Dom Morley – Vocal Reverb Tip
My number one reverb tip on vocals is if you want to keep the vocal sort of present and close to you, but you want a big reverb on it. Your biggest problem is when you put a big reverb on it, the vocal disappears back into the room.
If you still want the vocal close, put a pre- delay on that reverb.
The pre- delay makes the room still sound big, but makes the artist, the singer or the guitarist, whatever you want upfront, it makes that stay up front. And it just sounds like the room behind them has got bigger rather than they’ve been lost into it.
Select Members of Group 57
Selects the channels (and tracks} that are assigned to group 57. I keep thinking about small projects. The need for 64 groups seems excessive, but soundtracks for video productions or live theater productions could easily take advantage of them. Definitely want to have the free-floating groups window available on screen…
You use the Groups inspector to define the behavior of each Mixer group. The Groups inspector appears in the Track inspector when one or more groups have been created, and it can be opened as a floating window as well. It contains the following settings:
by Jett Galindo, iZotope Contributor July 15, 2021
Don’t risk falling into the trap of making your records sound louder and brighter by default for no reason. Although mainstream music might deem it otherwise, there’s no one-size-fits-all rule to what constitutes a great-sounding mix and master. Many times, you get a better picture of the final sound by understanding the context behind the production—from the genre and arrangement down to the songwriting and the artist’s stories/influences.
Set Nudge Value to 1/2 Triplet (1/3)
Sets the Nudge Value to one half of a triplet. By my reckoning that would be the full value of one of the notes – quarter note triplet – one half is a full quarter note. I’m not sure that I understand when I might want to nudge things like this, unless I was moving something that wasn’t an actual part of the triplet. Hmmm.
You can nudge regions (move them in small increments) left or right using key commands. To nudge regions, you first set the nudge value, then move selected regions by this value. Alternatively, you can nudge regions by a set value.
Copy to Live Loops ⌘￼
Copy the selection (regions) to Live Loops cells.
I need to investigate using Live Loops. It is such a different way to use Logic than as a simple recorder or arranger.
Using the Copy to Live Loops key command in Logic Pro, you can copy various combinations of regions to new scenes, depending on what you have selected in the Tracks area. This is especially useful for populating a Live Loops grid in an existing project containing many different regions, sections, or markers. You can copy any of the following to Live Loops:
Force Accidental (only flats & sharps)
Forces the display of the accidental for the selected note(s). Natural notes will not have the natural accidental shown.
Choose Functions > Note Attributes > Accidentals from the Score Editor menu bar, then choose one of the following display options:
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by Nick Messitte, iZotope Contributor July 15, 2021
This article is all about panning—specifically, it will give you tips to keep in mind when figuring out how to pan elements in your mix. Though the kick, snare, bass, and vocals often sit in the middle of a mix (commonly referred to as C or 0 in most DAWs), everything else is pretty much up for grabs.
Set Selection Start To Next Transients ⇧→
The documentation is clear, except for the difference in wording.
Selection Start to Next Transient: The selection start is shortened to the right, up to the following transient marker.
Automation: Toggle Track/Region
Switch the automation lane view(s) between Track automation and Region automation.
I believe I am ready (finally) to start automating some of my mixes. I think that using region automation will help me focus on the goals of the particular automation.
Logic Pro offers two types of automation: track-based automation and region-based automation. Track-based automation can be applied to the entire track, from the beginning to the end of your project. Region-based automation applies only to the specific region the automation parameters are connected to. With track-based automation, if you re-record, move, or copy regions (either to another point on the same track or to another track entirely) the automation data remains tied to the initial point on the track in which it was created. However, with region-based automation, if you re-record the region, the automation is lost; if you move or copy the region (either to another point on the same track, or to another track) the automation remains with the region. Region-based automation is particularly useful when you are automating instrument parameters.
Mixer Redo for selected Channel Strips
Redo the most recent change for the selected Channel Strips. Very useful when you are making changes to a set of channel strips like adding sends, adding inserts, fader changes, etc.
The regular UNDO/REDO commands appear to accomplish the same thing. I haven’t tested the commands in lots of situations.
Redo selected Channel Strips: Redo last changes, such as fader adjustments, to the selected channel strips.
Choose Edit > Undo (or press Shift-Command-Z).
Place the current selection on the Clipboard and delete it. Standard macOS key command since the beginning.
‘Cut’ is available on the X-Touch and MCU by pressing ‘CMD+F1’
In Logic Pro, select the region or region segment with the Marquee Tool, then choose Edit > Cut (or press Delete).
or press ⌘X
NB when the Key Commands window indicates that there are “assignments” you can double-click on a listed assignment to open the ‘Controller Assignments’ window with the definition selected. You can learn a tremendous amount about the inner workings of control surfaces (at least I can) by examining the ‘Zone, Mode, Control, Parameter’ settings.
Deletes the selected item(s). This is a menu command (Edit menu). This can be executed using the Delete key. This can be executed on the X-Touch by pressing CMD-F4.
New Empty Project ⇧⌘N
Creates a new, empty project. You are presented with the project creation panel where you can choose from templates. The simplest project is a single audio track.
Each project has project properties including the project tempo, time and key signature, and more. You can edit some project properties in the Project Chooser when you create a project, and change them later while you’re working. For full details about project properties, see Logic Pro project properties overview.
Open Score Editor… ⌘5
Opens the Score Editor window. You can have multiple Score Editor windows open, each with their own view.
The Score Editor displays MIDI regions on software instrument (and external MIDI instrument) tracks as music notation, including notes, rests, key and time signature, and clef signs. Bar lines show the division between measures. Gaps between regions are filled in to display a continuous staff. If the track contains software instrument Apple Loops, notation is displayed for each loop iteration, but only the original region of the loop can be edited.
Nudge Region/Event Length Right by Beat
Make the selected event longer by one beat. One of the particular oddities of the Logic Pro documentation. The only mention of nudging by length is in reference to movies (soundtrack) and in the Score Editor.
Rather than creating a separate key command for this I would simply use the ‘Set Nudge Value to Beat ⌃⌥B’ and then use the ‘Nudge Region/Event Length Right by Nudge Value ⌥⇧→’ command.
You can move selected notes in the Piano Roll Editor to change their time position. When you move notes, they move according to the current Snap value for the Piano Roll Editor.