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GridLok: Tempo-Synced Automation LFOs for Logic is Released!
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 22, 2003 9:17 pm    Post subject: GridLok: Tempo-Synced Automation LFOs for Logic is Released! Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Hey All,

Here is a copy of the official press release for a tool I developed alongside Keyfax New Media called GridLok. Its a real quick and creative way to create tempo synced automation within Logic.

visit www.keyfax.com for more info and demo

Enjoy!
Majool

"Of all the many wonderful control features in Logic, having rhythmic templates you can quickly turn into Logic Track Automation data isn’t one of them. Or rather it wasn’t until now.

GridLok, from electronic music producer Majool in conjunction with MIDI sample specialists Keyfax NewMedia, is a series of 260 "Tempo-synced Automation LFOs” that load into Logic in a single file, enabling you to create sample-accurate automation data from an almost limitless series of rhythmic MIDI CC templates.

From whole notes to 192nd notes, dotted and triplet values, in six different waveform shapes (Square, Saw, Triangle and 3 Curves) all with ON and OFF variations (127-0 or 0-127), each automation node is "Smart-Doubled" (two ticks, one tick apart) so that you can easily copy, paste and combine files.

By copying and pasting different GridLok templates together and taking advantage of Logic's powerful event transform functions you can easily create your own interesting groove templates to suit your automation needs making this not only a huge time saver but also a highly creative tool.

To get the creative juices flowing GridLok comes loaded with 20 groove templates to tweak even the most simple of sounds into a complex and rhythmically dynamic tone color.

Some top name electronic music producers have already embraced GridLok. UK’s Dave Tipper says it’s “A must for any musician/engineer using automation,” while iconoclast Si Begg proclaims “It’s almost like adding tempo-matched oscillators and LFOs to your fave plug-ins. A lot of fun, and a massive time-saver. Meanwhile Californian producer Kenji Williams says GridLok is “something I’ve wanted for a long time….” enabling him to “combine already programmed rhythms and wave data to create further new, complex, intricate patterns, rhythms, and effects.”

A wide variety of support material on GridLok, including a digital video demo digital video demo embedded into Flash, MP3 audio, and a detailed description of the product and how it functions on different Logic platforms and versions can be found at www.keyfax.com
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 23, 2003 7:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Hey, Majoo.

Thanks for joining up and for making this great post. Welcome.

Looks like a fantastic tool. Too bad I'm not a Logic user. (I'm stuck on Windows and Sonar for historical reasons, but that's a long story.)

I really like the movie you put together. Was that done with Flash? I have the Flash MX software, but haven't had much luck getting up the learning curve. Is it difficult to do that kind of screen capture with narration?

If you want to use our forum for discussions with users, or prospective users, of your program, feel free. We are going to have subcategories soon. Until then just add to this topic or create new ones as needed.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 23, 2003 9:57 am    Post subject: demo video Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Well, thanks for the warm welcome!

So, the video was done using Snapz Pro X, a lovely little app that came with my G4. Another brilliant program which lets you record video of your desktop as you work! It has a microphone input, so in order to get the audio from Logic back into the computer, I re-routed the outputs back into the G4. Then I took the final product into Logic and recorded the demo tutorial as a voice over!

As far as flash goes, I think the video was embedded into Flash and compressed...although I wasn't involved in that process and can't help you there! Sorry...

A little confused though, you mentioned that I should feel free to post in your forums, but I already have! Am I missing something? Do let me know...

Also, stay tuned...in the future I believe we will release all the GridLok files as a simple series of .MIDS for users of other apps that feature CC converters.

Thanks!
Majool
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 23, 2003 12:46 pm    Post subject: Re: demo video Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

majool wrote:
A little confused though, you mentioned that I should feel free to post in your forums, but I already have! Am I missing something? Do let me know...

Ha. It seems I confuse a lot of people Laughing

What I meant was, if you want to use the forum as a way of communicating with your users, sort of a user forum, you can. People can leave files as attachments. I know that almost every product has it's own dedicated forum, but I've been thinking there would be advantages of having such things here, where people who aren't users might "read the mail". Maybe they'd get exposed to something they didn't even know about that way. Maybe that's obvious.

Thanks for the info about Snapz Pro. Too bad I don't have a Mac, for many reasons. Sad I would like to create a little tutorial movie for this web site to show new people what's available.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2003 5:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

SnapzPro is great. I often also use Timbuktu pro which can record monitor output over ethernet.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 24, 2003 7:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

elektro80 wrote:
SnapzPro is great. I often also use Timbuktu pro which can record monitor output over ethernet.

Does anyone know of any Windows tools that do this?
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 25, 2003 7:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Timbuktu Pro. They made win version of this old piece of mac software.. and the win version is quite cool too. You must have Timbuktu on two machines over a fast ethernet.. you log from machine A into B and record the screen output on B to disk on machine A. Timbuktu is a bit like VNC but with a far better interface and a lot of features. This app is pretty old.. it has been out there for like 12 years or more I guess. Great piece of software. They have it now at version 6 or 7 I think at http://www.netopia.com
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 25, 2003 9:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote  Mark this post and the followings unread

Hmm. I read this web site for this program and would never have thought it could be used to record screens with narration.
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