Well dang, there’s only 3 more days left in our 30-Day Series! I do hope this has been as helpful to you as its been fun for me 🙂
Never have I once ever dug into Smart Controls here on WLPR. Which is a shame! As Smart Controls can be such a treat to use.
So today seems as good a day as any to examine Smart Controls.
In a nutshell, Smart Controls combines the most important bits of your:
- Plugins, and
- Channel strips
Into one handy window. Instead of you diving into the individual plugins every time you want to make an adjustment, just open Smart Controls. And your most relevant controls are right there for you to use.
To be honest though, I never really thought much of Smart Controls. To me, they seemed far too simple and Garageband-y to work with.
I mean, if I want to adjust my Compressor or EQ, why wouldn’t I just open the Compressor or EQ?
But once I started using MIDI keyboards, controllers, and Logic Remote on the iPad, that’s when I realized how awesome Smart Controls actually are.
Most Logic Patches and Settings come with a carefully crafted set of Smart Controls. But you can customize your own set of Controls as well.
You can combine many plugin and instrument parameters to a single control. And even map Smart Controls to your MIDI keyboards and controllers for seamless creativity.
So today let’s check out how Smart Controls can upgrade your creative experience.
Harald Salaun says
First of all I really love your tutorials! They are definitely the best on youtube – in my humble opinion. Maybe you can help me out on this one as well: I’m trying hard to get a bidirectional midi (or osc) connection between logic and my controller (it’s actually an application) going. Sending data from the controller to logic is working fine but i can’t get my head around how to get midi back in response. Eg. when I move a fader or turn a knob in logic pro itself … Do you have any ideas?
Many thanks in advance