Re: Environments, Macros and graph...
Thank you, Rounik!
When I finish the tune, I might post a link here to get some criticism from the Admins and Members, just to see where I stand with my ideas and the techniques I'm learning here. It's quite difficult to be different, but several of my friends who have listened to a couple of my finished tunes don't know what genre they would place them in, and that is EXACTLY what I like... The idea that they aren't easily identified or associated with some preexisting style makes me happy!
You should check out some of the info on the Gladiator, Rounik. They seem to be using a neat "morphing" engine with seemingly limitless possibilities of sound combinations. The graphical interfaces are really neat looking, because they physically show how the sound is manipulated to create the end product. I think they have 4 oscillators that combine sounds 2x2, and a range of other capabilities. It looks to me like it is several plug-in type manipulators rolled into one window, and just the factory sounds alone sound quite unique before any tweaking takes place!
Of course, I'd like to get some of the third-party mixing/mastering plug-ins I saw in the "Electronica" tutorial, especially the compressors. Something tells me a REALLY fine compressor can make all the difference in the final product, even though Logic's own compressors are quite capable. The further I go with this endeavor, the more I realize how much physical and virtual room I need for things I want! Seems to never end...