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Logic Pro X: Script GRATIS para 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.

Con la llegada de Logic Pro X, muchos a los usuarios de Logic oraciones tan esperados han sido contestadas: arpegiadores, retrasos MIDI, memorizadores acordes, y otros efectos MIDI basados ​​ya no tienen que ser cuidadosamente creado en el entorno y, literalmente, con cable con la mano . ¡Han sido reemplazado por una nueva serie de MIDI FX plug-ins que se inserta justo en un canal de instrumento despojar hasta 8 por tira!

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

Logic Pro Xs nuevo Instrumento de canal, que se muestra aquí con cuatro MIDI FX.


Manzanas equipo de desarrollo de la lógica ha hecho un trabajo superlativo creando un conjunto de gran utilidad MIDI FX con aspecto moderno GUIs.

The new Arpeggiator and Chord Trigger plugins

El nuevo arpegiador y Chord disparo plug-ins.


Un clavo en el ataúd entornos?

Incluido en la colección de FX es un nuevo plug-in que elimina eficazmente el 95% de la necesidad de utilizar el medio ambiente para el procesamiento MIDI. Para mí, es el más emocionante plug-in de la colección, que nos permite escribir nuestro propio plug-ins MIDI personalizada! Se llama el Scripter.

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

Figura 1: El aspecto costumbre de la interfaz gráfica de usuario para el script gratuito vinculado en este artículo!


El Scripter Plug-in

Escritura se refiere a Javascript, el lenguaje utilizado para instruir a este plug-in la forma de procesar MIDI, así como qué tipo de menús interactivos, deslizadores y casillas de verificación es posible que desee agregar a la Scripters GUI (como se muestra arriba).

El plug-in cuenta con un editor de texto integrado Javascript / linter (ver Figura 2). Todo es muy independiente y bastante pequeña operación conveniente!

Sí Javascript no es muy difícil de aprender. Al igual que con el aprendizaje de cualquier lenguaje de programación, tiene particularidades que tal vez sea un poco difícil de entender al principio. Pero una vez que más de la joroba, theres casi ningún límite a lo que puede hacer para manipular los datos MIDI hacia sus objetivos finales musicales. Y la linter incorporado hace un buen trabajo de señalar los errores de codificación. No es que yo siempre hago alguna [ejem].

Lo mejor de todo, los procesos que serían extremadamente lento, si no imposible difícil de crear en el medio ambiente, ahora se pueden crear en los casos en mayo, con sólo unas pocas líneas de Javascript.

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

Figura 2: parte de mi código personalizado para el EXS 24 PolyArticulation Dividir Script.


Un sinfín de posibilidades

¿Quieres crear un proceso en el que un retraso MIDI Salidas cada repetición en un canal MIDI diferente para crear retrasos multitímbricos? ¿O qué tal una configuración keyswitching de bamboleo dubstep parece que una gama selecta de teclas controla la velocidad del LFO? Las ideas más avanzadas, tales como herramientas algorítmicas composición, strummers acordes, y los procesadores de legato se encuentran entre las que se sugieren en la introducción de secuencias de comandos en los Efectos X Logic manual, se puede descargar en este enlace.

También puede crear plug-ins dirigidos a mejorar y ampliar las capacidades de los plug-ins específicos, y para este artículo Ive hecho precisamente eso.


Acerca de Cuerdas completa

En circunstancias normales, el instrumento de cuerdas completa sólo produce un sonido de cuerdas legato. Pero oculto dentro de este instrumento es un complemento completo de las articulaciones de cadenas, incluyendo legato, pizzicato, staccato, tremolo y dos tipos de trinos! Para acceder a estos sonidos, he hecho una pequeña modificación en la configuración del panel frontal EXSS que permitió mensajes MIDI generados por mi script para dar rienda suelta a estas articulaciones ocultas.

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

Ajustes para EXS que dieron mi escritura un gancho para acceder articulaciones ocultos en cadenas completas


COSAS GRATIS: EXS24 PolyArticulation Guión

Este script le permite establecer una división del teclado y toca una articulación diferente a ambos lados de la división. O bien, se puede establecer el punto de división en una alta o baja nota extrema de jugar cualquier articulación simple (y normalmente oculto) en el teclado!

Comience por descargar el proyecto y reproducir el ejemplo que he grabado en vivo. Escuche como el bajo señala Legato sonido mientras que la mano derecha señala Staccato sonido, teniendo en cuenta que ambos vienen los sonidos de una única instancia de EXS!

Ahora intente lo siguiente: cambiar el sonido continuación Split desde Legato de Tremolo y reproducir el ejemplo de escuchar una versión más lleno de tensión. (Youll ver lo que quiero decir!) O seleccione pizzicato por debajo de la división y el trémolo arriba.

Scripts, al igual que todos los demás MIDI FX, no son destructivas inserto FX: siempre se viven y se interceptan datos MIDI después de entrar en el canal de instrumento, pero antes de que llegue el instrumento plug-in en sí. Por eso, cuando se graba una parte, la pista será sólo para sus notas y controladores originales, igual que en la grabación ejemplo. De hecho, si se examina la lista de eventos en el proyecto de ejemplo youll considera que sólo contiene notas. Durante la ejecución o reproducción, sin embargo, la secuencia de comandos genera datos MIDI adicionales que le dice que EXS articulaciones que desencadenan por notas por encima y por debajo de la división.

Espero que esta configuración útil para dibujar partes de cuerdas, así como para abrir el apetito por el poder de secuencias de comandos!

Haga clic aquí para descargar mi archivo de proyecto X free Logic incluyendo el EXS24 PolyArticulation MIDI FX Script.

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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
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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
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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
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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
    • 6 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!
    • 6 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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