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.

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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.

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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