Duplicate Track Alternative ⌃⌥⌘D – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day. #LogicProX @StudioIntern1

  Duplicate Track Alternative    ⌃⌥⌘D

This looks interesting. I haven’t really paid attention to track alternatives – they use the same channel strip and plugins which is typically what I want to manipulate.

My typical workflow is to separate the interesting part into a new region and place that region on a new track. I can manipulate as much as I want, only affecting the isolated region(s). It is clearer to me working this way as opposed to doing region-based processing which I might use for repair. Think special processing on chorus vs. verse.

Use track alternatives – Logic Pro X

You can create and edit track alternatives and switch between them. Each alternative can contain different regions or arrangements, while sharing the same channel strip and plug-ins. Track alternatives are like “playlists” for individual tracks that can be used to try out different ideas or archive tracks at different stages of development.

 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

4 Tips for Using Upwards Compression in Neutron

4 Tips for Using Upwards Compression in Neutron

by Nick Messitte, iZotope Contributor September 18, 2019

In an earlier article called “Expanding on compression” I covered unusual forms of dynamic processing, including upwards compression. Neutron 3 offers the ability to implement upwards compression, so I thought it would be useful to cover it further.

How Mix Assistant Helped Me Mix an Album in 5 Days

How Mix Assistant Helped Me Mix an Album in 5 Days

by Nick Messitte, iZotope Contributor September 18, 2019

Neutron 3 Advanced sports a feature called Mix Assistant. Its aim is simple: to give you a good static mix and let you get to the fun parts of mixing faster.

9 Great Reference Mixes for Modern Pop

9 Great Reference Mixes for Modern Pop

by Nick Messitte, iZotope Contributor September 19, 2019

This article concerns itself with the genre of modern pop, but therein lies a problem: pop is a curious music, as it’s the only genre that is not a genre by definition. Whatever is popular, that is pop. “A Fifth of Beethoven,” Frozen’s “Let It Go,” and “Old Town Road” sound nothing alike, and yet they are all pop.

5 Signs of Over-Processing in a Mix

5 Signs of Over-Processing in a Mix

by Daniel Dixon, iZotope Contributor September 19, 2019

We spend a lot of time showing folks how to use plug-ins across their mix. But with every video tutorial and list of tips we publish, there is a caveat: be careful not to get carried away.

Has The Home Recording Studio Dream Become A Nightmare? Are You Tired Of Fighting Technology? | Production Expert

Has The Home Recording Studio Dream Become A Nightmare? Are You Tired Of Fighting Technology? | Production Expert

I did something this week that I rarely do these days, I went to another studio to produce some vocals. Why would I go to another studio? I could have walked up to the end of my garden (yard for my American cousins) which takes all of 30 seconds on a long commute, and had the talent come to me. However, on this occasion, I had been asked to produce a track in a local studio, it had been booked, and all I had to do was turn up and do the magic.

Open/Close All Track Stacks – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day. #LogicProX @StudioIntern1

  Open/Close All Track Stacks

Expands and collapses track stacks in the Arrange window and in mixer views. This is usually accomplished by option-clicking the disclosure triangle on the track stack.

Unfortunately (for me) the open/closed state of track stacks is global in nature. All screensets are affected, so I can’t have a different level of exposure of the tracks.

Folder states are maintained in screen sets, but I find the interaction between folders and track stacks to be at the minimum cumbersome.

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

10 Mai Tai Percussion Presets – Presonus Blog

10 Mai Tai Percussion Presets

We’re still in September, it’s still Studio One’s 10th anniversary, and so once again the Friday Tip is 10 Tips! This week, the accent is on percussion—which is an essential part of any decent mix. We’re going to get down and dirty in percussion-land, so load the Mai Tai synthesizer, and let’s get started.

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Go to Selection Start ⌃↖ – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day. #LogicProX @StudioIntern1

  Go to Selection Start    ⌃↖

That’s control-home.

Positions the playhead to the start of the selection.

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Making Sense of Mac Keyboard Symbols

From OSX Daily

Making Sense of Mac Keyboard Symbols

Full Keyboard Symbol List:
⌘ is command

⌥ is option

⌃ is control

⇧ is shift

⇪ is caps lock

← is left arrow

→ is right arrow

↑ is up arrow

↓ is down arrow

⇥ is tab

⇤ is backtab

is return

⌤ is enter

⌫ is delete

⌦ is forward delete

⇞ is page up

⇟ is page down

is home

is end

⌧ is clear

␣ is space

⎋ is escape

 is eject

Eject is a square with a triangle above a bar…

Rewind one 1/8 Note – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day. #LogicProX @StudioIntern1

  Rewind one 1/8 Note

It is very handy to be able to rewind by bars and note values. Simple rewind is a bar at a time. Fast rewind is 8 bars at a time. 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

- Global Commands
Rewind ,
Fast Rewind ⇧,
Rewind by Transient ⌃,
Rewind one Frame
Rewind by Division Value
Rewind one 1/8 Note ⌃⌥⇧⌘↘
Rewind one 1/16 Note
Shuttle Rewind
Scrub Rewind

Selection Start and End to Previous Transient and Play ⌥⌘← – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day. #LogicProX @StudioIntern1

  Selection Start and End to Previous Transient and Play    ⌥⌘←

For that lightning-fast editing. Moves the selection (both start point and end point) to the previous transient and plays. At some point I will want to edit an audio file. This is a good place to start.

Audio File Editor overview – Logic Pro X

Most day-to-day audio editing tasks are performed in the main window and Audio Track Editor. The Audio File Editor is useful for removing pops and clicks in audio material, setting accurate crossover points for looped playback, correcting phase cancellation errors, and more.

 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Normalize Region Gain… ⌃⌥G – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day. #LogicProX @StudioIntern1

  Normalize Region Gain… ⌃⌥G

I use this almost every time I start working on a mix. I simply set peak for all regions to -12 to -9 dB and mix from there. I run into audio files that have been normalized before being sent – peaks at 0.0 dB – that don’t work with the non-destructive “Normalize Region Gain…”. In these cases I will open the track in the Audio File editor and change the gain to peak at -0.01 dB. Once this is changed the non-destructive gain change will work.

If all tracks are recorded live at the same time I expect that the relationship between tracks is intentional, so I won’t normalize the regions. In these cases I will put a Gain plugin at the front of the channel strip on every track and reduce level as needed.

First pass (or two) on a mix is to pull the master fader all the way down and play the tracks. Each channel meter will indicate peaks. I use this silent measurement to help me not have to worry about clipping at the mix bus or output channel.

Quick, easy, gives me a sonic level “map” of the tracks.

Normalize audio regions in the Tracks area – Logic Pro X

You can normalize the gain of selected regions in the Tracks area, without opening the regions in the Audio Track Editor. The Normalize Region Gain menu command is non-destructive: the original file isn’t altered, so you can return it to its original state.

 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Select Used Instruments – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day. #LogicProX @StudioIntern1

  Select Used Instruments

As documented. Deep, mysterious workings in the environment. Ancient toungues.

Use advanced selection commands – Logic Pro X

Select Used Instruments: Selects all objects that are assigned to the selected track in the main window, or are connected to such objects via cables.

 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Audient Tutorial Hub – Tips For Recording On Location

Audient Tutorial Hub – Tips For Recording On Location

Recording audio on location rather than in a studio environment can be an immensely rewarding experience with plenty of benefits, whether that’s the cosy acoustic of a local hall, the epic reverb of a church or even the natural ambience of recording out in the open.