Logic Tutorial: Using Vintage Keys – Step-by-Step 2

Mark Cousins concludes his Vintage Keys in Logic tutorial step-by-step….

13: As with the filters, the pickup selection might not be that intuitive at first. With the C button engaged, the A and B rocker switches move between the neck and bridge pickups, much like the pickups (and tone) on an electric guitar.

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14: Pickup position D uses both Neck and Bridge pickups together, with the A/B rocker now working a phase inversion switch. As before, the sonic principles are similar to that of an electric guitar, with the out-of-phase option sounding thinner.

15: The original Clavinet had a mono output, but the Vintage Clav has two options for creating stereo width. The Pickup mode only works when you use two pickups (rocker switch D), while the Key mode simply pans according to keyboard position.

16: The Effects tab offers some in-built effects options that would have been originally paired with the Clavinet. The wah effect can be set to track your playing by raising the envelope control. The addition of a phaser brings a pleasing 70s vibe.

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17: If you want to control the wah independently, and not have it track your playing, consider changing the default MIDI controller assignment from a foot controller to the modulation wheel. The current controller setup can be found under the Details tab.

18: Like Electric Piano, Vintage Clav pairs well with an instance of Pedalboard and Amp Designer. Pedalboard can increase the effect options – including a variety of phasing, wah and delay effects – while Amp Designer adds pleasing mid-range colouration.

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