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The Mechanics of Mixing in Logic Pro X

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Chapter 1: Setup

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    The Mechanics of Mixing (2:02)


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    Creating & Coloring Markers (4:51)


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    Organizing the Instrument Tracks (4:28)


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    Organizing the Vocal Tracks (7:31)


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    Track Stacks & Signal Flow (10:37)


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    Faders Up! (10:47)


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    The Master Bus (6:03)


Chapter 2: The Instruments

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    The Drums Pt. 1 (9:29)


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    The Drums Pt. 2 (13:54)


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    Electric Bass (9:34)


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    Electric Bass Flex Fixes (3:46)


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    Intro Guitars (5:52)


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    Intro Guitars Sweetening (3:04)


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    Verse Guitars (5:01)


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    Chorus Guitars (8:20)


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    Guitar Fills (7:53)


Chapter 3: Vocals

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    Verse Lead Vocal (8:22)


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    Verse Harmony Vox (5:02)


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    Chorus Vocals (7:29)


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    Bridge Vocals (9:51)


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    Alternate Bridge Vocal Idea (8:22)


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    Bridge Vocal Tweaks (4:51)


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    Second Verse & Chorus (7:13)


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    Filter Vox FX Pt. 1 (6:50)


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    Filter Vox FX Pt. 2 (7:07)


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    Coda Vocals (4:44)


Chapter 4: The Mix

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    Vocal Tweaks (6:27)


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    Automation Tweaks (6:15)


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    Final Tweaks & Track Export (5:25)


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    Mix Bus Parallel Processing (10:21)


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    Final Playback (4:37)


Learn the nuts and bolts of mixing in Logic Pro X! Eli Krantzberg takes you on a mixing journey using nothing but LPX, showing you all the features and functions, steps, techniques and theories to use to create a professional sounding product. You also get the full Logic Project and audio files so you can mix or remix along in real-time!

Eli starts with an overview of what the video series will cover, and then jumps right in with setting up your project with color markers, organizing tracks, signal flow concept, volume level mixes, using a master buss and more.

He then gets into all the individual instruments including drums, bass, and guitars, followed by extensive work on all the vocals and harmonies. Eli wraps it up with a deep focus on effects, automation, mix bus processing and other ideas.

See the individual tutorial descriptions below for more info. If you want to mix in LPX, but aren't sure where to start, or want to see how a veteran Logic user approaches mixing, look no further than "The Mechanics of Mixing in Logic Pro X".


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JT#Jon
Submitted 6 months ago

Very Helpful!

Eli is one of the best teachers at groove 3. Tough I'm not a novice, I still got many great ideas and inspiration to try from this series. REally enjoyed watching Eli mix and his thought processes behind what he did, and why. Would love to see more tutorials like this in the future.

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elchampion
Submitted 7 months ago

Tons of Great work flow info!

This is the type of video that I will be coming back to again and again. So much stuff to comprehend!

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davedeck
Submitted 9 months ago

A Bit Overwhelming

I'm getting close to making the transition from GarageBand to Logic Pro X. It's a bit overwhelming all the possible tweaks that one can do. Eli has opened my eyes (well, ears) to a myriad of possibilities. When I do start using Logic Pro X, I'm sure I will have to go back and review some of the videos in this series.

I am a: Hobbyist

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MajesticWinds.
Submitted 1 year ago

truly amazing ! what a guy !!

parallel mixing, multiprocessor, perfect pitch quantization; the astonishing demonstration helped me overcome my overlooked pieces. & taught me greater understand of the mixing universe & how it all has to hit the proper bus so the sound doesn't get lost or forgotten.

I am a: Beginner, Semi-Pro, Musician, Producer, Beat Maker, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Mastering Facility, Ableton Live, Logic Pro

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ricardosousa
Submitted 1 year ago

Clear and Deep into It

Simply Great!!

