10 Things to Know About Calling up Software Instruments in Logic Pro X

Written by Eli Krantzberg on . Posted in Logic Pro X Tips

Things to Know About Calling up Software Instruments in Logic Pro X

A reader recently brought up the subject of calling up software instruments in Logic Pro X. There are not only several ways to call them up, but several settings and functions to be aware of that affect their creation and operation. So, here is a laundry list of the top ten things you need to know about working with software instruments in Logic Pro X.

Recording and Mixing Tips – Levels in Digital Audio – Free PDF

Written by Holger Lagerfeldt on . Posted in Logic Pro Recording Tips

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Some of the most repeated questions on audio forums are about recording and mixing levels in digital audio. This practical guide addresses those questions and also deals with some of the myths and paranoia that seem to cling to the subject.

Some of the most common questions that this article answers are:

  • Should I record all the way up to 0 dBFS?
  • Can I overload my plug-ins?
  • Is it okay to lower the master fader or will I lose sound quality?
  • Should I normalize my audio files?

The following is an excerpt from the free PDF. You will find a download link to the full article at the bottom of this excerpt.

IK Multimedia EQ 73 and EQ 81 Review

Written by Eli Krantzberg on . Posted in Reviews

IK Multimedia EQ 73 and EQ 81 Review

There is a new era emerging in the plug-in EQ universe. We’ve all seen and heard the emulations before, and they’re great. But IK Multimedia is breaking new ground with their EQ 73 and EQ 81 T-RackS modules. Based on classic Neve 1073 and Neve 1081 channel strips, IK Multimedia have beautifully and faithfully modelled not only their tonal characteristics, but also the preamp stages of these units. This may not sound like a big deal, but it is.

Plugins On The Mix Bus? Top Mix Engineer Koen Heldens Talks Shop

Written by Danski on . Posted in Logic Pro Mixing Tips

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When it comes to using mix bus compression and mix bus EQ, there are two kinds of mix engineers: those who don’t use plug-ins on the mix bus and those who do.

Today, Softube published a nice article about Los Angeles based mix engineer Koen Heldens (Beyoncé, Lil Wayne, Timbaland, Missy Elliott, Rihanna) who resides in the camp that does apply processing to the mix bus, albeit rather subtly, with Softube plug-ins.