Final Cut Pro X Logic Effects - Additional Resources

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Additional Resources

In addition to the documentation that comes with Final Cut Pro, there are a variety of
other resources you can use to find out more.

Final Cut Pro Website
For general information and updates, as well as the latest news on Final Cut Pro, go to:

Apple Service and Support Websites
For software updates and answers to the most frequently asked questions for all Apple
products, go to the general Apple Support webpage. You’ll also have access to product
specifications, reference documentation, and technical articles about Apple products and
products from other companies.

For software updates, documentation, discussion forums, and answers to the most
frequently asked questions for Final Cut Pro, go to:



An Introduction to Logic Effects for Final Cut Pro X

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You can use Distortion effects to recreate the sound of analog or digital distortion and
to radically transform your audio.

Distortion effects simulate the distortion created by vacuum tubes, transistors, or digital
circuits. Vacuum tubes were used in audio amplifiers before the development of digital
audio technology, and they are still used in musical instrument amplifiers today. When
overdriven, they produce a type of distortion that many people find musically pleasing,
and which has become a familiar part of the sound of rock and pop music. Analog tube
distortion adds a distinctive warmth and bite to the signal.

There are also distortion effects that intentionally cause clipping and digital distortion of
the signal. These can be used to modify vocal, music, and other clips to produce an
intense, unnatural effect, or to create sound effects.

Distortion effects include parameters for tone, which let you shape the way the distortion
alters the signal (often as a frequency-based filter), and for gain, which let you control
how much the distortion alters the output level of the signal.


When set to high output levels, distortion effects can damage your

hearing—and your speakers. When you adjust effect settings, it is recommended that
you lower the output level of the clip, and raise the level gradually when you are finished.

This chapter covers the following:


(p. 10)

Clip Distortion

(p. 11)

Distortion Effect

(p. 12)

Distortion II

(p. 13)


(p. 13)

Phase Distortion

(p. 14)


(p. 15)