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Logic 9 Making the guitar sustain for longer

Discussion in 'Logic 9' started by qrt, Nov 9, 2010.

  1. qrt

    qrt Member

    I find that with Logic (in some cases) you play a note usually higher pitched note on the guitar (electric) and it fades out very quickly.

    To give an example I'm using the Little Big Amp Crunch channel strip

    For instance, say I bend the 8th fret on the B string up to the 10th fret (notes G to an A). Or bending from the 7th to 9th frets on the G string (D to E)

    You'll hear the bend and the note, and then at some speed it fades away. This doesn't sound natural in the way it fades out.

    I noticed that on completely blank channel strips, everything sounds fine and the note fades out normally.

    Is this to do with the plugs selected etc?

    Does anybody else find this?

  3. Pete Thomas

    Pete Thomas Administrator Staff Member

    What happens if you bypass the noise gate on that setting?

    I can't think what else would cause that. In fact the noise gate is supposed to cause that behaviour.

    It actually makes no sense to me why they put a noise gate on a setting, as the effect of a gate is so dependent on the threshold being set appropriately in relation to the level of the signal it's best to let the user decided on whether to gate or not.
  4. georgelegeriii

    georgelegeriii Senior member


    Don't get me going on how stupid and ridiculous some of these presets are.

    I have gotten projects to mix from new "engineers" and "producers" that use 60% Logic channel strip settings, and end up having 12 versions of Space designer going, a half a dozen multipressors (and wonder why they can't record without latency).

    While I think they are helpful, most people don't read the manuals or even a clue what a "noise gate" is or how to use it....

    Bah Humbug ;-))
  5. Eli

    Eli Senior member

    Hahaha LOL :D I totally hear you dude. I see the exact same thing here! :)
  6. robgb

    robgb Member

    Twelve instances of Space Designer? I'm surprised the projects even run.
  7. qrt

    qrt Member

    I see what you mean with the noise gate, the behavior goes once it is bypassed, which is a good thing for me in this instance!

    Yeah, they should let the user decide in the first place.
  8. qrt

    qrt Member

    Some of them are pretty stupid (channel strip presets that is). People actually send you stuff with 12 instances of Space Designers :brkwl:

    Gotta read the literature and take time with it, it really pays off.

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