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Logic Pro X: FREE Script für Incredible New Scripter MIDI FX Plug-In
Peter Schwartz on Thu, July 25th 31 comments
An unsung hero in Logic Pro X is the Scripter MIDI FX Plug-in. Using JavaScript you can create your own MIDI FX. Peter Schwartz (Mr Environment to his friends) has created a special one to download.

Mit dem Aufkommen von Logic Pro X, viele Logic Benutzer langerwartete Gebete beantwortet worden: Arpeggiator, MIDI Verzögerungen, Akkord Auswendiglernende und andere MIDI-basierte Effekte müssen nicht mehr mühsam in der Umwelt geschaffen werden und buchstäblich von Hand verdrahtet . Wirksam durch eine neue Reihe von MIDI FX-Plug-Ins, die Sie rechts stecke in einem Instrument Kanalzug bis zu 8 pro Streifen ersetzt sie haben!

Logic Pro X’s new Instrument Channel Strip, shown here with four MIDI FX.

Logic Pro Xs neue Instrument Channel Strip, hier mit vier MIDI FX gezeigt.


Apples Logic Entwicklungsteam hat ein Superlativ zur Schaffung von Arbeitsplätzen ein sehr nützliches suite MIDI FX mit modern aussehende GUIs getan.

The new Arpeggiator and Chord Trigger plugins

Die neue Arpeggiator und Chord Trigger-Plug-Ins.


Ein Nagel im Sarg Environments?

Eingeschlossen in der FX-Kollektion ist ein neues Plug-in, die effektiv eliminiert 95% der Notwendigkeit, die Umwelt für MIDI-Bearbeitung verwenden. Für mich ist es das aufregendste Plug-in in der Sammlung, eine, die uns schreiben unsere eigene benutzerdefinierte MIDI-Plug-Ins lässt! Sein genannt die Scripter.

Figure 1: The custom appearance of the GUI for the free script linked in this article!

Abbildung 1: Die individuelle Aussehen der GUI für die kostenlose Skript in diesem Artikel verlinkt!


Die en Plug-in

Script verweist auf Javascript, die verwendete Sprache zu unterweisen dieses Plug-in, wie man verarbeiten MIDI sowie welche Arten von interaktiven Menüs, Schieberegler und Checkboxen können Sie zu dem Scripters GUI hinzuzufügen (wie oben dargestellt).

Das Plug-in verfügt über einen integrierten Texteditor Javascript / Linter (siehe Abbildung 2). Seine alle sehr eigenständig und ganz bequem kleine Operation!

Javascript selbst ist nicht sehr schwer zu erlernen. Wie beim Erlernen einer beliebigen Programmiersprache, es hat Eigenheiten, die vielleicht ein bisschen schwer, auf den ersten erreichen. Aber wenn du einmal über den Berg zu bekommen, theres fast keine Grenzen gesetzt, was Sie tun können, um MIDI-Daten auf Ihren musikalischen Ende Ziele zu manipulieren. Und die eingebaute Linter macht einen guten Job, darauf hinzuweisen, Codierung Fehler. Nicht, dass ich jemals machen any [ähem].

Best of all, Prozesse, die äußerst zeitaufwendig, wenn nicht unmöglich, schwierig, in der Umwelt schaffen würde, kann nun in vielen Fällen mit nur ein paar Zeilen Javascript erstellt werden.

Figure 2: some of my custom code for the EXS 24 PolyArticulation Split Script

Abbildung 2: einige meiner eigenen Code für die EXS 24 PolyArticulation Split Script.


Endlose Möglichkeiten

Willst du ein Prozess, bei dem ein MIDI-Delay gibt jeder Wiederholung auf einem anderen MIDI-Kanal multitimbralen Verzögerungen erstellen zu schaffen? Oder was ist mit einer Keyswitching Setup für Dubstep Wobble klingt, wo eine ausgewählte Reihe von Tasten steuert die LFO-Rate? Mehr fortschrittlichen Ideen wie algorithmische Komposition Tools, Akkord strummers und legato-Prozessoren sind unter den in der Einleitung zu Scripting in den Logic X Effects Handbuch, unter diesem Link heruntergeladen werden vorgeschlagen.

