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by facej
Thu Jul 15, 2021 11:46 am
Forum: The Lounge (Anything Else)
Topic: Logic automatically boots on power up
Replies: 3
Views: 250

Re: Logic automatically boots on power up

If you do the software update while Logic Pro is open the restarts of the machine will eventually wind you up with Logic Pro still open.

Quit Logic Pro before you start the update.
by facej
Sun Jul 11, 2021 9:06 pm
Forum: Music Production Techniques and Gear
Topic: M1 Macs, internal vs external SSD
Replies: 6
Views: 860

Re: M1 Macs, internal vs external SSD

M1 MacBookAir here - 1TB internal SSD. I usually work on projects stored on external SSDs, occasionally simply work across my Ethernet... For the snappiest performance I move the active project to the internal SSD and go from there. The I/O performance of the internal SSD is stupendous. Beyond all p...
by facej
Sun Jul 11, 2021 9:02 pm
Forum: Music Production Techniques and Gear
Topic: Sound Card or better at mixing?
Replies: 9
Views: 782

Re: Sound Card or better at mixing?

Sounds like you are listening to mastered tracks on Apple Music and comparing it to tracks that you have produced, and mixed, an possibly mastered? I doubt you have mastered. First step is to level match your Stereo Out and the Apple Music tracks. Bounce your mix and put a copy in Music/iTunes. List...
by facej
Sun Jul 11, 2021 8:56 pm
Forum: Logic Pro
Topic: Logic & Behringer X-Touch with 2 Extenders
Replies: 5
Views: 469

Re: Logic & Behringer X-Touch with 2 Extenders

The green select buttons (green when selected) have nothing to do with audio playing. You need to check all of the Control Surface preferences and make sure that you understand what the settings do. If you set 'Touching Fader Selects Track' then if you touch a fader the light should go green. You ne...
by facej
Wed Jun 30, 2021 4:58 pm
Forum: The Lounge (Anything Else)
Topic: 27 inch iMac to 24 inch IMac?
Replies: 2
Views: 575

Re: 27 inch iMac to 24 inch IMac?

You can put a large number of pixels on the 4.5k display - not as many as a 5k iMac, but close. It really all depends on how good your eyesight is. I run my 5k iMac at 2880x1620 which is a bit larger than the default 2560x1440 - 3200x1800 is a bit too small for my old eyes. The true pixel dimension ...
by facej
Sat Jun 26, 2021 2:39 pm
Forum: Logic Pro & MainStage Templates and Environments
Topic: 3rd Party Plug-In Control Surface Parameter Lists
Replies: 46
Views: 46219

Re: 3rd Party Plug-In Control Surface Parameter Lists

yeah, well, I guess the 15 years or so of Logic Control implementation isn't going to get re-worked...
by facej
Sat Jun 26, 2021 1:15 pm
Forum: Logic Pro & MainStage Templates and Environments
Topic: 3rd Party Plug-In Control Surface Parameter Lists
Replies: 46
Views: 46219

Re: 3rd Party Plug-In Control Surface Parameter Lists

According to the manual... Press the SEND button. The channel name appears on the top line, the "selected" parameter appears on the second line. DO NOT press the SEND button a second time, that will switch it to "channel view" which is what you describe. To cause the send levels ...
by facej
Thu Jun 17, 2021 9:26 am
Forum: Music Production Techniques and Gear
Topic: Channel Strip emulation
Replies: 6
Views: 1776

Re: Channel Strip emulation

Well, I do like me some 'Scheps OmniChannel' or 'CLA MixHub' - talk about CPU...The T-Racks channel emulations are OK too.

My 'go to' these days are iZotope Neutron (everything) and Nectar (voices and 'lead' instruments)
by facej
Sun Jun 13, 2021 5:42 pm
Forum: Logic Pro
Topic: Help me find this plugin!
Replies: 3
Views: 213

Re: Help me find this plugin!

