In this video, we play through the track we will be mixing and also quickly print stems to work with using "Bounce Tracks in Place", choosing what processing to include and what to remove.
Here we demonstrate how to set input levels so that plug-ins behave appropriately and there is enough headroom to mix effectively. This is done for percussive and sustaining sounds, including a demonstration of pre-fader metering in Logic.
Now we'll set our kick drum level and mix everything around that, and aim for a master bus level of -6.
Get an outline of the principles of Subtractive EQ. In this video we'll continue to process the drums to ensure the removal of any unwanted frequency content, while preserving the integrity of the original sound.
The EQ process is now continued, this time focussing on the sustaining elements like the piano, leads, vocals and fx.
Now we'll do some quick level automation of the vocal pre-compressor, to make sure we get a nice even compression sound that is consistent.
See how to sculpt the attack and sustain portion of one drum break to make it better sit behind another break, creating some front to back perspective. This is done using Logic's Enveloper which allows us to slightly remove the transient and reduce the sustain time.
In this video, we introduce some very important concepts for compression. Using 2 compressors, watch how to change the font to back perspective of two sounds in the mix, by utilizing the compressor's attack and release times with musical values.
Next up, we add in some staging compression to the drums, starting out on a bus to set the correct attack and release times before copying individual compressors on each drum element. Using this method we're able to use compressors to determine how upfront or held back overall drums are.
In our final look at staging compression, we'll work on our more sustaining sounds including bass and fx, and again dial-in the front to back perspective of our mix.
Vocal compression is covered in this video with 3 compressors being stacked up to shave off transients, control the volume, and increase density. Lastly, an Opto setting is called upon for a bit of extra tone and vibe.
In this video, we implement the "Pultec EQ trick" on the kick and bass to transform and re-design the bottom end of the mix. This is done using the amazing Logic Vintage EQ Collection.
Here we continue applying additive EQ on the marquee sounds in our mix to create extra separation. We use the 3 different flavors of vintage EQ to create contrast between elements.
Now we'll again call upon the tube EQ setting to add 100Hz body and 12k air to our lead vocal. We'll also dial-in a bit of mid range bite at 1.5k.
In this video, we introduce using Early Reflections as a "dry reverb" to create depth and space in the mix without washing out and clouding the mix. This is done using Logic's Chromaverb with the mix set to 100% Early Reflections.
Now we'll combine a Haas Effect style process using stereo delay and chorus to create a wider, thicker and more upfront vocal sound. Following on from this, we'll add some traditional stereo delay to enhance the space that our vocal sits in.
Next up we'll add reverb to the mix. We'll chose our places carefully to ensure we don't muddy things up, and instead give space to the sounds that need it. Reverb is added to the clap, the vocals, and the piano, using different decay times and pre-delay to create the correct size and space.
Here we continue the mix by adding parallel chains which combine EQ, compression and saturation, to really enhance the imaging and focus of our sounds. This greatly helps bring together all our processing that has been added thus far. The mix as a result becomes denser and bigger.
In this video, we'll now use compressors on our busses to gel sounds together, add hype, front to back depth and groove. We do this using Logic's amazing compressor on an SSL style setting, varying attack and release times to better separate the stems. A limiter is then used to catch transients allowing us to prep the track for mastering.
This final video covers using Logic's Remix FX plug-in to add filtering and reverb to the mix bus. This creates extra movement in the arrangement helping make things more exciting!
Logic expert Larry Holcombe delivers comprehensive Logic Pro X 10.5 mixing video tutorials! Watch and see how to mix an entire electronic music track from scratch using only Logic Pro X 10.5, and its newly added features. These videos are for those who already know their way around Logic Pro X 10.5, but want to see it in action when mixing an electronic music production. The stems used in the videos are included via the course extras link so you can mix and follow along.
To begin, Larry welcomes you and gives you a play-through of the track you'll be mixing together, as well as how to prepare it for mixing. Then Larry reveals the important step of correctly setting the input levels to the plug-ins being used, to make sure they work appropriately and there is enough headroom to mix effectively. You'll also see how to set the kick level and start balancing all the other elements of your track around that.
Larry then explains when and how to apply EQ effectively, balance track volumes, and write quick level automation for the vocal track pre-compressor, to make sure you get a nice even compression sound that is consistent. Throughout the rest of the videos Larry completes the mix step by step, teaching you how to use and apply EQ, Compression, Transient Shaping, Reverb, Spatial Effects, Parallel Processing, Bus Processing, the new Logic Remix FX, and much more.
To see what these in-depth Logic Pro X 10.5 mixing video tutorials show you, and how they'll get you mixing your own tracks in no-time with professional results, see the individual Logic Pro X 10.5 mixing tutorial descriptions on this page. Start mixing your productions and release them out into the world today... Watch "Logic Pro X: Mixing Electronic Music" now.
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