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by MikeRobinson
Tue Sep 22, 2020 2:53 pm
Forum: Logic Pro X
Topic: Do 'Apple' listen?
Replies: 8
Views: 306

Re: Do 'Apple' listen?

I actually have worked inside "One Infinite Loop," and I can tell you that when you submit feedback or a bug report on the website it shows up in their internal RADAR system, and it will be regularly reviewed. But, do not expect to receive any response. That is pragmatically impossible for...
by MikeRobinson
Tue Sep 22, 2020 2:49 pm
Forum: Logic Pro X
Topic: How to Remove EQ's
Replies: 4
Views: 115

Re: How to Remove EQ's

I'd suggest "turning it off" because that preserves its settings. You might decide you want it back.
by MikeRobinson
Mon Sep 21, 2020 6:54 am
Forum: Tips and Tricks
Topic: Tips on Mixing/Mastering?
Replies: 2
Views: 85

Re: Tips on Mixing/Mastering?

In addition to "a certain book by a guy who's fairly well-known around these parts" :) there are endless Internet resources which talk about the subject of turning your random collection of sounds into a mix. I'd start by soloing each track, looking at the set of plug-ins and filters that ...
by MikeRobinson
Fri Sep 18, 2020 7:40 am
Forum: Music Production Techniques and Gear
Topic: How Can I Make My Own Loops In Logic To Sell Without Getting Sued?
Replies: 21
Views: 612

Re: How Can I Make My Own Loops In Logic To Sell Without Getting Sued?

The legal position is actually quite straightforward: • "Loops are there for you to use," any way you like, in your own compositions. • ... but you cannot literally copy the actual loop verbatim, and sell it as part of your own loop library. So, just "get creative" and produce so...
by MikeRobinson
Fri Sep 11, 2020 12:48 pm
Forum: Logic Pro X
Topic: System overload
Replies: 34
Views: 981

Re: System overload

Thanks for the clarification. Unfortunately, I have no idea. "Plugins" and so forth are always a possibility to check. In general, can you "start muting things" and try to thereby reduce it to "one particular thing" that triggers or avoids, as the case may be, the overl...
by MikeRobinson
Fri Sep 11, 2020 12:44 pm
Forum: Music Showcase
Topic: Whitney Houston - I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Logic X remake prod. by Insight)
Replies: 1
Views: 67

Re: Whitney Houston - I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Logic X remake prod. by Insight)

Very nicely done. Your careful attention to the complex percussion parts really stands out here, because these are so very much a part of the arrangement. Now, listening to it, I did somewhat feel that the deep-bass was a bit under-represented. I seem to remember a strong contra-bass level rhythm p...
by MikeRobinson
Tue Sep 08, 2020 11:00 am
Forum: Composition and Creativity
Topic: Very basic drum question
Replies: 5
Views: 150

Re: Very basic drum question

Yeah ... I only heard "a grand total of two seconds of actual audio."

(However: it sounded "anything but 'basic!'") :D
by MikeRobinson
Tue Sep 08, 2020 10:52 am
Forum: Logic Pro X
Topic: System overload
Replies: 34
Views: 981

Re: System overload

Although you might now be faced with the situation which made Logic's designers pay so much attention to "bouncing." If you are now faced with a project that is computationally too-intensive for your present hardware to handle "in one pass, on its own," you can easily pre-compute...
by MikeRobinson
Wed Sep 02, 2020 5:58 pm
Forum: The Lounge (Anything Else)
Topic: Music Licensing Distribution Royalties Suggestions
Replies: 6
Views: 431

Re: Music Licensing Distribution Royalties Suggestions

Indeed, an entirely different concept, based on nationally-supported and taxpayer-funded ("BBC-X") venues. A concept that entirely does not exist on this side of "the pond."
by MikeRobinson
Tue Sep 01, 2020 1:46 pm
Forum: Music Production Techniques and Gear
Topic: Upgrade Mac Question
Replies: 6
Views: 312

Re: Upgrade Mac Question

As I suggested elsewhere, surf to the "Refurbished Equipment" section – https://www.apple.com/shop/refurbished This is where I always go to buy [recent ...] Macintoshes. Here you find the computers that were out there last year in classrooms and in retail stores. In the eyes of the law, th...
by MikeRobinson
Tue Sep 01, 2020 1:37 pm
Forum: Music Production Techniques and Gear
Topic: trying to speed up my system questions...
Replies: 7
Views: 364

Re: trying to speed up my system questions...

