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Logic Pro X: Creating Generative Music

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    Introduction

    In this video, we cover the idea behind the series and the topics that will be covered.

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    Generative Drums Pt. 1

    In this video, see how to create an automatically generated drum pattern using conditions of probability that you set. You can combine both randomness and certainty to generate your drums for you, by utilizing the Drum Probability Sequencer in the Logic Scripter MIDI FX which allows you to set probabilities for individual drum hits with varying velocities.

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    Generative Drums Pt. 2

    Next up, see how to take the same concept further by using Ultrabeat and the Drum Probability Sequencer to trigger different drum hits. This enables you to come up with drum vibes in a quicker way than with the Drum Machine Designer. Finally, Scripters are layered to create more complex patterns.

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    Generative Percussion

    Now it's time to add some percussion to the track. This is done using one of Logic Pro X's Drummer Tracks in percussion mode. Watch how to edit the Drummer Track pattern to create a suitable vibe and then access individual sounds by converting it to a producer kit. Finally see how to add probability gates from the Scripter to add more randomness to the pattern.

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    Adding a Bassline

    Now that the drums are in place, it's time to add some bass. See how to use an Alchemy patch for a snappy analogue bass sound to which another Drum Probability Sequencer is added for a random sequence. Another Scripter is then used to randomize the octave for playback, and the part is then transposed randomly, but to ensure it stays in key, a Transposer is used to lock the results to A Minor Pentatonic.

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    Adding Chords

    In this video, explore how chords are added to the track by using an Arpeggiator playing dotted 8th notes, which is randomized in terms of pitch. The Scripter is then applied on Probability Gate mode to randomize the playback further. Then importantly, a chord trigger is added to create chords from this arpeggiated part, which are then finally pushed into the right key of Am Pentatonic using a Transposer.

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    Adding a Lead

    Next up, it's time to add a lead sound by using another Alchemy patch and diving into the MIDI FX by adding an Arpeggiator set to 16th notes which is randomized up and down 7 semitones using a Randomizer. This further amended by setting a probability that the part will be transposed up or down in octaves. Things are kept harmonious by using the Transposer set to Am Pentatonic and then randomly triggering it 18% of the time.

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    Adding a Randomized Sample

    After adding the lead sound a vocal chop is now added to the track. This is done using an Apple Loop which already conforms to the song key and is chopped up using Logic's new Sampler options. To add the generative playback, a Scripter is used on the Drum Probability Sequencer setting to create a randomly generated pattern matched to trigger pitches in the Sampler. Finally the Randomizer is used to slightly randomize pitch and then the Scripter's Probability Gate to vary playback. The snippets are also hard tuned to A Minor using the Pitch Corrector plug-in.

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    Randomizing Plug-In Parameters Pt. 1

    In this video watch how to add a random 909 open hat pattern using the Drum Probability Gate with different pitched voices. Rhythmic interest is then added to this patch by adding a Modulator which is set to change up the decay time of the hat.

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    Randomizing Plug-In Parameters Pt. 2

    Expanding on the use of the Modulator on the 909 hat, see how to continue this idea by randomly modulating the pan on the clap, the timbre of the lead sound, and the filter cutoff of the chord patch. This was all done using the random LFO setting from the Modulator to create some "generative modulation".

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    Generative Pads Pt. 1

    Pads are now added to the mix by using a basic patch from Retro Synth. This is then transformed into a generative pad by using a Modulator set to random LFO, which is then controlled by the Mod Wheel, which is then Modified and changed to a note number allowing the LFO to randomly change the pitch. This is of course locked to the A Minor scale by using the Transposer. Finally, see how to wash it out by using Chromaverb to create that trademark pad sound.

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    Generative Pads Pt. 2

    A second pad is now created and added by using a standard piano patch which is controlled by a Drum Probability Sequencer playing back an F Major 7th chord to create harmonic contrast to the Am Pentatonic scale. A Note Repeater is then added for further interest and finally again a Chromaverb to change this into a pad sound. A Step FX plug-in is then added to create a cool choppy effect used as an arrangement tool.

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    Generative Snares

    To finish off the parts, some generative snares are created by using the Drum Probability Sequencer Scripter patch triggering a Logic Pro X factory snare sample from Logic's Sampler. These snare parts are then repeated and pitched using the Repeater module.

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    Prepping the Session for Arrangement Pt. 1

    To prepare for the arrangement stage, the parts are bounced using a combination of bouncing tracks in place as audio, and also a MIDI FX print process which utilizes the IAC Driver to enable you to access the MIDI data for editing.

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    Prepping the Session for Arrangement Pt. 2

    Discover a new process which utilizes a free MIDI FX freeze utility plug-in called MIDI FX Freeze from Audiocr. This allows you to access the raw MIDI for editing.

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    The Arrangement Pt. 1

    Arrangement is the focus of this video, and you'll now learn how to come up with a basic visual arrangement and chop out some parts from the generative stems that were created over the course of the video series.

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    The Arrangement Pt. 2

    In this second part on arrangement, a new part is extracted from the generative arp sequence and further tweaked with reverb wet amount modulation. The Scipter module is then used as a harmonizer to add in a harmony of a fifth, which again is transposed to Am Pentatonic.

