Convert Regions to New Sampler Track… ⌃E – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

  Convert Regions to New Sampler Track...    ⌃E

The description of how to use the sampler has changed. Basically the same operation(s), but using the new Sampler instrument as opposed to the previous EXS24 instrument.

Might get a better idea of how the sampler works now.

Convert audio regions to Sampler zones in Logic Pro – Apple Support

Control-click one of the selected regions, then choose Convert > Convert Regions to New Sampler Track from the shortcut menu.

 

 Previously…

Convert audio regions to sampler instruments – Logic Pro X

You can convert audio regions to sampler instruments with the Convert Regions to New Sampler Track function (default key command: Control-E). All selected regions are sequentially mapped—in accordance with their timeline positions—to the specified key range, starting with the lowest note.

 

 

Automap using Root Note from Audio File Names – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Automap using Root Note from Audio File Names

My first new 10.5 command. This is a Sampler command. It currently doesn’t look like I can put a link to the documentation here. Looks like I have to type the command into the Help menu and assume that one of the links that shows up will get me where I need to go…

Logic Pro Sampler Mapping pane menu bar

AutoMap using Root Note from Audio filenames: Selected zones are repositioned and extended horizontally to fill the entire key range without gaps between zones in accordance with root note data in the audio filename. If multiple selected zones have the same root note in the filename, they will be sorted by velocity, based on audio content loudness levels.

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Open in Audio File Editor ⌃W – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Open in Audio File Editor    ⌃W

Opens the currently selected note/sample in the Audio File Editor. Not to be confused with the global command ‘Open in External Sample Editor ⇧W’ (I have this currently set to RX7) which opens the audio in a separate application.

Audio File Editor overview – Logic Pro X

 

Most day-to-day audio editing tasks are performed in the main window and Audio Track Editor. The Audio File Editor is useful for removing pops and clicks in audio material, setting accurate crossover points for looped playback, correcting phase cancellation errors, and more.

You can use the Audio File Editor to work with transient markers that indicate significant points—or transients—in an audio file. The audio on a track is analyzed for transients the first time you enable that track for Flex Time editing. Any detected transients in the file are marked.

Important: Most edits and functions performed in the Audio File Editor are destructive. This means the actual data of audio files is changed. Although you can undo edits and processing commands, you should work with copies of your audio files, rather than the originals.

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Shift selected Zone(s)/Group(s) Right ⌥→ – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Shift selected Zone(s)/Group(s) Right    ⌥→

In the EXS24 Sampler. Shifts to the right. I am not much of a sampler user, more of a sample player. When I first was exposed to samplers (Fairlight) they were ludicrously expensive and severely limited in their capacity. I thought it much better to get people to play real instruments 😉 Silly me.

Graphically edit EXS24 mkII zones and groups – Logic Pro X

 

You are not limited to editing zones and groups in the Parameters area. You can also graphically edit a number of zone and group parameters in the Zones/Groups Display area above the keyboard. If you want to edit the audio file of a zone, see Edit samples in the Logic Pro X Audio File Editor.

 

 

 From the November 2007! “Sound on Sound”

Expressive Sound Design With EXS24

 

EXS24 is a fully fledged virtual sampler that allows you to not only load and play extensive libraries of sounds, but to also edit them and use them as starting points for further sonic manipulation. All the controllers and modifiers you would expect to find on an advanced synthesizer are included here and they’re all available from the Editor view of the plug-in window, with the added benefit of a very flexible modulation matrix allowing for all sorts of control signal source routing to various parameters. A flexible Filter section with six switchable modes of operation (high-pass, band-pass and four types of low-pass) provides all the tone-shaping options desired, while the amplifier section is ‘hard-wired’ to velocity (although constant values are also possible via limitation of the range control). Three LFOs and two Envelopes can be freely assigned to any generator or modifier parameter — as well as to each other — using the available modulation matrix, while the Via field allows for assignment of a further modulation source (typically a MIDI controller number, although control signal sources are an option too). The routing possibilities are endless, as are the ways in which a static source sample can be modulated dynamically.

 

 

Below is the Groove3 course listing for learning to use the EXS24 (Emagic Xtreme Sampler 24 bit)

EXS24 In Action – Turbocharge Your EXS24 Skills

Get an overview of the main windows, where samples & sampler instruments are stored, and how the EXS 24 works.

 

 

 EXS Overview (09:18) – Get an overview of the main windows, where samples & sampler instruments are stored, and how the EXS 24 works.

