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Warping your beat with Space Designer

From: Logic Production Techniques: Making Beats

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Let's look at how to warp your beat and make a pulsing groove with cool rhythmic variations with the Warp settings in Space Designer. This track is using literally one drum loop that I copied and transformed with different factory presets in Space Designer. Let's hear that one loop right here. I'll solo the track on top. (music playing) That's the original beat. So I'll insert Space Designer from the Reverb folder.

Warping your beat with Space Designer

Let's look at how to warp your beat and make a pulsing groove with cool rhythmic variations with the Warp settings in Space Designer. This track is using literally one drum loop that I copied and transformed with different factory presets in Space Designer. Let's hear that one loop right here. I'll solo the track on top. (music playing) That's the original beat. So I'll insert Space Designer from the Reverb folder.

And let's go into the Library, and I will scroll down to the bottom of the presets and go into this folder of warped effects, all extremely creative. One of the most instantly powerful is this folder on top, the Drone Tones. Let's keep soloing that one beat, and I'm just going to switch which presets we're listening to it through. (music playing) I will just bypass Space Designer to prove all of these musical pitched overtones that are coming out of Space Designer.

Right here in the plugin I'm bypassing it. Here is our beat. Take it out of Bypass. Absolutely amazing. Here's what's happening. The normal use of the convolution reverb like Space Designer is to provide a wide variety of reverbs from different room spaces-- outdoors, indoors, cathedrals, concert halls--by making a recording of a room space called an Impulse Response, then applying that to the track you want to alter.

Obviously, I'm simplifying the process a bit, but that's the general idea. What's happening with the Warp Settings is that they're using recordings from a synthesizer. Actual AIF files you can view and listen to from the Finder, or by opening up Space Designer and right here from this drop down window, Show in Finder. You can see the actual tones that are being used with these Warp settings.

So, what I did to create this track that we haven't heard yet-- let me take that first loop out of solo-- was again, I took that one drum loop and I copied it four or five times. And on each one of the copies, I added Space Designer and put it through a different one of those presets. So this is what happened to the track when I did that, and it helped build the foundation of a groove. Let's have a listen. (music playing) When we get to burrow five, and I introduce the same drum loop, but it's going through another drone tone inside of Space Designer. (music playing) We'll just play it through one more.

(music playing) Space Designer is way more than a reverb. These Warped plugin settings can create extremely musical variations of your beat that evolve and complete the arrangement of a dance track or maybe a suspenseful cinematic interlude.

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Logic Production Techniques: Making Beats

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  1. 3m 0s
    1. Welcome
      1m 15s
    2. What you should know before watching this course
      31s
    3. Using the exercise files
      1m 14s
  2. 28m 32s
    1. Choosing the drum kit
      5m 49s
    2. Rehearsing the beat, cycling in Logic, and recording the kick and snare
      3m 42s
    3. Understanding Logic regions and quantizing effectively
      10m 8s
    4. Fast, easy arranging tricks for drums
      8m 53s
  3. 29m 6s
    1. Learning the basics of the drum machine
      6m 29s
    2. Sound designing your kits
      4m 18s
    3. Old-school step sequencing
      7m 2s
    4. Making stutter vocal effects using the Step Grid in Ultrabeat
      6m 40s
    5. Making stutter vocal effects with a sidechain
      4m 37s
  4. 28m 5s
    1. Rocking out with Apple Loops
      7m 0s
    2. Changing the pitch of Apple Loops
      9m 32s
    3. Changing the feel of Apple Loops
      6m 20s
    4. Making, tagging, and indexing your own Apple Loops
      5m 13s
  5. 22m 41s
    1. Finding your tempo
      3m 21s
    2. Time stretching audio
      4m 53s
    3. Slicing up your samples
      8m 20s
    4. Building a useful EXS instrument from a drum loop
      6m 7s
  6. 20m 32s
    1. Flexing vocals
      5m 23s
    2. Quantizing audio
      4m 57s
    3. Flexing to change project tempo
      3m 18s
    4. Making beats with the different flex modes
      6m 54s
  7. 25m 59s
    1. Making groove templates
      4m 24s
    2. Advanced quantizing
      4m 2s
    3. Beatmapping a live performance
      4m 49s
    4. Experimenting with your tempo using Varispeed
      3m 31s
    5. Fattening your sound with drum replacement/doubling
      3m 22s
    6. Using the Transform window for a human drummer feel
      5m 51s
  8. 20m 13s
    1. Warping your beat with Space Designer
      3m 57s
    2. Creating turntable and tape-machine-style speed fades
      3m 41s
    3. Packing drum loops into a take folder
      4m 10s
    4. Sidechaining the compressor with your kick
      4m 0s
    5. Vocoding in Logic
      4m 25s
  9. 45s
    1. What's next?
      45s

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