Here are some notes on my Who "Baba O' Riley" patch, created with Apple Logic Pro's ES2 virtual

analog synth. "baba_demo.mp3"- This is an all-singin', all dancin' demo of the intro of "Baba O' Riley", all created in Logic. I used a stock Logic drum kit (compressed like crazy with Universal Audio LA-3) and the True Pianos virtual piano. Pete, if you need a programmer, look me up... "baba_osc1.mp3" - This is approximately what the first oscillator should sound like- you may need to futz with the pulse width of the pulse wave to get it right. Note that I actually used oscillators two and three in Logic ES2, because oscillator one doesn't have a variable width pulse wave. It's running through the bandpass filter here too, so be aware of that because it changes the tone quite a bit. "baba_osc2.mp3" - Same deal as above, but an octave up and detuned a wee bit- just one cent. That tiny amount makes it a little less stiff and digital sounding, but don't go nuts with the detune, or it'll sound too much like a synth. We want organ here. "baba_osc1+2.mp3"- This is boff'um, as I like to say, mixed at about equal volume. Lean toward the lower octave it you're gonna make one a little louder. Same deal with the filter as above two examples. "baba_ampmod.mp3"- Same as above, but now with the LFO modulating the amp giving us the pulsing. Careful when creating this-since the amp mod is positive, it can jack up the overall volume of the patch, so you may eed to turn down to compensate. "baba_osc1+2_eq.mp3"- This the patch with the EQ plug-in applied. It's subtle, but it shaves off some highs and lows and bumps the mids a little. You can experiment with this to taste. I was just trying as much as possible to give it the seventies-record-sound, and minimize the digital-plug-in-computer sound. I bypassed the amp mod so you could hear the tone more clearly. I'm so nice. "baba_osc1+2_eq_verb.mp3"- Here I bring the stereo reverb trickiness. At this point, I pan the main sound almost hard left, and set up a bus send to a Logic Goldverb and pan it right. I intentionally chose a semi-cruddy sounding reverb, because I didn't want

When you get it right. Goldverb has a slider for early reflection vs. it should show up in the pop-up menu at the top of ES2. set to almost no distortion. None of these settings are particularly crucial. huh?). "baba_trills. I slid it mostly toward early reflection for more of a small room ambience. but it's more fun to play 'em live. you can record phrases in your sequencer and quantize to 32nd notes.celebusite. I threw an EQ after that too. When you get the timing just right they'll "bounce". specifically) and hold them. almost like speakers playing in a living room. it will only work for ES2. just lopping off lows and highs with shelf filters: -18db at 380 Hz and -12. just to add a wee bit more character.in other words. "baba.mp3". As mentioned in the main article. it'll sound just like the record.pristine quality. Finally. Have fun. If you want to wimp out.This is just a little file I made in hopes of demonstrating how to play the trills. Here's where to put the file: Users/Yourusername/Library/Application Support/Logic/Plug-in Settings/ES2 Once there. main verb.just get 'em in the vicinity and mess with them until you like what you hear. (One can only imagine the amount of punching and tape-splicing it took to assemble "Baba 'O Riley" in the studio!). the idea is to hit two adjacent notes in the key of F in rapid succession (a 32nd note apart. one sounds while the other is silent and so on.5 db at 6200 Hz. Mitchell Sigman/Keyboard Magazine mitchell@celebutantemusic. I let only a little bit of the longer ringing verb through.com www.pst". I also stuck a Logic Overdrive plug in AFTER the reverb (scary.This is the patch for Apple Logic ES2.com .

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