Learn how Logic Pro X’s quantize strength can make your MIDI parts sound more musical
We’re human, don’t forget – our instruments don’t always have to play exactly in time.
Isn’t it tempting to reach for the quantize button as soon as you finish recording a new part for your track? That’s not always a bad thing, but if you’re always quantizing at 100 per cent strength, you might find your performances sounding rather robotic. Thankfully, Logic Pro lets you adjust the amount of quantizing on your notes – and experimenting with this can garner some groovy results.
In this video, Jono Buchanan explores quantize strength within Logic Pro X. He demonstrates how applying different quantize strengths to several MIDI clips, rather than fully quantizing all parts, can result in a more musical performance. You’ll learn why perfect timing isn’t always ideal, how to adjust the quantizing of your MIDI parts and how to manually edit MIDI notes to suit the groove.
Throughout our Logic Tips series, MusicTech Logic guru Jono Buchanan explains the music production process using Apple’s professional DAW. We have 70 episodes covering topics such as:
- Embellish a Beat Using Found Sounds
- Introduction to Alchemy
- Record Capture
- Using Groups
- Adaptive Limiter
- Parallel Compression
- Channel EQ tutorial
- Understanding Compression
- Alternative sidechain compression
- Sidechained gates
- Slicing audio with EXS24
- Tuning audio with Flex Pitch
- Using the Evoc 20 Vocoder
- Modulation effects
- Articulation mapping
- Low Latency Mode
- Gated kick and bass triggers
- Creating your templates
- Remove spill between tracks
- Sidechain compression on vocal reverb
Jono Buchanan is an Apple Certified instructor, with years of experience under his belt. As well as being a professor in Guildhall’s Electronic Music Department, he’s also a producer and media composer, and a trusted writer for MusicTech.
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