Logic Pro X
Use Logic’s built-in multi-effect to transform your keyboard parts
•enhance your sounds with the Phat FX plugin
Logic’s Phat FX plugin, in its most basic guise, is a sort of sonic ‘make-it-sound-better-izer’ that uses enhanced low-end compression, filtering and distortion effects to make everything from drums to bass and guitar to vocals sound warmer, rounder and more characterful. However, its built-in filters, modulators and envelope follower also make it able to create wacky effects perfect for transforming staid, block chords into something more interesting. In this tutorial we’re going to use it to transform a set of four boring piano chords into something totally different. To follow along with the steps you’ll first need to download the audio file ‘Phat Piano.aif’ from Filesilo and drag it onto an audio track in an empty Logic project at 120bpm.
Logic’s Phat FX plugin can be used to make any instrument or vocal track sound warmer