First and foremost, putting this list together it became clear just how much of an ironically large shadow the Minimoog casts over plugin synths today. Overdrive works well to add richness without fizz at settings below 50 percent. If you are the manufacturer or developer of a commercial product, please message the mods before posting, but we will usually allow new product promotion as long as you stay to answer questions. Alchemy is a monster of a synth with multiple sound-generating engines, including additive, spectral, formant, granular, and virtual analog. Once you start to get above this range, the piano has a substantially sharper attack sound. I especially like it for unique bass sounds, rich pads, and atmospheric soundscapes. It has been designed for ultra-portability and packs a full feature set in an enclosure that fits into a backpack or even a laptop bag.
I personally find Form really fun and inspiring to use because of its unique approach to sample manipulation and modulation. So yeah, I'm getting sound, but right now I'm getting sound on every channel when I play my Minibrute, as if Logic is just a giant 'sound receptor. Manipulating and twisting sounds with all the modules and automation options. Instead, try Track Alternatives, which lets you try out several ideas before choosing your favourite. The console view is the virtual mixing desk, giving you an overview of all your tracks, buses and outputs, with a neat feature that allows you to pop out the Prochannel window to be viewed alongside the track strip. Choose different waveforms and rates to create unique modulations.
By default, Retro Synth includes some basic patch-doubling features found under the Global Settings. Unfortunately, plugins come in different formats which can be confusing. The stock synthesizers in Logic provide a unique suite of tools to create some high quality sounds. You can also choose between two sound banks. You could input a drum loop or an instrument into the synthesizer or run the synth without any input as a stand-alone synthesizer. But basically it is divided in 3 main sections: Synthesis, Modulation and the Mixer. Click the Glide field to set the time it takes to slide from one pitch to another, also known as Click the Unison button to layer voices and make the sound richer, which also reduces by half the number of voices that can be played simultaneously.
You can swap pieces to build a custom kit, choosing from a diverse variety of snares, kicks, toms, hi-hats, and cymbals. It's sort of a jack-of-all-trades, but the sounds are good, and it's a great starting point to have pretty much every instrument you need. Sometimes I use it for unusual combinations such as a deep bass with a stuttering low-pad on it. Rotate the Wave knob to set the oscillator waveform. That is, they have a built-in weight that gives significant resistance when you press the keys. Turn it high if you really like a fast, responsive keyboard.
Akai essentially packs in a huge number of features into a tiny device. You can tune the instrument, set the number of voices, adjust the portamento speed, and more. But it will complement one nicely. Try out dynamic pitch transposition or dive-bomb effects. The final stage is a variable Overdrive control. Too much bottom can make your bass guitar part sound weak and unbalanced on small speakers. I'm completely confused as of right now and have no clue what could possibly be going on.
Even with its simplicity, it still is unbeatable for the type of sound you can create. Your best option is to spring for semi-weighted keys. I just love Logic's Vintage Opto! Get That Pro Sound is here to help you make better music. If you like crazy digital sounds, 100 percent randomization is your best friend. Audio regions are not placed in the Trash. How much piano playing experience do you have? Filters remove parts of the frequency spectrum, allowing you to contour the sound.
This can be a blessing in disguise, especially to a budding producer. Combining frequency modulation and subtractive synthesis, Operator allows you to truly create new sonic landscapes. Balancing these three key parameters — voice count, detune and width — is what you use to define the scale of the patch. It has also been designed in a manner that ensures maximum portability and without any need for an external power adapter. How I use Form as a Composer Form is my go to synth for creative sound design of samples, especially from my voice or real world recorded sounds I made myself. In summary, Logic synths are full of high quality sounds.
Pad controllers are great for launching clips and creating spontaneous compositions. This will involve considerations like pitch, detuning, stereo positioning and effects, all knitted together to form distinct layers of sound. Reduce the volume of each instance of Retro Synth found in the Amp section so that the average level is around -12dB, and then create bus sends for each instrument. Virtual instrument maker has been on a roll lately releasing hit after hit for Logic Pro X producers. We can now easily edit the drum pattern.
Subtractive synthesis with analog oscillators and filters is what creates the warm, rich sound. But otherwise, 49 keys is more than enough. But maybe, that is why there so expensive - it has a unique sound. It also has supreme quality Fatar key-bed that gives it a superior feel over other competing keyboards. This ends up being a really powerful feature that grows with you as a producer - you can set up to record a single track to get ideas going quickly, or configure your routing to allow for very complex multi-track setups with lots of live musicians, pre-recorded tracks coming from Logic itself, even separate output buses going out through physical hardware, then routed back into Logic if needed. The ever-growing Sound Library is also a powerful source of inspiration thanks to Patches that allow for rich layers of instruments and effects — and Smart Controls that let you easily shape any sound. The sounds are of amazing quality, the synth engine is very powerful and the library is sample based, which adds to its deep, complex sound.