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I.M. Groot
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Heavy static/distortion

Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:58 pm

I'm working on a project with scores of tracks, and most of the tracks have some level of Logic Pro EQ and/or Chorus on them.

I'm running into a problem where the more tracks I have, the more static/distortion I'm getting.

Is this happening because of the cumulative effect of the EQ on all the tracks?

Is there any way to fix this? Would combining (bouncing) tracks help, maybe? Any tips?
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Re: Heavy static/distortion

Thu Sep 14, 2017 1:54 am

I.M. Groot wrote:
Is this happening because of the cumulative effect of the EQ on all the tracks?

No, definitely not, you could have hundreds of EQs and Compressors and shouldn't have to suffer any static or distortion. 
Are you working with audio tracks or software instruments? 
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Re: Heavy static/distortion

Thu Sep 14, 2017 4:08 pm

David Nahmani wrote:
Are you working with audio tracks or software instruments? 

Audio tracks. They're all vocal tracks (except for one music track, which I imported).
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Re: Heavy static/distortion

Sat Sep 16, 2017 3:00 pm

So does anybody have any input about this problem? Anyone have any idea why it's happening? Anybody else ever experience anything like this? Possible ways to deal with it?
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Re: Heavy static/distortion

Mon Sep 18, 2017 12:19 pm

I would start by trying googling logic buffer and latency settings, or logic crackling examples for recording, and then for mixing, and try that a bit. It usually helps but each system reacts slightly differently.
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Re: Heavy static/distortion

Mon Sep 18, 2017 6:09 pm

xgman wrote:
I would start by trying googling logic buffer and latency settings, or logic crackling examples for recording, and then for mixing, and try that a bit. It usually helps but each system reacts slightly differently.

Thanks for these ideas xgman, I am looking into them.

I think I may have made some progress toward solving this problem. I went in and switched most of the low end EQ to high end, and a good 85% of the problem disappeared.

This leads me to believe that somehow the low end frequencies, spread across multiple tracks, were causing distortion. I realize that David said (very confidently) that this sort of thing shouldn't be happening--and I don't know why it did--but that does seem to be the takeaway.
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