Logic Pro Tutorial

Smart Controls Explained®

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Chapter 1 : Overviews

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

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    Inspector Overview

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

Chapter 2 : Working with Smart Controls

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    Mapping Parameters

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

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    Range & Scaling Parameters

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

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    Menu Items

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

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    Map to External Controller

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

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    Saving Settings & 3rd Party Plug-Ins

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

Chapter 3 : Advanced Skills

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    Track Stacks

    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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    Articulation ID

    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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    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.

Chapter 4 : Putting it all together

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    Guitar Rig

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

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    Working with a Summing Stack

    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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    Monster Fader

    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.

Product Overview

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.

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Smart Controls Explained® is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 7 .
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great Easy Explanation of Smart Controls Great Easy Explanation of Smart Controls I really enjoyed this one, simple and straight to the point with a nice extra video from Eli.
Date published: 2021-06-08
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Brilliant. Very well presented. I can now count myself (hopefully) as a future smarter user of smart controls.
Date published: 2020-12-04
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from FANTASTIC Clear thinking methodical and geared towards the end user . Many usable Tips and Tricks.
Date published: 2020-07-16
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great and Easy Explanation I have wondered about Smart Controls for awhile. I just took the time to understand them. Great review.. ThankYou
Date published: 2019-09-28
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from POWERFUL SMART CONTROLS One of the features of LPX that I haven't used due to the lack of knowledge. But from now on, thanks to these course I know what is all about.
Date published: 2019-09-03
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great overview and explanation! Very well presented and with good examples!
Date published: 2019-04-24
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
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