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.
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