Turntable stops in Logic and Live

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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

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