Get Old Tape Machine Sounds with Varispeed in Logic Pro


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Using Varispeed to create an old tape machine sound

Here is another technique that comes straight from the good old days of tape-based analog recording. It's called varispeed and it refers to speeding up and slowing down the tape transport to create pitch and speed effects in recording. Of course, Logic has no tape transport. But the Varispeed speed features in Logic 9 emulate this kind of technique and add their own special twist of course. We are still listening to our work in progress, "Nathaniel." (Music playing.) (Man singing: Oh Nathaniel, how the days are laid down.) To turn on varispeed we will go to the transport prefs.

Right-click on the Transport Bar and choose Customize Transport Bar. Here in the middle under Display you can check Varispeed. Hit OK. This brings some new controls in your Transport Bar. You have plus and minus button on the right. You also have Speed Only in the middle. This is our Varispeed controls here. To enable Varispeed, click on the plus minus button. You see Speed Only lights up. Speed Only is...

Using Varispeed to create an old tape machine sound
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Using Varispeed to create an old tape machine sound provides you with in-depth training on Audio + Music. Taught by Scott Hirsch as part of the Logic Pro 9 Essential Training

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Audio + Music
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Logic Pro
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