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Logic Pro: Phat FX

Apple Logic Pro Tips & Techniques
Published August 2018
By Geoff Smith

Screen 1: The Phat FX Distortion section has three stages of distortion, and each stage can have a different distortion algorithm. You can use the Effect Order Strip at the bottom of the plug‑in UI to put different effects between the distortion stages. In this example, I have assigned distortion stages one and two to Soft Sat and Bit‑crusher and then placed a Band‑pass filter between them. I have then selected Downsampler as the third stage and used the Filter section to roll off high‑frequency harshness.Screen 1: The Phat FX Distortion section has three stages of distortion, and each stage can have a different distortion algorithm. You can use the Effect Order Strip at the bottom of the plug‑in UI to put different effects between the distortion stages. In this example, I have assigned distortion stages one and two to Soft Sat and Bit‑crusher and then placed a Band‑pass filter between them. I have then selected Downsampler as the third stage and used the Filter section to roll off high‑frequency harshness.

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Published August 2018