How often do you spend a considerable amount of time mixing your project, only to hear it sound much less impacting compared to professional recordings? This can be attributed to the final part of the mixing process: mastering. Logic Pro comes with a set of valuable tools to undertake this process.
It’s usually best to leave this part of the production to a professional mastering engineer. However, if you’re eager to share your newly created track or maybe play it in a DJ set, you can use some of the tools and techniques on offer to bring up the volume of your mix while maintaining a pleasing dynamic range.
In this Logic Tips tutorial, Jono Buchanan gives you an overview of some of the processors you can use on your main stereo output channel. You’ll learn how to use processors such as the Linear Phase EQ, Stereo Compressor, Multipressor, Stereo Spread and Adaptive Limiter to enhance the sound and volume of your overall track.
Note that this is not a substitute for the mastering process, but the techniques you’ll learn will help you achieve a mix that is suitable for sharing.
Throughout our Logic Tips series, MusicTech Logic guru Jono Buchanan explains the music production process using Apple’s professional DAW. We have 70 episodes covering topics such as:
- Record Capture
- Using Groups
- Adaptive Limiter
- Parallel Compression
- Channel EQ tutorial
- Understanding Compression
- Alternative sidechain compression
- Sidechained gates
- Slicing audio with EXS24
- Tuning audio with Flex Pitch
- Using the Evoc 20 Vocoder
- Modulation effects
- Articulation mapping
- Low Latency Mode
- Gated kick and bass triggers
- Creating your templates
- Remove spill between tracks
- Sidechain compression on vocal reverb
Jono Buchanan is an Apple Certified instructor, with years of experience under his belt. As well as being a professor in Guildhall’s Electronic Music Department, he’s also a producer and media composer, and a trusted writer for MusicTech.