Native core plug-ins have been overhauled in Logic X 10.2.1. Author Scott Hirsch shows enhancements to the new plug-in manager. He then explores the new user interface of several plug-ins, including the tape delay and enverb effects. Scott shows a hidden feature allowing a mix engineer to hold shift while inserting and equalizer plug-in in the mix window. The move to a new plug-in format, audio units 3 is also explored in this track insert tutorial.
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- [Voiceover] Alchemy was a ground breaking new synth…that shipped with Logic Pro 10.2…and it only took one point release…to get some enhancements.…Remember Apple acquired this technology…from another synth manufacturer…and folded it into Logic Pro.…So, I assume we'll continue to get updates…as the software engineers come up with new…and exciting ways to integrate Alchemy…to the Logic workflow.…There's a few new enhancements to Alchemy…in Logic 10.1 and they are actually kind of related.…The first one is that you can now drag…and drop Apple Loops right into Alchemy…and use them for spectral synthesis.…
So, if we go over and choose an Apple Loop…from our Apple Loops menu,…let's check out the Vibes for example…and let me hear Lounge Vibes 06.…(light, calm electronic music)…So, we can take this Apple Loop…and drop it into Alchemy…and really manipulate this with spectral synthesis.…So, now I've chosen my Apple Loop,…we'll go over here and we'll instantiate…an Alchemy synth plugin on the track.…
So, here we are in the Advanced tab.…
Join Scott Hirsch as he dives into Logic X's powerful new synth workstation, Alchemy. From there, you'll be guided through all the key features available in the newest feature set (10.2.1), including enhancements to Drum Machine Designer, new arrangement marker techniques, and techniques to back up and share your Logic projects with the outside world using the groundbreaking new integration with Gobbler and Apple Connect. Your workflow will be improved creatively as well, with a look at new overlapping recording modes for both cycle and non-cycle modes. Scott also explores to the ten new drummer personalities and Drum Machine Designer, as well as the improved Retro Synth and the brand-new Mellotron software instrument, powerful MIDI editing and sequencer features in the revamped Piano Roll Editor, and the enhanced Mixer (now with VCA faders and easy viewing of your Track Stack components). You'll see these and many more enhancements that make Logic Pro 10.1, 10.2, and 10.2.1 instant, must-have upgrades.