Production Expert | How To Move Sessions And Projects From One DAW Like Pro Tools To Another Like Studio One Or Logic Pro

Production Expert | How To Move Sessions And Projects From One DAW Like Pro Tools To Another Like Studio One Or Logic Pro

With more and more people using different DAWs, the need to be able to transfer a project from one DAW to another has grown. In this article we are going to show you how to move projects from one DAW, like Pro Tools, Studio and Logic Pro, to another DAW. In this article we will also cover the pitfalls in the export and import processes and how to overcome them.

Moving projects about. Very important to know how to do this.

Creating Space in Your Mixes – Produce Like A Pro

Creating Space in Your Mixes – Produce Like A Pro

MAX MCALLISTER
JUNE 2, 2019

One of the hallmarks of a great mix is separation between every instrument. Most mix elements have wide frequency spectrums—even a kick drum can extend well into the high mids and above. When so much information exists in every instrument, it’s easy for things to sound cluttered and messy. Creating space in your mixes is a must for a clear, defined sound!

How to Achieve True Stereo Panning in Logic Pro X • Why Logic Pro Rules

From ‘Why Logic Pro Rules’ —

How to Achieve True Stereo Panning in Logic Pro X • Why Logic Pro Rules

The Logic pan pot is your tried and true way of expanding your mix’s stereo-width. With the flick of a wrist you’re able to place instruments left to right, and anywhere between.

The Standard LUFS Standards Levels Every Mixer Should Know – Bobby Owsinski’s Music Production Blog

The Standard LUFS Standards Levels Every Mixer Should Know – Bobby Owsinski’s Music Production Blog

Looking back at the analog days, mixing level requirements seemed so easy. You aimed for 0 on the VU meter and didn’t worry too much if it bounced over. Of course, under the hood 0VU could actually be calibrated to different levels, but we usually didn’t concern ourselves too much with that as long as it was clean around the 0 mark. These days there are so many different meter reference calibrations available that it can take some time to settle on one that you feel comfortable with. That said, LUFS looms large when it comes to delivery signal levels, and that makes for lots of confusion.

 

Ensemble effect – Logic Pro X

Ensemble effect – Logic Pro X

Ensemble can add richness and movement to sounds, particularly when you use a high number of voices. It is useful for thickening parts, but you can also use it for strong pitch variations between voices, resulting in a detuned quality to processed material. Ensemble combines up to eight chorus effects. Two standard LFOs and one random LFO enable you to create complex modulations. The graphic display represents the modulation rate and intensity of all LFOs and lets you directly adjust waveforms.

I was discussing forcing low-end into mono, centered in a mix. Sometimes it works.

I decided to look at modulation effects and noticed ‘Ensemble’. This thing is outstanding. Really wakes things up. I need to do a deep dive into the built-in effects that Logic provides. My little homework MIDI song provides a great test bed. The bass really gets entertaining.

End Boring MIDI Drum Parts! – PreSonus Blog

Craig Anderton handy hint.

End Boring MIDI Drum Parts! – PreSonus BlogPreSonus Blog

I like anything that kickstarts creativity and gets you out of a rut—which is what this tip is all about. And, there’s even a bonus tip about how to create a Macro to make this process as simple as invoking a key command.

How to control loudness when mastering in Logic – MusicTech

How to control loudness when mastering in Logic – MusicTech:

Loudness control is an essential part of the mastering process, but it can also be a handy ‘quick fix’ means of ensuring your rough mixes stand up to commercial recordings…

By Mark Cousins

Logic Pro Automation: Turning Your Mix into a Performance

Logic Pro Automation: Turning Your Mix into a Performance:

You may end up needing to make an edit to a track or to your song arrangement after you’ve started automating your mix. Moving regions with automation can cause complications if you don’t do it right. That’s why Logic Pro’s default state is to ask you whether you really want to move regions that have automation. You can change this behavior in the automation system preferences. Choose Logic Pro X → Preferences → Automation to open the automation preferences, and then choose the default behavior from the Move Track Automation with Regions menu. You can choose the default behavior also on the Mix → Move Track Automation with Regions menu.

by Graham English.

Q. How do I make guitars sound more ‘epic’? |

Q. How do I make guitars sound more ‘epic’? |:

I’ve been struggling with recording and mixing ‘epic’ guitar sounds. I’m after something that balances aggression with tone, but which doesn’t sound too distorted like so many contemporary hard-rock records do today. Do you have any tips that might help?

Great tips from Mike Senior as usual.

6 Times to Automate EQ for Effect

6 Times to Automate EQ for Effect:

For mixing engineers and producers alike, it pays to become intimately acquainted with the virtues of automation. Swooping sounds from left to right, enhancing emotion with level boosts, or fixing complicated problems with real-time adjustments—all of these moves separate the quotidian from the marvelous.

But riddle me this: how often do you think about automating EQ? Perhaps not as often as you should, for automating EQ can create both dramatic and transparent effects. Whether creating something truly bespoke for your mix, or cheating an element forward/backward for the master, a bit of active, automated EQ sculpting can be a serious boon, if done well.

Here are some instances where you can employ the practice.

Beat Making 101: How to Make a Beat

Beat Making 101: How to Make a Beat:

In this article, we’ll discuss how beats are constructed and how to get into beat-making. We’ll break down the essential aspects of a standard beat, listening techniques, exercises to develop your abilities, and various resources to use in the learning process.

Add Reference Plugins Into Your Workflow | pureMix.net

Add Reference Plugins Into Your Workflow | pureMix.net:

Referencing is a critical part of mixing. It allows you to compare your song against well-mixed music in a similar style. In addition to giving you a reality check and ideas for treating various mix elements, it helps mitigate the acoustical issues often found in untreated studios, by providing you with a baseline to compare your mix with. There’s a lot to discuss about this subject, and Fab Dupont covers it thoroughly in the pureMix video, “How to Listen-Reference Mixes.” The full video is available to pureMix Pro Members, but in this free excerpt, Fab talks about using plug-ins that are specifically designed to help you reference more effectively.

Here’s Where Your Vocal Tone Comes From – Bobby Owsinski’s Music Production Blog

Here’s Where Your Vocal Tone Comes From – Bobby Owsinski’s Music Production Blog:

It’s amazing how different each person’s voice can be from another, but also equally amazing how similar two people’s voices can be to each other. When recording a singer, it helps to know how his or her vocal tone is actually being produced in order to capture it more accurately. This great article by Jamie Ehrenfeld in Soundfly recently illustrates exactly how the body produces your vocal tone. Here’s an excerpt.

A Basic Guide to How the Human Voice Produces Resonance – Soundfly:

From the very first breath producing the initial cry that assures onlooking adults a newborn baby is healthy, humans phonate as a sign of life. Children produce sounds with their voices long before they develop the faculty to consciously alter how they’re doing so. We grow as expressive musical beings. And as we grow, we begin to hone the use of the voice as an instrument of musical and expressive communication.