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    Using Linear Phase EQ for Frequency Re-Balancing

    In this first video, we use Linear Phase EQ to roll off the high and low frequencies of the pop track and add in some extra warmth to balance the frequency spectrum.

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    Advanced EQ Techniques with Linear Phase EQ

    Next, we use Logic's Match EQ to apply the frequency curve of a reference track onto our pre-master, and then use Linear Phase EQ to balance the Mid/Side bands of our track, as well as fix problems in the L/R balance.

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    Tape & Vintage Eq Saturation

    Now we'll cover tape and harmonic saturation using Logic's Vintage EQ options which allows us to add fatness and richness, as well as musically round off harsh transients.

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    Phat FX, Overdrive & Distortion

    In this video, we now use Logic's Phat FX, Overdrive and Distortion effects alongside some Linear Phase EQ to focus the saturation in certain areas of the frequency spectrum that need to be enhanced.

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    Adding Groove & Front/Back Perspective

    Larry now uses Logic's amazing Compressor in clean and classic mode, plus musical release times to increase front back perspective and groove.

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    Peak Limiting & Density Compression

    We'll now experiment with using very fast peak limiting compression and a smoothening density compression setting by tweaking our attack, release, threshold, and ratio parameters for amazing compression results.

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    Parallel Compression/Saturation

    Larry now shows you how to apply compression in parallel to a loop to make up for deficiencies in the frequency spectrum. We do this by using dense compression combined with EQ and saturation.

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    Multiband Compression & Expansion

    In this video, Larry demonstrates how to use multiband compression with the Multipressor plug-in, and then expansion using the Expander plug-in. This allows us to really hone in on areas of the frequency spectrum and work on them in different ways.

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    Imaging with Stereo Spread and Linear Phase

    Next, investigate using Stereo Spread, Linear Phase and a combination of Vintage EQ and Linear Phase to hype up the high frequencies of a slightly flat pre-master.

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    Limiting with Logic Pro

    In this video, we cover how to bring a track up to commercial levels using Logic's Adaptive Limiter.

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    Mastering the Pop Track "Soulbox - So Good"

    Watch Larry master the track from start to finish using EQ, tape saturation, compression, stereo spread and limiting.

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    Mastering “Get To Know - Sunshine ft Femi Santiago”

    Now see and hear Larry apply linear phase EQ, compression (in line and parallel) alongside stereo spread and limiting to bring the track up to the required volume.

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    Mastering “Stranded on a Planet - When You Think About Me”

    Larry now applies the techniques you have learnt throughout the video series to master the country track.

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    Mastering the Electronic Track "Lift Me Up"

    Wrapping up the video series, Larry shows you how to use the techniques you've learnt to complete a master on the electronic track.

Product Overview

Logic Pro wiz Larry Holcombe delivers in-depth Logic Pro mastering video tutorials! See and hear how to master tracks in 3 different genres (Electronic, Pop and Country) with only Logic Pro and its built-in plug-ins, from start to finish. You also get the pre-mastered audio track files and reference file for match EQ so you can import them into your Logic Pro or Logic Pro X session and follow along with Larry as he shows you how to master using Logic's powerful tools. These video tutorials are designed for those who are new to mastering with Logic and its stock plug-ins.

Larry greets you and starts off with videos on using Linear Phase EQ to roll off the high and low frequencies of the pop track and add in some extra warmth to balance the frequency spectrum, using Logic’s Match EQ to apply the frequency curve of a reference track onto your pre-master, and then how to apply Linear Phase EQ to balance the Mid/Side bands of the track, as well as fix problems in the L/R balance.

Next, Larry explains and explores Logic's Vintage Eq with Tape and Saturation options to add fatness and richness, as well as musically round off harsh transients, and then dives into Phat FX, Overdrive and Distortion for more sonic enhancement to the mixes. Throughout the rest of the videos you'll learn all about adding Groove and Front/Back Perspective to the mix, Peak Limiting and Density Compression, Parallel Compression/Saturation, Multiband Compression and Expansion, improving imaging with Stereo Spread and Linear Phase, as well as Limiting your mixes for sonic impact. Wrapping it all up, Larry gives you three videos on mastering three different tracks from start to finish, so you can see the steps taken to get a radio ready, polished mix that you can be proud of!

To discover exactly what these detailed Logic Pro mastering tutorials show you and how they'll get your master mixes sounding great and ready for prime time, see the individual Logic mastering video tutorial descriptions on this page. Start mastering your tracks in Logic now... Watch “Mastering with Logic Pro Explained®” today!

Song Credits:
Waiting Out My Time In Richmond - Dave Keats
When You Think About Me - Karen Kiley
Get To Know - Gateau
Intoxication - Soulbox
Lift Me Up - Laurence Holcombe & Hannah Hocking

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Mastering with Logic Pro Explained® is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 4 .
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Larry strikes again Ask and ye shall receive :-) I completed Larry's Producing Electronic Music and Mixing Electronic Music courses several months ago and I suggested that the Mixing series could use a video on how to master the mix. What I wasn't expecting was to get an entire series on mastering in different genres. This is yet another excellent series from Larry. As with his other series, the process, in this case mastering, is made user-friendly. I think many people will be instinctively intimidated by mastering - even the word itself is a bit scary. Larry helps to take away the fear so that at-home Logic users will feel much more confident about DIY.
Date published: 2021-06-20
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Perfect explained - Thank you so much!!!!! Helped me a lot!!!
Date published: 2021-05-28
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from As Always Very detailed, I really enjoy learning with Groove3
Date published: 2021-05-13
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Some great tips. Larry gives some great tips on using the Logic Plugins. There were a couple of plugins I have rarely, or never, used and I found some cool things to try for completely different types of material. Always welcome ideas. I am a yearly subscriber to Groove3 for a number of reasons and this video proves its worth.
Date published: 2021-05-03
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