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Mike from California

mikehamm123

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Hi, I'm in the Bay Area, I just started with Logic Pro X. I'm writing music I'm submitting for trailers and soundtracks.

My style is mostly symphonic, although I also play jazz and blues for fun (guitar).

A big challenge has been getting 'contemporary' sounds to fit the current styles (action movie drums etc). My next research project will be to get better orchestral sounds, particularly strings.
 
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mikehamm123

mikehamm123

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Hello, Mike. I like spitfire audio strings and 8dio adagio strings.
-Joseph
Thanks, I will check those out. First I will be working with what I have, playing with intonation and velocity and dynamics to make each 'player' somewhat distinct. And voicings, of course!
 
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mikehamm123

mikehamm123

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Mike, be sure to read their terms of service carefully. They used to have some very odd terms in their agreement.
Yikes! I somehow missed this part of their contract:

By uploading Your Content to the Platform, you also grant a limited, worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, fully paid up, license to other users of the Platform, and to operators and users of any other websites, apps and/or platforms to which Your Content has been shared or embedded using the Services (“Linked Services”), to use, copy, listen to offline, repost, transmit or otherwise distribute, publicly display, publicly perform, adapt, prepare derivative works of, compile, make available and otherwise communicate to the public

Thanks for the tip. Worrisome. Basically I can't post anything that I might sell.
 

Scott Victor

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Yikes! I somehow missed this part of their contract:

By uploading Your Content to the Platform, you also grant a limited, worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, fully paid up, license to other users of the Platform, and to operators and users of any other websites, apps and/or platforms to which Your Content has been shared or embedded using the Services (“Linked Services”), to use, copy, listen to offline, repost, transmit or otherwise distribute, publicly display, publicly perform, adapt, prepare derivative works of, compile, make available and otherwise communicate to the public

Thanks for the tip. Worrisome. Basically I can't post anything that I might sell.
Thanks for pointing this out, that is worrisome. Anybody, what is the best way to share music without potentially screwing yourself?
 

Flux

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Hey Mike! Another Logic user here. Still learning Logic and symphonic composition myself, so it's cool to have new people around here doing the same!

For strings I would recommend Cinematic studio strings and/or Hollywood strings. Both are very high quality and relatively cheap.
 
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mikehamm123

mikehamm123

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For strings I would recommend Cinematic studio strings and/or Hollywood strings. Both are very high quality and relatively cheap.
thanks for the tip!

my current order of business is to learn Logic, especially the synthesizers. need to create contemporary, atmospheric sounds.

as far as composition goes, I've found voice leading is the most important element. that's been my takeaway over the last six months.
 

Ashermusic

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thanks for the tip!

my current order of business is to learn Logic, especially the synthesizers. need to create contemporary, atmospheric sounds.

as far as composition goes, I've found voice leading is the most important element. that's been my takeaway over the last six months.
The second Apple Pro Training book by David Dvorin will give you a good overview of the synths.

 
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mikehamm123

mikehamm123

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The second Apple Pro Training book by David Dvorin will give you a good overview of the synths.
Thanks, I'll check it out. I'm also finding a ton of tutorials on youtube.

I need to learn how to play with overtones/harmonics on the patches so they sound 'industrial' and 'ambient'.

Do you have a favorite synth on Logic?
 

Ashermusic

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Thanks, I'll check it out. I'm also finding a ton of tutorials on youtube.

I need to learn how to play with overtones/harmonics on the patches so they sound 'industrial' and 'ambient'.

Do you have a favorite synth on Logic?
I think the ES2 is very underrated.
 

Scott Victor

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Do you have a favorite synth on Logic?
If you're new to synths, I suggest learning everything you can about the ES2. When you have a good working knowledge of how it works, start learning everything you can about Alchemy. If you have no intentions on buying 3rd party synths, these are the most versatile synths in Logic, and together can pretty much create any sound you can imagine.

Another great synth which is good for ambience is the string modeler Sculpture.
 
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