As creatives, I think it’s safe to say we are constantly in search of new ways to push the boundaries of our art. Well, for those of us that use Apple’s Logic Pro X, there’s a nearly limitless amount of power at our disposal in the form of the ‘Logic Scripter’.
1.) Get an overview of what is going on under the hood.
The guys over at Tuts+ have recently shared a great article that gives a good birds-eye view of the Scripter. Here’s an excerpt:
The Scripter comes in two sections. The top portion, the Code Editor, is where I will be writing the code while the bottom section, Interactive Console, gives me information such as errors, output values, about the code written above. The Code Editor, once programmed, will look for incoming MIDI and/or timing data, from the Transport, manipulate it in some way and either output it as text to the Console or directly to the instantiated instrument’s input.In the upper left is the Run Script button which will evaluate the written code and is necessary to hit after any code updates in order for them to be integrated. Additionally, Scripter comes equipped with an auto syntax error checking feature which will automatically highlight error lines as well as a syntax highlighting feature which distinguishes relevant keywords with color.
2.) Take a look at the included ‘Tutorial Scripts’
The team at Apple smartly included a set of Tutorial Scripts that will really allow you to see what is possible with the Scripter. Take a look around in the code behind these plugins, and see if you can tell which code elements are controlling which features. Tweak them to your heart’s content, and pretty soon you’ll be feeling ready to start writing your own scripts from scratch!
3) Download this handy Logic Scripter Quick Reference
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Script responsibly, friends!