Using Logic Pro’s Sampler to transform an Apple Loop into a dreamy pad
Stand out from the crowd with some clever editing techniques in Sampler.
Logic Sampler Pad
Apple Loops may be available to all Logic Pro users, but there’s no reason they should all sound the same. With some clever editing, small regions of an Apple Loop – or any loop for that matter – can be transformed into a completely new musical part.
In this Logic Pro tutorial, Jono Buchanan shows you how to take a small sample from an Apple Loop and transform it into a dreamy pad using Sampler. You’ll learn how to find the ideal region from a loop and refine the boundaries for a natural sound. You’ll learn how to use Sampler’s synth module to thicken the sound and use reverb to add plenty of space.
- READ MORE: Using Sampler’s synth features in Logic Pro
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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