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Builds, Fills & FX in Logic Pro X

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    Timothy welcomes us and discusses what he will be covering in the following videos.

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    Logic Drummer Fills

    Here we'll investigate how to use the generative properties of the Logic Drummer to create an unlimited amount of professional sounding drum fills, even if we aren't using a Drummer plugin in our existing track. We'll also see how to incorporate some EQ, distortion, and clipping FX in order to blend the fills into our existing genre of track.

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    Drummer Tweaks Pt. 1

    In this video we learn a technique for blending drum kits to generate drum fills that would be impossible to do with only a single kit.

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    Drummer Tweaks Pt. 2

    This video will show you some couple cool ways to use the generated fills of the Drummer in other programs and sound generators, using the power of General MIDI. We also cover a very important gotcha you should be aware of when making changes to Drummer generated MIDI.

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    Builds with Existing Content

    Sometimes to make a great riser or build, all you need is to change things you've already made. In this video we take a look at the controls on the Retro Synth which are going to give you the most bang for your buck in generating a great buildup.

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    Smart Controls for Lazy Buildups

    Here we see how to do what we previously did manually, automatically using Smart Controls. Using the controls, we're able to get a much more organic and smooth automation which can be used throughout the track. We also see a few insights on how to fix up a couple of quirks you may encounter using the Logic Smart Controls.

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    Pitched Risers Pt. 1

    The staple of the dance music world, a good riser can make or break the build up of your song. We look at using pitch bend and various audio effects to create a side chained MIDI based riser in the key of our song.

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    Pitched Risers Pt. 2

    Here we take a look at how to do pitched risers in Audio if you don't have access, or don't want to use MIDI and pitch bend. There's a few hidden gems in Logic's plug-in areas and we use one of them to get our audio to bend to our will!

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    The Panther Fill

    Named after the jungle cat because it sneaks up on you when you least expect it! We'll see how applying reverse effects to existing sounds can be extremely effective when it comes to creating tension and builds in your track.

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    Accent FX

    In this video we check out the Tremolo and Autofilter plugins, and how they can easily add that extra bit of motion and spice to your builds and fills. They're also a great way to allow you to reuse your existing fills and builds without sounding like you've just copied and pasted.

Product Overview

Dance music master Timothy Allan is back with a tutorial on how to make your dance tracks pop! Builds, fills, and creative use of effects are what separate an exceptional dance production from the rest, and Timothy shows you how to use Logic Pro X's powerful dance-oriented features to make your dance tracks keep people on their feet.

Timothy starts with showing you how you can use the built-in Drummer in Logic Pro X to create top-notch sounding Drum Fills, including Using Effects, Blending Kits, and how to use the Generated Fills feature.

Next, Timothy tackles Build ups, showing you how you can take your existing content and use Smart Controls to create interesting and dynamic build ups.

From there, Timothy gives you 2 videos exploring advanced techniques for making Pitched Risers,and ends with 2 more videos explaining some of his favorite tools, the "Panther Fill" that uses Reverse Effects to create tension and accent effects to add motion and spice to your production.

Whether you're just beginning to create dance music or an established producer looking for advanced techniques, "Builds, Fills, & FX in Logic Pro X" has something for you!

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Builds, Fills & FX in Logic Pro X is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 14 .
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Really, very good. I don't produce EDM, but there was plenty in this video series to keep me riveted to the screen and which I can play around with and adapt to my style of music. I found the presenter a dream to listen to, very clear and easy to follow along.
Date published: 2020-10-24
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Short & Sweet! A few good ideas with plenty of application possibilities, explained in a clear and succinct way.
Date published: 2020-07-03
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great Tips! I’m pretty new to Logic and picked up lots of great techniques that Timothy demonstrated while creating builds and fills. This included the use of automation, macros, and various effects.
Date published: 2020-07-03
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Awesome!! Has given me new ideas on how to add meat to my tracks.
Date published: 2020-07-03
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Practical and fun course Very well explained. I've learned alot. Useful and practical information that was presented in simple terms.
Date published: 2020-05-09
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very Helpful Reminder This Serie is a very helpful Reminder for spicing EDM and all kimd of Electronic Music. Thank You Timothy
Date published: 2020-04-12
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Good ideas if you are starting in EDM Good tips if you are starting out in EDM. Until I saw the techniques describe here all made sense. Recommended even if you do not use Logic.
Date published: 2020-04-01
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very cool info about drummer and midi! Very helpful way to stockpile drum fills using drummers fill generator.
Date published: 2018-11-25
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Super helpful content There's nothing seriously mind-blowing in this, but I still give it 5 stars because it teaches you very essential tricks for the finishing touches to a project.
Date published: 2017-09-13
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from very interesting incredible amazing, good tips, always something. Amazing speaker ;-)
Date published: 2017-08-03
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Exactly what I've been looking for! I used to mess around Reason years back, so jumping into Logic was a whole new world for me. I always had the basic understanding of how a DAW works, but all the little key commands and such are always a bit different compared to other DAWs. This is tutorial is giving me the crash course I needed towards modulations and FXs.
Date published: 2017-06-28
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Nice Well explained simple techniques with big creative potential
Date published: 2017-03-30
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great tips from a great tutor! I enjoyed all the tips provided in this series. The instructor is one of the best when it comes to Logic Pro!
Date published: 2017-01-11
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from "Icing on the cake" must see Tutorials As always Timothy Allan provides an easy and comprehensive view of the basic FX building techniques used to enhance and smooth out your transitions. A definite must for beginners, and just as good for the more experience producers since it dives not only on the technical aspects of FX design but also the many tools available within Logic X .
Date published: 2016-11-01
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