Let’s dive into articulation sets and how to use them in Logic Pro X. This functionality is truly awesome! It will help you write faster and better orchestral lines. Save up CPU and RAM (I guess). And most of all, it’ll bring you joy and pleasure. It’s great fun to work with this!
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What are the benefits of articulation sets in Logic?
Simply said the use of articulation sets in Logic give you the opportunity to assign a specific articulation to a singe midi note. So on one single track in your DAW you can use all articulations that are available in the patch loaded. They switch automatically when assigned to the midi notes.
That is a great advantage! Normally – at least I worked like this – you use different tracks in your DAW for each articulation. So you had a track with long/sustains. A track with staccatos. A track with legatos. Etc. Now you can use all these articulations on one single track.
I guess it is not much different than using keyswitches. But those were a pain in the *** for me. I had to lower my octaves on my keyboard to use them. Or manually add them to the piano roll. So I never have been a real fan of those.
Fast, easy and intuitive right out of the box
In the video I show you how you can simply assign articulation sets to tracks in Logic. I use Art Conductor from Babylon Waves for that. An amazing (paid) product with lots of ready to use articulation sets from many different manufactures and libraries.
Art Conductor is a great product. With instruments loaded through Kontakt it works fast, easy and intuitive right out of the box. But I’ve noticed some bugs when you use it with Komplete Kontrol.
I contacted the developer about it. Apparently it’s not related to the product of Babylon Waves, but related to Komplete Kontrol, Spitfire Audio Libraries or even Apple.