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Smart Controls Explained®

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Chapter 1 : Overviews

  • Overview 6:41

    Overview

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

  • Inspector Overview 3:30

    Inspector Overview

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

Chapter 2 : Working with Smart Controls

  • Mapping Parameters 4:44

    Mapping Parameters

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

  • Range & Scaling Parameters 7:33

    Range & Scaling Parameters

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

  • Menu Items 5:10

    Menu Items

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

  • Map to External Controller 3:38

    Map to External Controller

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

  • Saving Settings & 3rd Party Plug-Ins 6:53

    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

  • Track Stacks 4:51

    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.

  • Articulation ID 9:11

    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.

  • Automation 5:08

    Automation

    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

  • Guitar Rig 4:41

    Guitar Rig

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

  • Working with a Summing Stack 7:20

    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.

  • Monster Fader 9:31

    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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