How to Tune 808’s in Logic Pro X Using EXS24 & Kontakt 5

How to Tune 808’s in Logic Pro X Tutorial

In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to properly tune 808’s in Logic Pro X using EXS24 and Kontakt 5.

In this example I’m using a sample from my pack Warm 808’s I recommenced that you pick them up. They will perfect for carrying out what you’ve come here to learn.

I want this to be a bullshit-free guide, so we’re going to get straight into it!

Skip to your favorite sampler:

Tuning 808’s with EXS24

  1. Open up EXS24
  2. Hit “edit”
  3. Drag and drop the sample in the piano roll
  4. Hit “save” and “x” out of the window
  5. Insert a Tuner plugin (you’ll find this in “metering”)
  6. Play a note, the tuner will tell you the pitch the 808 is
  7. Use the “Tune” knob on the EXS24 and tune the 808 to the exact note you’re playing on the keyboard

Tuning 808’s with Kontakt 5

  1. Load up Kontakt
  2. Choose an 808 bass sample and drop it into Kontakt
  3. By default, the root key will be set to C3, Now load up a tuner in your inserts
  4. Hit C3 on your  MIDI keyboard and find out what key the 808 is in
  5. Change the root note in Kontakt to the correct key


George Matthews
George Matthews

With 17 Years music production experience, George Matthews is the CEO of Your Local Musician, he also makes music under the name Grimmm and releases Lo-fi music.

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