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Join author Brian Trifon as he shows how to improve music and audio productions using virtual instruments in Logic Pro. This course tours the program's virtual instruments, including the ES2 hybrid synthesizer, Sculpture physical modeling synthesizer, EFM1 FM synthesizer, the EVOC 20 vocoder, the Ultrabeat drum synthesizer, and the EXS24 sampler, and shows how to achieve various effects with each instrument's parameters. The course also covers working with oscillators and filters, understanding signal flow, creating custom synthesizer patches, adding effects, synthesizing speech, creating a library of custom sound samples, and much more.
Virtual Instruments with Logic Pro will be updating on a monthly basis, eventually covering all the virtual instruments in the application. Look for the latest movies here and on the lynda.com blog.
So, in the center down here, we can choose our instrument model. So, right now it's set to the Classic D6. So, this is going to emulate the Classic Hohner D6 clavinet. So, let's hear what that sounds like. (music playing) So, if I click on this, I've got menu here where I can choose other instrument models. So, next we have Old D6. So, Old D6 is like an aged clavinet, and it's a little bit richer in bass frequencies. (music playing) Next, we have Sharp.
So, Sharp is a sharp and bright sound. So, let's hear that one. (music playing) Then we have MelloD6, and just like it's name, it's a more mellow clavinet sound, (music playing) little bit more muted. (music playing) Then we have Basic. So Basic is just a generic clavinet. It's not emulating any specific manufacturer. (music playing) Next, we have Domination. This one has a lot of attack, and it really responds to velocity.
(music playing) And then we have GuruFnk. So, GuruFnk is optimized for the funk genre, and it has an interesting resonating characteristic to it. (music playing) Then we have Harpsichord, and that that's supposed to sound like a harpsichord. (music playing) And then we have Pluck. So, depending on where the pickup is, this can sound like a guitar or like a plucked harp string. (music playing) Next, we have Wood.
It has a wooden and thin sound, and has some enharmonic overtones. (music playing) Then we have LtlIndia, and this is supposed to emulate a sitar, and the sound has a lot or resonance. (music playing) Then we have StrBells. So, this is bell emulation. There're a lot of enharmonic overtones. (music playing) Next, we have Dulcimer, and this is supposed to sound like a hammered dulcimer.
(music playing) So, you can hear there's quite a bit of sustain with that. Then last but not least we have Picked, and this is supposed to be like a picked nylon string. (music playing) Notice when I select the model it doesn't change any of the Excite, Click, or String parameters. If I want to adjust the level of our instrument here, I can set the level right here. If we look over on the left side here I've got our four filter switches.
So, this emulates the D6, which has the same named four filter switches. So, I can turn then on and off by clicking. So, let's hear it without any filters. (music playing) Well, that's what it sounds like. Now, if I turn on the Brilliant filter, we have a more nasal sound and we have a base cut. (music playing) And then if I turn that off and turn on the Treble filter, it's going to be a sharper, sound and it has a gentle bass cut. (music playing) Next, we have the Medium filter.
So, this is a thinner sound with a slight bass cut. (music playing) And then last, we have Soft. This is a soft, muted sound. (music playing) And then once again we've got no filter. (music playing) So, now that we've explored the filter settings and how to select our instrument model, in the next video, let's take a look at how we can customize our instrument with the Excite, Click, and String parameters.
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