Logic Pro 9 Check out this Logic GUI mod

CSeye

Logician
http://ampguimods.com/page0/page0.html

This guy has done a ton of work on DP mods and just recently gave Logic a shot.

He makes it very easy to do.

One of the gripes I've had with Logic is the lack of numbered meters. The numbers at the far left of the Mixer window are helpful but...

And the supplied metering plug-ins are much appreciated...

I really like having some numerical, visual reference of level on the meters. I've used the numbered meters made by Edgar Rothermich for some time now. Much appreciated. http://rothermich.com/Edgar/Manuals.html

Amplidood's work is very classy.

Cool stuff.
 

amplidood

Logician
Hm, anything below -10db is for amateurs, so you may have a point. :tongue:

I remember reading an interview with the venerable Michael Brauer who had his mixing system down where there was only 3db of dynamic range, but it sounded like a lot more. He hates having to do that and bucks it whenever he can, but likes getting work too. Sad right.
 
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Eli

Logician
Maybe I'm missing something here, but why do you guys all prefer the linear scale to the exponential scale? The exponential scale seems more useful to me since it enhances the visual resolution in the upper end of the range; which is where most of the mixing takes place - at least once all the signals are summed on busses and master outputs.

Extended headroom is such a rare commodity in modern mixing. The exponential view gives us more room to work in that narrow range that is really where things count. Why is that not a good thing?

Even when tracking, when I'm trying to keep peaks around the -10 db or so range; exponential view allows me to see more accurately how much the peaks are exceeding that and allows me set levels with more precision.

(flame away if you must)
 
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amplidood

Logician
No flame, just a subjective matter. I like to be able to tell what's going on in all ranges, not just the top. And all mixing is certainly not done up there.
 
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Eli

Logician
I agree, of course not all mixing is done in the top range. I guess all I'm saying is that for the way I like to work I prefer using the exponential scale metering.

PS: Great work on the graphics amplidood!
 
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bobdemaa

Logician
I prefer the linear metering for exactly the reason you don't. The meters don't feel like they are giving me an expected representation, especially when tracking. That's when I want to know exactly where -18db avg. sits about halfway on the meter, and I want to know where about -10 is for most peaks. I just prefer seeing it that way.

with the 32 bit floating architecture, channel clip indicators mean nothing, so I'm not worried about upper peaks when mixing as there's headroom well beyond what the meters actually indicate. When it comes time to mix I barely care what the meters indicate beyond signal being present save of course the master or any actual outputs, and then I'm really only looking at the Peak indicator...

In summary, I think I just realized I only look at the meters when tracking, and the linear scale makes it easier for me to see where my input avg is.

that's my story and I'm sticking to it! : )

bd
 
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meters not working properly

I recently read a thread about modifying the color of your meters. I did so and now they dont work right anymore. The levels do not change when you move the fader, the volume changes but the meters stay in a fixed area even when tracks are muted. I backed up all my files before the mod and changed it back to normal and it still does not work right. Does any one have any ideas?
 
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Eli

Logician
I recently read a thread about modifying the color of your meters. I did so and now they dont work right anymore. The levels do not change when you move the fader, the volume changes but the meters stay in a fixed area even when tracks are muted. I backed up all my files before the mod and changed it back to normal and it still does not work right. Does any one have any ideas?

Is it possible you have pre fader metering enabled?
 
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that was the problem and that was my first thought but i could not find it, and wasnt even sure if it had that option or not. I did find it tho, thanks for the reply.

kinda like when an engineer cant get any audio, and starts gettin really pissed and someone walks in and pushes one button or turns up the fader and makes u feel like a dumbass lol! I guess it happens to everyone every now and again.
 
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