Can someone help me figure out what it is that some of the items in the Environment do? I've used the arpeggiator and the chord memorizer well and I'm wondering how to utilize them along with the other things..... Specifically with a wind controller.
Are there some publications that delve into this? The manual doesn't clearly say what it is they do and plenty of YouTube videos about the environment but nobody actually shows what these other things do
I'm not sure to what "other" things you are referring specifically but indeed the environment can be a very powerful tool that's sadly faded a bit into the background in recent releases of Logic. (Back in the old days the environment used to be the first place you'd go to to create a virtual representation of your studio, without that step you couldn't really do a lot with Logic ...).
Basically all the tools in the environment either create, transform, modify or filter midi controller data, a good way to experiment is to create a single midi input, attach a monitor then go out to a module you want to try out and chain that to a second monitor so you can easily see the differences from input vs. output.
Experimenting a lot is imho the best way to figure it all out but if you're more into reading about it here's a link that I find does a lot of good explaining on the subject (albeit missing some items).