Loopmasters has launched Logic Mix Essential Channel Strips Vol. 2, a collection of channel strip presets for Logic Pro by world class audio engineer, remixer, and musician, Colin Cameron Allrich.
Producer/Engineer Colin C. follows up his highly acclaimed Mix Essentials for Logic Pro with a brand new set of Channel Strips for Logic 9 and X! Logic Mix Essential Channel Strips Vol.2 continues the theme of Vol.1 with 75 brand new Channel Strips of mixing power designed to elevate your Logic productions to a professional level!
Logic Mix Essentials Vol.2 has been created to compliment Vol.2 and features an incredible palette of easy to load channel strips capable of everything from Mastering to Loop Annihilation, featuring handy mix tools such as single drum processing strips, aux sends, vocal processing channels, coupled with Colin’s personal signature compression & reverb mix enhancers and brand new Aux/Side processing to add dimension and punch to your mixes. Mix Essentials 2 also includes 15 new Channel Strips designed for loop enhancing and mangling which when paired with your favorite Loopmasters libraries will add a whole new creative level to your productions.
The Logic pack is available to purchase for £19.95 GBP.
More information: Loopmasters / Logic Mix Essential Channel Strips 2
ADSR Sounds has introduced Synths Of Ages, a collection of 128 patches for Logic’s ES2 featuring both vintage and modern sounds by Optimal Sound Design.
For easy navigation the patches have been categorised into Lead, Bass, Acd, Pluck, Stab, Key, Pad, Seq, Drum and FX.
Extensive use of the ES2s modulation routing and wave sequencing have allowed for the creation of some highly expressive and dynamic patches.
If you’re in need of nostalgic Jarre/Vangelis pads, keys, Sequences and atmospheres or want the haunting or cutting leads, plucks and stabs of contemporary EDM you’ll find them here.
The soundset is available to purchase for $24.95 USD.
More information: ADSR Sounds / Synths Of Ages
AudioCR has released Midi FX Freeze, a free AU plug-in for processing MIDI in Logic Pro X.
Do you need to freeze midi plugins in Logic Pro X with ease?
Insert plugin, enable capture and drag and drop back to arrange. Really that simple…
The plug-in is available to download free of charge.
AudioCR has also announced the upcoming Retrospective Midi application for Mac OS X.
Do you play or improvise a lot in your DAW? Configure nice pad or lead and just play your midi keyboard, do not worry if you in play or record mode in your daw, you can recover your played ideas with smart approach. Stay tuned to get more info soon.
More information: AudioCR
discoDSP has announced that it has updated all its OS X installers to get increased compatibility with Logic Pro X and the new GarageBand X.
Changes in discoDSP installers
- Added default Logic / GarageBand plug-in preset.
- Added Smart Control bindings for registered versions.
- Sandbox folders detection and support.
Updated demo installers are available at the discoDSP website. Registered customers can download new setup files at the discoDSP Members Area.
More information: discoDSP
Audyolab has announced the release of its Mixing Electronic Music with Logic Pro video tutorial course.
So you’re a producer, DJ or music enthusiasts?
Then this course is for you. It’s about mixing electronic music. Whether it’s mixing your own productions or maybe a remix you are working on or a demo track for a record label. To make your mixes shine, add that punch and quality to your sound.
What Makes “Good” Mixing?
In this online mixing course you’ll learn how to use principles of good mixing. And all the techniques and exercises are carefully designed to fit within that structure. Every time you do one, you are building technique in one of those learned principles. And these principles are applicable to only to Logic Pro, but any DAW because they are universal. And there’s another concept of knowing when and how to use certain tools that will make our mixes sound professional. Well just like any other profession, a good producer won’t be able to mix great tracks without knowing which, when and how to use certain tools that create awesome mixes.
Mixing Electronic Music with Logic Pro features
- Over 60 videos of instruction.
- Sample project mixes to download with multi-track stems.
- Logic Pro preset settings for compression, reverbs, delays and effects.
- Permanent access to all videos.
The course costs $99 USD. Audyolab is offering rekkerd.org readers a 50% discount, use promotional code REKKERD at checkout.
More information: Audyolab / Mixing Electronic Music with Logic Pro
macProVideo has announced MainStage 3 Explored, a new Core Training series video course.
Imagine Logic Pro re-imagined as a live performance powerhouse. That’s exactly what Apple’s MainStage 3 is all about! See all the cool new features, the absolute power and ease of use that MainStage brings to your stage performance setup!
