Logic Pro is one of the most popular DAWs on the marketplace today, and it's no surprise really - Logic Pro features a wide arsenal of super useful and great sounding effects/processors that help to create high-end, professional sounding music. But on top of Logic's pre-installed drivers and plugins, there's a plethora of plugins and downloads available which can help to take your mixes to the next level! In this blog we'll be highlighting some of the best plugins for Logic Pro that will improve your workflow, add new sounds and create a more impressive sounding mix.
1) Native Instruments Komplete 14
This plugin bundle is a must-have for any studio-dwelling music creative. Featuring over 150 products, 90,000 presets and 900gb of sound, this pack contains everything you need to diversify your mix and add those extra little finishing touches. Including the highest quality collection of sampled instrument packs like guitars, basses, synthesisers, drums and percussion. There's also a huge collection of guitar amp simulations, session guitarists and bassists, programmable drummers (with different styles and eras like 60s Abbey Road Studio drumming, vintage drummer, African percussion and drum machines)
The pack also includes multiple effects plugins for things like chorus, compression, EQ and mastering. There's so much more that we haven't even touched upon as doing so would take up a good few days of typing! The price tag for the Komplete 14 Ultimate collection is around £1079, so quite the investment - But that's exactly what it is: An investment! This pack will last you for years and you'll still be discovering new features and tricks by the end of it! CLICK HERE to have a look for yourself!
2) FabFilter Pro-Q 3
This equalisation plugin is one of the most popular amongst Logic Pro users, it allows you to easily shape the sound and frequencies of your audio tracks with precision and clarity. Pro-Q 3 features a gorgeous looking retina user interface with multi-band selection and editing for maximum ease of use and efficiency
The Pro-Q 3 also features a built-in spectrum analyser, complete with adjustable range, speed, resolution, tilt, freeze and collision detection - making it easy to visualise and isolate the different frequency ranges in your music. The FabFilter Pro-Q 3 is available from £144 direct from FabFilter's official website. CLICK HERE to check it out for yourself
3) U-He Diva
If you're looking for a powerful and diverse synth plugin, then Diva is a great choice for you! Modelled after the classic analogue synthesisers of the last few decades, the Diva takes all the oscillators, filters and envelopes from your favourite monophonic and polyphonic synths of yesteryear and combines them all together to bring you this super versatile and adaptable synth. You can re-create all your favourite classic synth sounds from the 70s and 80s or you can mix and match different modules to create your own unique hybrid sound!
More customisable than a build-a-bear workshop, the Diva synth allows for super fine-tuning of each envelope, filter, oscillator and parameter to help you find that perfect noise. The U-He Dive costs around £157 from U-He's official website - CLICK HERE to check out the product page
4) iZotope Ozone 9
Ozone 9 is a comprehensive mastering plugin that can help you to take your mixes to the next level - It includes a wide range of tools including a spectral shaper, dynamic EQ and a limiter. With the Ozone 9, you can add that much needed clarity and punch to your music and mixes, making it sound professional and polished.
Highly revered by experienced industry professionals such as producer Butch Vig (Nirvana, Garbage, Smashing Pumpkins) and Joe Chiccarelli (Morrissey, U2, The Strokes) the Ozone 9 is bound to take your mix to the highest echelons of crisp quality. The Ozone 9 is currently available for £406 via the official iZotope website CHECK IT OUT HERE
5) Soundtoys EchoBoy
Last but certainly not least is the EchoBoy by SoundToys! This is a dreamy analogue delay plugin that can add a new layer of depth and character to your music. It features a wide range of pre-programmed presets and allows you to create your own complex delay patterns - whether you're looking to add a little bit of reverb, or blast off into a psychedelic dreamscape, this is the (sound) toy for you!
Modelled from all the classic analogue delays from throughout the years including: Echoplex, Roland Space Echo, DH-2 and the EHX Memory man - This plugin is bound to provide you with a multiplicity of classic yet still unique delay and reverb sounds. It's in-built chorus even emulates the CE-1 chorus, highly considered by many to be the holy grail of guitar chorus pedals. With adjustable parameters like saturation, diffusion and wobble, the Echoboy can create a hugely diverse range of dry, wet and warbly sounds which will take your music to another planet!
The SoundToys Echoboy currently stands around £160 and there's even a free trial available - CLICK HERE to check it out
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