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Logic Pro X MIDI Plug-Ins Explained®

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    Learn exactly what MIDI plug-ins are and how they are different from audio plug-ins.

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    Note Repeater

    Explore the Note Repeater plug-in and see how it is used to generate repeating MIDI notes; either mimicking an audio delay unit, or selectively including or excluding specific ranges of notes.

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    Modulator Plug-In LFO Section

    See how LFOs, repeating cyclical patterns, are used to modulate target parameters in the Modulator plug-in.

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    Modulator Plug-In Envelope Section

    Explore how a four point envelope can be used to modulate destination parameters over time.

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    Envelopes & LFOs Together

    Explore some of the possibilities when combining these two modulation sources, and see how they interact together.

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    See how this plug-in is used to transform MIDI message values into random values. Intensity, range, and weighting controls are used to limit the results of the generated values.

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    Watch how this plug-in is used to have incoming notes conform to a specific, or user defined, root key signature and scale type.

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    Create Custom Patterns

    Watch as the Note Repeater, Randomizer, Transposer, and Modulator plug-ins are used in series, together with some automation, to build custom arpeggiated patterns designed to fit a unique chord progression.

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    Velocity Processor

    Explore the various modes this plug-in offers. It is used to compress, expand, limit, fix, scale, add to, or subtract from, incoming note velocities.

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    Modifier Plug-In

    See how this plug-in is used to reassign a specific MIDI event type and optionally scale, add to, or subtract from the converted values.

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    Chord Trigger

    Explore the Single and Multi modes of this this plug-in, and how they are programmed and used to trigger chords by playing a single MIDI key.

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    Arpeggiator: Control Parameters

    Learn how to control the arpeggiators various latch and playback modes.

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    Arpeggiator: Note Order Parameters

    See how speed and the order of the arpeggiated notes are set using the rate knob and field, the direction buttons, and the variation and inversion controls.

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    Arpeggiator: Pattern Parameters

    Discover how custom patterns are created, modified, and saved, in either live or grid mode.

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    Arpeggiator: Advanced Parameters

    Explore the global playback controls that affect note length, velocity, and swing; and learn to split the keyboard and remote control the arpeggiator functions either from a dedicated note range or with other MIDI messages generated from your controller.

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    Recording MIDI FX

    Learn how to use Apple's Audio MIDI Setup utility to create an IAC bus, and record all of Logic's MIDI FX to a new track through it; all without touching the Environment Window.

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    Parallel Processing With MIDI FX

    See how MIDI FX plug-ins can be used in track stacks and how the stack master is used to trigger different MIDI processes on multiple tracks simultaneously.

Product Overview

The new Logic Pro X introduced some new, way cool MIDI plug-ins that can really inspire, create new parts for your songs and allow you to tweak until your heart's content. Follow along with Apple Logic Certified Pro Eli Krantzberg and see just what all the excitement is about.

Eli begins with an introduction, explaining just what MIDI plug-ins are and how they're used. Eli then showcases the first plug-in, "Note Repeater" explaining how it works and how you can create cool delay type lines with it and more. The "Modulator" Plug-In is next and Eli reveals both the LFO and Envelope sections.

The "Randomizer" is then examined as well as the "Transposer", and Eli demonstrates how you can create custom arpeggiated patterns using all the plug-ins looked at so far. Next up are the "Velocity Processor", "Modifier" and "Chord Trigger" plug-ins. Eli explains them all in detail and gives you cool ideas for their use.

The all-mighty "Arpeggiator" plug-in is then gone over with a fine tooth comb, leaving no feature or function unexplained. Eli wraps up the series with some tips and tricks on recording MIDI FX as well as setting up parallel processing with MIDI FX.

If you're new to Logic Pro X and its features, or just want to get a fresh perspective on them, this series is just what the doctor ordered... Watch "Logic Pro X MIDI Plug-Ins Explained" today.

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Logic Pro X MIDI Plug-Ins Explained® is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 9 .
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Very helpful, overall This is another great series by Eli, on the whole. After completing it, you should feel quite confident about most of the MIDI plug-ins. If you then go on to complete courses by Larry Holcombe, who uses MIDI FX to great effect (especially a course such as Creating Generative Music or Production and Theory Hacks), you should feel very confident about how to use many of them. However, the series does have one or two frustrating videos. ‘Envelopes and LFOs together’, for example, is mostly just Eli playing with parameters for no obvious teaching reason. I had to go elsewhere to learn more about this plug in. It’s also a shame that Scripter isn’t mentioned despite having some great possibilities, as the course Creating Generative Music illustrates. I wonder if this plug in was added after this series was published? Still, the course is very useful and engaging overall.
Date published: 2021-07-19
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Another great review by Eli. This was very helpful! Thank you Eli.
Date published: 2021-01-23
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Fantastic! Eli always keeps it short and on the point, without leaving out anything important and with a strong focus on the music.
Date published: 2020-12-22
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Jam Packed with GREAT tips & types I am continually amazed at how Groove Three explores depths of Logic we need to know but would have to spend way too much time experimenting while turning pages in impossibly thick manuals to discover on our own during only one lifetime.
Date published: 2018-05-06
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Neatly laid out All videos where neatly designed and beautifully explained
Date published: 2018-01-27
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Know why/how - Choose when/where Thorough presentation - Most valuable information from Eli Krantzberg - Logic X , Music Tech specialist! Thanks Eli, www.groove3.com!
Date published: 2017-08-13
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from HELPFULL IAM FIRST TIME USER
Date published: 2017-05-07
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Good I can't come up with real negative points for this tutorial series so that means this is a good series. The explanations are clear. Furthermore, some practical examples are given which I find very important in a tutorial series. Especially in this type of series, which could otherwise be very dry. So I can recommend this product for anyone wanting to know how to work with these midi plug ins.
Date published: 2016-12-26
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great Series Explained all of the plugins in very great detail. Couldn't have asked for anything better. He gave the technical explanations along with ways to use the plugins in your own music.
Date published: 2016-07-11
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