Mid Side Processing: Solo The Sides – Part 3

In part three of the Solo The Sides series, we’ll take a close look at all Logic Pro stock plugins that affect the stereo image of your mix, and listen to the side information only, one plugin at a time. If Mid Side processing confuses you still, run through these examples a few times. Next time you solo the sides of your favorite track for some mixing inspiration, it should be a lot easier to recognize what effect types were used in your reference track. All examples are Apple Loops. I used the free Brainworx bx_solo plugin to solo the side information.

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Logic Pro on iPad With Air Display – The Story Sofar

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The Air Display application turns an iPad into a wireless computer monitor with a touchscreen. Avatron, maker of the app, was founded by a former Apple software engineering manager, and a team of veteran Mac OS X programmers. I’ve been test-driving Air Display some more recently, to see how it would work together with Logic Pro. My findings are below, along with some images of the iPad displaying various Logic Pro plugins and windows.

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Turn An iOS Device Into An Instant Second Monitor With Air Display

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I’m taking Air Display for a spin. This app lets you turn an iOS device into an extended display. There’s also a version for the Mac, which turns another Mac into extra screen real estate. All devices have to be on the same network.

Cool app for Logic Pro users, wouldn’t you think? As you can see, I’m displaying a Channel EQ on my iPad. I must say, it works great. Adjusting EQ by touching is an awesome experience. Displaying the Analyzer on the iPad: very cool. Plugins with turning knobs are bit more difficult to control (Waves VComp in my case). Being able to make the window size of Logic Pro’s stock plugins bigger comes in really handy. After the weekend, I’ll try out Sample Editor, Mixer, etcetera. So Apple, your Logic Pro Remote app? Bring it on.

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The Prelisten Audio Channel Strip

A small yet useful tip: When browsing Loops in your Loop Browser while your project is running, you’re not limited to the volume slider at the bottom of the Loop Browser to have the loop sit better in your project.

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Logic Pro uses the Prelisten audio channel strip for monitoring. It’s automatically created in every project, and you can always find it next to your highest-numbered audio channel strip.

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Use Your Caps Lock Keyboard As A Controller

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It’s the smallest MIDI keyboard in the world : the Caps Lock Keyboard. When you’re on the road and you’ve only brought your Macbook, this will have to do. Its timing is a bit sloppy, and you can only play six notes at once. Anyone who can play six notes at once on this thing, while still sounding musical, is a boss! The reason I am posting about it, is that you can use the Caps Lock Keyboard as a controller source, making it the smallest controller in the world too.

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How To Work The Stereo Base With The Direction Mixer

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This time we’ll look at how to get more precise control with the Direction Mixer in Logic Pro. You can use the Direction Mixer to spread the stereo base of left/right recordings. Setting the Spread Value to 0.0 will give a summed mono signal, a setting of 1.0 will give the original left/right stereo image, and a setting of 2.0 will extend the stereo base further. There’s only 20 steps going from summed mono to a fully extended stereo base, which is somewhat of a rough scale.

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Super Duper Gating With Transformer

There are many plugins that can create a gating effect in a snap. Some of these even allow you to quickly make your own gating pattern, usually in a visual environment. In Logic Pro, it’s fairly easy to make a gating effect without any plugins, by using an Instrument object and a Transformer object in the Environment. The best part is that you get to play the effect on your keyboard, and even program the gating pattern in the Piano Roll editor. Let me walk you through the steps to see how this is done.

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Logic Pro Crashes – Make The Most Of Them

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Let’s talk crashes. I must say I’ve had my dose through the years. I tend to update Logic Pro rather quickly after there’s an update out, which isn’t always the smartest thing to do. I run a pretty big collection of third-party plugins – so I easily lose track of version updates. Dealing with crashes unfortunately is an integral part of working with Logic Pro, so let’s have a look at what you can do to find out more about the cause of a crash.

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How To Sync Your Channel Strip Settings With Dropbox

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If you have Logic Pro installed on more than one Mac, here’s a way to keep all your Channelstrip Settings in sync between both systems, using Dropbox. Although Logic Pro offers a way to backup and share your Channel Strip Settings, Plugin Settings, and Key Commands with Apple’s Mobile Me, nothing beats Dropbox at the moment. It’s easy to set up, it’s free, and as instant as you want it to be.

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