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How to use the Vintage Clav in Logic Pro X

Tomas George, Music + Audio Production Instructor

How to use the Vintage Clav in Logic Pro X

Tomas George, Music + Audio Production Instructor

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5 Lessons (26m)
    • 1. Welcome to this Class

    • 2. Part 1 - Main Window

    • 3. Part 2 - Effects Window

    • 4. Part 3 - Details Window

    • 5. Thanks and Bye, and Class Project

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About This Class

In this Logic Pro X class, you will learn the essentials and more of how to use the Vintage Clav

The Vintage Clav emulates classic clavichords

In this class, you will learn:

- How to use the Main Window for this Vintage Clav

- How to use the built-in Effects in this Vintage Clav

- And an Overview of the Details Window

So if you're a Logic Pro X user, and you want to learn how to use this Vintage Clav, then make sure you join me in this class!



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Tomas George

Music + Audio Production Instructor


Hi, Tomas here. I'm a UK Music Producer, Audio Engineer and Composer I've been producing and writing music now for over ten years. 

I have a MMus Masters Degree in Music Production and a BA(Hons) in Music Composition.

I really enjoy creating and editing all types of music, but I especially love teaching it online.


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1. Welcome to this Class: Hi there. And welcome to this class all about the vintage club instrument in logic Pro 10. So in this class, I'm going to show all the different settings in this instrument going to show you the main window, the effects window on the details window. So at the end of this class, you'll be a lot more confident at using this vintage class instrument. So if you're logic, pro 10 user and you want to learn how to use this instrument and be sure to join me in this class. 2. Part 1 - Main Window: hi there. And welcome to this video where I'm going to give you an overview off this main window for this vintage club, says Vintage Cloud is based on a clever court on this actually comes of 14 different physical models. So this is really great if you want it kind of a funky sound or you want that vintage clever called Sound in your Music. So let's have a look at the drop down menu here. The factory default will save classic one, but like I said, we have 14 different ones to choose from. So in these videos are will mostly be demonstrating with classic one. But feel free to go through the other ones and test these out as well. Okay, so in this main window, I'm going to go for the pickup position stereo spread, the brilliance and decay doll, and also down here we have some filters, more pickup settings, a master volume on a damper fader. If we go over to effects on details in the tubs appear, you notice that the filter pick up volume and number stays there for all free of thes taps . So let's first have a look at pickup position. So this is a virtual pick up and we can click and drag this and it will actually give us a different tone or a different sound like a pick up on a guitar or a club record. So I'm just going to play a loop now on me of the pickup position on here. They're moving. The pickup position will change the sound off the cloth. Okay. And then going along, we have this stereo spread control, and this allows us to change the spread off this stereo field. So it's basically going to alter the stereo image. I think this is well, we can also change the pickup pending position and click on pick up here and click contract to change the pickup pundit position thing going over to the right. We have a brilliant style. And if we move this over to the right, it will give us a brighter sound. And if we move it over to the left, it will give us a more muted sound. Okay? And then going down, we have a decayed are. So the decay happens after the attack stage in a DSR attacked the case. Sustained release on this just basically allows us to change the decay time. So if we move it to the right, it will increase that decay time. And if it moves over to left, it will decrease the decay time. Okay, I'm just going to play a chord. Now on. I'm gonna hold the court down. You'll notice the sound's gonna die off even when the court is held, when they have a very short decay, I'm still holding the cord on its died off. And if I increase the decay, you be able to hear the sound continue when I hold the cool down. So it really depends on what kind of sound you want for something a bit quicker and funkier . He might want to short to decay time. If you want more long help cords, you may want a longer decay time. It really depends on what kind of sound you want to create with your vintage club. Okay. And then going down. We have some filter controls. Pickup controls, master volume on a damper slider. So the master volume is just the volume for the club. So when we later on, look at the effects on we add some distortion you may wish to perhaps turn down the master volume so the instrument doesn't clip or exceed zero DB. Then we have the damper slider, which allows us to mute the strings. So if I just play this look back