I am a: Beginner, Semi-Pro, Professional, Musician, Producer, Audio Engineer, Logic Pro

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Ph R
Submitted 1 year ago

Very Good

Have always loved Eli's style of teaching - well paced and well explained

I am a: Student, Hobbyist, Musician, Logic Pro

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quintguit
Submitted 1 year ago

One of my favorite courses so far. Learned a ton

Very helpful, beautiful song

I am a: Semi-Pro, Professional, Musician, Producer, Beat Maker, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Logic Pro

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aimmedu
Submitted 1 year ago

Awesome Tutorial

I'm amazed at the power I have with my Logic Pro X. I did not realize how much I could do using factory plug-ins.

I am a: Beginner, Student

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Etonal
Submitted 1 year ago

Very Good

Love the workflow and Stacks. Gives some nice ideas

I am a: Professional, Musician, Producer, Beat Maker, Audio Engineer, Sound Designer, Mastering Facility, Logic Pro

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zenman
Submitted 1 year ago

Good walkthrough to Logic mixing.

Really a great way to follow along and learn to mix / learn the steps. Instructor was very knowledgeable and worked at a good pace to follow.

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1. When did you start dabbling in music?

I started playing drums in high school at age fourteen. Like most kids my age around then, I was into progressive rock. Genesis, Emerson Lake and Palmer, and Yes. They rocked my world. A few short years later though, my musical life changed. While studying music in college I discovered Charlie Parker, Milt Jackson, Sonny Stitt, and John Coltrane. Milt Jackson spoke to me in such a profound way that it left me no choice but to take up vibraphone.

These great players, along with  drummers like Philly Joe Jones, Max Roach, Art Blakey, and Elvin Jones changed not only the way I thought about drumming, but also music - and by extension, life - as a whole. I realized life was meant to be a creative endeavor. The idea of improvising based on a loose set of guidelines and rules permeated into my psyche even when I wasn't holding a pair of drumsticks or mallets. But if I am going to be perfectly truthful, I have to hold Henry Miller and Woody Allen equally responsible for shaping the way I view and experience the world around me. 

2. What training have you had?

I am currently an Apple certified Logic Pro. Young and cocky, and armed with only a partial University degree, I dropped out of school and  began playing steady commercial hotel engagements and jazz gigs when I could. This went on for many years until I decided it was time to complete my degree - which I ultimately did with a major in Political Science and a minor in music. 

It was at this point that I formed my current band Nightshift. We are going in to our twenty third year now - playing commercial one nighters like weddings, corporate events, etc. Don't turn your nose up at it though - it has allowed me a wonderful quality of life. It gave me the freedom to go back to school and complete a post graduate degree in Communications Studies - all the while supporting myself by playing weddings.

3. When did you get into recording?

It was in this graduate program - in the early nineties - that I found myself drawn to the fledgling emerging universe of hard disc recording and midi sequencing. Based on nothing more than the recommendation of one of my band mates who had an old Atari, I jumped in head first and bought a Mac LC ll, along with a version 1.1 of what was then Notator Logic. I had no idea what I was getting myself into. But, in hindsight, it was a decision of epic importance in my life - shaping my future as much as the music of Milt Jackson and Charlie Parker did fifteen years prior. 

I opened up my own commercial home studio in 1998 and began doing a variety of projects, working on radio jingles, artist CD projects, and whatever came my way. A couple of years later a colleague called me up - desperate. He was working at a post production house and one of the editors had just quit. They were doing audio post for a weekly TV series and needed a Pro Tools editor - and fast! And so, once again, I jumped in head first into what would ultimately open up my world even more - the world of Pro Tools. 

4. People you have worked with/for?

Focusing on Logic, I built up a small but loyal client base and my phone kept ringing for Logic tech support and instruction. Film composers and studio owners all over the city were calling me. Even the music stores were giving out my phone number at this point! This kind of stuff becomes a self fulfilling prophecy. The more of it you do, the more calls you get to keep doing it. At least that's the way it should be!

As my Logic chops kept growing, I was hired by an old buddy of mine, Len Sasso, who was then an associate editor at Electronic Musician magazine, and began writing some columns for them. I had a blast doing them - and really learned to focus and express my thoughts in a concise and clear manner. This lead to a collaboration with LA based composer Terry Michael Huud on the 2006 film called Civic Duty - which was certainly one of the highlights of my professional life as a composer. 

