Capture and transform found sounds into new instruments with these Logic Pro tips

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Sometimes, the most inspiring sounds aren’t borne from hours of sound design or synthesis work. They can be small snippets of household items or a magical moment from a long ambience recording. Logic Pro has some fantastically useful tools that can help you transform these moments into significant sonic elements in your projects.

In this video, Jono Buchanan guides you through the process of incorporating found sound elements into your music. You’ll learn how an unassuming everyday sound can be transformed into a unique instrument. Jono also provides some tips for editing your found sound and placing it into your arrangement.

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:

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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