now and increase the damper slider, you'll be able to hear what it actually does. And if I play good, you can hear their damper. Slider will just dumping this as well. So later on, when we look at the details control, we can actually assign this damper fader to one of their many controls on a midi keyboard. Okay, going across. We have some pickup switches. So this basically just changes the position on the wiring off these virtual pickups. So it's just going to change the tone off the sound. So I'm just going to play this loop back now and switch through a few these pickup controls . You could see that where I switch pickup Day added a never pick up control. So this just gives us some more options for our virtual pickup controls. Okay, Going along, we have four different filter controls, soft, medium trouble and brilliant. We can actually have more than one of these filters on at the same time, if you wish, or just one or none of them So soft, which is the default one. This will create a softer, more muted sound. Okay, then, going across, we have medium just going Teoh, disable soft. So media makes a sound a bit thinner and reduces some off the base. And without the medium filter, you can hear there that the medium filter control really does roll out some of the base. Okay, going along. We have trouble on this. Just boosts the trouble sign, makes sound a bit sharper and also cuts out a bit of the base and then going along. We have brilliant. This cuts that quite a lot of the base that actually creates a bit of a nasal sound like a sad you can actually enable multiple filters if you wish. It really depends on what kind of sound you on the great doing the rollout of the base. You want to make it sound bit brighter. Remember, you can always do this with any queue later run, But it's nice to do this inside the software instrument as well. Okay, so that's all the controls for this main window in the next lecture, we're going to be looking at the effects window, so thanks for watching. And I'll see you in the next one. 3. Part 2 - Effects Window: Hello. Welcome back. Now we're going to look at the effects window for the vintage club. So we have Wow, are compressor distortion on free different modulation effects, including phaser Flander on course. So we can actually click and drag these effects round to change the order of the chain. And we have a master control over here for all of the different effects. And we can turn on each effect individually with e enable button next to each effect. Okay, so let's have a look at this while effect. I'm just going to enable it here by turning the effect on. And I'm just going to play it back now on, then bypassed the effects so you be able to hear the difference so you can hear straight way that's filtering out the sound. Then we have a couple of controls range on the envelope, and then we have a drop down list here of a few different wild wild models to choose from. This, though, I'm just going to stick with classic, but feel free to go through a few of these in your own time, so range allows us to choose the cut off frequency for the filter. Let's just enable this effect again and then going down. We have the envelope, and this allows us to change the depth off the wild, wild effect and then later run. When I show you the details window, you can actually sign a parameter on your MIDI keyboard, such as the mod wheel to control this wire effect. Okay, let's just turn off the while. For now, let's go over to the compressor. So this is a very simple compressor with just one control, which is the ratio. So basically, the more we increase the ratio, the mawr compression you're going to be applying. So this will actually bring up some quieter sounds in the mix. A bit more so. Stuff like click sounds will be louder if you increase the ratio. Obviously, in logic pro, we can add a compressor after if we wish, but it's nice to have this compressor in the chain on. Then we can also drag this to move around. Okay, I'm just going to disable the compressor and then go over to the distortion. This is a very simple control with just gain on tone so gay in the world essentially, just give us more distortion. If you increase the gain and it starts to clip, then you may have to decrease the master volume control here and then going down. We have tone, and this allows us to change the color off the distortion effect. So we have a brighter sound when the tone is over to the right. On a bit of a dollar distorted sand, we move it over to the left waken, always tame this bright, distorted sound with an e que. Afterwards. However, it's nice to do with this tone control here, if you're distortion is just a bit too piercing. Okay, lets just disable the distortion and then go over to the modulation effect. And here we have three different effects were phaser, Flander and chorus, and they all give us the same controls, which is intensity on rate, so intensity will increase the depth of the effect. Let's just play the face about way have the rates of the effect so we can have this in hurts. It's not actually going to do anything until we increase the intensity. So what phase it does actually create identical parts on just puts them slightly at Faisel slightly out of