Posts Tagged ‘Mixing’ on Logic Pro Expert

Mixing Kicks: Frequencies, Tones, Tuning & Transients


The Kick is one of the most critical elements in your mix, in all genres from Hip-Hop, Pop, Rock/Country to Progressive Metal, and of course in all types of EDM. This post is deconstructing the components of a Kick sound, and shows you what type of „handles“ you can create to control it in the mix. The Kick is of extreme importance, and it’s worth – as part of building your mix – to spend a few minutes creating the „handles“ to control the parameters we’re talking about in this article. What you need to control will develop as you’re progressing with your mix, but it’s important to have those controls at hand when needed, and to know how to use them.

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Q & A With Manny Marroquin

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There’s a nice little Q & A with mixing engineer Manny Marroquin on the HITS Daily Double website today. In it, Manny talks about mixing rules, ego, loudness, and how he handles productions that producers have been working on for months.

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EQ Tip: Linear Phase EQ vs Minimum Phase EQ

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This EQ tip comes from Fabfilter, the plugin company that added ‘plugins’ to the list of products the Netherlands have been famous/notorious for. In this video, Dan Worrall uses the Fabfilter Pro Q EQ plugin to explain when and how to use linear phase EQ and (normal) minimum phase EQ. The same information applies to using Logic Pro’s Channel EQ plugin vs the Linear Phase EQ plugin, so don’t miss this.

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Mixing Audio: The Out of Speakers Trick

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Yesterday, the Audio Undone website posted a nice article on a phase trick called the ‘Out of Speakers’ trick. Basically, this is the effect you get when you’re sitting smack in the middle of your speakers, listening to two identical mono signals coming from the speakers, while one side has been phase-inverted. The effect is quite hallucinatory, and best used as a special effect or short gimmick since it will disappear completely when you fold your mix back to mono. It’s not something you should do to instruments that are important in your mix.

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Spotify Playlists : 6 Billboard Dominating Mixing Engineers

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Got Spotify? If you’re looking for some mixing inspiration from some of the most succesful mixing engineers on planet Earth today, these Spotify playlists may come in handy. Currently, I have published and updated 6 playlists, covering the works of Manny Marroquin, Serban Ghenea, David Pensado, Jaycen Joshua, Phil Tan (Full Sail Graduate, watch an interview and inductee acceptance speech at the Full Sail Hall of Fame ceremony here), and Fabian Marasciullo. I will add more engineers in the future (Toni Maserati, Chris Lord Alge, they’re not there yet, shame on me, I’m working on it!)

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SonicScoop Power Sessions: Chris Lord-Alge

In SonicScoop’s very first “Power Sessions” video interview, Chris Lord-Alge opens up about his process, his choice gear and time-tested, hit-certified techniques in conversation with NYC artist/audio engineer @EricaGlyn. The interview takes place in Avatar Studio G, at CLA’s choice SSL 4000G+ mixing console, and the legendary Studio A. This is part one of the interview.

(via SonicScoop)

Logic Pro Direction Mixer: The Mid/Side Trap

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When set to MS Mode, the Logic Pro Direction Mixer can decode audio that’s been recorded using a Mid/Side microphone technique. When set to LR Mode, it can pan a regular stereo signal, and easily sum a stereo signal back into mono. Although its interface may suggest otherwise, the Direction Mixer is not a tool for encoding a stereo signal (L/R) into a Mid/Side signal. To illustrate this, I’ll use Mathew Lane’s DrMS.

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The Production Power of Filters

In this video, Alex Case talks about the importance of using filters in your mix. You can EQ a sound all you want, but when it comes to depth and distance, filtering is key. Also: know your filter slopes. Don’t miss this.

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Article: Recording and Mixing Mid/Side Tracks

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Dirk Ulrich’s (Brainworx’s lead developer) article on how to record and mix M/S tracks got posted on the Universal Audio blog. The article will walk you through how to record and EQ a Mid-Side (M/S) recording session using the Brainworx® bx_digital V2 EQ Plug-In (there’s a demo for that). The piece includes links to demo files (drums, vocals, acoustic guitar and bass) you can use in your favorite DAW, plus tips on setting up your microphones and DAW for Mid/Side mixing. Don’t miss this.

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