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.

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Tuning 808’s with EXS24

  1. Open up EXS24
  2. Hit “edit”
  3. Drag and drop the sample in the piano roll
  4. Hit “x” and “save” it
  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, 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

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