Here's a collection of the most recent and previous 100 Logic Notes monthly articles from SOUND ON SOUND magazine. The most recently-published 5 workshops are locked and accessible only to subscribers, but the others are now free for all to enjoy.

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Making The Most Of Logic

Lost & Found

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.

Flex Appeal

Logic Tips & Techniques

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

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.

Previous 100 LOGIC NOTES workshops (unlocked)

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.

Vinyl Effect | Media

Logic Notes

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Vinyl Effect

Logic Notes

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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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Apple Logic Tips & Techniques

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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 Pros 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

Logic Notes & Techniques

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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

Logic Notes & Techniques

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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

Logic Notes & Techniques

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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.

Logic: Understanding Ultrabeat

Part 2: The Synthesizer Section

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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

Logic Notes & Techniques

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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

Logic Notes & Techniques

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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

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

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

Performance Tweaks & Project Maintenance In Logic

Logic Notes & Techniques

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 Logic

Logic Notes & Techniques

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

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

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.

Networking Macs: Using Nodes In Logic

Logic Notes & Techniques

Logic allows you to multiply the processing power of your studio system by networking multiple computers together. But how well does this actually work in practice?

Remixing Techniques In Logic

Logic Notes & Techniques

Everything you need to know to create precise and original remixes using this premier MIDI+Audio sequencer!

Logic: Getting Started With Surround Sound

Apple Logic Notes & Techniques

The facilities for surround sound in Logic Pro v7 are often overlooked, so here we take a peek at how to get going.

Logic: Editing Chords & Signatures With Global Tracks

Logic Notes & Workshop

The Global Tracks can not only display chords, key/time signatures, and transpose values — they also let you edit them easily.

Using Global Markers in Logic

Logic Notes & Techniques

Markers have always been available in Logic, but the new Global Tracks feature (introduced in version 7) makes them much easier to use and manipulate than in earlier versions.

Tempo-matching with Global Tracks in Logic

Logic Notes & Techniques

Global Tracks let you manipulate the bars and beats of your Song to match freely-played MIDI or audio recordings. Find out how to tempo-match...

What's New In Logic v7.2

Logic Notes & Techniques

Although the new version of Logic is billed just as a Universal Binary crossgrade, it does more than simply allow the sequencer to run on the new Intel-based Macs. Read on...

Creating a Drum Editor in Logic

Logic Notes & Techniques

Some users of Steinberg's Cubase complain that Logic has no specialised drum editor. Little do they know that Logic lets you build your own.

Processing For Mastering In Logic

Logic Notes & Techniques

More tips on mastering your tracks this month, specifically for those musicians who find themselves limited to using Logic's own bundled plug-ins.

Mastering Your Album In Logic

Logic Notes & Techniques

We look at how to combine your hardware and the software-processing within Logic for mastering purposes.

Mixing Live Recordings In Logic

Logic Notes & Techniques

Mixing live band recordings within Logic presents a unique set of challenges, so we show you how to get great results with the minimum hassle.

Logic Notes

News & Tips

More tips and news from the world of Apple Logic.

Using Hardware Controllers With Logic

Technique

Not everyone can afford to invest in a dedicated high-spec hardware controller such as Logic Control. However, you can use even the most humble of MIDI devices to control your mixer, software synths, and plug-ins instead.

Logic Notes

News & Tips

The new Tiger AUPitch plug-in promises better pitch-shifting performance, but does it deliver in practice?

Stem Mixing In Logic

Workshop

Mixing and automating complicated projects can be made simpler if you use 'stems'. What are they and how you do it? Read on...

Multiple Firewire Interfaces in Logic

Logic Notes

If you need to run multiple Firewire audio interfaces, you'll want to upgrade to the latest Tiger version of Logic. Read on...

Fine-tuning Automation In Logic

Workshop

Comprehensive automation is one of Logic's most powerful facets, allowing micro-management of all the settings in your mix.

Logic v7.1 Stability Issues

Logic Notes

We take a look at some of the stability problems still lurking in v7.1 under Tiger, and also reveal a couple of extra plug-ins tucked away in the new OS upgrade.

Recording Electric Guitars In Logic

Workshop

Find out how to record a great electric guitar sound into Logic, and which of the plug-ins have the most impact at the mixdown stage...

Test-driving Logic Pro v7.1

Logic Notes

Following on from our preview last month, we test-drive the new Logic Pro v7.1. Does it finally deliver what v7 promised?

Better Vocals In Logic

Workshop

Getting great recorded vocals can seem like rocket science, especially with all the complicated editing and processing tools that Logic now provides. So this month we‘ll be giving you the advice you need to produce that big commercial sound.

What does Logic v7.1 offer?

Logic Notes

After months of speculation Apple have finally announced the release of the first major Logic 7 upgrade, but what can users expect from version 7.1?

Better Acoustic Guitar Recording In Logic

Workshop

We explain how you can mock up a live acoustic guitar sound from a DI'd recording using Logic's built-in plug-ins.

Catch and Link modes in Logic

Logic Notes

Combining Logic's Catch and Link modes can greatly increase the usefulness of multi-window Screensets, but it is not always clear, especially to new users, how the various options work.

Logic: Using Sidechains

Logic Notes

Sidechains are usually associated with effects processing, but they are also available in many of Logic's internal soft synths. So what can you do with them?

Logic: Using Transformer Objects

Logic Notes

Learn how you can quickly program Transformer objects to mimic Ableton Live's useful 'user scales' feature, thus keeping transposed MIDI parts in key.

Locking Logic Sequences to a Live take

Logic Notes

Although rather time-consuming, this technique for locking your sequencer to a live take is often the best.

Logic: Synchronising Sequences To Live Audio

Logic Notes

Synchronising sequences in Logic to live audio tracks can really help give your music the edge, but what's the best way of doing this? We look at the options, and weigh up their pros and cons.

Logic — Live-style Tricks from Touch Tracks

Logic Notes

Have you ever coveted the real-time functions of Ableton's Live? In which case, you will be interested to know how you can simulate some aspects of Live in Logic using the Touch Tracks object?

Marquee Tool Tips in Logic

Logic Notes

Once you find out all the things you can do with the Marquee tool, you'll wonder how you ever lived without it, so this month's column offers some advice on how to put it to work in your projects.

Logic Notes

More hints and tips

Learn how to combine dynamics processing with delay and reverb to breathe life into your mixes.

Layering Sounds In Logic's Virtual Instruments

Logic Notes

Layering hardware sound modules to create new sounds is a simple matter, but things are not nearly as easy when you are working with virtual instruments in Logic. Here are a few useful workarounds.

Using I/O plug-ins and compensation delay

Logic Notes

Find out how to use the I/O plug-in within an Output Audio object, and also learn how Logic's improved plug-in delay compensation allows some powerful new mixing techniques.

 

 

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