Join Regions/Notes ⌘J ⌘:four: – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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

  Join Regions/Notes    ⌘J    ⌘:four:

Combine separate regions/notes into a single region. With audio regions, if the joined region is “contiguous” in the original audio the region is simply extended to include those selected. If there are gaps (or regions from different audio files are selected) a new audio file will be created for the joined region.

MIDI notes that are joined simply create a single note that has a duration of the sum of the durations of the joined notestime from the start of the first note to the end of the furthest away note.

Join regions in the Tracks area – Logic Pro X

You can join untransposed audio regions, and join MIDI regions. Regions from audio Apple Loops, and audio regions that have been transposed, can’t be joined.

 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

New Audio Track ⌥⌘A ⌃:six: – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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

  New Audio Track    ⌥⌘A    ⌃:six:

My apologies for the :SIX: if it doesn’t appear as an emoji. The Touch Bar buttons are indicated by numbers in boxes.

Creates a new Audio Track after the currently selected track.

Create tracks – Logic Pro X

You add tracks to a project to hold your recordings, loops, and other material. When you add a track, you can choose the track type, format, input source (for audio tracks), and output, and create multiple tracks. The options in the New Tracks dialog vary, depending on the type of track you are creating.

 

 Tracks overview – Logic Pro X

When you create a track, you choose the track type, format, and output. You can also choose a patch, which controls the sound of the track, and modify the sound of a patch using Smart Controls.

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Set Region Anchor to Next Transient – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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

  Set Region Anchor to Next Transient

I haven’t found a good explanation of “the anchor”. Sometimes it says start of audio in file, sometimes a position in the Audio File editor. Time for me to find some books that “teach” Logic Pro.

Use transient markers to make selections – Logic Pro X:

You can use transient markers to select part of an audio file for editing purposes.

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Show All Regions ⌥↓ – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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

  Show All Regions    ⌥↓

 Expands all audio file (and groups) to show all of the regions in the Project Audio window. I don’t work much here, but I suspect this is the equivalent of the clip list in ProTools. I haven’t found the equivalent spot for a list of all of the MIDI regions in a project, yet.

Project Audio Browser overview – Logic Pro X:

The Project Audio Browser shows all audio files and regions that have been added to or recorded in your project, whether or not they are used in the Tracks area. Regions shown in the Project Audio Browser that are not used in the Tracks area are indicated in red.

You can add, edit, delete, and rename audio files and regions in the Project Audio Browser. You can add audio files to your project by dragging them from the Project Audio Browser into the Tracks area, where you can edit, move, and copy them.

You can also open a separate Project Audio window.

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

The Sound of the 1970s and 1980s

More like the 80s

NAD integrated amplifier, Dual turntable, recordings from 1950s, 1960s. All vinyl, all the time…

The simple answer was “Boston Acoustics”, not me, I know there are tools that will “warm it up”.

I went “B&W”. No one was saying “Bowers and Wilkins” in the U.S. Too much like “Evelyn and Crabtree” (or the other way around, fun nose trinkets).

Modern “flat” speakers are sooooooooo flat compared to anything from the 1980s at a real person’s budget.

Devil’s in the details, watch out for “re-masters”.

So the saxes, the Evanses, the odd-rhythmists, they need warm. Yup. A transistor needs help. So does the computer 😉

MJQ – Django – Rudy Van Gelder re-master (he surely didn’t record it?)

Needs warms. Cold, wintry sound without help.

My attempt is flat speakers proceeded by iZotope “Vinyl” to get me vintage gear, with a T-Racks 5 “Saturator-X” at the front. It’s pretty close to the home stereo. Maybe a little “room”.

The new graphic EQ for the home stereo might be Audio Hijack with a bunch of plugins in front of the audio. It works for me, since that’s what I heard and what I know deep in my ears.

I need to build the amusing “Hey Dingus” command of “Play me some Bill Evans on a 1960’s stereo” – how’s that for a graphic EQ? The AREQ?

Ahh, the magic happens.

I need to add some room! not where it was recorded, but where it is heard. T-Racks 5 – CSR Classik – Room. Reflections only.

I want to be in the room where a performance happens!

7 Mistakes Audio Engineers Make When Setting Up a Home Studio – Audio Issues : Audio Issues

7 Mistakes Audio Engineers Make When Setting Up a Home Studio – Audio Issues : Audio Issues:

Setting up a studio can be expensive. All too often, engineers blow their entire budget on gear and forget to buy cables to hook it all up.

I found out about TS vs. TSR (balanced vs. un-balanced) cables 15 seconds in to installing by JBL LSR305 monitors. Balanced cables everywhere except for the guitar cables.

I have “little or no acoustic treatment”, but! Wall behind monitors has non-flat surface, reflections are “different”. Ceiling has coved corners, so angles are odd. Right wall has bookcase with assorted things on it. Back wall is bookcases with assorted things. Front left corner is bare. When doing room correction with ARC2 I can actually hear the corner being weird. With Sonarworks Reference I can see the odd curves in the correction model.

My speakers are isolated with yoga blocks. Fantastic stands. $10/pair. Currently using one pair per side.

No sub-woofer here. The <40 Hz response on the JBLs is enough to get me happy bass. Got rid of the sub-woofer in my TV room as well. Nothing useful there. If I want big bass I’ll just go to a club, throw the -20 dB earplugs in, and let my body be pummeled. 😉

Good tips

Production Expert | Tutorial – Understanding The Advanced Metering In Pro Tools

Production Expert | Tutorial – Understanding The Advanced Metering In Pro Tools

But before we dig into the 17 different metering options available in Pro Tools, we need to take a brief look at the history of audio metering so help understand how we have got to this point, and a glossary to help understand the different terms used in audio metering. Then we can better understand the 17 options and how to customise them to suit our workflows.

This is a nice and concise set of definitions surrounding metering. Understanding the terminology really helps.

Why restaurants became so loud — and how to fight back – Vox

Why restaurants became so loud — and how to fight back – Vox:

This experience is by no means unique; it’s become a fixture of dining out in America. ‘What did you say?’ ‘Can you repeat that?’ and ‘It’s so loud in here’ are now phrases as common as ‘Can I take your order?’”

I carry a sound meter. I check. I have earplugs in my pocket (-12 dB flat)