I often hear Pro Tools users complain about Logic’s inability to display the length of a selected region. While Logic doesn’t display this information by default, it is relatively simple to enable the necessary settings to view this information, and more.
Power users move between multiple DAWs often. And it is not uncommon to enjoy a specific workflow on one that does not easily translate well to others. A colleague contacted me today with an interesting question about how to best use a common Pro Tools navigation technique in Logic. I want to share it, along with a solution, in case other users in similar workflow situations can benefit.
Logic users come in all sizes, shapes and flavours; and ranges of musical knowledge. There are certain basics of music theory however that everyone should know in order to use Logic efficiently. Here are five basics to help get you going with what you might be missing.
The consolidation of MIDI CC based automation to Region Automation has been a significant improvement in Logic since version 10.4. One often voiced complaint, however, is that it is not possible to display and edit the MIDI data simultaneously alongside multiple lanes of automation. Here is a simple workaround.
Logic Pro X has no shortage of methods to edit velocity values. In this free video, I will focus on two ways to scale multiple velocities using region automation in the Piano Roll Editor.
Happily, Logic provides us with the ability to customize the layout of our plug-in folder and control how and what appears in the plug-in menu list. But how can you back up this new plug-in folder layout? What happens if you have to reinstall Logic or your hard drive crashes, or you are migrating to a new computer? Fortunately, there is a simple way to back up the results of your re-organization.
In this free tutorial, we show you how to use Logic’s exclusive solo mode. Normally soloing a channel strip adds to the selection of what is solo’d. Engage exclusive solo mode to hear only a single channel strip at a time. This allows you to quickly listen to individual channel strips in isolation.
Every DAW has its urban legends about how mixes sound different after being bounced down to a final stereo track. Talk of fixed-point versus floating point summing equations is usually introduced as evidence to prove one side of the argument or the other. Here’s how to scientifically test your bounced file with your multi track Logic project to determine if the differences are real or not.
In a new format, we are producing videos offering tips and solutions to common problems in under a minute. In this free tutorial, we show you how to name and sequentially number multiple channel strips simultaneously. The behaviour has changed in the recent Logic 10.4.5 update. Do you know how it is now done? Watch the video to find out.
In a new format, we are producing videos offering tips and solutions to common problems in under a minute. In this free tutorial, we show you how the three different states of the link button in Logic’s plug-in header works.
Based on Eventide’s original hardware H910 Harmonizer, this plug-in faithfully recreates the original’s unique combinations of pitch shifting, modulation, and delay. The result is everything from smooth doubling, chorusing, and flanging, to wild and creative pitch, delay, and other modulation based effects.
n this short video, I share two (well, three actually) handy automation workflow tips that will help simplify routine tasks. They’re simple. Committing them to memory is the hard part.
As full featured as Logic Pro X’s internal FX are, one unfortunate omission is a tape emulation plug-in. So, this is a very worthwhile addition to Logic’s built in processors. I'm a big fan of tape emulation technology. And the simpler it is to use, the better, in my opinion. In this video, sponsored by Universal Audio, I show two different approaches to using Oxide Tape in a real-world mix. They both work, yet yield slightly different sonic results.
We all have different ways of programming drum parts into Logic. Some are real time, and some are non-real time mouse based workflows. I prefer playing in my parts rather than mousing them in. In this video, I’m going to look at a couple of ways I like to work in the Tracks Area. You don’t have to be a great finger drummer to accomplish this. Logic gives us plenty of tools to simplify the drum part entry process.
We often tend to take for granted what’s right in front of us. Particularly when it comes to effects plug-ins. Love the one your with before straying! Logic’s venerable Stereo Delay is often overlooked, but hopefully not forgotten. In this video, I show you how I use it on a mono guitar solo to add a nice stereo thickening quality before the signal is sent to reverb.
In this video, I’ll show you my workflow utilizing linked lanes to generate interesting and dynamic linear style drum grooves. You can use any software drum instrument for this, but here I am using Modern & Massive from GetGoodDrums . They not only sound great, but also offer really fun and flexible mixing options.
In this video, sponsored by SynchroArts, you can see how a few simple mouse clicks in VocAlign Project auto aligns dub tracks with a guide track. In this case, I used the lead vocal as the timing reference to correct the phrasing of the harmonies, which were originally recorded along with another lead vocal take that had different phrasing.
One of the many features, I think, that makes this phaser particularly remarkable is its ability to have the all-pass filters react to a variety of sources other than the usual LFO shape(s) most phasers use. Here I'll explore its ability to have the all-pass filters react to the envelope from an external signal.
One of the endearing and ubiquitous qualities of Rhodes sounds is the ability to use the tremolo knob to pan the sound from side to side. We’ve heard it on a million records and love it. It creates a nice wide moving stereo spatial effect that adds a sheen of polish and sophistication to the sound. For an interesting variation, why not modulate the reverb’s position in the stereo field instead of the source?
Creationauts have given us a fantastic tool with LPX Colorizer. It can be used to subtly enhance the look of Logic without changing it completely. Of course, it can change it completely too, if that’s what you want to do with it. But the more I use this app, the more I realize that I appreciate the ability to add highlight and contrast to make different elements in the GUI stand out better, without changing the overall look of Logic.