I finally found the time to open Logic the other day and play around with it. I haven’t had a chance to do anything music-related for a while so it was a welcome opportunity.
I focused on familiarizing myself with the user-interface and comparing it to Pro Tools, but I also spent a significant amount of time extensively setting up a preset on my keyboard to integrate with Logic as much as possible. At the same time, I wanted to explore the various software instruments, and more specifically, some of the world instrument samples. I’ve had batá samples for ages now, but I haven’t had a chance to do anything with them until now.
In the process of my exploration I created a song using uncommon instruments. It all started from two different batá rhythms, (which I entered using the pads on my keyboard), and then it got weird from there. The result is hilarious and sounds like something from Mars, so I’ve decided to call it “El Baile Marciano” (Martian Dance) — have a listen to the song. Now I just need someone to make an animated video for it… Haha!
Arrangement-wise it doesn’t make any sense, (the sections are all over the place, I know, there’s a reason it’s not on my music site, but it’s still funny nonetheless.
On a serious note though, I’m going to continue using Finale as my primary writing tool and Pro Tools for audio, but I’m quite happy with the broad range of instruments in Logic. They’ll definitely open up doors and simplify my workflow; and who knows what I’ll discover when I take the next step and start browsing through the loops!