Logic Pro 9 Effects Question

Arzlo

Logician
I have a couple newbie questions about effects in Logic Express 9.

1. I recently emailed some of my tracks to a friend and they were all dry. Is there a simple way to write the effects to each track permanently?

2. When recording a track (say electric guitar), can I use effects such as compression and have it automatically write those effects to the track to free up resources later. Basically, I want to record the effects to the track at the input stage kind of like you would do with outboard gear. Is this possible?

3. When mixing, how to you automate effects and record similar to an Automix on a hardware recorder?

Thanks!
 

Peter Ostry

Administrator
Staff member
1. I recently emailed some of my tracks to a friend and they were all dry. Is there a simple way to write the effects to each track permanently?
You did something wrong. When you have effects in a channelstrip and bounce a track, the track should not be dry but the same sound you hear when you play it in Logic.


2. When recording a track (say electric guitar), can I use effects such as compression and have it automatically write those effects to the track to free up resources later. Basically, I want to record the effects to the track at the input stage kind of like you would do with outboard gear. Is this possible?
This is not a good idea because you would not be able to change the sound later. However, if you want to do that, create an input track and put your effects into it. This will record the processed sound.


3. When mixing, how to you automate effects and record similar to an Automix on a hardware recorder?
Consult the manual for automation. If you want to record an automated submix, you can either bounce it or send your tracks to a bus and use this bus as input for an audio track.
 
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Arzlo

Logician
1. I recently emailed some of my tracks to a friend and they were all dry. Is there a simple way to write the effects to each track permanently?
You did something wrong. When you have effects in a channelstrip and bounce a track, the track should not be dry but the same sound you hear when you play it in Logic.

Thanks Peter. I didn't actually bounce each individual track. Is that what i need to do in order to have them play with the effects? I just went into the files for my song and attached each track. I only bounced the final mix.


2. When recording a track (say electric guitar), can I use effects such as compression and have it automatically write those effects to the track to free up resources later. Basically, I want to record the effects to the track at the input stage kind of like you would do with outboard gear. Is this possible?
This is not a good idea because you would not be able to change the sound later. However, if you want to do that, create an input track and put your effects into it. This will record the processed sound.

How do you create an input track? I just want a bit of compression on the input stage to control levels while recording. I'm not sure why this would not be a good idea. That is what outboard compressors are for, why not use them in logic?


3. When mixing, how to you automate effects and record similar to an Automix on a hardware recorder?
Consult the manual for automation. If you want to record an automated submix, you can either bounce it or send your tracks to a bus and use this bus as input for an audio track.

Thanks!
 
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Beerco

Logician
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2. When recording a track (say electric guitar), can I use effects such as compression and have it automatically write those effects to the track to free up resources later. Basically, I want to record the effects to the track at the input stage kind of like you would do with outboard gear. Is this possible?

There is a very cool feature called "freeze track" which renders the track with all the effects and stores a duplicate copy. Check it out in the users manual.

The cool thing about this is that it frees up resources but if you want to change something later, you simply un-freeze and make the changes.
 
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