Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day. #LogicProX @StudioIntern1
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
The VIrtual Orchestra: String Basics – KeyboardMag:
Many film and TV scores live or die on how well the strings are conjured. Fortunately, the state of the art of sampled string libraries is finally approaching a level of illusion that can convince all but the most refined ears. As much as we’d all love to play a keyboard and sound like a symphony orchestra, it almost always takes the patient construction of multiple tracks and an understanding of real orchestration to create authentic string passages.
I need to translate into Miroslav Philharmonik 2 or Logic’s “Studio Strings”.
A good morning (or two) exercise.
Arranging Sampled Strings – KeyboardMag:
“Use separate patches for each instrument, as this fights playing strings like an organ and forces you to think of all of the parts separately, as an arranger working with real string players would.”
I’m so glad I went to Feedly to find MusicTech feed today. In the list of similar was Keyboard Magazine. It’s not just about playing keyboards and pianos, it’s about using keyboards.
I’m always on the lookout for arranging tips for “virtual” ensembles, including how to size and “sound” the groups of instruments.
Handy hints. Examples in score!!!!