Turntable stops in Logic and Live
The ‘deck stop’ – an effect simulating hitting the ‘off’ button on a turntable mid-track – is a popular trick, and easy to create in Logic Pro X using the Fade tool. All you have to do is draw a crossfade across the portion of audio you want to place the effect over, then change the fade type in the region parameter box to Slow Down. That’s it – although it’s often a good idea to render the effect to a new audio file once you’re happy with it, to solidify the effect.
The same effect is achievable in Live, too, though it takes a bit more work to pull off. Start by selecting the area you want to process, then use the Split command to separate it into a new region. In the region’s parameter box, make sure Warp mode is enabled and set to the Complex Pro algorithm, with the Formants control set to zero. Enable the Envelope controls and choose Transposition Envelope from the type menu. On the red line that appears in the waveform window to the right, click to create two automation nodes – one at either end of the region. Leave the first one where it is and drop the second one down to -24. This will pitch the segment smoothly down two octaves over the course of the edit. Change the shape of the curve by holding down the Alt key and dragging the automation line.
Logic Pro X and Live both offer their own ways to stop the listener in their tracks with this turntable-style trick