And – maybe it's time for a new Mac? Over the years, I've bought [almost] every one of my Macs from Apple's "refurbished and clearance" section, which is very-neatly buried in an out-of-the-way place on their site. ( https://www.apple.com/shop/refurbished ) "Here's where all the equip...
by MikeRobinson
Tue Sep 01, 2020 1:31 pm
Forum: Music Production Techniques and Gear
Topic: Is the new MacBook Air powerful enough?
Replies: 14
Views: 793

Re: Is the new MacBook Air powerful enough?

I guess that my "instinctive concern" about the Air product-line, specifically, is that they were intending to absolutely-minimize both the product's physical profile and its weight. "So, did they actually include a fan , or not?" Most of the things that people actually do with t...
by MikeRobinson
Tue Sep 01, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: The Lounge (Anything Else)
Topic: history safari suddenly gone (apparently everything has been erased)
Replies: 3
Views: 259

Re: history safari suddenly gone (apparently everything has been erased)

The nested directory would be "Application Support" but I honestly can't say what their software developers did.
by MikeRobinson
Tue Sep 01, 2020 1:12 pm
Forum: The Lounge (Anything Else)
Topic: Music Licensing Distribution Royalties Suggestions
Replies: 6
Views: 431

Re: Music Licensing Distribution Royalties Suggestions

I honestly can't speak to the national differences between implementation of copyright laws. The key benefit to all of us is that they have subscribed to international copyright conventions. In the United States, registration of a song costs you 35¢ apiece if you register 100 songs at a time. (The p...
by MikeRobinson
Tue Sep 01, 2020 1:04 pm
Forum: Composition and Creativity
Topic: Soaring strings
Replies: 10
Views: 395

Re: Soaring strings

Yes, John, my point is that the additions are often very subtle.

Listen very closely to those parts ... and, okay okay, I agree that "the first eight bars" are often "a bit naked." And maybe the last eight.
by MikeRobinson
Tue Sep 01, 2020 12:59 pm
Forum: Composition and Creativity
Topic: Newb - Looking for tips on making disco re edits!!
Replies: 3
Views: 377

Re: Newb - Looking for tips on making disco re edits!!

"Disco?" No-o-o-o-o-ooo... ;)

(Full disclosure: "somehow, I survived the late 70's ...")
by MikeRobinson
Tue Sep 01, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: Logic Pro X
Topic: Disk is too slow? or System Overload?
Replies: 14
Views: 454

Re: Disk is too slow? or System Overload?

Take it from someone who tried to do too much with too little before he was finally visited by Santa Claus: you might need to bounce some tracks. This creates a new audio-only track that represents the consequence of rendering the source track(s), then mutes the sources. Logic can now "concentr...
by MikeRobinson
Mon Aug 31, 2020 12:31 pm
Forum: The Lounge (Anything Else)
Topic: Music Licensing Distribution Royalties Suggestions
Replies: 6
Views: 431

Re: Music Licensing Distribution Royalties Suggestions

In general, the most important thing in the United States is that you should belong to a Performing Rights Organization (PRO) such as ASCAP, BMI, or SESAC, and register your works with them. In general, these companies are in the business of monitoring world-wide use of your material and ensuring th...
by MikeRobinson
Fri Aug 21, 2020 7:42 am
Forum: Music Production Techniques and Gear
Topic: How should I handle the downloaded samples?
Replies: 1
Views: 141

Re: How should I handle the downloaded samples?

Sounds like you need a limiter in your chain, to force those drum hits down. I would start by reviewing all of the material to make sure that you don't need to push something down, then as a separate step consider whether you need to then lift anything up. Try to first arrange things so that every s...
by MikeRobinson
Fri Aug 21, 2020 7:36 am
Forum: Music Production Techniques and Gear
Topic: How do you store your samples?
Replies: 13
Views: 581

Re: How do you store your samples?

Back them up, and buy as many of them as you need. They're cheap, and multiple drives can be attached to a single "hub." I keep them in a fire-safe box ... partly so I won't lose 'em. Probably best to copy the data that you're actually working with back to the internal drive/SSD for use. B...
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