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Hi! I'm Brian Trifon. Welcome to Virtual Instruments in Logic Pro. In this chapter we will be exploring the ES 1 software synthesizer. ES 1 generates its sound through subtractive synthesis, and emulates the circuits and character of an analog synth. ES 1 is one of my favorite instruments in Logic because of its simple interface, flexible modulation options, and most importantly, it sounds awesome. In the following videos I'll show you how to balance and set the primary and sub-oscillator to create a solid foundation of sound, which we'll then shape with the excellent-sounding variable slope lowpass filter. Next, I'll show you how to use the Key Follow function of the lowpass filter to achieve an even response across the entire range of the keyboard.
Then I'll show you a very cool way to use Key Follow of the filter to control the pitch generated when the filter begins to self-oscillate and you have high resonance values. Next, we will take a look at the ADSR envelope as applied to both the amplifier and filter, and I'll show you how to add movement and expression to your synth sound with the LFO and Modulation envelope. We will wrap things up with a look at the global settings, chorus effect, and sidechain processing that are all part of ES 1. Let's hear ES 1 in action. (music playing)
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