Steve H. and his trusty assistant Igor are at it again ... creating incredible tutorials, that is! This tutorial is as entertaining as it is educational. By mixing clever audio comedy with facts about synthesis and tone creation, Steve has made what is possibly the best Logic tutorial ever! You might think that's a big statement, but watch this tutorial and you'll understand what I mean ...
This tutorial is as much a lesson in the theory of synthesis as it is an deep exploration of the ES2. Drawing on years of sound design experience, Steve shows you what subtractive , FM, and Pulse Width synthesis really is. As an incredible bonus, Steve demonstrates how these waves actually look using a digital oscilloscope, so you can see and hear the differences between these popular forms of synthesis.
Mixed into the tutorial are several bonus sound design workshops which show you how to build common sounds, from the ground up using the ES2's oscillators, filters and other audio functions. The ES2 is an incredible sound design tool, and the included workshops will not only show you what's possible, but also provide ideas and inspiration for producing your own sounds.
But best of all, this tutorial contains a deep exploration of Vector synthesis. Vector synthesis is a method of automating sounds to change over time, and it's a hidden treasure in the ES2 that almost nobody uses. With Vector Synthesis, you can truly define your sounds by making interesting and musical timbres that nobody has herd before. Vector synthesis is a sound designer's dream, and Steve H. shows exactly how it works in this tutorial.
Fantastic course. I love the ES2 and probably didn't need to do this course as I'm already very familiar with it but I couldn't resist the opportunity to be in the virtual classroom with Steve Horelick, who is just fabulous. I still got a lot out of this, especially with regard to the vector envelope, which is covered extensively. The ES2 is Logic's most complex synth after Alchemy, but if you do this course together with Rishabh's ES2 sound design course, I'm sure you'll fall in love with this synth, too.
David Fenton wrote on April 30, 2020
Excellent easy to follow instructions. Quite informative and enjoyable. A great intro to sound design in ES2
Nick wrote on September 27, 2017
This course not only gave me a greater understanding of the ES2, but also helped me to grasp subtractive synthesis more than I already had previously learned. Very thorough and methodical teaching.
Jonathan wrote on December 31, 2016
Knew nothing about the ES2 before starting this course. Good walk though into the nooks and crannies. I feel good about being able to program this synth now.
Oyster Factory wrote on November 24, 2016
Superb. The ES2 is a very powerful synth but it has a lot of functionality that's not obvious from the interface (and some that is well hidden). This course exposes everything. I really liked both the pace and the level. However I recommend taking the course twice - there is a lot of good material here.
Hindie wrote on April 12, 2016
The most amazing and complete course about ES2 that IÂ´ve seen. It's one of those that you must watch several times to take full advanage of all the information that is given.
Paul wrote on February 2, 2015
Steve H demonstrates the features and functionality of Logic Pro's powerful ES@ in this really interesting course. Definitely worth the watch for any Logic Pro user!
I really want some of Igor's presets lol
Emma wrote on January 8, 2015
Learned the ES2 inside out with this tutorial. Instructor was entertaining and great at deconstructing complicated topics. I will have to watch again because of the ES2's complexity, but look forward to doing so. Besides a few very-welcomed jokes to brighten up the dense material, this tutorial cuts to the chase.
Neil wrote on April 7, 2014
Great course covering everything about the ES2.. The quality of the video resolution was a little bit lower than usual; it seems to be an older course. Excellent quality instruction and information, however!
BHamester wrote on March 10, 2014
Awesome tutorial. Steve H. is an ace on teaching. Full of the usual silly jokes, but teaches everything you need to know about the EX2. Amazing Synth.