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Logic Pros: Breathe some life into your tracks w/ Exhale vocal engine

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In this week’s episode of Logic Pros , we are stepping into the world of Exhale.A perfect follow-up to our review of Output’s Substance bass engine , the company’s Exhale Kontakt instrument for Logic Pros X (and other DAWs) boasts a wide array of vocal samples, loops and phrases fed through a complex synthesis engine resulting in one of the coolest vocal plugins for Logic I’veused in a long time.

Outside of typical, organic lead vocals, many of the sounds made with voicesin contemporary music (think vocal samples and effects used in electronic and hip-hop music) are often done with your basic sampler like an EXS 24 or in specialty instruments likeAlchemy.ButExhale adds in some cool tricks for pros while offering up an almost dubstep-voice-in-a-box synth for beginners.

Interface:

Exhale is split in to two pages: The Main Page and the Engine Page. From the Main Page we can select sounds, adjust the macro controls, access our user created patches and adjust what key the vocal patches playback in. The Engine Page is where all the magic happens. Here we find the FX Engine, Rhythm modulation tab, trigger options (ADSR, etc) and Output’s Flux parameters, all tools that provide some pretty interesting vocal effect possibilities for the sound you select, along with the ability to customize the actual sound sources each preset is made from.


Logic Pros: Breathe some life into your tracks w/ Exhale vocal engine
Main Page:

Exhale comes packed with vocal sound options for creating everything from lush ambient chord progressions and swells, right to modern glitch motifs and high-pitched choppy melodies. Output’s engineering team has split the presets into three very handy categories: Notes, Loops and Slices. All of which are accessible from the Main Page, directly below the large Macro sliders (more on these below). All of the sounds available in the instrument are organized in one of these three categories followed by a bank of tags (“Dirty, Airy, Lead, Electro”, etc.) to help you get the vibe you’re after.

Notes Modeblends two user selectable vocal sound sources chromatically across the keyboard. In other words, the sounds in this mode can be played on your keyboard like any traditional sound with full polyphony (multiple notes at once, chords, traditional melodies, etc.).

Loops Modeis made up of around 40 different loop banks with 13 different loops each. In this mode, all of the 125 presets will have 13 vocal loops mapped to each key or pad on your controller (from C2-C3).

Slices Modeis very similar to Loops Mode. It is made up of 40 vocal phrases chopped into 13 pieces each. Each of the 125 Slices presets have 13 vocal fragments (or pieces/samples) mapped to a key or pad on your controller just like in Loops Mode (from C2-C3). Anyone familiar with sampling old records will be right at home here and for those just getting started, it doesn’t get much easier than this.

Along the very top of the UI, you’ll find tabs for moving back and forth between the Main and Engine Pages, followed by the small disk icon for saving our own presets (which will then appear in “User” in the tag bank) and a preset selector. Moving to the right we get the the Macro enable button (more on this the modulation section below), a quick help button (?) and most importantly the Key Selector:


Logic Pros: Breathe some life into your tracks w/ Exhale vocal engine

When using the Loop or Slices Modes, you’ll find the Key Selector is enabled in the top bar of the interface. From here we can set the key of the samples in each preset to match our song. We can also choose between Major and Minor keys. Because in Notes Mode the sounds/presets are mapped chromatically to your keyboard, the key selector is disabled.


Logic Pros: Breathe some life into your tracks w/ Exhale vocal engine
Engine Page:

The Engine Page is basically split into two sections: the Source Panel along the top and the FX Engine from there down. The Source Panel is contextual based on which of the three modes you’re currently in (Notes, Loops, Slices). This is where we can choose the sound source or sample/loop bank, basic envelope settings, tuning the samples, EQ and more.


Logic Pros: Breathe some life into your tracks w/ Exhale vocal engine
Logic Pros: Breathe some life into your tracks w/ Exhale vocal engine

When in Notes Mode, each preset or patch is made of two vocal sound sources, as mentioned above. So the Source Panel is split into an A and B side where we can choose to load up new vocal sample sound sources along with a series of controls independent to each: tune, pan, EQ, the ability to reverse the sample, and even edit which part of it to playback across each key on our keyboard (start and end points).


Logic Pros: Breathe some life into your tracks w/ Exhale vocal engine

When in Slices or Loops Mode, we can edit each vocal sample mapped to each key individually as well as load up new banks. Simply press the sample/note you want to edit and the Source Panel will flip to that key. We can adjust the volume, speed, formant tone, pitch, pan and more of each sample individually. We can also choose to loop or reverse each of the samples in a patch/preset individually, which is particularly cool. For those not familiar, the Formant Shift control essentially allows you to change the sound of each vocal sample dramatically from something really deep and breathy, to very bright and childish sounding without actually changing the pitch. I find it to be be extremely handy in creating personalized patches.

There is a sweet little “Edit All” menu there as well for making broad changes to Source Panel parameters across all the samples in a particular patch in Loops and Slices Mode. For example, if you wanted to change the Speed with which all of the samples playback in a particular patch, you could do so quite quickly from here. Nice.


Logic Pros: Breathe some life into your tracks w/ Exhale vocal engine
FX Engine/Modulation:

Exhale’s FX Engine is a very powerful modulation tool that seems to peel away some of the complexities inherent with modulation routing for some, while still maintaining a fairly configurable mod matrix for the rest.

There is basically one main modulation source housed in the Rhythm tab. From here we can choose from a step sequencer or an LFO to modulate the 6 Mod Effects in the row directly below labelled in yellow (Volume, Pan, Filter, Phaser, Talk, Saturate). Each Mod Effect has a corresponding yellow Mod Sider where we can set the amount of modulation hitting that parameter. All FX Engine settings can be saved as FX presets which is a really nice touch. This allows us to recall just the FX parameters of one patch and apply them new/other sounds, expanding the instrument’s sonic palette considerably in my opinion.


Logic Pros: Breathe some life into your tracks w/ Exhale vocal engine
Along the bottom, in white, we have the 7 insert effects. There is no modulation options with these per say, but we do have a nice list of effects to beef up your patches. Reverb, Dirt (Distortion), Motion, Tone (a sort of interesting EQ), Delay and a sweet little Pitch effect not unlike the one found in Substance. once we a

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