Sie können auch Plug-Ins gezielt zu verbessern und erweitern die Fähigkeiten von spezifischen Plug-Ins, und für diesen Artikel Ive genau das getan.


Über Volle Streicher

Unter normalen Umständen, die Full Strings Instrument erzeugt nur einen Legato-Streicher-Sound. Aber versteckte innerhalb dieses Instruments ist ein volles Kompliment der String Gelenke, einschließlich legato, pizzicato, staccato, Tremolo und zwei Arten von Trillern! Um diese Sounds zugreifen, machte ich eine kleine Änderung an den Einstellungen EXSS Frontplatte, die MIDI-Befehle von meinem Skript erzeugt, um diese versteckten Artikulationen entfesseln erlaubt.

Settings for EXS that gave my Script a “hook” to access hidden articulations in Full Strings+

Einstellungen für EXS, die mein Skript gab einen Haken, um versteckte Artikulationen in Full Strings zugreifen


Kostenlose Bestellung: Die EXS24 PolyArticulation Script

Dieses Skript ermöglicht es Ihnen, eine Keyboard-Split und eine andere Artikulation auf beiden Seiten der Spaltung. Oder Sie können den Split-Punkt auf eine extrem hohen oder tiefen Ton, jede einzelne (und normalerweise versteckten) Artikulation über die Tastatur spielen eingestellt!

Starten Sie, indem Sie das Projekt und wiedergeben das Beispiel, das ich live aufgenommen. Hören Sie, wie die Bass-Töne klingen Legato, während die rechte Hand nimmt Sound Staccato, wenn man bedenkt, dass beide Töne werden von einer einzigen Instanz von EXS kommen!

Jetzt versuchen Sie dies: Ändern Sie den Ton von Unten Split Legato zu Tremolo und wiedergeben das Beispiel in eine spannungsreiche Version zu hören. (Youll sehen, was ich meine!) Oder pizzicato unterhalb der Split-und Tremolo oben.

Scripts, wie alle anderen MIDI FX, sind nicht-destruktiv Insert FX: sie sind immer leben und MIDI-Daten abfangen, nachdem es die Instrument-Channel betritt, aber bevor sie das Instrument ankommt Plug-in sich. Also, wenn Sie einen Teil aufnehmen, wird der Track enthalten nur Ihren ursprünglichen Noten und Controller, wie im Beispiel der Aufnahme. In der Tat, wenn Sie die Event-Liste prüfen, in dem Beispiel-Projekt wirst du sehen, dass es nur enthält Hinweise. Während die Leistung oder die Wiedergabe jedoch, generiert das Skript zusätzliche MIDI-Daten, die EXS Artikulationen für Noten oberhalb und unterhalb der Split auslösen erzählt.

Ich hoffe, Sie finden diese Einstellung nützlich für das Skizzieren Streicher sowie Ihren Appetit für die Macht der Scripting wetzen!

Klicken Sie hier, um meine freie Logic X Projektdatei einschließlich der EXS24 PolyArticulation MIDI FX Script herunterladen.

