Logic Pro 9 Simple track question

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:brkwl:I've recorded a track who has no head room & I would like to go to that track & raise 3db. I've got two books on Logic & the nomenclature seems to be more geared towards a geek rather a musician. I've used many other non-linear programs ie audio & video. There's a lot of jibba jabba on the screen that I can't interpret.
 

Markdvc

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#2
:brkwl:I've recorded a track who has no head room & I would like to go to that track & raise 3db.
When you say, the track has no headroom, do you mean it is peaking at some stage close to 0 dBFS, but is quieter than you wish it to be in other spots? If so, and you wish to raise the average level, you need to apply some compression and/or limiting. A good place to start would be to try out Logic's Compressor and Ad limiter plugins

kind regards

Mark
 

Markdvc

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#5
I was hoping to edit the track by raising the level by 3dB. I've got the mixer all the way up & I don't want to redo the track.
There are various way to do this, an easy one is to apply a gain plugin, use it to raise the level by 3 dB. YOu can find it under Logic's "Utility" set of effects.

Using a limiter can also work, but, depending on the signal, it does more than simply raising the level.

kind regards

Mark
 

Peter Ostry

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#6
I've recorded a track who has no head room & I would like to go to that track & raise 3db.
... I've got the mixer all the way up & I don't want to redo the track.
I do not understand 'headroom' in this context but let's try:
You have recorded to one track and you pushed its volume fader fully up. You do not have too much level at the output (no red light) and you do not want to change the overall volume but want 3 dB more on this single track. There is no plugin in the channelstrip of this track. Are all of these statements correct?

If yes, do the following:
Pull the volume fader of this track from its top position (+6 dB) down to -6 dB. Insert the plugin 'Gain' in the first plugin slot. You find it under 'Utility' in the plugin list. Set the gain of this plugin to +12 dB. Now the track is as loud as before but you got plenty of room to make it louder using the volume fader.
If you have a different situation, then tell us about it. How many tracks, how is the level on the other tracks, where are the volume faders, how is the output volume and where is the volume fader of the output. Posting a screenshot of the mixer would help.

And of course, tell us about your target, what for are you doing this mix? Is it even music and which genre? A video track with a bunch of humming insects requires another approach than a death metal piece where one guitar is too quiet. The techniques are very different.
 
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