NOTE: This article goes over setting up and using SSD5.5 in Logic Pro X, after installation. If you need help installing SSD5.5, please refer to this link.
How to use SSD5.5 in Logic Pro X
This article will go through the following steps:
- How to add SSD 5.5 to a new track
- How to load a kit/individual instruments
- How to set MIDI input from a controller/E-Kit
- How to use SSD 5.5 in Multi-Out
1. Add SSD 5.5 to a new track:
Open a new project. and load a new track. From the "Track Type" menu, select "Software Instrument" and from the sub-menu, go to AU Instruments → Steven Slate → SSDSampler5 (choose either Stereo or Multi-Out).
If you already have an Instrument track loaded, hover your mouse over the Instrument cell on your channel strip (Logic E-Piano is loaded by default) and click the up/down arrows that appear on the right of the cell.
This will bring up the sub-menus for your software instrument plug-ins. Go to AU Instruments → Steven Slate → SSDSampler5.
2. How to load a kit/individual instruments
Open the SSD 5.5 plug-in and go to the "Create" tab (Upper left). Next to "LIBRARY", user's will notice two buttons: "Inst" and "Kits".
The "Inst" menu is used for loading individual instruments. You can load instruments by dragging them to the corresponding pieces on the drum-kit GUI.
Not all libraries shown are included with SSD5Library. Some are expansions that can be purchased separately.
NOTE: SSD 5 Classic Vol 1/2, and SSD 5 Classic Signature libraries only contain Kicks, Snares, and Toms.
The "Kits" menu is used for loading an entire kit preset at once. You can load kit presets by double-clicking on them.
3. Set MIDI input from a controller/E-Kit
NOTE: User's who are writing in MIDI notes/just using MIDI grooves can skip this step.
When plugging in your MIDI controller/E-Kit to your computer via USB, Logic should automatically register it as a MIDI controller, and you should get the message "Changed number of MIDI Inputs/Outputs available".
If that message doesn't appear, expand the "Track Header" on your Instrument channel strip. Then click on "MIDI In Port". If your controller doesn't appear on the list, please try un-plugging/re-plugging your USB cable, and closing/re-opening Logic Pro.
Once the controller is set up, user's can map different keys/pads to the SSD instruments of their choice by going through the SSD 5.5 mapping process.
4. How to use SSD 5.5 in Multi-Out
Users can to route different instruments/mics in SSD to different channels in Logic, in order to apply different plug-ins/processing to different channels. To set this up, please refer to this link.