For years, I have been playing Yamaha keyboards – from the more basic budget keyboards, right up to the flagship class Tyros 4. These instruments have been a great source of inspiration over the years for creating original tracks, however more recently I wanted to try something a little different and Logic Pro X on the Mac certainly captured my interest.
First of all to begin this exciting endeavour, I needed a keyboard with no built-in sounds – literally just a set of keys, a few controls, sliders and wheels to connect to my MacBook Pro. Instead, the laptop will generate all of the sound goodies and trust me, the selection on offer in recent times will really impress.
Now I need a piece of software and thankfully on the MacBook I had GarageBand – a fantastic beginners music creation tool to get started. Within days though, I began to crave that little bit more control, more instrument voices and the full power available literally at your fingertips. Logic Pro X soon became the tool I had hoped for and of course the eventuality of this is my first original track using the software.
My track ‘Imagination’ uses a selection of synth sounds and other titbits, all using Logic Pro X and recorded track by track using the M-Audio Oxygen 61 keyboard.
I hope you enjoy the track!
Imagination – Logic Pro X original track by James Woodcock.