Open/Close Audio Insert 6 Plug-in Window of focused Track – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

  Open/Close Audio Insert 6 Plug-in Window of focused Track

Opens or closes the audio insert (plugin) in the sixth position on the channel strip. OK. I’ll probably not use these commands.

Open/Close Audio Insert 14 Plug-in Window of focused Track – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

  Open/Close Audio Insert 14 Plug-in Window of focused Track

Opens the control window for the fourteenth plugin on a channel. It is possible to have 15 inserts on an audio channel. It isn’t clear to me that I would ever use 15 inserts on a channel, but I guess it is possible.

In my investigation of slots and behavior with the X-Touch I discovered what appears to be a bug in the X-Touch implementation of the MCU. The “slot selection” using the cursor keys changes the display to values P1-P9, and then displays P1 for slots 10-14. There does not appear to be a way to address slot 15 using the cursor keys.

More simply put – trying to use the X-Touch with more than 8 inserts opens a can of worms that I don’t need to pursue.

How to Record Voice-Over Audio at Home | iZotope Home Studio Tips – YouTube

How to Record Voice-Over Audio at Home | iZotope Home Studio Tips – YouTube

If you’re a content creator, post-production pro, or home studio warrior, recording quality voice-over from home is a challenge. Follow along as re-recording mixer and field recordist Alex Knickerbocker takes you through the process of recording quality VO from home.

Nectar 3 – It’s not just for vocals anymore 😉 Anything that you would treat “like a voice” can be quickly dialed-in.

Try it on a lead clarinet or saxophone…

Use The Waves Scheps Omni Channel To Mix Fast Completely In The Box | Production Expert

Use The Waves Scheps Omni Channel To Mix Fast Completely In The Box | Production Expert

In this free 4 part tutorial series, brought to you with the kind support of Waves, we show you how you can tackle a live band mix quickly using Waves Scheps Omni Channel plug-in. Watch to see and hear how this channel strip differs from more traditional console emulations and generic modular based channel strips. Scheps Omni’s secret sauce is found in both its flexibility and sonic performance which harness some of the best bits of working with analog gear and digital workflows.

I like the Omni Channel for exploring. Works in all the DAWs and I can use it with SoundSource and AudioHijack.

Plug-in Redo – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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

  Plug-in Redo

Plug-in windows have Undo and Redo buttons. They can be used to adjust changes. Plug-in changes are remembered, so you can make a number of changes and undo/redo for comparisons. It’s easy to assign key commands to plug-in undo and redo.

In newer versions of Logic mixer and plug-in changes can be kept in the undo list, so the normally available Undo (⌘Z) and Redo (⇧⌘Z) can be used if desired.

It might be interesting to provide separate plug-in and mixer undo/redo commands. Don’t know if it would really change the workflow in a significant way.

Currently have number of undo steps set to 150. That’s probably enough 😉

 

Undo and redo Mixer and plug-in adjustments – Logic Pro X

 

Using the Mixer Undo and Redo commands and the Undo History, you can undo and redo adjustments that you make to channel strips and plug-ins in the Mixer. Undoing or Redoing Mixer and plug-in adjustments is exactly like undoing adjustments in other areas of Logic Pro. The main difference is in the Undo History, where you can choose to include or remove changes from the Mixer and plug-ins from the Undo History action list. If you want to undo changes you make in the Mixer and to plug-ins, make sure that you have the buttons for Include Parameter Changes From for both Mixer and Plug-in turned on.

 

 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Previous Plug-in Setting or EXS Instrument – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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

  Previous Plug-in Setting or EXS Instrument

Change the settings to the previous setting in the list of settings. At the top of instrument and plugin windows there is a menu to select presets. Below that are left and right arrows which are the “Previous” and “Next” selectors.

I find the buttons convenient for sampling presets.

Work with plug-in settings – Logic Pro X

Choose the next or previous plug-in setting

 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Freeware Of The Week #27 | Mike Senior on Patreon

Freeware Of The Week #27 | Mike Senior on Patreon

However, the freakiest of the lot comes courtesy of Melda, in the form of their MFreeformPhase plug-in, which allows completely variable frequency-selective phase adjustment via an EQ-like graphical interface. So, for example, if you don’t like what comb-filtering is doing to the low midrange, you can adjust the phase relationships there without affecting the rest of the spectrum.