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  • Cyril Blanc
    Hello I was looking to access Meta data to handle score accidents Did you find the trick ? Best Cyril
    • 6 years ago
    • By: Cyril Blanc
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  • Peter Schwartz
    It does not seem possible to generate Meta or Fader events from a script. Even if it was possible, you can't use Scripts to process data before it enters Logic (at the Sequencer Input object in the Environment), and that is the ONLY place where Meta events can be passed into Logic for the purpose of recording them on a track. Since you can't insert a Script in any object in the Environment, and since Scripts can't generate Meta events anyway, it's just not possible. Now, you can still attempt to use Environment objects to generate Meta events (for score symbols or whatever) and feed them into the Sequencer Input. However, it will be an exercise in futility. Or, I should say, in Logic 9 and prior it was futile, because something in the code prevented that from working. I haven't tried it in Logic X tho. If I get a chance I will and post back here if I get a positive result.
    • 6 years ago
    • By: Peter Schwartz
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  • Cyril Blanc
    Hello Sky Thanks for your answer. I do not want to generate meta, but read Meta that are in the score to send changes of articulation in Vienna Symphonic Library first, I may also extend it to Play and ....... It will look like this : If Meta = "Legato" then send "C0" If Meta = "Staccato" then send "C#0 if Meta = "pppp" then send "ctrl 7 with value 20" if Meta = "ppp" then send "ctrl 7 with value 30" if Meta = "pp" then send "ctrl 7 with value 40" if Meta = "p" then send "ctrl 7 with value 50" if Meta = "f" then send "ctrl 7 with value "64" ....... So how can you read Meta ? Do you have the list of the Meta with there code ? Thanks in advance Best Cyril
    • 6 years ago
    • By: Cyril Blanc
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  • Peter Schwartz
    Scripts cannot read Meta Events, so you're out of luck there. I believe it's possible to do this directly in the environment. However, I'd like to suggest that the idea of associating dynamic markings with specific values sounds good in theory but isn't a practical approach. First, just adjusting the volume (CC#7) won't give your parts a natural sound. Second, if you had a sudden (subito) jump from "p" to "f" and any of the "p" notes overlapped even slightly into the "f" part, the transition is going to sound unnatural. While riding volume alone won't give you an very natural sound, it's better than nothing, and in that case I'd suggest riding automation on your parts to match the dynamics you want. If you want natural dynamics from Vienna stuff, you have to use a combination of riding the values of velocity xfade, the filter, and volume. But that's a whole other subject. :)
    • 6 years ago
    • By: Peter Schwartz
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  • Cyril Blanc
    Hi Ski Thanks for your mail > Scripts cannot read Meta Events, so you're out of luck there. So this Scripter IS A PIECE OF S..... I AM SO DISAPPOINTED, IF I HAVE KNOW THAT I WILL NOT HAVE BUY LOGIC X I AM FEDUP OF LOGIC DEVELOPMENT TEAM THAT DOES NOT DEVELOP WHAT USERS NEED AND DEVELOPING THINGS WE DONT NEED WE ARE Thousands USERS USING VSL, QLSO ... and that are needing to drive articulation changes from score
    • 6 years ago
    • By: Cyril Blanc
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  • Ziticyu
    Cyril is right... the Scriptor is Totally Useless.... First i thought... yeah great ... then i began to script articulation switches.... everything is just recordable into the Automation ... I dont need something like this ... i need the midi data or the Meta Events, recorded into the file... not into the Automation....
    • 6 years ago
    • By: Ziticyu
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  • Cyril Blanc
    Cubase, Notation, Sibelius, Finale has listen to there user. They are totally interfaced with VSL, Play ..... Cubase has the VST Expression Map since more than a year ! Logic is behind ! shame !!!!!!!!!
    • 6 years ago
    • By: Cyril Blanc
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  • Dave
    Hi, I am still downloading Logic X on a very slow connection so as of yet I cannot tell for myself but I have a question: Can I, for example, make a script that SOMETIMES plays one chord and sometimes another given a single note AND actually 'use' that data? From the article: Scripts, like all other MIDI FX, are non-destructive insert FX: they are always “live” and intercept MIDI data after it enters the instrument channel but before it arrives the instrument plug-in itself. So when you record a part, the track will contain only your original notes and controllers, just as in the example recording. In fact, if you examine the Event List in the example project you’ll see that it only contains notes. During performance or playback, however, the Script generates additional MIDI data that tells EXS which articulations to trigger for notes above and below the split. My question is: Can I record or save somehow the additional MIDI data for later use? eg editing? I hope this makes sense
    • 6 years ago
    • By: Dave