Browsing & Managing (09:12) – Learn the different ways of browsing, searching, organizing, and backing up sampler instruments, and sampler instrument settings.
Voice & Pitch Parameters (07:14) – Discover how to use Unison mode to thicken up a sound and create a fat chorused effect.
Glide & Pitcher Parameters (10:00) – Learn how to create subtle pitch envelopes with the glide and pitcher parameters to beef up both drum and bass parts.
The Filter section (09:11) – See how the different filter parameters work and how they can be used to create movement on static legato pad sounds as well as shape drum parts.
Volume & ADSR (10:06) – Explore the different areas on the front panel used to modulate velocity and volume, both statically and over time via the Env 2 ADSR parameters.
The LFO Section (07:52) – Learn about the different controls for shaping various waveform patterns over time that can be used as modulation sources in the Modulation Matrix.
Modulation Routing – Pt. 1 (13:53) – Discover how to set up fun and interesting musical modulation pathways using the EXS24’s modulation matrix.
Modulation Routing – Pt. 2 (05:33) – More wild and whacky modulation routings – learn to stretch your imagination!
Chorusing / Detuning Techniques (10:25) – Learn how to use the EXS24 transpose, tuning, and fine-tuning parameters to create interesting timber shifting and chorusing effects.
Creating an Instrument (11:32) – See how to create a simple single zone EXS24 instrument from scratch.
Using Velocity Layers (10:50) – Discover how to add more zones to the simple single zone instrument, assign them to a group, and set up a velocity layer.
Creating Multi-Zone Instruments (09:53) – Explore the different ways of loading in, creating, and working with multiple zoned instruments.
Using Rex Files (09:26) – Learn the different ways of loading and using REX files directly from within the EXS24.
Creative Rex File Techniques (13:39) – Explore different ways of varying and randomizing the triggering of REX file zones for more expressive results.
Using Multiple Outputs (12:51) – See how to assign zones and groups to separate virtual outputs by means of the routing parameter, so that they can be sent to separate mixer strips for unique processing.
Sample Loop & Glitch (15:23) – Discover how to use the looping function in the Instrument Editor to create smooth transitions, as well as rapid glitch like loop effects.
Drum Tips & Tricks – Pt. 1 (08:33) – Get a potpourri of various drum programming tips and tricks using the EXS24 front panel features as well as Instrument Editor offsets and groups.
Drum Tips & Tricks – Pt. 2 (08:53) – Learn how to duplicate zones for easier MIDI input, set up monophonic groups for hi hats, and listen to the effect of velocity to attack offsets on various drum parts.
Crossfading & Key Switching (16:58) – See how to set up key switching.
 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Delete Unused Groups – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Delete Unused Groups

This command is used with the EXS24 sampler. Another casualty of the slashing of documentation in the change from Logic Pro 9 to Logic Pro X.

Wildly unfortunate – if you use the command-/ keypress to get further help on the command (as suggested in the Key Commands window) you get directed to the “Groups” section of the help system. Mixer Groups are definitely not what is going on here. Miles away. Mis-direction.

Logic Pro 9 Instruments: Creating EXS24 mkII Instruments, Zones, and Groups

 

Choose Group > Delete Unused Groups in the Instrument Editor.

EXS24 mkII overview – Logic Pro X

EXS24 mkII is a software sampler. It plays back audio files, called samples, that you load into it. These samples are combined into tuned, organized collections called sampler instruments. Because sampler instruments are based on audio recordings, they are ideally suited to emulating real instruments such as guitars, pianos, and drums.

 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

View: View All – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  View: View All

In the EXS24 Zones and Groups menu. Deep dive required.

EXS24 mkII Zones and Groups view – Logic Pro X Instruments

There are two views in the Instrument Editor window: Zones and Groups.

 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

New Instrument – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  New Instrument

Creates a new instrument.

What I know about EXS24 is that it is the “basic” sampler/sample player (24-bit) that provides almost all of the Logic built-in instruments.

What I read most from people who use EXS24 is that the interface needs to be changed to be more “modern”. Personally, if I compare it to the samplers I first knew about the EXS24 is just fine. Complex, of course, but that’s the tool.

The “new” sample tool for Logic is ‘Alchemy’ (Camel Audio lives!).

EXS24 mkII overview – Logic Pro X

Instrument Editor window: This window is used to create and edit sampler instruments. Click the Edit button in the Parameter window to open the Instrument Editor window.

 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Shift selected Zone(s)/Group(s) Left (Zones incl. Root Key) ⌥⇧← – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Shift selected Zone(s)/Group(s) Left (Zones incl. Root Key)    ⌥⇧←

I haven’t used a sampler other than to play back the samples. At some point I might delve into sampling. Certainly having a 24-bit sampler with virtually infinite storage changes the game from the samplers from the 1980s and 1990s.

