In this tutorial, we show how you can use Logic Pro X’s Phat FX to enhance a group of drum tracks, giving them added punch, as well as making them sound like they’ve all been recorded through the same desk in the same environment.
Phat FX is a powerful “colouring” multi-effect designed primarily for use with drum, bass and guitar parts, adding warmth, punch and presence where required. It can, of course, be used with any type of signal. Phat FX combines several effect processors, filters, and modulators in a flexible tool that can be used to quickly enhance your projects.
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During the video, PB lecturer Thomas Green uses a combination of Phat FX’s distortion parameters, including tube, grit and exciter, coupled with the plugin’s in-built bandpass filter to add saturation, EQ and drive to the trap beat. He finishes off the tutorial by making sure his volume gains are adjusted, so no clipping incurs.
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