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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.
Hey, I'm Brian Trifon, and welcome to Virtual Instruments in Logic Pro. In this chapter, we'll take a look at ES P. ES P is an incredible-sounding eight-voice polyphonic synthesizer that emulates the classic polysynth sounds of the '80s. ES P is great for a variety of sounds, particularly thick analog brass sounds, epic leads, and fat basses. First, we'll take a look at balancing the oscillator levels, then tweaking the lowpass filter with the Key Follow function. Next, I'll show you how to use the ADSR envelope to shape the volume of the sound, as well as how to use it to modulate the filter cutoff.
Then we'll take an in-depth look on how to use the Vibrato/Wah LFO to modulate either the pitch or the filter. We'll wrap things up by adding chorus and overdrive to thicken and saturate your sound. Let's check out a musical example. This has five instances of ES P, creating all the bass and melody and sounds, and Logic's Ultrabeat for the drums. So check it out! (music playing) So let's get started with ES P.
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