Toby Pitman
For the past 18 years Toby has worked as a freelance session guitarist and programmer. A self-confessed 'studio nerd', Toby also writes music for TV/Advertising as well as doing the odd bit of production/writing for various artists. He spends most of his time in his studio staring into a monitor or playing guitar. Recent clients include George Michael and David Arnold.
Tutorials
  • Music & Audio
    Looping Track Automation in Logic ProThumb
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    In this tutorial I'm going to show you how to loop Track Automation in Logic Pro without having to physically copy it. This technique can be a real time saver as re-editing your copied Automation data for a loop means you have to re-copy the parts again! Not any more folks!!!Read More…
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    How to Use Transient Markers in Logic ProThumb
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    A while back I touched upon Transient Markers in my Logic Quick Tips tutorial. Transient Markers play a big role in many of Logic's new features. In this tutorial I'm going to show just how important a good set of Transient Markers are and how many cool things you can do with them. Hopefully this should give you some creative ideas and also speed up your workflow too.Read More…
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    Programming Live DrumsMusic and audio
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    Programming real sounding drum tracks is a bit of an art form. Also, you only have to punch the information in once! The drummer jokes have started already! In this tutorial I'm going to share some tips I've learnt over the years about programming convincing live drum tracks.Read More…
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    10 Really Useful Logic Quick TipsThumb
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    Logic Pro is a big program. Learning all its features can take a long time and the fact that some are hidden away doesn't help. Here's a list of 10 quick tips showing off some useful features of the program that you might not have used yet!Read More…
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    How to Create a Song Sheet in Logic's Score EditorThumb
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    Logic Pro has some very advanced tools when it comes to scoring. In this tutorial I'm going to show you the basics of getting started with the Score Editor by building a basic song sheet. Don't worry, you don't even need to be able to read music!Read More…
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    An Introduction to MetasynthThumb
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    Metasynth has been around since 1999 but has so far remained a bit of a secret to most people. It's 'paradigm-smashing' tools allow you create sounds that no other synth or software could even dream of doing. In this tutorial I'll give you quickstart tour and some examples and show you why Metasynth is the coolest piece of software you'll ever own!Read More…
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    Groove Templates and Quantizing in Logic ProMusic and audio
    Quantizing is a mainstay of modern music production. It can give your music a tighter, more cohesive sound, but it can also suck the life out your music if it's abused or just used incorrectly. In this tutorial, we're going to look at how to use quantization in a more musical way — let's claim back the groove!Read More…
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    Using Logic Pro's Transformer ObjectThumb
    The Transformer object in the Environment is one of the most powerful tools Logic has to offer. With a little bit of MIDI know-how, it can become an incredibly powerful creative tool. In the second part of this Environment series we're going to look at the basic concept of how the Transformer interprets and manipulates MIDI messages. Even if you don't have Logic, there's some useful information about MIDI as well.Read More…
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    Create Gated Sequence Effects with UltrabeatThumb
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    Ultrabeat is Logic's secret weapon when it comes to drum sounds, but it can also double as a extremely powerful gate sequencer. In this tutorial we'll take one pad sound and create a complex layered sequence. There's a screencast to follow along with!Read More…
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    Using Quick Automation Access in Logic Pro 8Thumb
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    The key to any polished sounding mix is the use of automation. Whether you’re on an SSL console or in Reason at some point your going to want to record fader movements or synth parameters to enhance your mix. Mixing with a mouse isn’t very inspiring and if you don’t have a fully fledged control surface it can sometimes be the only option. Luckily Logic has a handy function to get you automating in style!Read More…
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    Play Chords with One Finger Using Logic Pro's Chord MemorizerThumb
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    Really bad at playing keyboards? Lost that creative spark? Here’s a tutorial showing you how to create some cool ideas using a little known object in Logic called the Chord Memorizer. Buried inside the dreaded Environment, this MIDI tool can help you build anything from new musical ideas to complex layered sounds — with one finger!Read More…