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    The Arrangement Pt. 3

    In this final video, see how to add Step FX automation to turn the two pad sounds into choppy parts, adding excitement and contrast to the intro section.

Product Overview


Logic Pro X expert Larry Holcombe delivers eye and mind opening Logic Pro X 10.5 video tutorials! Watch how to set up Logic Pro X 10.5 to automatically create and produce completely original tracks and effects using its built-in generative and automated features and functions, perfect for when you're looking for new ideas, have writer's block, or just want something truly random and unique. These videos are for those who have an intermediate level or greater of Logic Pro X 10.5.X.

Larry welcomes you and gives an introduction to the series and what you can expect to learn. He then jumps right in with videos on how to use the Logic Scripter to automatically generate drum patterns using conditions of probability that you set, including randomness and certainty.

Next, see how to take the same concept further by using Ultrabeat and the Drum Probability Sequencer to trigger different drum hits, which allow you to come up with new drum parts in a quicker way than with the Drum Machine Designer. Larry then shows you how Scripters are layered to create even more complex patterns.

Throughout the rest of the videos, you'll see how to generatively auto-create percussion parts, baselines, chord sequences, leads and lines in the key of your choice, pitch changing pads, snares and more. Larry even shows you how to prepare your arrangement when using these generative techniques, and then how to hone your arrangement into an amazing sounding production.

To see what these in-depth Logic Pro X 10.5 generative music video tutorials show you, and how they'll get you creating truly original parts and effects for your productions, see the individual Logic Pro X 10.5 generative music tutorial descriptions on this page. Move into uncharted sonic realms with Logic Pro X 10.5 today... Watch "Logic Pro X: Creating Generative Music" now.


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Brucie
Submitted 3 weeks ago

Really useful!

Great video for when you are suffering from writer's block!


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Groovin' G
Submitted 1 month ago

Super Fun & Engaging tutroial/tutor!

Easily one of the best tutorials I've watched. So many great generative techniques here. Easy for beginners to get into but with huge amounts of depth for more advanced users. Just a really enjoyable one to work along too! Thank You

I am a: Beginner, Hobbyist, Semi-Pro, Professional, Producer, Beat Maker, Sound Designer, Game Designer, Logic Pro


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Brucie
Submitted 3 weeks ago

Really useful!

Great video for when you are suffering from writer's block!

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Groovin' G
Submitted 1 month ago

Super Fun & Engaging tutroial/tutor!

Easily one of the best tutorials I've watched. So many great generative techniques here. Easy for beginners to get into but with huge amounts of depth for more advanced users. Just a really enjoyable one to work along too! Thank You

I am a: Beginner, Hobbyist, Semi-Pro, Professional, Producer, Beat Maker, Sound Designer, Game Designer, Logic Pro

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1. When did you start dabbling in music?

I learnt the trumpet and piano around age 12 and then guitar a couple of years later. I played in a few indie bands for a few years until I discovered the turntables and Dj'ing. I then swapped the guitar for the synthesizer and the stage for the Dj booth and the rest is history!

2. What training have you had?

I completed a diploma in sound engineering and music technology from islington Music Workshop in London. I am also level 1 certified in Logic. The most important training I have received though is sitting for hours on end at my studio making music!

3. When did you get into recording?

Recording demos for the indie bands I mentioned earlier. Then recording vocals for my tracks as DEF inc. and laterally Rebel Sonix. I also worked in London studio Rollover in around 2005.

4. People you have worked with/for?

I've remixed Coldplay, Kylie, Roots Manuva and John B. Labels I have released on include Parlaphone, EMI, Fingerlickin, Eight Fx, Quantum, Botchit and Scarper amongst others. I have composed music for Sony Playstation games, Sky tv, J&B Whiskey, Lexus cars and the BBC to name a few. I have produced online tutorial videos and have had a 1 hour production video in Music Techs magazines cover DVD. I have also Dj'ed at events such as Glastonbury festival and Miami WMC and touring extensively all over the world.

5. Why are you so good at training people?

Well hopefully I have a clear and concise training method mixed with a serious passion for making music. I have previously worked for Apple teaching Logic and also regularly lecture on Logic and electronic music production. I also teach the Ministry of Sound DJ academy in London which involves teaching an introduction to Djing as well as in depth seminars on using NI's Traktor and also Serato Scratch Live. As a producer making cutting edge electronic music, I have to remain at the forefront of new sounds and production techniques. I mix my time between different areas of the music industry - production, remixing, DJing and also teaching which allows me to develop all those skills simultaneously - so I can improve my teaching ability whilst also continuing to develop as a producer (something which you never stop doing!)

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Logic Pro X: Creating Generative Music is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 2 .
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Really useful! Great video for when you are suffering from writer's block!
Date published: 2020-08-29
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Super Fun & Engaging tutroial/tutor! Easily one of the best tutorials I've watched. So many great generative techniques here. Easy for beginners to get into but with huge amounts of depth for more advanced users. Just a really enjoyable one to work along too! Thank You
Date published: 2020-08-19
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