Learn to use fades as creative tools in Logic Pro X
From fixing clicks to sound design, the lowly fade can be a powerful tool.
Loops can be extremely useful. But, to make them fit your track, you may need to cut them up and re-order their constituent parts. Chopping up a loop also gives you the chance to make it your own, even though thousands of other people might have access to the sample, too. Using Logic Pro’s Fades feature is a quick, practical way to create smooth transitions between audio clips. You can also experiment with Fades for some unexpected, interesting results.
In this Logic Tips video, Jono Buchanan shows you how to use Fades to create rhythmic elements from audio, how to convert audio to MIDI to take advantage of fades, and using Fades as a sonic shaping tool.
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:
- 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
- Customising Smart Controls
- 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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