Sunday, July 24, 2011
Had a go at a song and it seemed to be dragging a bit in the verses. The problem turned out to be a slow tempo combined with lengthy vocal phrases. Once the single phrase was chopped up into 2 smaller more rhythmic phrases, suddenly the song became much more powerful. It's not always the case, but often u will find that slow tempos benefit more from shorter phrases and faster tempos from longer phrases. This way they can counterbalance each other and play yin to the others yang. So, if a song is not completely clicking for u check to see if this is where the problem stems because it may be an easy fix.
Saturday, July 16, 2011
This is something 4 the other Logic users that can help speed up ur flow when editing MIDI with the piano roll editor. If what u want is a techy robotic feel giving the notes identical velocities and lengths may be desirable. U can accomplish this quickly by selecting the appropriate notes and then while holding both the option and shift keys change the length of one of the notes. All of the other selected notes will now conform to this precise length, as well. Next, use the velocity tool and change the velocity of one of the notes using the same option/shift keys and all the notes will strike at the same velocity. It's sort of the opposite of humanizing, but it could be just the effect u r looking 4.
Saturday, July 9, 2011
| I | V | IV | IV | I | V | bIII | IV
| V | IV | I | I | V | IV | ii | I |
| I | bVII | IV | IV | I | bVII | bIII | IV |
This structure is very effective for verse sections, but u can try it in other song sections if u prefer. So, give it a go and see where it leads u.