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In this course, author Josh Harris demonstrates constructing a remix using only a pre-existing vocal track as a starting point. The course shows how to time-stretch vocals, offers suggestions for establishing a musical direction, and explains how to audition and layer Apple loops. The course also covers programming beats using synths, generating vocal samples, arranging the remix, and creating master-quality final mixes.
As I mentioned earlier Logic Pro is loaded with some fantastic sounding software synths. As I pull down the menu here, I can see that there's a whole list here, the EFM1 all the way down to the EXS24, to Sculpture. For the purposes of this remix, I am going to focus on the ES1 the ES2 and EXS24. So let's go ahead and open up the ES1 and this was one of Logic's early software synths that came with I believe Logic 4 or 5. And I generally gravitate towards this plug-in for synth bass or lead sounds and sometimes supplemental ear candy sounds.
And if we pull down the menu here we see all the presets categorized, Leads, Pads, Bass Strings, Keyboards, Sequence Elements and Warp Synth sounds. So let's just pull up a Lead sound (Music playing) And we can access presets by pointing down this menu and selecting this way or simply by using these arrows here. (Music playing) Close this out and we will add another software synth.
And let's check out the ES2. The ES2 is actually an extremely deep, deep software synth, it has many, many, many more sounds in the ES1, and actually I think that some of the sounds are wider and bigger sounding. (Music playing) And I will find a synth Lead sound here. (Music playing) The sounds are a little sharper sounding, edgier sounding. (Music playing) And the next software synth is the EXS24.
And this is Logic Sampler, so it comes out of the box with a huge library of sounds. You can see acoustic pianos, all the way down to guitars and textures as well as sounds from the GarageBand library. You're also able to import your own samples and import third-party samples as well. So I will pull up a synth lead sound, this is one of my favorite sounds. (Music playing) And you scroll through your patches using the plus and minus signs right here.
(Music playing) So this gives you an overview of the three software synths that we will be using during our course on remixing a song in Logic Pro. For more on Logic Pro, please check out Virtual Instruments in Logic Pro with Brian Trifon and Logic Pro 9 Essential Training with Scott Hirsch. Both are available on the lynda. com Online Training Library.
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