Learn how to go deeper with Logic Pro’s ES2 synth using routing
Modulate pitch, filter cutoff, amplitude and more with ease.
Logic Pro’s ES2 is a powerful subtractive synth with seemingly endless possibilities. A plethora of modulation options means that we can transform a bland synth patch into an evolving, exciting pad or lead. ES2’s Router, found at the bottom panel, allows us to use LFOs and envelopes to bring movement to our pathces.
In this video, Jono Buchanan dives into ES2, to show you how to route parameters to modulators to create new musical ideas. You’ll learn how to use the LFOs and envelopes to alter properties such as pitch, filter cutoff, and more. Jono also demystifies the various parameters within the LFO and envelopes, and explores randomisation and tempo sync.
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
- Transform an Apple Loop into a pad
- 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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