Book Description

Introduced in Logic Pro 10.2, Alchemy joins the upper echelon of sound design tools offered by Logic Pro. Filling the gap between sampling and synthesis, Alchemy is uniquely positioned, providing Logic users with novel ways to create heretofore-unheard sounds and instruments. By combining such advanced sound generation technologies as granular, spectral, and additive synthesis, Alchemy allows you to manipulate audio to unprecedented levels.

In Synthesis and Sound Design with Alchemy in Logic Pro X, you will gain familiarity with Alchemy by exploring the interface, sound engines, and control paradigms, which will give you an extraordinary vehicle for getting “inside” sound and making your own unique instruments.

Authoritative explanations of the user interface and source elements 
Instructions show you how to mix multiple sources and use the Arpeggiator
Lesson review questions to summarize what you learn

Table of Contents

  1. Title Page
  2. Copyright Page
  3. Table of Contents
  4. Synthesis and Sound Design with Alchemy in Logic Pro X
    1. Understanding the User Interface
      1. Using the Preset Browser
      2. Using the Name Bar to Select Presets
      3. Understanding Signal Flow in Advanced View
      4. Creating a Starting Patch for Programming
    2. Exploring Source Elements
      1. Using Virtual Analog Elements
        1. Using the Source Filters to Shape Timbre
        2. Shaping Articulation with Envelopes
      2. Using the Sampler Element
        1. Importing Audio into Source Elements
        2. Exploring the Sampler Parameters
        3. Using the Sampler Editing Window
      3. Using the Granular Element
        1. Using an LFO to Modulate Position
      4. Using the Spectral Element
        1. Exploring the Spectral Element Parameters
        2. Using the Spectral Editing Window
        3. Using the Formant Filter
        4. Using Note Property to Modulate Timbre
      5. Using the Additive Element
        1. Exploring the Additive Element Parameters
        2. Using the Additive Editing Window
        3. Widening the Stereo Width with the Additive Effects
        4. Using the MSEG to Modulate Pan Position
    3. Mixing Multiple Sources
    4. Processing with Effects
    5. Using the Arpeggiator
    6. Creating a Performance Setup
    7. Saving Presets
    8. Morphing Sources
      1. Morphing Element Parameters Independently
    9. Lesson Review
      1. Answers