Evolving audio pads in Logic Pro 8

Using simple crossfades creatively can give really original results

Logic's audio editing tools aren't just there to help you complete practical, day-to-day tasks - they can be used for sound design purposes, too.

In this clip, we create four slightly different versions of the same pad part then bounce them all to audio. From here, we chop them up and use sections from each to create a hybrid pad part.

Thanks to Logic's crossfading capabilities, we're then able to create one smooth-sounding pad progression, blurring the boundaries between synthesis/sound design and audio editing in the process.

We also use Logic's multiple divide tool - if you want to see how this tool can be used for 'audio gating', check out this video lesson.

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