MIDI LFO to control faders, etc.
Aug 13th, 2011, 03:08
For awhile I have wanted to be able to use an LFO to control plugin parameters. I got the idea from adding parameter behaviors in Motion. Seems like it would be a nice addition to Logic! I tried to make an LFO in the environment several times and couldn't figure it out. When I found the MIDI LFO from swiftkick.com, created by Len Sasso, I was pretty stoked. But I couldn't get it to work. Then I found this thread on Logic Pro Help: http://www.logicprohelp.com/viewtopic.php?t=26896 Someone has updated it to work with Logic 9! Once I downloaded this, I was able to import it in to a project, cable it to a transformer, and then convert it in to fader data (as I learned how to do from Rounik's Randomizer TNT). This can then be cabled to a channel strip, and there it is! I've been having loads of fun with it. It's great but I can't figure out how to control the amplitude of the wave. So right now when ever I assign it to something, I'm getting the full range of the parameter (if it goes as high as 127). I was able to limit it with a transformer, but that creates some weird rhythmic things as the parameter assigned to it will just stop at that number and wait for the wave to come around to turn it back down. So it's not quite as useful as it could be. I opened up the macro to see if I could tweak it in there, and realized immediately that I am a long way from truly understanding the environment. Len Sasso is a very smart man. Anyway, this has been a project of mine half just to learn a bit about the environment, but any help on tweaking this last part would be very appreciated. Thanks! Bret PS: Another interesting part of this might be that there seems to be a fader missing at the bottom right when compared to the image on the above linked site.