time with one another. On this way, we get that kind of out of phase effect and then those Jew pickups, which is slightly out of time. We'll move back and forth over time with an LFO or low frequency oscillator, which creates the movement in the phase effect that you can hear on. The speed of the movement is controlled way of the rate so we can have this in hurts. So it's moving back and forth at this speed. Or if we hit this small Cueva or musical icon that weaken sickness to our project. So the effect will move back and forth at the speed that we set here. Then we also have Flander. We have the same controls, intensity and right, same again we can sing this to our project on Flung Jing is quite similar to phaser. It's where we have two identical signals on Wanda was delayed by a small amount and this produces a comb filter effect and also causes a sweep up and down the frequency spectrum on the rate of the sweep we can control with the right doll. Okay, And then we have the chorus. Same again. We have intensity and rate chorus effect will make a copy off the signal. And then we'll put this slightly out of tune and delays it by a few milliseconds, which creates this chorus effect. And this again is being modulated by an LFO. A low frequency oscillator on this modulates the delay time. So you get that wobbly effect that you can hear with the chorus and you can control the speed with the right way. And like I said before, you can click and change this order. So say, for example, you want to add compression after the modulation. You can always click on move this compressor over here so you can always click. Remove these around if you wish. And of course, you can have more than one of these effects on or even all of these on at the same time. Okay, so that's a quick overview off this affects window. The next lecture. We're going to be looking at the details Tab. I'll see you there 4. Part 3 - Details Window: Okay, Now we're going to look at this details one day and here is divided into five sections Excite, click string bitch and miscellaneous. So the first control is shape, and this allows us to change the shape off the attack. So this is for the rubber hammers that vintage club is emulating. And if we move it to the left, it will give us a softer attack. And if we move it to the right, it would give us a harder attack. This is quite a subtle effect, though. Okay, then going down, we have some click settings. So on a lot off have accords. There will be a click sound sometimes when you press the key or release the key on. But here we can change the intensity off the click or the level off the click of when we release the keys. Obviously, this is a software instrument, but it tries to emulate these click sounds. Army can changed a few of these click settings here, so the 1st 1 is intensity. And this is how loud we want the clicks. I'm so if I just play a chord now you can hear when I release There's a click. And if I increase this intensity, you'll notice the click sound is louder. If I decrease this all the way down and you won't be able to hear the click sound when I let go off the court, let's just put this back to the default center position and then going down. We have a random control. So this controls the randomness off the click level. So of some vintage clubs, the click sounds won't be the same level. There may be some randomness in the level on. We can increase the random out with this random doll here. Uh, let me just increase the intensity off the click. So this random control, there will be some variants on the click level just to really emulate some of these older clubs. Okay, then, going down. We have this philosophy slider. So for move this to the right click, sand will be more sensitive to velocity. And if we move it to the left click sand will be less sensitive to velocity. And then we have the velocity mode. I'm of this. We can choose to have the click velocity on or off, or even have it on auto or to actually senses if a Midi keyboard is connected, Andi is releasing velocity values. But I would generally just leave this on key on. Okay, let's have a look at the string setting now. The first control is release, and this allows us to set the release for the string after the decay stage in the envelope we have release. And if we move this to the right, we'll have a longer release time. And if you move it to the left, we'll have a shorter released time. Let's just play called now and then move this to the left You can hear. Soon as I let go off the court, sound dies away almost instantly. If I increase this, you will notice there that the pictures falling as soon as I let go off the cord. That's because we have this pitch fall setting here. If I increase this and notice the pitch will get lower, If I decrease this, it will get rid of the pitch falling. Okay, let's just put the release back to the right. And now let's have a look at the dumping slider so this we can change their behavior off the damping so if we increase, this will have a more mellow sound and if we decrease this, it will make the sound brighter. So I'm just going to play called now and then increase this damping slider here that's more mellow, more dull. If I decrease, it will get brighter. Okay, next