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Auto-sample Your Synths In MainStage

Apple Logic Tips & Techniques
Published October 2018
By Geoff Smith

Screen 1: The Auto Sampler’s plug‑in GUI allows you a lot of control over the auto‑sampling process. Here it’s configured to sample every three semitones and the Auto Loop parameter is set to ‘Search’ so it automatically finds the best loop points.Screen 1: The Auto Sampler’s plug‑in GUI allows you a lot of control over the auto‑sampling process. Here it’s configured to sample every three semitones and the Auto Loop parameter is set to ‘Search’ so it automatically finds the best loop points.

Turn hardware monosynths into software polysynths by auto‑sampling in Logic’s companion app, MainStage.

If you own one of the many analogue monosynths from companies like Moog, Korg or Behringer and have dreamt of having a polyphonic version of that synth then auto‑sampling could be a great way to explore some of those possibilities.

In 2012 Apple acquired the Italian company Redmatica and their Auto Sampler, Keymap Pro and EXS Manager software titles. However, it wasn’t until 2015, with the release of MainStage 3.1, that we saw Apple put that technology into one of their products. In this month’s Logic workshop we look at how to...

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Published October 2018