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  • Cyril Blanc
    you can do this with the environment already
    • 6 years ago
    • By: Cyril Blanc
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  • Peter Schwartz
    Hi Dave, what you said totally makes sense, and you've got it exactly right. Scripting and other MIDI FX are "non-destructive" and therefore only process MIDI data entering the software instrument's channel strip. What you'll see in a region is the data as it originally came into the software instrument's channel strip. But within the channel strip, the MIDI is processed on its way to the plugin instrument. Recording the output of the process (i.e., the output of the Script) is proving problematic. In fact, I've been working hard trying to find a foolproof way to record the output of a Script without any kind of "gotchas". I think I'm making progress, so "please stand by". :)
    • 6 years ago
    • By: Peter Schwartz
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  • Peter Schwartz
    Cyril, can you explain how you do this in the environment? Are you talking about using IAC?
    • 6 years ago
    • By: Peter Schwartz
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  • Cyril Blanc
    You do that with "chord memorizer " You can add "transformers" that will select different "chord memorizer " depending of either a CC change or a specific note range Have one in Minor, another one in Major, another in Major 7 ........ If you want to record the result you send the end of the chain to another midi instrument and record it
    • 6 years ago
    • By: Cyril Blanc
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  • Peter Schwartz
    Just read your reply. I don't believe your idea will work, because you can't record the output of an instrument. So if you cabled your environment process to another MIDI instrument, it would play that instrument but it wouldn't be recorded.
    • 6 years ago
    • By: Peter Schwartz
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  • Cyril Blanc
    to record if it does not work connect to sequencer input
    • 6 years ago
    • By: Cyril Blanc
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  • Chris
    Hi Peter, Thanks for the awesome little script, however for some reason I cannot get it to work properly. I am literally copying and pasting the script from the file in your article into the scripter in a new project in Logic Pro x (I have even saved it as a preset in the script window). Basically when I run the script, the GUI/front end loads up the two boxes to select the play methods (legato, pizzicato etc) and the Split note (e.g. C3) but it doesnt seem to actually split the keyboard - or change the sound according to the play methods I select. When I looked in the script, it says the following Pluginparemeter[0] missing unit Pluginparemeter[3] missing unit Which I assume is the above split and below split paremeters not working properly. I am a bit of a code newb so not sure how, in the process of my copy and paste, I am getting this wrong haha Any info appreciated. Thanks in advance Chris P.S do you know of anywhere we can get more scripts like this - been looking around and not much available.
    • 6 years ago
    • By: Chris
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  • Peter Schwartz
    Hi Chris, sorry you're having trouble with it. The messages you see about the missing unit in the Plugin Parameter are benign. However, I've gone and changed the code so that it no longer reports that message. It's working 100% as far as I can tell at 3:30 in the morning. I'm going to post a new message after this one with the new code. You can copy and paste it into the Scripter. Then, hit "Run Script". It should work 100% fine. If not, post back. Regarding other Scripts, it's early days yet. Presently there are problems associated with having too many scripts in a project which apparently Apple is aware of. But I'm pressing on all the same, and have a variety of plugins that I'm developing to do all kinds of neat stuff.
    • 6 years ago
    • By: Peter Schwartz
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  • Peter Schwartz
    function HandleMIDI(e) { var sus = new ControlChange; if (e instanceof NoteOn > 0) { if (e.pitch < GetParameter("Split Point")) { sus.number = 1; sus.value = (GetParameter("Below Split")*25); sus.send(); } else { sus.number = 1; sus.value = (GetParameter("Above Split")*25); sus.send(); }} e.send(); e.trace(); } var PluginParameters = [ {name:"MacProVideo", type:"menu",unit:"blobs",minValue:0,maxValue:1,numberOfSteps:2,defaultValue:1, valueStrings:["Off","On"]}, {name:"Above Split", type:"menu", unit:"blobs",minValue:0,maxValue:5,numberOfSteps:6,defaultValue:1 , valueStrings:["Legato","Staccato", "Pizzicato","Tremolo","H.Trill","W.Trill"]}, {name:"Split Point", type:"menu", unit:"blobs",minValue:0,maxValue:127,numberOfSteps:128,defaultValue:60, valueStrings:MIDI._noteNames}, {name:"Below Split", type:"menu",unit:"blobs", minValue:0, maxValue:5, numberOfSteps:6, defaultValue:0, valueStrings:["Legato","Staccato", "Pizzicato","Tremolo","H.Trill","W.Trill"]}];
    • 6 years ago
    • By: Peter Schwartz
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  • Chris