is stiffness and this is how stiff the stringers So we can have a stepha sounding string. If we increase this or a less Steffes drink, this one actually affect the pitch. Though it's quite a subtle change and then going down, we have in the harm on a city I'm of this we can create a kind of metallic sound, So if we increase this, you'll notice it sounds more metallic orb l like Okay, then going down. We have this tension mod slider and this allows us to add a bit off pitch bend effect when we play that okay and then going down, we have pitch for which we looked at before. So this basically means the pitch is going to fall or decrease after tha no is released. So let's just increase release here and you can hear the pitch full. And if I increase this is going toe fall even more. Okay, so that is the string setting. Now, let's quickly have a look at this pit setting. So the first setting is tune, and this allows us to to an up or down 50 cents. So, by default, the club is set to concert pitch, so their central a will be June 2 440 hats. So we can just teach you in this if we wish. Way. Okay, then we have stretched tune. So this is kind of similar to how a piano was tuned. So if we increase this, the lower and the higher notes will be slightly stretched or out of tune. So if I just play a bass note now on, then increase the stretch tune, huh? You can hear the tuning has slightly changed. Uh, so it's only really for the higher notes on the lower notes. Then going down, we have warmth. So this will basically due to in the court slightly and it makes the instrument's sound like it hasn't been tuned in a while, which will give us a kind of, ah, warmth sound, which is great if you want to emulate a really old vintage style. Clever court. Okay, and then we have pitch will, which allows us to choose the pitch bend amount. So if you have a mini keyboard that has a pitch, well, the moment it's set to two semi tones thistles picture up on pitch down. I can increase this all the way to 24 which is to doctors up to what is down. Okay, next, we have pitch pressure, and this emulates the original D six club, which is where you can apply pressure to oppress key, and it will raise their pitch slightly on this emulates that. Okay, now let's have a look at the final section, which is the miscellaneous section. So the 1st 1 is the amount of voices. So when we play, a chord is going to be more than one voice. If we just choose mono, it means when I play a chord, only going to play one note at a time. So if I change this back to more than one, So for example, right now I'm playing a free note chord. So if I change this to free, you can hear all free notes. But if it's on mano you're only here one there at the time, so Mother just triggers one there at a time. We also have Lo Gatto, which smoothly glides between the different notes. So this could be useful, perhaps for lead solo. OK, but for now, we're gonna change this back to 16. So complete colds. And next we have a lost e curve. If you click on this, you'll notice we have a few different presets we can choose from. Okay, so this is useful for the style. You want to play with the club whether you want to have this on fixed or if you want to choose a different curve type for your velocity calf. Okay, then we have damper control. So this is for this damn paddle here. We can assign this to a control on our midi keyboard. So right now is on the model. So if I may have my mud well, now you can see the damper Control is moving. So if I played a loop back now and I just the mod will, you can see that we can control the damper with a parameter on amity keyboard. It doesn't have to be the model whale you can go through and choose something else or we can even choose Learn if we want to quickly assign something on our media keyboard, the same of a wire control. We can adjust our wire effect with a parameter on amity keyboard or we can even press learned. So I'm just going to turn off the damper control on the sign the mod well, with the world control. Now, I'm just going to go back to effects and then turning the effects on. Make sure just the while effect is on. Now. If I play a chord, you can hear that I'm adjusting the world control with my Manuel on. But this off. If I press my mud will now, it's not changing the while effect. Okay, so that's an overview off this detail control. Remember, you can always go in and select a different physical model, as it will give you a different sound, but the controls have shown you for the main window effects on details. Window will apply to all these different physical models, so thank you for watching these videos all about the vintage club instrument in Logic Pro 10 5. Thanks and Bye, and Class Project: so thank you for watching this class. I hope you found it useful. And your class project is to actually make your own sound in this vintage club. So select one of these physical models, then adjust the different settings to taste with the main window effects on details. Then take a screen shot off the main window effects and details, and then write a sentence about what you did on why? So I can see why you change the settings, as you did. So thanks again for watching this class and I'll talk to you soon.