Creating hybrid digital bass in Logic Pro X

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Despite the revival of analogue synthesis, there’s still a significant amount of love and respect for the thoroughly modern ‘digital’ synthesizer – most notably, Native Instruments’ Massive and Xfer Records’ Serum. The appeal of these instruments is easy to see – while analogue synths are the kings of warmth, digital synths really tend to come […]

How to sidechain in Logic Pro X

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From French-style EDM compression, through to de-essing and chopped-up synth pads, there’s a range of creative signal-processing techniques powered by sidechaining. However, while most of us have heard about the concept, things can get confused when it comes to implementing it in your DAW. In the case of Logic Pro X, you’ll find a large […]

How to develop a professional mastering workflow in Logic

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Having explored some ‘quick-fix’ mastering solutions in our last workshop, we’re now going to take a more in-depth look at a more professional solution to mastering – where the mix and mastering process are distinct and separate elements. As you’ll see, there’s plenty to take from our last workshop (especially in relation to loudness control), […]

How to control loudness when mastering in Logic

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More than any other part of the music-production workflow, the art and science of mastering seems to evolve and adapt dramatically over time. The reasons behind these fundamental shifts can be explained in two ways – an evolution in music formats and more intriguingly, changes in peoples’ taste in respect to the perceived ‘sound’ of […]

Understanding compressor circuit types in Logic

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One of the most common questions we’re asked about in Logic Pro X is the relative difference between the various compressor-circuit types and most importantly, what instruments pair best with each compressor type. Certainly, if you’re a newcomer to Logic, the fact that there’s more than one type of compressor can seem bewildering, especially if […]

How to program your own beats in Logic Pro X

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We spend a lot of time in our Logic Workshops taking a look at a particular function or plug-in, often missing out the ‘wider’ picture of how a collection of features knits together to produce a particular sonic outcome. In this workshop, therefore, we’re going to take a more holistic exploration of beat programming in […]

Using bus sends and aux channels in Logic Pro X

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Bus (also spelt buss) sends and aux channels are an essential part of working with Logic’s mixer, covering everything from custom headphone mixes through to reverb and other forms of ‘parallel’ effects processing. Like many aspects of Logic, though, it’s easy to overlook the full functionality of what buses and aux channels have to offer, […]

Point Blank: Using vocal stems in Logic Pro X

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In Point Blank’s latest tutorial, producer Risa T demonstrates how vocal stems can be creatively manipulated to make your songs pop. In the video, she uses stems from Hoodboi’s Glide as an example. One of the techniques Risa T covers involves layering multiple vocal stems in order to create a wider sound. These layers are […]

Point Blank tutorial: Making an EDM track in Logic

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Point Blank has teamed up with Danish DJ/producer Faustix for a tutorial on creating an EDM track in Logic. Having worked with Diplo and Major Lazer and released tracks on Monstercat, Epic Records and Atlantic, he’s got some serious credentials. In the video, Faustix gives us a comprehensive breakdown of his track Bailamos. He explains […]