In this quick tip we look at Logic Pro’s Bitcrusher plugin. As an example, the screencast will show you how to use the plugin on a choir to give it a digital edge – great for soundtracks.
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Hey man awesome tip! I had no idea the Bitcrusher had a Mix button. Why does Logic hide so well some of their most important functions?! Thanks, good work.
The BitCrusher is an awesome tool. I use it often for drum tracks. If you keep Resolution at 24bit and Downsampling at x1 you can crank up the Drive until you saturate the output. It creates a really warm analogue sounding distortion. You can then tweak the output with some EQ to bring out the swamped higher frequencies. I love BitCrusher – the other Distortion plug-ins in Logic sound very digital and unpleasant (imo) so it is a great alternative.
Great tutorial David. The mix control was an eyeopener.
If you don’t want the EVP88 showing up every time you create a new software track then uncheck Open Library in the new tracks window. That’s a one time job and takes care of all future new software tracks. You don’t get any instrument at all but that may be preferable.
Spot on dude! One of the few times where the comment is better than the article.
Nice tutorial – bitcrushing is a great method for adding extra harmonic content to sounds (if used subtly). I often add a bit of bitcrushing to basslines – makes the bass cut through the mix much easier.
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