Logic Pro X Tutorial

Smart Controls Explained®

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    Tutorial 1

    Overview

    6:41

    Learn the ways to access Smart Controls and what they do.

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    Tutorial 2

    Inspector Overview

    3:30

    Lots of features in the inspector, here's the introduction to them.

Working with Smart Controls

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    Tutorial 3

    Mapping Parameters

    4:44

    Mapping your screen control to various channel strip parameters is explained here.

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    Tutorial 4

    Range & Scaling Parameters

    7:33

    Tame your sounds! Restrict range and create scaling for more musical actions. Lots of info on the scaling window.

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    Tutorial 5

    Menu Items

    5:10

    Copy, Copy All, Paste, Add, and Delete are covered here.

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    Tutorial 6

    Map to External Controller

    3:38

    Learn how to create and delete mappings to your external controller.

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    Tutorial 7

    Saving Settings & 3rd Party Plug-Ins

    6:53

    Tips on how to save your Smart Controls settings and with both native and 3rd party plug-ins.

Advanced Skills

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    Tutorial 8

    Track Stacks

    4:51

    Get a quick overview on Folder and Summing Stacks and see how Smart Controls work with these. The Main Track Smart Control is covered.

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    Tutorial 9

    Articulation ID

    9:11

    Learn to use and map Smart Controls with it, edit in the event list and see where the information is kept in Logic's EXS 24.

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    Tutorial 10

    Automation

    5:08

    All Smart Controls screen controls in a layout can be automated in the Tracks Area. Get a quick overview of Automation and learn how to automate Smart Controls off-line and in real time.

Putting it all together

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    Tutorial 11

    Guitar Rig

    4:41

    Use an expression pedal to control Wah and Delay. Record and edit automation. Can work on keyboards as well.

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    Tutorial 12

    Working with a Summing Stack

    7:20

    Learn how to map smart controls in the Master Track to parameters in the subtrack channel strip. Automation is explored and how to instantiate and edit an Arpeggiator is explained.

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    Tutorial 13

    Monster Fader

    9:31

    Featuring special guest Eli Krantzberg. Watch as a single Smart Control knob, controlled by an external fader, is mapped to control various synth, MIDI FX, plug-in, and send parameters simultaneously; each with unique scalings and min/max ranges.

If you use Apple Logic Pro X, then using Smart Controls is a must learn. Join Apple Certified Trainer Doug Zangar as he explores Logic's newest innovative tweaking tools, allowing you to control Logic Pro X in ways you've never thought possible!

Doug begins the series with an overview, explaining the different ways to access Smart Controls and what they actually do. Doug then takes a close look at Mapping Parameters and Scaling, before explaining Menu Items such as Copying & Pasting. Next, Doug dives deep into creating and deleting Mappings to an external controller before sharing some tips on how to save your Smart Controls settings with both Native and 3rd party plug-ins.

Moving on to some advanced techniques, Doug shares examples of how Smart Controls work with Track Stacks and takes a closer look at Articulation ID and Automation, both off-line and in real-time. Finally, it's time to put it all together and see some advanced Smart Controls in action. Doug uses an expression pedal to control the wah & delay in Guitar Rig and works with a Summing Stack.

Guest trainer Eli Krantzberg then closes this series out with an in-depth tutorial on using a single Smart Control knob, controlled by an external fader, that can be mapped to control various synth, MIDI FX, plug-in, and send parameters simultaneously, each with unique scalings and min/max ranges.

If you're new to Logic Pro X's Smart Controls, and are ready to take them on and get smart with Logic Pro X, this is the series for you... Get "Smart Controls Explained" today.

Gazelle
Submitted 1 year ago

Smart Controls offer more than I thought

I find this series very useful, because I want to map my midi controls to all kind of controls in Logic Pro X. I knew the basics of doing this, but after watching this series, I got a lot more idea's of how I can use these smart controls. It really showed me some things I did not know about before. A lot of practical examples are given which is great. So I really think it is worth your time watching this series. One minor point is that I did find it sometimes go a bit to fast without a proper introduction about what was going on. So sometimes I could not follow it precisely or only after a while. So that is why I did not give it 5 stars, but other than that, I think it is great and worth your time.

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1. When did you start dabbling in music?

I started playing a bit of guitar and piano in the mid-60’s as a small child. Nothing really stuck until my first electric guitar and ensuing garage band in high school. By my last year of high school I was studying jazz guitar and the music bug had bitten.

2. What training have you had?

I went on to get a BFA in music (magna cum laude) from Cornish College of the Arts, emphasizing jazz guitar. Faculty at that time included Gary Peacock, Art Lande and Marius Nordal. I also completed the Pacific Northwest Film Scoring Program, where I studied with Hummie Mann. Additionally, I have become a certified trainer for Apple’s Logic Pro software on versions 6, 7, and 8.

3. When did you get into recording?

My first home recording gear was purchased in the mid ‘80s. It consisted of a Tascam Porta One and a Roland 505 drum machine. By the late 80’s the Atari 1040 ST and Logic’s predecessor, Notator 2.0 were purchased. Digital audio didn’t arrive at the home studio until the early ‘90’s, with Digidesign’s Session 8.

4. People you have worked with/for?

My professional career has included working with Pavarotti, Vic Damone and Diahann Carroll. I have written music for commercials on television and radio and scored independent films. Studio work includes performing on as well as arranging and producing many CD projects. I have also helped many Seattle area musicians work with Logic.

5. Why are you so good at training people?

I draw from my formal education, 4 years of running the Seattle Logic User Group, over 20 years of teaching music at the community college level and 30 years real-world experience working in the music business to give you a lot of insights and tips and tricks on how to use Logic to help create and refine your work.

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Smart Controls Explained® is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 1.
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Smart Controls offer more than I thought I find this series very useful, because I want to map my midi controls to all kind of controls in Logic Pro X. I knew the basics of doing this, but after watching this series, I got a lot more idea's of how I can use these smart controls. It really showed me some things I did not know about before. A lot of practical examples are given which is great. So I really think it is worth your time watching this series. One minor point is that I did find it sometimes go a bit to fast without a proper introduction about what was going on. So sometimes I could not follow it precisely or only after a while. So that is why I did not give it 5 stars, but other than that, I think it is great and worth your time.
Date published: 2016-12-28