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    In this tutorial I’ll be jumping back into Damage to do some composition of percussion parts live! You will see some of the more electronic and industrial sounds in action as I audition what patches work and lay down some tracks. You’ll see the percussion parts all built from scratch as we record and refine the rhythms and sounds for a thick, industrial sound.Read More…
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    In this tutorial we will be jumping back into Damage to see how you can utilize the ethnic instrument patched to create a Middle Eastern style track. You will learn how to layer several percussion patches and design parts to create a richly textured percussion bed. You will also see what went into the supporting instrumentation for this orchestral/cinematic track. You will see lots of Kontakt combined with recorded audio tracks used for a really nice final product!Read More…
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    You can make pretty much any sound you want using subtractive synthesis (or virtual analog), including effects, pads and strings, leads, and bass. In this series, we'll show you how. 

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    Sculpture is a unique instrument to Logic in that it is something called a 'component modeling synth'. Where Logic's other synths are the more standard FM and additive synth types, Sculpture tries to make a virtual model of an actual acoustic instrument which mimics that instrument's physical properties. In this series we'll look at how this unusual synth operates, and how we can manipulate its parameters to create a realistic electric bass sound.

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