In this exclusive, full length, "made-for-macProVideo" tutorial by sflogicninja David Earl, you'll uncover the inner workings of Logic's physically modeled soft synths: the EVP88 and EVB3. Learn how, with a little tweaking, these synths will rock your productions...
The EVP88 (modeled after the Fender Rhodes electric piano) and the EVB3 (modeled after the Hammond B3 organ) form the foundation of Logic's family of physically modeled software instruments. Their authentic sounds are legendary and their presets are notoriously rich. However, how often –especially in the case of the quirky and complicated EVB3– do you dive in to create your own, unique presets? Well, that's all going to change!
In this awesome two-for-one tutorial David Earl lifts the virtual veil of secrecy and explains what all the controls do and how you can use them to design your own, signature sounds. You see, all these virtual instruments' controls are designed to emulate the physical properties of the actual instruments they are emulating. So if you really want to program them, you've got to understand the workings of the Fender Rhodes and the Hammond B3 themselves.
That's exactly what David accomplishes in this tutorial. He starts off with a little rock music history. as he teaches you about the inventors of the Rhodes and the B3. He explains how these classic instruments were designed and how they worked. Then he takes you on a virtual trip inside the real instruments explaining their mechanics and analog electronic circuitry. Because, to program these virtual offspring, you've got to know how the older generation worked!
From there he takes you to Logic's physically modeled versions: the EVP88 and EVB3. He explains what every knob does, how it relates to the actual instrument, and cool ways you can use these controls to tweak and create your own awesome presets.
Finally, David takes it a step further revealing some of the weirder stuff the Logic team threw in to take these virtual instruments into places the real instruments could never go!
So explore this inventive, fact-filled tutorial by David Earl and we promise that programming the EVP88 and the EVB3 will never be the same!
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I learned a lot in this tutorial. the history of the Hammond organ is just fascinating, and I have saved hours trying to understand how this intimidating interface is currently working.
Definitely a must see for anyone interested in organ, jazz, rock or soul music!
Micheil Reid wrote on July 18, 2011
I discovered David Earl while searching for Logic 8 tutorials. The enigmatic SFLogicNinja had already provided quite a lot of Logic lessons on his You Tube page. After having some trouble seeing some of these brilliant if a little blurry (I am vision impaired) videos, I emailed him and he put me onto MacProVideo.com!
I'm glad he did, as I've downloaded a truck full of tutorials for Logic and now have the opportunity to rave about Mr Earl and his fine teaching ability!
In this tutorial we get a basic history of the Rhodes electric piano and the Hammond organ followed (respectively) by quite a decent over view of each instrument as represented in this set of Logic plug-ins.
I was not really over impressed when I first toyed with the EVP88, Logic's "Rhodes" piano, but after seeing this video I've come to realize that by manipulating it's permitters, it's sounds can be greatly improved!
Same can be said for the EVB3. David gives us a solid overview of what the organ can do and how to use the draw bars and effects. I really learned a lot, especially from this part of the tutorial!
I'm not really an organ player but after seeing this it's made me want to explore the EVB3 a bit More as well as taking a closer look at Native Instruments Kontakt 4 organs!
This is a fine tutorial video. If you are just looking at these instruments for the first time, you'll gain a lot of good information about them just in this short but revealing lesson!
Thanks Dave. I feel like I owe you a great deal for what you've taught me over the last few years.
Pala wrote on July 15, 2011
Through both MPV and David Earl, I am very well-versed with Logic now. However , the only 2 instruments I was uncomfortably short of knowledge on were these.The Logic manual seems extra-cold on the EVP88 and EVB3....but after this I will be poring through it again, knowing that this tutorial has unlocked the tweakability of these instruments.Very interesting history and explanation of their inner workings that , rather than detract, actually gives the important " Wow ! " light-bulb moments. A LOT less fear and a lot more power to the musician. 5 Stars..no question.