Frequency Phase Alignment…

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.

You’ve Re-Organized And Customized Logic’s Plug-In Manager – Here’s How To Back It Up | Logic Pro

You’ve Re-Organized And Customized Logic’s Plug-In Manager – Here’s How To Back It Up | Logic Pro

Saturday 08.24.19
Posted by Eli Krantzberg

But how can you back up this new plug-in folder layout? What happens if you have to reinstall Logic or your hard drive crashes, or you are migrating to a new computer? Fortunately, there is a simple way to back up the results of your re-organization. All the information resides in a database folder within your User folder. Here is the exact location:

User —> Music —> Audio MIDI Apps —> Databases —> Tags

Tips & Tricks — The Pultec Passive EQ Collection | Universal Audio

Tips & Tricks — The Pultec Passive EQ Collection | Universal Audio

It’s almost impossible to walk into any commercial studio and not see at least one Pultec EQ in the rack. In production from the early 1950s to the early 80s, Pultec EQs have played an integral part in nearly 50 years of recording history — from tracking to mixing to mastering. Universal Audio has recreated three classic models from the Pultec line with the Pultec Passive EQ Plug-In Collection: the EQP-1A Program EQ, the MEQ-5 Midrange EQ, and the HLF-3C Filter Set. All offer a ton of practical and musical possibilities.

UAD offered up some settings to show off the Pultec EQs. I made some presets for Logic Pro X ‘Vintage EQ’ plugin. Similar results when I pass the audio through the Logic built-ins.

Settings Vintage Tube EQ – UAD.zip

Digital Plugins That Sound Analog In Logic Pro X : Ask.Audio

Digital Plugins That Sound Analog In Logic Pro X : Ask.Audio:

Working in the digital domain doesn’t mean your productions can’t get that rich analog sound. Joe Albano reveals which of Logic Pro’s plugins to turn to for a vintage vibe.

Aux vs. Inserts: to Send or Not to Send?

Aux vs. Inserts: to Send or Not to Send?:

Will the track receive further processing? Use an insert
Reverb, delay, compression, modulation, distortion—these are some effects that often wind up on auxiliary channels. You send some of your track to a reverb aux, and dial in as much as needed. But if the effect is meant to be used in a series and will receive further processing on the track level, it’s wiser to use the effect as insert even in parallel operation (as in, a chorus with a wet/dry control).

Worth considering. Logic Pro X instruments use both inserts and sends to achieve the fine results. There’s a reason for that.

5 Ways Inter-plugin Communication Streamlines Audio Mixing

5 Ways Inter-plugin Communication Streamlines Audio Mixing:

Inter-plugin communication is a technology developed here at iZotope that allows our plug-ins to interact and share invaluable information with one another across a session, helping you produce, mix, and master with better results.

Not only does iZotope make these excellent tools, they provide a large library of documentation and practical guides to the mixing and mastering processes.

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!

Show/Hide MIDI Effects – Logic Pro X Keyboard Command of the Day

Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day. #LogicProX

No preset keyboard command.

Located using the “Edit Keyboard Commands” (option-K)

Hovering over the command in the list Logic offers further information “also available as menu item ‘MIDI Effects’ in a local menu”.

The local menu referenced is the Channel Strip contextual menu (pop-up). When a MIDI channel is selected in the mixer, either external or instrument, the control-click on the channel strip reveals the “MIDI Effects” entry. When checked the MIDI effects appear in the channel strip between the EQ thumbnail and the Input selector. For external MIDI tracks there is just a blank space, no effects can be added. For instruments you can add MIDI effects.

You can create your own MIDI effects by adding a “Scripter” effect.

/*
With Scripter, you can use JavaScript to create your own custom MIDI processing
effects, including slider controls for real-time interaction.

For detailed information about using Scripter, including code samples,
see the MIDI plug-ins chapter of the Logic Pro X Effects or
MainStage 3 Effects manual.
*/

// example: simple pass through and MIDI monitor

function HandleMIDI(event)
{
event.trace();
event.send();
}

Latest online help is for version 10.3 – Logic Pro X Effects – Scripter plug-in