Find out how and when to use Logic Pro’s Bitcrusher effect
Bitcrushing reduces the quality of your audio, which can be a useful creative weapon in the right hands.
Logic Pro‘s Bitcrusher does exactly what it says on the tin: crushes the bit depth of your sounds, along with sample rate. It also has a few more tricks up its sleeve, beyond just helping you make 8-bit video game music.
In this Logic Tips tutorial, Jono Buchanan shows you how Bitcrusher can be effectively used to add harmonic content, whilst diminishing the quality of your audio. You’ll learn why you might want to use Bitcrusher, and what the different parameters on Logic’s effect can do to your music.
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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