Logic Pro X Mixing Creds


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The pillar of every mix contains the basic ingredients of Compression, Reverb, EQ, Delays, Saturation and more. This is less a mixing course and more an in-depth exploration of all the foundational tools that are required to make a tiene duende mix possible. Master these fundamentals to build competence and confidence with your future mixes.

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Proficient navigation in Logic, current Logic license, adequate monitoring, control surface, if applicable

SKU: ISM-Y9DA9NM2M22100 Category:


Session 1 – Setting up the Mix

  • Overview of DAW signal flow (channel strip, sends/aux, etc.)
  • Converting projects with lots of software instruments/Midi to audio
  • Importing tracks, organizing tracks and routing tracks to busses or track stacks


Session 2 – Starting the Mix

  • Discussion on the different elements of a mix
  • Discussion of gain staging
  • Creating the static mix


Session 3 – Continuing the Mix with EQ PT 1

  • Instantiating and using the logic channel EQ across all the tracks, and using it to enhance them
  • In depth discussion of filters, shelves, bell and other types of EQ bands


Session 4 – Continuing the Mix with EQ PT 2

  • Discussion of different types of EQs, graphic, parametric, etc.
  • Discussion and demonstrations of the different EQ’s available in Logic. The channel EQ vs. linear EQ vs. vintage EQ collection and when each may be suitable


Session 5 – Continuing the Mix with Compression PT 1

  • Instantiating and using a compressor across all the tracks and using it to enhance them


Session 6 – Continuing the Mix with Compression PT 2

  • A discussion and demonstration of the different flavors/colors/emulations of the Logic compressor
  • Using the other facilities of the compressor. (The built-in saturation, limiter, and side chaining)


Session 7 – Saturation and Distortion

  • The different options for saturation in addition to the compressor available in Logic and examples of what tracks each could be useful for


Session 8 – Spatial Effects (Delays PT 1)

  • Discussion of insert and send effects, and how they differ from each other, and when and how to use them
  • Instantiating delays, and using them throughout the mix
  • In depth discussion of parameters like time, feedback, filters and mix among others


Session 9 – Spatial Effects (Delays PT 2)

  • Discussion and demonstrations on the different delays, tape delay, stereo delay, etc. and when each type may be appropriate
  • The parameters that make the tape delay a cool effect and how to use them
  • How the sample delay differs from the other delays?


Session 10 – Spatial Effects (Reverb PT 1)

  • Instantiating Reverbs, and using them throughout the mix
  • Looking at the parameters to make best use of the Reverbs. (Time, decay, pre-delay, etc.)


Session 11 – Spatial Effects (Reverb PT 2)

  • Discussion and Demonstration of the different types of reverbs, Chromoverb vs. Space Designer, etc. or should you go more old school with one of Logic’s other reverbs?
  • Accessing the Legacy category if you want to go really old school with your reverbs


Session 12 – Modulation and Width

  • Chorus, flangers, phasors and wideners! Covering all the effects that add width, depth, thickness and movement to your sounds


Session 13 – Other Effects

  • Overview of de-esser, noise gate, etc.
  • Pitch shifting, formant shifting, and robotic effects


Session 14 – Stereo Output/Master

  • Multi band compressor and other multi band tools
  • Limiter and basic mastering


Session 15 – Automation PT1

  • In depth look at automating track parameters like volume, pan, send level, and fade out for end of song with, one or two automation point and also, with a control surface/Midi controller via Midi learn


Session 16 – Automation PT 2

  • In depth look at automating effects parameter with one or two automation points or via a surface/Midi controller via Midi learn


Session 17 – Bouncing/Exporting and Archiving

  • Bouncing the completed project
  • Discussion of different file formats for exporting and sharing options built into Logic
  • Exporting multi tracks and stems and options for long term archiving


Session 18 – Creating Templates and Saving Patches

  • Saving patches of track routings/effect chains you enhanced/created
  • Creating a template so you have good starting points going forward


Session 19 – Q&A and Third-Party Effects

  • Answer questions about what we’ve covered, and discussion of 3rd party plug ins and comparisons
  • Also, discuss the opportunities with these skills and resources to keep improving mixing skills