Formerly the Manager of Educational Development for Apple's Pro Apps division, David now works as a music professor at California State University, Chico. There are few Logic trainers in the world with the credentials and experience of David Dvorin ...
A sampler is undoubtedly one of the most useful arrows in any audio producer's quiver. In the past, samplers were bulky hardware units that took up space in your studio. Today, sampling has moved into the computer.
With tools like the EXS24 at our disposal, hardware samplers are now more common on Ebay than in production studios. And the reason is simple: The EXS24 is a brilliant, full featured sampler that offers modulation abilities and ease of programming not found in the hardware sampler world!
This series of tutorial videos will show you how to work with the EXS24's interface to efficiently load and play samples, to create custom multi-sampled instruments, and to use the EXS24's modulation abilities to create new and interesting timbres from your sampled sounds.
The update of this tutorial for logic 9 is just as great, but old watching old versions like this one always gives you an in depth of the evolution of the plugin that allows you a better comprehension of little details. Great video.
Tom wrote on March 7, 2009
I found this tutorial very informative and professionally presented by David Dvorin with the highest quality of expertise and knowledge and yet was explained with detailed simplicity. I will be looking forward to more tutorials from David Dvorin.
James Pulli wrote on March 4, 2008
This is a great tutorial that got me up and running with the EXS24 very quickly. I can't wait for the Logic 8 update!
steve Line wrote on February 28, 2008
very good tutorial . All of the features are explained thoroughly and are easy to follow.
Darren Healey wrote on February 8, 2008
There haven't been a lot of changes with the EXS24 between Logic 7 & 8, so this is still quite a useful set of videos.
Chas wrote on January 25, 2008
Very good tutorial chock full of information. Don't blink during the last part of this tutorial or you'll miss a lot! Had I not gotten this video, I would have missed out on the amazing capabilities of another great component within Logic - Thanks MPV!
John Acosta wrote on January 1, 2008
I found this tutorial to be very informative on topics such as: the allocation of exs files /sub folders (which is what 8 now includes), to virtual memory, to knowing what speed your exs will run the best at considering your Os. Many things which we might skim over when reading a manual as huge as Logics New Encyclopedias's ( come on Apple!! some of us still love the all in one rubber cover's of yesterday.
Plus,all macpro's videos have little surprises, that make you go ah ah! that's how you do it!
Wally VanDyck wrote on December 16, 2007
If I had the video and printed chapter at the same time, I would watch first, then read.
The video provided a much more direct understanding of how the EXS24 works. An excellent overview of basic functions is followed by demonstrations of simple to more complex procedures such as using velocity to trigger the cutoff filter to simulate softer attacks at lower velocities. Very helpful!
There is one area to tidy up the information being presented. In the "Exploring Groups" chapter, simulating the mechanical properties of the hi hat is discussed. The on-screen floating information panel mentions three hat samples; open, closed, and pedal,... usually mapped to F#, G#, and A#. To a beginner, this might be interpreted as: open/F#, closed/G#, pedal/A#. If one is using a GM model, the relationships are closed/F#, pedal/G#, and open/A#. The eagle-eyed will note that when David clicks the keys, the Audio File box in the Zone 3 window does show the proper relationship. Perhaps the information panel could be updated.
An excellent overview and programming reference. I rate it a 4.5
Jeffrey Elliott wrote on November 14, 2007
All the Logic Pro tutorials are awesome! The best!
However, I'm very new to Logic Studio 8 and I have no music experience at all except for music appreciation.
So it is a bit disappointing that the latest tutorials on Logic Pro that I bought seem to be for Logic Pro 7.
I understand that the interface is different yet probably close enough for me to make the transition but I don't like to have to do that at all.
I would give you a 5 for the quality but a 2 because of the Logic 8 vs. Logic 7.
steven leas wrote on October 14, 2007
didnt find it as great as the new logi8 thats started and i have subscribed too.the presenter in this is too advanced or in my mind assumes a good knowledge of its participants.unlike logig 8 101 which is superb even if a little slow in getting the new sections every week or 2