MainStage and Logic now work as one integrated production and live performance duo. If you know Logic Pro X then you understand the power of MainStage 3’s Smart Controls. If you create MainStage patches then you get the deep new features introduced in Logic Pro X. They work together, share the same content and deliver a powerful solution for performers of all kinds of music.
This course is designed by Matt Vanacoro – in consultation with Apple – to get you up and running with MainStage fast! You learn about every aspect of MainStage, from its newly designed GUI to its powerful live performance music tools!
See how to set it up and configure your system and preferences. Then hold on tight as Matt gives you the whirlwind MainStage 3 tour. From there you’re into a section that demystifies and explains Concerts, Sets and Patches. Next, you learn all about the Layout, Edit and Performance screens. Matt then shows you how to customize MainStage to build your own custom sound banks. He explains multi-keyboard setups with their assignments and mappings. He then dives deep into MIDI and audio setups where you learn how to use the Playback plugin and the cool new MIDI FX.
As this course comes to a close, you’ll have everything you need to seamlessly deploy MainStage into your live performances and make it the heart of your live rig!
The course is available to macProVideo subscribers. The HD Download costs $19.50 USD. Use coupon code 13oct25 to get 25% off HD Downloads through October, 2013.
More information: macProVideo / MainStage 3 Explored
Clicksound has released Tempa Complextro Toolkit 1, a Logic Pro template for complextro music production.
This really is a truly awesome slab of Complextro production in a MIDI Construction Template for Logic Pro ready for you to tear up and give it your own hell-raising stamp. Kicking off with an anthemic array of pads and synths, don’t be fooled by the sublime. What goes up…must come down, and after the epic drop in this template, hold on to your internal organs, the bass is here. With a super rawness and grit that will make you feel like you are gnawing on a rough rock with a bloodied, broken tooth, this is heads down time, no looking up and you are initiated into the sound of Tempa and have your chance to tame this beast into your own individual chunk of Complextro.
Utilising the full-throttle power of Logic Pro’s in-built Instruments and Effects, the baselines are made up of a combination of EXS24 samples, ES1 and ES2 custom patches and they are seriously heavy-weight speaker-shakers! EQ has been placed on all of the drums and they are also compressed to give you a crisp, razor sharp, cutting edge sound. Two sidechain kicks are also set up each with unique settings: one for the main section (drums, baselines, synths) and one for the drop (synths, fx etc.) Instructions are given on how to add the sidechain to any new tracks that are created.
The Tempa Complextro Toolkit 1 pack is available from Loopmasters, priced at £14.95 GBP.
More information: Clicksound / Tempa Complextro Toolkit 1
Sound Radix has announced 32 Lives, a 32-bit to 64-bit Audio Units plug-ins adapter for Logic Pro X.
In July 2013, Apple introduced Logic Pro X, the next-generation version of its professional audio software, bringing many new features and improvement, and updated user interface.
Moving forward with new technologies, the new Logic Pro X is a modern, 64-bit only application, which means that older 32-bit plug-ins will no longer work in Logic Pro X. Previous projects that were created in Logic 9 or earlier that include 32-bit only plug-ins, would not be able to fully open in Logic Pro X.
Enter 32 Lives.
32 Lives is a new application, capable of generating a 64-bit Audio Units versions of your loved and hard-earned 32-bit legacy plug-ins, helping you to cross-over to the new Logic Pro X smoothly and transparently. Older Logic Pro sessions will completely load into Logic Pro X, including all parameters and automation. No special re-wring or routing is required. All your 32-bit only plug-ins will again re-appear in the plug-ins menu as they always were.
32 Lives features
- Creates 64-bit adapter plugin for your 32-bit only Audio Units plug-ins.
- Transparently loads your legacy TC PowerCore, Abbey Road, URS and other plug-ins into Logic Pro X and other 64-bit only Audio Units compatible DAW’s.
- Fully compatible with older sessions, loads all presets, parameters and automation.
- Ultra-low latency.
- Includes a 32-bit plug-ins manager for easy plug-ins conversion.
32 Lives is currently in open beta and available for purchase for a discounted price of $69 USD (regular $99 USD) for the duration of the pre-release beta stage. All beta users will be upgraded to the full release version at no extra charge.
More information: Sound Radix / 32 Lives