Making Realistic MIDI Strings

Making Realistic MIDI Strings in Logic Pro X

Get more mileage out of your string sample libraries with these simple production techniques used by the pros.

45 Minutes
5 Sections

Whatever genre you call home, there's a good chance you've struggled to get a more expressive performance from your MIDI string samples. A lot of producers blame the lifeless sound of their parts on their libraries. While good parts and libraries definitely help, the good news is that you can get a lot more mileage out of the samples you already have. 

To do this, we'll look at seldomly utilized MIDI controls in Logic Pro X that can make a drastic difference in the expressiveness of your string sounds. By the end of this course, you'll have a much stronger grasp on some really useful tips and tricks for better MIDI string sounds.


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John Hull

Engineer + Producer

One half audio nerd, one half guitarist, and one half fisherman... John Hull sometimes talks about synthesizers in his sleep. He enjoys long walks on the beach (as long as fishing is involved) and creating videos and songs.

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Course Outline

  1. Section 1

    Introduction

  2. Section 2

    Expression

  3. Section 3

    Velocity

  4. Section 4

    Timing

  5. Section 5

    Conclusion