5. Why are you so good at training people?

I wake up every day excited to boot up, and create. Whether it's instructional videos, creating music, working with a studio client, performing with my band, or teaching at the schools - my days are filled with what I love doing. Enriched by the stimulation and creative freedom this modern music making software brings to my life. I bring that excitement and passion to each and every training product I create. My years of experience both using and teaching these programs has taught me the best way to make the user comfortable with these complex programs.

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The Mechanics of Mixing in Logic Pro X is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 34.
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very Helpful! Eli is one of the best teachers at groove 3. Tough I'm not a novice, I still got many great ideas and inspiration to try from this series. REally enjoyed watching Eli mix and his thought processes behind what he did, and why. Would love to see more tutorials like this in the future.
Date published: 2018-02-27
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Tons of Great work flow info! This is the type of video that I will be coming back to again and again. So much stuff to comprehend!
Date published: 2018-01-05
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from A Bit Overwhelming I'm getting close to making the transition from GarageBand to Logic Pro X. It's a bit overwhelming all the possible tweaks that one can do. Eli has opened my eyes (well, ears) to a myriad of possibilities. When I do start using Logic Pro X, I'm sure I will have to go back and review some of the videos in this series.
Date published: 2017-11-21
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from truly amazing ! what a guy !! parallel mixing, multiprocessor, perfect pitch quantization; the astonishing demonstration helped me overcome my overlooked pieces. & taught me greater understand of the mixing universe & how it all has to hit the proper bus so the sound doesn't get lost or forgotten.
Date published: 2017-08-31
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Clear and Deep into It Simply Great!!
Date published: 2017-08-28
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Very Good Have always loved Eli's style of teaching - well paced and well explained
Date published: 2017-08-21
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from One of my favorite courses so far. Learned a ton Very helpful, beautiful song
Date published: 2017-07-26
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Awesome Tutorial I'm amazed at the power I have with my Logic Pro X. I did not realize how much I could do using factory plug-ins.
Date published: 2017-07-19
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Very Good Love the workflow and Stacks. Gives some nice ideas
Date published: 2017-07-12
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Good walkthrough to Logic mixing. Really a great way to follow along and learn to mix / learn the steps. Instructor was very knowledgeable and worked at a good pace to follow.
Date published: 2017-07-04
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great for beginners! I watch and rewatch.... and rewatch episodes as I'm learning my way around Logic. Great resource.
Date published: 2017-06-02
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from awesome !! can't wait for more knowledge
Date published: 2017-06-02
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from EXCELLENT!! If You are looking for an in depth, Comprehensive Tutorial for Mixing a song from start to finish in Logic Pro X, then, Look no further. I have learned a great deal from this Tutorial and highly recommend it to everyone. Eli has done a fantastic job as usual. This is also helpful to anyone who seeks to learn more about the Logic Pro X 10.3 update, exploring features like Track alternatives and selection based processing. Last but certainly not the least, the song mixed here is amazing and working with the session files provided is super fun. Thanks Eli, for another amazing Tutorial.
Date published: 2017-04-18
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Another great one from Eli Never saw an Eli tutorial I didn't like. He's very pleasant to listen to and he usually does not waste a word. Sometimes I have to stop the video 10 seconds in because he's already hit an important point I have to hear again. Overall he packs more into a few minutes than just about anyone - be ready to pause the video many times to soak in all the info. In this mixing series, among other things, he shows examples of complex signal setups that I would not have thought of. He opens you up to thinking outside the routine. And along the way you become an expert at Logic Pro. Also, the included project files are an incredible way to follow along and experiment.
Date published: 2017-04-13
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Informative Tutorials Groove3 provides some very useful information.
Date published: 2017-04-12
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Top Notch material presented in a thoughtful and highly usable format. While Groove3 has a ton of great tutorials covering all kinds of areas and topics, the subscription would be worth it alone just for the work on Logic Pro that Eli does. He's a master Logic User and a skilled instructor.
Date published: 2017-04-11