Comb filter?
by facej
Sat Jun 12, 2021 6:14 am
Forum: Logic Pro
Topic: Internal vs external SSD for Logic Projects? Topic is solved
Replies: 14
Views: 994

Re: Internal vs external SSD for Logic Projects? Topic is solved

Time Machine will backup from external drives if you want it to. I assume that you use a separate drive for Time Machine backups. You need to go to the Time Machine preferences and check the exclusion settings - click the Options button. You will probably see your external drives in the list of excl...
by facej
Wed Jun 09, 2021 3:47 pm
Forum: Music Production Techniques and Gear
Topic: Channel Strip emulation
Replies: 6
Views: 1776

Re: Channel Strip emulation

I think that the combination of the Vintage EQ models (Tube, Console, Graphic) and proper selection of Compressor settings (there are models that are quite close to "vintage" classics) you can achieve a nicely "colored" sound on a channel. No need to add more plug-ins for $...
by facej
Sat May 29, 2021 11:20 am
Forum: Logic Pro
Topic: Small diaphragm condenser mics causing interference/noise
Replies: 15
Views: 809

Re: Small diaphragm condenser mics causing interference/noise

How old is your Clarett 2Pre? My Focusrite 18i6 worked fine until one day noise started happening...turns out that the power supply on the interface was failing, and eventually quit entirely. I wound up finding the noise problem occurred when completely disconnected from a computer as well. 3 year w...
by facej
Fri May 28, 2021 6:39 pm
Forum: Logic Pro
Topic: How long do you all leave Logic and Mac going.
Replies: 7
Views: 512

Re: How long do you all leave Logic and Mac going.

NB I don't turn off or sleep my computers. Haven't done it since 1981. Don't plan to now. Well, I do close the lid on my laptop ;-)
by facej
Thu May 27, 2021 8:10 pm
Forum: Logic Pro
Topic: Where do I put my mouse etc on new computer!?
Replies: 10
Views: 620

Re: Where do I put my mouse etc on new computer!?

I simply plugged my pre-existing USB hub (powered USB3) in to a USB-A to USB-C adapter. Then I got a dock. USB hub plugs in to dock, dock plugs in to laptop. Works great
by facej
Thu May 27, 2021 8:05 pm
Forum: Logic Pro
Topic: How long do you all leave Logic and Mac going.
Replies: 7
Views: 512

Re: How long do you all leave Logic and Mac going.

I don't turn off my iMac. I have been known to leave Logic up for days, but find that my USB devices get wonky sometimes - so I have to quit Logic and power cycle my X-Touch - I have started powering down the X-Touch since I am working on my laptop a fair bit, not in the studio. My quick-record temp...
by facej
Sun May 23, 2021 1:44 pm
Forum: Logic Pro
Topic: Samsung t5 formatting?
Replies: 24
Views: 1473

Re: Samsung t5 formatting?

If you want to get more details about storage subsystem performance you might want to try https://apps.apple.com/us/app/amorphous ... 4295?mt=12

This tool measures the all important IOPS as well as MB/s.
by facej
Fri May 21, 2021 6:37 pm
Forum: Logic Pro
Topic: Splitting the Mix Bus into different frequency ranges
Replies: 21
Views: 1076

Re: Splitting the Mix Bus into different frequency ranges

If you are willing to be "all Waves" Insert the Waves "Studio Rack" (stereo). Use the frequency splitter to make 5 bands (sorry, only 5) Now take the first split and add a frequency splitter. There 6 frequency bands. You can add Waves plugins to each of the split frequency bands....
by facej
Sun May 16, 2021 12:54 pm
Forum: Logic Pro
Topic: Exported track doesn't keep sends and effects
Replies: 45
Views: 1617

Re: Exported track doesn't keep sends and effects

Maybe a 'Bounce and Replace All Tracks' will get you closer. All tracks (especially summing stacks) get processed as well as all of the 'Send' tracks - make sure you create a track for each of your send effects. Once you have done this you can work with tracks, or stems (summed tracks) along with th...
by facej
Fri May 14, 2021 11:10 am
Forum: Music Production Techniques and Gear
Topic: Control Surface - Logic Control? X-Touch One or Universal?
Replies: 6
Views: 1635

Re: Control Surface - Logic Control? X-Touch One or Universal?

X-Touch Universal - the Mackie Control Universal clone. 8 channels/faders + main fader. All the buttons and knobs you could want. Simple answer for the iPad is I use it in "Smart Help" mode to feed me documentation/help while using Logic. Additional use these days, and will probably be pri...
by facej
Thu May 13, 2021 8:20 am
Forum: Logic Pro
Topic: Does a SSD external drive need to be powered?
Replies: 56
Views: 2937

Re: Does a SSD external drive need to be powered?

Amazon.co.uk has Crucial 1TB SSD listed for 82.83 GBP, a UGREEN snap-together enclosure (the ones I use) is listed for 14.99 GBP. Get the parts, spend the 5 minutes with Disk Utility (it's worth it) and save the 117 GBP - better yet - buy 2 !
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