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Logic Pro X MIDI Plug-Ins Explained®

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    Introduction

    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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    Randomizer

    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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    Transposer

    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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Chmara
Submitted 1 year ago

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.

I am a: Beginner, Logic Pro


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Soloshad
Submitted 1 year ago

Neatly laid out

All videos where neatly designed and beautifully explained

I am a: Professional, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Mastering Facility, Sound for Film/TV, Cubase, Logic Pro, Reason


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Mauro
Submitted 2 years ago

Know why/how - Choose when/where

Thorough presentation - Most valuable information from Eli Krantzberg - Logic X , Music Tech specialist! Thanks Eli, www.groove3.com!

I am a: Musician, Producer, Logic Pro


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WIZANE
Submitted 2 years ago

HELPFULL

IAM FIRST TIME USER


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Gazelle
Submitted 2 years ago

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.

I am a: Beginner, Hobbyist


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MSSGold
Submitted 3 years ago

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.

I am a: Semi-Pro, Producer, Beat Maker


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Chmara
Submitted 1 year ago

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.

I am a: Beginner, Logic Pro

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 
Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
Access to Videos
 
 
 
 
 

Soloshad
Submitted 1 year ago

Neatly laid out

All videos where neatly designed and beautifully explained

I am a: Professional, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Mastering Facility, Sound for Film/TV, Cubase, Logic Pro, Reason

Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 

Mauro
Submitted 2 years ago

Know why/how - Choose when/where

Thorough presentation - Most valuable information from Eli Krantzberg - Logic X , Music Tech specialist! Thanks Eli, www.groove3.com!

I am a: Musician, Producer, Logic Pro

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
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WIZANE
Submitted 2 years ago

HELPFULL

IAM FIRST TIME USER

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
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Gazelle
Submitted 2 years ago

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.

I am a: Beginner, Hobbyist

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 
Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
Access to Videos
 
 
 
 
 

MSSGold
Submitted 3 years ago

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.

I am a: Semi-Pro, Producer, Beat Maker

Ease of Use
 
 
 
 
 
Quality of Videos
 
 
 
 
 
Value of Training
 
 
 
 
 
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1. When did you start dabbling in music?

I started playing drums in high school at age fourteen. Like most kids my age around then, I was into progressive rock. Genesis, Emerson Lake and Palmer, and Yes. They rocked my world. A few short years later though, my musical life changed. While studying music in college I discovered Charlie Parker, Milt Jackson, Sonny Stitt, and John Coltrane. Milt Jackson spoke to me in such a profound way that it left me no choice but to take up vibraphone.

These great players, along with  drummers like Philly Joe Jones, Max Roach, Art Blakey, and Elvin Jones changed not only the way I thought about drumming, but also music - and by extension, life - as a whole. I realized life was meant to be a creative endeavor. The idea of improvising based on a loose set of guidelines and rules permeated into my psyche even when I wasn't holding a pair of drumsticks or mallets. But if I am going to be perfectly truthful, I have to hold Henry Miller and Woody Allen equally responsible for shaping the way I view and experience the world around me. 

2. What training have you had?

I am currently an Apple certified Logic Pro. Young and cocky, and armed with only a partial University degree, I dropped out of school and  began playing steady commercial hotel engagements and jazz gigs when I could. This went on for many years until I decided it was time to complete my degree - which I ultimately did with a major in Political Science and a minor in music. 

It was at this point that I formed my current band Nightshift. We are going in to our twenty third year now - playing commercial one nighters like weddings, corporate events, etc. Don't turn your nose up at it though - it has allowed me a wonderful quality of life. It gave me the freedom to go back to school and complete a post graduate degree in Communications Studies - all the while supporting myself by playing weddings.

3. When did you get into recording?

It was in this graduate program - in the early nineties - that I found myself drawn to the fledgling emerging universe of hard disc recording and midi sequencing. Based on nothing more than the recommendation of one of my band mates who had an old Atari, I jumped in head first and bought a Mac LC ll, along with a version 1.1 of what was then Notator Logic. I had no idea what I was getting myself into. But, in hindsight, it was a decision of epic importance in my life - shaping my future as much as the music of Milt Jackson and Charlie Parker did fifteen years prior. 

I opened up my own commercial home studio in 1998 and began doing a variety of projects, working on radio jingles, artist CD projects, and whatever came my way. A couple of years later a colleague called me up - desperate. He was working at a post production house and one of the editors had just quit. They were doing audio post for a weekly TV series and needed a Pro Tools editor - and fast! And so, once again, I jumped in head first into what would ultimately open up my world even more - the world of Pro Tools. 

4. People you have worked with/for?

Focusing on Logic, I built up a small but loyal client base and my phone kept ringing for Logic tech support and instruction. Film composers and studio owners all over the city were calling me. Even the music stores were giving out my phone number at this point! This kind of stuff becomes a self fulfilling prophecy. The more of it you do, the more calls you get to keep doing it. At least that's the way it should be!

As my Logic chops kept growing, I was hired by an old buddy of mine, Len Sasso, who was then an associate editor at Electronic Musician magazine, and began writing some columns for them. I had a blast doing them - and really learned to focus and express my thoughts in a concise and clear manner. This lead to a collaboration with LA based composer Terry Michael Huud on the 2006 film called Civic Duty - which was certainly one of the highlights of my professional life as a composer. 

5. Why are you so good at training people?

I wake up every day excited to boot up, and create. Whether it's instructional videos, creating music, working with a studio client, performing with my band, or teaching at the schools - my days are filled with what I love doing. Enriched by the stimulation and creative freedom this modern music making software brings to my life. I bring that excitement and passion to each and every training product I create. My years of experience both using and teaching these programs has taught me the best way to make the user comfortable with these complex programs.

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Logic Pro X MIDI Plug-Ins Explained® is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 6 .
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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