"My desktop Mac is an eight?core Intel with 8GB of memory, and I have Apogee Ensemble for going in and out of the computer, and Brent Averill BAE 1272 and BAE 312A preamps, plus a Universal Audio 1176 compressor. Almost everything I track goes through the 312A, then the 1176 and into the computer. Everything else is done in the box. My master keyboard is a Roland A37, my monitors are the Adam 7s, and I recently acquired an Adam Sub 8 bass speaker. My room has some acoustic treatment, with stuff above my head and in front of me. I also have a large selection of analogue keyboards, organs, Moogs, ARPs. I love these things and I have about everything from the '60s and '70s. I've sampled many of them in Logic's EXS24 sampler, so I have a bunch of unusual and imperfect?sounding sounds that I can use for writing and arranging.”more
The software tools within Logic X that I most often use include: NI Komplete (the whole suite and samplers), NI Massive, VPS Metrum (To make kicks), Logic’s ES2, EXS24, Xfer plugins (like LFO Tool), Sylenth1, FabFilter Pro Suite, EW/QL Symphonic Samples, Voxengo SPAN, iZotope Ozone (Just for analysis, not for actual processing).more
"I’ve been able to sample some of those keyboards into [Apple Logic Pro sampler] EXS24, but I also usually layer those sounds with a synth on top to give more meat to the sounds. So, it’s a mix, and I try and update the sounds so I’m not just slavishly recreating the records as they were. I try to push things even further, and make the sounds even punchier. Sometimes I even change them radically. I can go back to those original synths, but I want to be pushing forward all the time. It’s always been about creating the most amazing sounds. The only live mic on stage with us is my vocal mic, so we can get a pristine sound. We don’t have monitors, so it’s a completely silent stage, apart from the drummer tapping on his pads!"more
"Before I had this system I also used a load of Emu E4 samplers, but my current system, with Reaktor 3 and 4, Logic Platinum, EXS24, Melodyne and Sibelius as my main software, is fantastic. When I open the session, all the samples are there. This saves so much time. And Sibelius is a fantastic scoring program. There's no contest. When writing for orchestra I scribble on paper first, and then input things into the computer."more
What software are you using in Logic? "I love what Native Instruments do and you can't go wrong with Komplete. I love using Massive and Kontakt, they get used every single day. Omnisphere is massive for me as well, but the only other thing I'll use is Logic's built-in EXS24 sampler, which is a godsend for programming all my drums."more
"I love to use Massive. I also like throwing Valhalla plugins on Logic’s built in synths and samplers like EXS24 and Retro Synth. I find heavy reverb on an arpeggiated part sounds great. I also use Komplete instruments a lot—particularly FM8 and the pianos. And I love Replika XT for ambient delays and treating vocals."more
I have this in Logic Pro but I also have Kontakt and Falcon and most recently Halion 6 so I tend to use these instead of Logic's own sampler but it is perfectly useable.
The fact that this is built right into Logic Pro is just amazing. I use EXS24 and Logic Pros default samples for orchestra mainly, but all of the samples are great. It can also load soundfonts with ease - and I use it over more expensive solutions like Kontakt 5. I love my EXS24