Logic Pro X Live mixing using Logic Pro X


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I’m working on a sound design for a live mix job this summer. Most of the time, I’m just running everything through a board and a fairly bare-bones setup, however this time I’m considering leveraging my interfaces and plugins to run everything in the box on my computer and mix through Logic Pro X. The idea is appealing to me, at least theoretically, mainly due to my lack of outboard efx processing (reverb, compression, graphic EQ, etc.) and the ability to set up and test the signal chains ahead of time to maximize the ability to plug-and-play.

I have the input channels mapped out on a spreadsheet, along with the appropriate outputs for individual headphone mixes and the main outputs, so I think I’m good there. My question really is: has anyone in this group tried something like this, and if so what was your experience? What worked well, what didn’t, what would you change next time?


Staff member
Latency is one major issue you may be faced with. Which interfaces are you using? Which sort of latency settings - buffer I/O and the like - do you intend to use? Have you tried this out using live performers, in a realistic live rehearsal situation?
FWIW, mixing live I use a Midas M32, augmented by logic on a mac book pro which I can use to record multitrack and/or as an effects engine for Reverb, Delay, Modulation - in other words, effects which are not directly inserted in a sginal path as is the case with channel eq and compression and therefore not quite as time critical.

kind regards