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EXS24 sample mapping

Creating your own EXS24 instruments can be a quick and intuitive process, opening a wealth of creative potential. Mark Cousins is caught mapping…

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While the EXS24 might not be the most elegant part of the Logic Pro X experience, it is certainly a superbly functional instrument and an essential part of the overall Logic workflow. Turning a collection of samples – either taken from our cover DVD, or recorded by your own hands – into a fully fledged sample-based instrument needn’t take more than just a few mouse clicks. Once saved, these newly created instruments can become an essential part of your sound palette, accessible across the entirety of your Logic projects.

Mapping success

One key component that can confuse new users is the difference between the EXS24 instrument plug-in, which you instantiate into your track list or mixer, and the so-called EXS24 Instrument Editor. In essence, the EXS24 Instrument plug-in is the front-end of the sampler, complete with a set of synthesiser-like controls that can be used to modify the sample playback – using envelope generators, for example, to shape the amplitude over time, or the filter to home in on harmonic information.

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Make a track today! That's the focus of the May issue of MusicTech as top producers reveal their secrets and top tips to starting, arranging, mixing, finishing and mastering your music. If you've ever needed inspiration, had trouble taking a tune beyond its initial ideas, never known how or when to stop, or needed a pro mastered sound, this is the issue to get! On top of this massive set of features there's a huge studio interview with the legend that is Gary Numan, 1.22GB of free samples and all the latest modular synth and music production news.
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