How'm I Going to Get Over?

July 22, 2013 12:08 PM

Another torch song, I guess. Used the new 'drummer' track from Logic Pro X for the drum track... quite impressed the way it adapts the kick/snare pattern to the emphasis in the bassline. LPX is quite nice, but still buggy on my machine. Another hard song to sing, for me anyway.

posted by unSane (6 comments total)

Sounds great! Really digging the groove and texture. And for my money, I think the vocal performance is good ... I'm sure I've missed a few tracks that you've posted, but to me you sound more confident than usual. It's a good sound for you, I think.

And Drummer sounds pretty nice, too. Is that one of its kits, or one of the NI kits? Either way, sounds good, and yeah, it's just locked right in. Pretty neat. Just discovered that my interface isn't supported under 10.8 (!!!), so I think it'll be a good long while before I even get a chance to try LPX.
posted by uncleozzy at 3:23 AM on July 23, 2013

Thanks! The kit is my usual NI Sixties Drummer. I tried the Logic kits (I haven't downloaded them all yet, crappy rural internet) and they sounded nice and perfectly usable but the NI stuff always sounds right to me.
posted by unSane at 5:11 AM on July 23, 2013

Logic's kits always sounded "okay," but the new kits do sound pretty good from the samples I've heard so far. I don't know how useful I'm going to find Drummer, though, to be honest, except maybe for generating sketches.

I'm actually stuck in a place where I don't think I can upgrade until maybe next spring or summer, since I'm still on OS X 10.7. I don't really want to start using LPX every day yet, since it's obviously still sort of buggy and I have work that needs to get done, but by the time it's stable, 10.9 will be out, and I won't be able to upgrade to 10.8 anymore. And of course 10.9 will be new and buggy, so I won't want to upgrade that til it's stable ... so who knows when that will be.

I'm mostly looking forward to the bass amps and the inline pitch editor. I love Melodyne, but the workflow stinks.
posted by uncleozzy at 6:07 AM on July 23, 2013

Yes, it is kind of buggy. I wouldn't use it on a production machine. Crashes, GUI scrambles, CPU spikes, that kind of thing. However it will peacefully co-exist with LP9 and open legacy projects, so that makes things easier.

Flex Pitch is excellent. It sounds on a par with Melodyne or Autotune but the interface is FAR better and it is integrated with Flex Time in a nice way. It doesn't work on polyphonic material but I've never encountered a situation where that was particularly useful.

I haven't tried the bass amps yet.
posted by unSane at 6:23 AM on July 23, 2013

Intro reminded me of the Doobie Brothers.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 1:41 AM on July 28, 2013

Yeah and the chorus BVs have a really Fleetwood Mac vibe which is always a good thing in my book
posted by greenish at 8:30 AM on August 1, 2013

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