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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.
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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