EXS24 mkII overview – Logic Pro X

EXS24 mkII is a software sampler. It plays back audio files, called samples, that you load into it. These samples are combined into tuned, organized collections called sampler instruments. Because sampler instruments are based on audio recordings, they are ideally suited to emulating real instruments such as guitars, pianos, and drums.

Graphically edit EXS24 mkII zones and groups – Logic Pro X

You are not limited to editing zones and groups in the Parameters area. You can also graphically edit a number of zone and group parameters in the Zones/Groups Display area above the keyboard. If you want to edit the audio file of a zone, see Edit samples in the Logic Pro X Audio File Editor.

 

  

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

- EXS24 Instrument Editor
Shift selected Zone(s)/Group(s) Left ⌥←
Shift selected Zone(s)/Group(s) Right ⌥→
Shift selected Zone(s)/Group(s) Left (Zones incl. Root Key) ⌥⇧←
Shift selected Zone(s)/Group(s) Right (Zones incl. Root Key) ⌥⇧→

Load Audio Sample… ⌃F – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Load Audio Sample…    ⌃F

EXS24 software sampler. The keystone of software instruments in Logic Pro X.

This is a tool that I use all the time, the software instruments, but probably will never dive into to create my own instrument. Complex and challenging. I assume that the limited user interfaces on early samplers made it “easier” to work with once having learned the basics. Modern sampler instruments are far more complex.

 

EXS24 mkII Instrument Editor overview – Logic Pro X

The Instrument Editor is used to create and edit sampler instruments. A sampler instrument consists of zones and groups:

 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Open Instrument – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Open Instrument

EXS24 command. Very large topic. Some day if I decide to do sampling or make sample-based instruments I will dive in. This should also include Alchemy.

 

EXS24 mkII overview – Logic Pro X

EXS24 mkII is a software sampler. It plays back audio files, called samples, that you load into it. These samples are combined into tuned, organized collections called sampler instruments. Because sampler instruments are based on audio recordings, they are ideally suited to emulating real instruments such as guitars, pianos, and drums.

 

 Alchemy overview – Logic Pro X

Alchemy is an easy-to-use, yet powerful sample manipulation synthesizer. It offers numerous real-time performance controls and an extensive preset library.

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Show/Hide Zones/Groups View – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Show/Hide Zones/Groups View

 The EXS24 Instrument Editor. The 24-bit sampler that is the basis for practically all of the internal sounds in Logic. There’s a new sheriff in town, Alchemy, but that doesn’t change the basic instruments in any way.

EXS24 mkII overview – Logic Pro X:

EXS24 mkII is a software sampler. It plays back audio files, called samples, that you load into it. These samples are combined into tuned, organized collections called sampler instruments. Because sampler instruments are based on audio recordings, they are ideally suited to emulating real instruments such as guitars, pianos, and drums.

EXS24 mkII lets you play, edit, and create sampler instruments. You can assign the samples in sampler instruments to specific key and velocity ranges and process them with EXS24 mkII filters and modulators.

EXS24 mkII offers powerful modulation and editing features and is a flexible synthesizer in its own right. This enables you to create expressive sounds by using any sample as a basic synthesizer waveform.

EXS24 mkII can be used as a mono or stereo instrument, or you can route loaded samples to multiple audio outputs. This enables you to independently process individual drum sounds in a drum kit, for example.

You can use samples of almost unlimited length in EXS24 mkII by streaming them directly from a hard disk. This lets you use many of the multigigabyte sample libraries available.

EXS24 mkII provides an extensive library of sampler instruments that includes piano, string, drum, acoustic and electric guitar, and many other sounds.

The EXS24 mkII native file format—the EXS format—is supported by most sample library providers. You can also import sampler instruments in the Gigasampler, DLS, and SoundFont2 sample file formats.

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

New Zone ⌃Z – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  New Zone    ⌃Z
 

I have used control-Z to change auto-zoom mode. Looks like the key command is mode specific?

The EXS24 Editor makes use of this. I have only used EXS24 as the man behind the curtain of the instrument library in Logic. This can open a whole new world of sounds.

EXS24 mkII Zones and Groups view – Logic Pro X:

There are two views in the Instrument Editor window: Zones and Groups.

In Zones view, the area above the keyboard displays the Zones area. The general menus, buttons, and so on, are displayed in both Zones and Groups views.

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND