Finisher can be fully automated and MIDI-controlled and you will realize quickly that that is big fun and significantly adds to your music.
Create stunning intros or risers slowly rising the orange Finisher Knob or the Highlighter, build cool step-sequences by switching the Mode every beat or add breath to vocals by fading in delays only on last words.
The following parameters can be automated via DAW Automation and - with the exception of Mode - using MIDI Control Change events:
- Effect (Finisher)
- Variation 1
- Variation 2
- Variation 3
- Variation 4
When automating the Mode, you will notice that between certain effects there are noticeable morph fades. These are due to temporary level jumps between the complex effect configurations and protect your speakers and ears. No reason to worry.
To automate a parameter using the automation of your DAW, just find where you activate automation - usually, that’s a menu in the track inspector - and choose the parameter. The Finisher automation menu in Logic looks like this:
Assigning Finisher knobs to MIDI Controllers
It’s great fun to play Finishers controls with your favorite MIDI controller, however, this requires a little bit of work on your end, because all DAWs handle MIDI controllers for effects differently and there is no MIDI Learn functionality in most of them.
The good news is that the Finisher Series fully supports MIDI control. All you need to do is lookup for your DAW how it handles MIDI controller assignments.
Here’s an example screenshot from Logic Pro X - here you press B for the Smart Control view, then you can assign every Finisher control to a Smart Control internally using the Learn function, and do the same for assignment of your MIDI Controller to Logic.
Don’t hesitate to contact UJAM support if you get stuck!