    Thanks for this. I tried the new code and alas still no love. Perhaps its something to do with the setup of my instrumentation - I am going into EXS24 > Orchestral > Strings > FullStings+ right? I have tried Stereo and Multi output versions - but still get the same result. Basically, the scripter says it works (so no more missing plugins) but seems to be sticking to the default sound that loads up when the sampleter starts (i.e. doesnt change when I change the selections in the scripter) not sure how the flipping flip I am going wrong with this... Cheers for your help Chris
    • 6 years ago
    • By: Chris
  • Peter Schwartz
    Gonna suggest that you download the project from the link above (it's been updated with the new code) and save the Channel Strip as a new Channel Strip Setting. Note that the script won't work unless Full Strings+ is modified as shown in the picture above, so the easiest move would be to save this as a Channel Strip Setting. No need to copy and paste code to make it work. Also, just for the record (wink) there weren't any missing plugins. The original code worked fine. I just didn't specify a few non-critical parameters that resulted in what appeared to be error messages but had no bearing on how well the script worked.
    • 6 years ago
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  • Chris
    Boom. That did it. Nice one, thanks. Is this script limited to just FullStrings+ in EXS or are there other ways it can be tweaked? Awesome job though, sounds great with the two 'multis' at the same time. Chris
    • 6 years ago
    • By: Chris
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  • Peter Schwartz
    Hi Chris, Glad it's working for you. Yes, this script can be used with any EXS-24 instrument that has multiple samples (articulations) where each one is programmed within the EXS instrument itself to have a unique Articulation ID. Critical to the operation is setting the EXS's modulation matrix as shown above. Full Strings+ has 6 articulations, and the value of 25 you see in the code specifically addresses having six Articulation ID's. If an instrument had a greater or lesser number of articulations, that value would have to be adjusted (and so would the labels in the menus).
    • 6 years ago
    • By: Peter Schwartz
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  • Itay
    Hi Thanks all Trying to write a script to filter the channel strip incoming midi channel (like environment's channel splitter.any ideas? thanks again
    • 5 years ago
    • By: Itay
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  • Jackodrums
    I've followed Ski's method laid out in another forum thread to allow for more expressive playing of stock EXS strings using the modwheel (thanks!). But does anyone know if you can program a script that approximates this with non-Logic EXS instruments like Garritan or Sonatina Symphonic Orchestra? Some of these free or cheap libraries could work much better I feel if we could impose the same filter cutoff and volume tweaks using the mod wheel for better expression. Thanks in advance!
    • 5 years ago
    • By: Jackodrums
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  • Xepatii
    Thanks Peter for these insights. I have to say though, it would be nice to have a MacProVideo tutorial about the Logic Scripter. For someone who comes from the musicians side it's quite difficult to get into coding JS/Midi... But this looks really promising I think. Enormous potential this scripture has! (Greetings from Yoda) U
    • 4 years ago
    • By: Xepatii
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  • Sapario
    Peter Schwartz thank you for the gift. Incredible.
    • 6 years ago
    • By: Sapario
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  • shiftjam
    Great stuff! Thank you for that. Give us more scripts, I think there is a lot of power in the scripter plugin. Best regards, Leonard
    • 6 years ago
    • By: shiftjam
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  • Lowediy
    More of this, please! Amazing! This was one of my favorite updates off of the bat on Logic Pro X
    • 6 years ago
    • By: Lowediy
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  • Titudyi
    Amazing! Thanks so much!
    • 6 years ago
    • By: Titudyi
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  • Magic Fingers
    Wow!!! are you kidding me? Logic Pro X is taking away the need to learn several 3rd party apps and become exhausted with learning environment tricks (stuff that I am doing daily in LP9), and it's all under one hood now. I can't wait to upgrade my operating system so I can take advantage of all these new features. Way to go Logic Pro!!!
    • 6 years ago
    • By: Magic Fingers
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  • Magic Fingers
    Wow!!! are you kidding me? Logic Pro X is taking away the need to learn several 3rd party apps and become exhausted with learning environment tricks (stuff that I am doing daily in LP9), and it's all under one hood now. I can't wait to upgrade my operating system so I can take advantage of all these new features. Way to go Logic Pro!!!
    • 6 years ago
    • By: Magic Fingers
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  • Peter Schwartz
    I'm really glad you guys are digging this, and getting insight and inspiration as to what Scripting can do.
    • 6 years ago
    • By: Peter Schwartz
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