Select Soloed Tracks  – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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

  Select Soloed Tracks


Selects all tracks that are currently soloed. This can be very useful. At the minimum a quick way to be able to pan or level control the current group of playing tracks. Only available in the Edit>Select Tracks> menu, or by command. The command only works when the Arrange window is the current focus.

Solo tracks – Logic Pro X

You can solo a track, silencing all tracks that are not also soloed. Soloing tracks is useful when you want to work on a track individually, or work on a few tracks, without hearing the other tracks in the project.

 

 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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A hi-hat is vital to an overall great drum mix.
In our blog articles “5 Tips for Mixing High End” and “8 Tips for Taming Harsh Treble in the Mix” we provided some general tips for managing high end in a mix. Today, we’re diving into a specific sound that occupies the top end of the frequency spectrum: hi-hats.

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Hard-edged digital bass sounds have underpinned many modern musical genres, but how do you best create these sounds in Logic Pro X?

By Mark Cousins – 22nd August 2019

How to Mix Vocals Like a Pro – Produce Like A Pro

‘[How to Mix Vocals Like a Pro – Produce Like A Pro](https://producelikeapro.com/blog/how-to-mix-vocals-like-a-pro/)’

How to Mix Vocals Like a Pro – Produce Like A Pro

MAX MCALLISTER AUGUST 17, 2019

We’ve all struggled with mixing vocals at some point! It’s easy to feel frustrated when we just can’t seem to get it right, especially because vocals are so important for the listener. Fortunately, there are some standard as well as creative techniques you can use when learning how to mix vocals effectively. We’ve compiled a “master list” to help you achieve better sounding results!

Check out the “magic frequencies”.

Logic Pro X: Resize regions in the Tracks area

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My latest exercise had me using ‘Edit>Trim>Fill within Locators’ followed by ‘Join Regions’ followed by ‘Set Region Start to Playhead position’. Locators were at the beginning and ending of the project.

Follow that with ‘Bounce and Replace Tracks’. I need to remember to create a new alternative before I do the replace…

Alternative 1 – mix as printed for release

Alternative 2 – make all audio tracks single region for processing

Alternative 3 – bounce and replace tracks

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Ozone 8 stereo imager
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by Nick Messitte, iZotope Contributor July 25, 2019

Soft saturation has many different applications, learn a few here!
You may have noticed Neutron 3’s EQ sports a parameter called “soft saturation.” The effect is subtle—if your ears aren’t catching it, you may not be sure what it’s doing. Soft saturation is meant to give you something akin to analog warmth. But how does soft saturation achieve this feat? Moreover, how and when should you use soft saturation?

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‘[Using Neutron 3 To Speed Up Your Mixes](https://www.izotope.com/en/blog/mixing/using-neutron-3-to-speed-up-your-mixes.html)’

Using Neutron 3 To Speed Up Your Mixes

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Neutron 3 is the perfect tool to help speed up your mixing workflow.
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