & Techniques

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Part 2: We turn to Logics dynamics processing in our quest for a polished master.

Logic's Master Blasters

Logic Notes & Techniques

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Part 1: Use Logics EQ and SubBass plug-ins to give some mastering polish to your mixes.

Creating Custom Touchscreen Interfaces In Logic

Logic Notes & Techniques

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You'll be surprised at how cheap and easy it can be to enhance the usability of your Apple Logic setup with a touchscreen.

Advanced Mixing In Logic Pro 8: Part 2

Logic Notes & Techniques

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We offer a second set of tips to enhance your corrective and creative mixing skills.

Advanced Mixing In Logic Pro 8: Part 1

Logic Notes & Techniques

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A professional producer and mixer passes on his favourite Logic mixing methods, starting this month at the bottom, with tips for bass and drums.

Dynamic Mixing In Logic 8

Logic Notes & Techniques

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Apple Logic 8s mixer is endlessly configurable, and knowing how to make its flexibility work for you will result in faster and easier mixing.

Apple Logic Pro: Vocal Production Part 2

Logic Notes & Techniques

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Your toolkit for producing polished, contemporary-sounding vocals should include appropriate EQ techniques and subtle ambience processing. Enter the workshop...

Vocal Production In Logic Pro: Part 1

Logic Notes & Techniques

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Dynamics control without compression, tuning for dummies, and vocoding for fun and profit... There's all this and more in part one of our complete vocal production masterclass.

Looking After Logic

Performance & Maintenance Tips

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Housekeeping tasks might not be as much fun as making music, but staying on top of them should ensure safely backed-up tracks and a hassle-free system performing at its best.

Quantisation & Groove Functions In Logic

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Logic's quantisation facilities can do lots more than just helping you to tidy up sloppy timing — although they can certainly do that. Here's a simple guide to some of the possibilities.

Using Logic's Takes Feature For Comping

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Logic 8's 'Takes' functionality makes comping together several different passes of the same part quick and easy. We show you how to do it.

Understanding Ultrabeat: Part 2: The Synthesizer

Expand Your Sonic Horizon

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Ultrabeat has powers beyond simple drum pattern creation, offering a synthesis section that's the key to more varied percussive sounds and rhythmic effects.

Understanding Ultrabeat: Part 1: The Basics

Logic Notes & Techniques

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Not everyone finds drum programming easy, and if you're one of the rhythmically challenged, Logic's Ultrabeat drum synth could be your ticket to more interesting and sophisticated percussive parts.

Better Logic Scores: Part 2: Further Improvements

Logic Notes & Techniques

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We covered the basics of score production last month; now it's time to learn more about presentation, with the aim of creating scores that really look the part.

Better Logic Scores: Part 1: The Basics

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If you want real musicians playing your composition but have no idea how scores should be presented for them, you can still make playable Logic parts with our simple guide.

New Instrument Features In Logic Pro 8

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Logic Pro 8 may not have new software instruments, but scratch beneath the surface and you'll discover significant improvements to what was already an impressive collection.

Logic's Best-kept Secret: Hyper Editing

Logic Notes & Techniques

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Logic's Hyper Editor is a powerful way of creating and manipulating MIDI data, but it's often overlooked. We give you the low-down in this advanced workshop, and suggest some ways of using the Hyper Editor in your music.

Drum Editing & Replacement In Logic Pro

Logic Notes & Techniques

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You're given a Logic project with a less than impressive drum recording, and you need to make it sparkle. Do you book another recording session, get down to some serious editing, or replace the whole lot with samples? Delay your decision until you've read this article...

Making Impulse Responses with Logic's IR Utility

Logic Notes & Techniques

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Convolution is the technology du jour for creating convincing reverbs, and if you're a Logic Studio bundle owner, you already have a utility that will let you get into it yourself, by creating custom impulse responses for the Space Designer plug-in.

Logic Pro 8's New & Improved Effects

Logic Notes & Techniques

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The newest version of Logic features powerful new effects, alongside improvements to existing ones. We explore what they have to offer.

Integrating Outboard Hardware With Logic

Logic Notes & Techniques

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Many Logic users have external hardware processors and effects units, which can easily be used inside projects. Read on to find out how...

Expressive Sound Design With EXS24

Logic Notes & Techniques

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Logic's built-in EXS24 sampler is a powerful tool for playing realistic instruments, but dig a little deeper and you'll also find unlimited potential for sound design.

Audio Editing In Logic's Arrange Window

Logic Notes & Techniques

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It's now possible to carry out most of your audio editing exclusively in one Logic window. We take a look at the improved Arrange window functionality and discover how it can transform your editing experience.

Using Multi-channel & Multitimbral Plug-ins

Logic Notes & Techniques

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Making the most of your virtual instruments in Logic can involve some complex Environment trickery, but the results are rewarding.

Using REX Files In Logic

Logic Notes & Techniques

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You might consider the REX file to be just another format on the list of audio import options, but it can actually be used to achieve some very creative results. We take a look at what's possible.

Working With Video In Logic

Logic Notes & Techniques

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Working to moving images in Logic is now easier than ever, given its improved editing tools and Global Track functionality. We explore how these features can enhance workflow and offer some tips for making the most of your audio-visual experience.

ES2: Logic's Most Sophisticated Virtual Analogue Synth

Logic Notes & Techniques

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The ES2 synthesizer within Logic is a powerful beast. We take a look at what it has to offer in this handy reference guide...

Logic Performance Tweaks & Maintenance

Logic Tips & Techniques

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We all want our software to be fast and responsive, and there are simple things that can be done to enhance Logic's performance in this respect. Our guide shows you how.

Step Sequencing In Apple Logic

Logic Tips & Techniques

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Step sequencing is often regarded as a pastime of '80s revivalists, but it can be used effectively in Logic to produce creative results in all kinds of music.

EVOC20 Vocoding

Logic Notes & Techniques

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We attempt to demystify the EVOC20 vocoder plug-in and suggest ways in which it could be useful in all kinds of music, not just as a tool to produce silly robot noises!

Pitch Correction with Logic

Logic Notes & Technique

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Automatic tuning is synonymous with many things, good and bad. We take a look at Logic's Pitch Correction tool and then examine what Auto-Tune can add.

Pitch & Tempo Manipulation In Logic

Logic Notes & Techniques

You can now update Logic's creaky old pitch and tempo manipulation routines with third-party algorithms from names such as Serato, Izotope, and Celemony. We compare the options to find out whether these upgrades are worth it.

 

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