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Eli always delivers, great series As a pro mixer myself I always love to watch other people at work and especially in view of Eli only using Logic Pro X software. So for anyone who is starting out or working on a budget, this is a must watch series! Logic is a great piece of software, jammed pack with samples, virtual instruments and plugins, everything you need to start with and more. Logic is by for the best value for money.
Date published: 2017-04-10
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Excellent and very helpful as always. It is a great tutorial about the process of mixing a song in FCPX. A lot of wisdom.
Date published: 2017-04-07
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Nice! Very Good!
Date published: 2017-03-29
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very Helpful! Finally get to see a song from beginning to end using the latest in Logic Pro. From beginning to completion. Loved it.
Date published: 2017-03-26
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Eli's best work yet I've worked through many of Eli's tutorials and I'd have to say that this is his best work yet. Fantastic pace...brisk enough to keep your interest without being overwhelming. Great ideas for creative use of processing, especially on vocals. Also, a good general guide to how to organize tracks, signal flow, routing, etc. Finally, the content is very relevant. Nice dreamy indie pop tune with great textural layers. It also kind of grows on you after listening to it over and over. Not always the case on these tutorials. Great work Eli (and Haley).
Date published: 2017-03-25
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Concise and thorough. So direct in approach the benefits stack up! My review will have an update when I have seen all. I find no reason not to.
Date published: 2017-03-23
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Nice! Eli does great job from beginning to end of song explaining the process of mixing in Logic. The pace is quick so had to rerun certain segments but that is the beauty of Groove 3 vids. Using stock Logic plug ins is useful but it would be a appreciated addition to see Eli remix this tune with his favorite 3rd party plugs and compare result...great job Eli..and great tune!
Date published: 2017-03-23
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Impressive. Even a novice like me can follow and understand the process of mixing after watching these short videos.
Date published: 2017-03-22
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Eli is the best! I always look forward to Eli's Logic Pro tutorials. He presents concepts in clear, logical ways. I inevitably come away with some new knowledge of the program and a better way to organize the workflow. Bravo!
Date published: 2017-03-19
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from Insightful Given me a new perspective on workflow
Date published: 2017-03-19
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Really Helpful Practical Insight I find Eli's tutorials always informative and easy to digest. He has a clear manner of presenting information and there's always something to learn I didn't know. Also good to have download source tracks to work with.
Date published: 2017-03-18
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very, very, very help full This site is much needed. I am not yet there, but now I can see where I am going throughout this site. Thx guys. You're doing a great job. The Mechanics of Mixing in Logic Pro X is a gold dust.
Date published: 2017-03-18
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Another superb tutorial from Eli! I always pick up very useful technical and creative tips from Eli. Wonderfully articulated and insightful tutorial. Observing your work flow and organizational skills is super instructive. Learned cool touches with flex time, flex pitch, fades for troublesome consonants, and a world of summing stacks and folders. Thanks again Eli! Out the park as usual...
Date published: 2017-03-17
Rated 3.5 out of 5 by from Very comprehensive I think this will increase my skill set.
Date published: 2017-03-15
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Good overview of mixing in Logic Pro X I've been mixing in DAWS for the past 25 years (DP, then Logic), and this series by EK is excellent, especially for how it's laid out (learning how to use track stacks, etc.), creative approaches to mixing vocals, and multiple approaches to dynamics, etc. I might have made some different mic choices during the actual recording process, but EK does a good job of brightening up an otherwise somber basic recording. I learned a lot. And other reviewers are right: EK doesn't tarry, and you sometimes have to go back and take another look at which he actually did.
Date published: 2017-03-15
Rated 3.5 out of 5 by from Very helpful for a beginner! I am very interested to learn mixing ...
Date published: 2017-03-13
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from View it several times. Eli is my favorite Groove 3 teacher. His stuff is so jam-packed you must not just view it, but study it. He has great ideas, very advanced use of Logic, and yet, simplicity of presentation that make his videos, my favorites among a group of other really fine teachers. You can't help but learn no matter your level.
Date published: 2017-03-11
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very good video. Really insightful as usual. Eli Krantzberg's videos are always very detailed and helpful. Sometimes he moves too fast which requires rewinding several times to catch what he really did. But I think that is because there is so much info being presented and demonstrated.
Date published: 2017-03-11
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