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Apple Pro Training Series: Logic Pro 9 Advanced Music Production by Robert Brock, David Dvorin

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Chapter 6. Building Drum Sounds with Ultrabeat

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Lesson Files

Advanced Logic 9_Files > Lessons > 06_Ultrabeat_Start.logic

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Time

This lesson takes approximately 60 minutes to complete.

Goals

Create drum sounds using Ultrabeat’s synthesis and sample playback sound generators

Modulate targets using envelopes and LFOs as sources

Use the filter and distortion circuit to process drum sounds

Automate parameters with step sequencing

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Ultrabeat’s inspiration stems from the drum machines of the 1980s, as well as the currently popular sample-based hardware groove boxes. Ultrabeat is similar to them in functionality, offering both sound generation and integrated step sequencing.

What sets Ultrabeat apart, however, is its multiple sound ...

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