UAD Apollo under laptop with heaps of UAD plug-ins showing
It’s no secret I’ve been a fan of UAD since I purchased the little UAD-2 Solo/Laptop card. Since the Solo has only one of the SHARC plug-in processing chips in it, my plug-in demands quickly overloaded it. This was usually accompanied by the fiddly and annoying juggling of said plug-ins and bouncing or freezing of tracks in Logic.
Bounce Track in Place
Here’s 8 of my top features in Logic pro 9. If you have any others – feel free to comment!
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8 Bounce-in-place, for either track or region. Bounces down either your audio instrument MIDI regions or your audio regions –
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This list is made up of those plug-ins and digital apps I used the most this year and/or made me the most excited. Most are available for both PC and Mac, and only a few are still stuck in 32-bit mode – hopefully that will change soon.
Before I get started I just want to reinforce something I’ve mentioned in earlier posts – sometimes a reduction in parameters actually generates more creativity. Being aware of a set of limitations, or guidelines, can actually allow you much more creative control over your final mix.This could mean limiting the amount of effects that you allow yourself to use,
This is a handy tip for those moments when you’ve gone to see a loud band and forgotten to take earplugs, and one that I’ve used numerous times to “reset” my ears after a gig. I was shown this trick about 20 years ago by a friend and have been using it since then, but in preparing this blog I’ve also found lots of supporting evidence on the web that reinforces the basic concept.
Well, I got through my solo gig in one piece and with reasonable success, but some things became immediately apparent that I will definitely change for next time.
17″ Apple MacBook Pro (mine’s an older one) running MainStage 2
PreSonus Firestudio audio interface.
I have a solo gig coming up and have decided that being yet another singer-songwriter is boring as hell. Especially as I haven’t been blessed with one of those voices that could make singing the shopping list sound awesome.
So I need to use everything in my power to add value and variety to the gig –
Okay, I mentioned this as one of my tips in a previous post, but there’s confusion and many heated debates out there about the ideal level to record into your digital audio workstation.
I’m just summing up the information readily available elsewhere (if you are willing to wade through endless online debates and the numerous in-depth articles),
It’s pretty common to have to transfer a song written in Logic into Pro Tools for a client to mix (or remix). Here’s how to do it as fast as possible with the least amount of hassle.
Audio Files Only
If all you need to supply is audio files for transferring to Pro Tools (usually the most common requirement),
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A little while back I wrote a blog article about cool things to do with multi-band compressors
One of the things I discussed was how to use the crossovers built into one of these plug-ins to separate the lows and high frequencies of,