One of my personal favorite digital synthesizer is Logic’s stock instrument, the ES2. The ES2 is a pretty basic digital synth. It has a pretty straight forward layout, and it’s great for beginners. Sure, you can do some advanced stuff with the ES2, but it is not considered among the most in depth and detailed synths. It is, nonetheless, a powerful sounding synth with a very unique style.
Simple but Powerful
The ES2 has three oscillators in which you can choose from a few basic wave shapes. You can assign the amount of signal from each oscillator by positioning the assignment square between the three nodes in the assignment triangle. There are two filters to choose from, and you can use a combination of the two by adjusting the fader under the blend section. The router section allows the user to assign modulation to different parameters of the synth based on the source you assign to control the modulation. There are three envelopes with the basic ADSR setup to choose from that can be used to control the shape of the sound. All in all, it has all of the basic things a synth needs to function.
The ES2 may be a simple synth, but that does not make it any less powerful and unique. Some of the coolest sounds that i have cooked up have been in the ES2. It is one of my favorite synths for making pad type patches. It just has a very nice flow and transitioning sound that I haven’t been able to find in other synths other than perhaps serum. It goes to show that just like a book, you shouldn’t judge a synth by its appearance.
Check it Out
Take a look at the ES2 as well as the other plugins that come with Logic Pro X here!