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Music Production in Logic Pro X : Vocal Mixing Essentials

Learn the essentials of mixing in Logic Pro X using only stock plugins and effects in our Music Production Course
Instructor:
Tomas George
4,034 students enrolled
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Mix a song from beginning to end, using professional, and efficient techniques
Apply effects such as compression, EQ, and de-essing to create better sounding mixes
Use Logic Pro X's included plugins and features with confidence
By the end of this course, you'll have a better understanding of the mix down process

Start Mixing Your Vocals with Logic Pro X!

BROUGHT TO YOU BY PRO AUDIO ENGINEER CHRISTOPHER CARVALHO AND MUSIC PRODUCTION INSTRUCTOR TOMAS GEORGE.

If you are looking for a Digital Audio Workstation that will fulfill all of your music production needs at an affordable price point, then Logic Pro X is the Music Production Application for you. Logic Pro X is used by professional producers, songwriters, mixers, and mastering engineers worldwide. This course is the best way to start making professional-sounding mixes right away.

Make mixes that translate!

Practice mixing while you learn. This course includes practice projects so you can follow along and actually learn by doing. 

By the end of the course, you’ll be able to confidently use Logic Pro X and its bundled plugins to mix your music and vocals

We’ll be teaching the course using only the built-in features from Logic Pro X

What makes us qualified to teach you?

Christopher Carvalho is a professional audio engineer and Apple Certified Logic Pro Trainer

Tomas George has a MMus Masters Degree in Music Production and a BA(Hons) Degree in Music Composition. He is also the creator of some of the world’s most popular music production courses – with over 275,000 students

There are many music production/mixing coaches online. This one stands out from the rest. Chris has a knack for presenting information in a concise way. – Adam D.

Tomas was clear and concise, really useful information for me to write down before I buy Logic Pro X so now I feel a lot less intimidated when opening logic for the first time tomorrow – Simon B.

Very useful lectures which provide me a lot of information and improve my skills dramatically. His teaching method also helps me easily to understand. Thank you so much Tomas. – Huy N.

What is this mixing course all about?

In this guide to mixing in Logic Pro X course, you’ll not only learn all the tools and processes to make great sounding mixes, but you’ll also mix with the mindset of a professional audio engineer. 

This course will cover everything you need to know about mixing, including:

  • Gain Staging

  • EQ

  • Compression

  • De-Essing

  • Reverb

  • Automation

  • And much more!

Learn from practitioners who have deployed these techniques with real-life client material. 

Go ahead and click the enroll button, and I’ll see you in lesson 1!

Cheers,

Christopher and Tomas

Introduction

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Introduction and What you are Going to Learn

In this Music Production in Logic Pro X : Digital Audio Mixing lecture, you will be introduced to your instructors and what this course has to offer!

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Getting the Most from this Course

In this Music Production in Logic Pro X : Digital Audio Mixing lecture, you will learn about how to use Udemy's user interface so that you can get the most out of this course.

Organizing and Basic Mixing

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Project Organization

In this Music Production in Logic Pro X : Digital Audio Mixing lecture, you will learn about how to organize a mix using tracks stacks in Logic Pro X

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Faders and Panning

In this Music Production in Logic Pro X : Digital Audio Mixing lecture, Tomas shows you how to start a basic mix using just volume faders and pan pots to get a good balance down when mixing in Logic Pro X

Basic Editing: Drums and Vocals

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Flex Pitch - Vocals

In this Music Production in Logic Pro X : Digital Audio Mixing lecture, Tomas George shows you how you can use Flex Pitch feature to correct vocal tuning issues when mixing in Logic Pro X

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Flex Time - Vocals

In this Music Production in Logic Pro X : Digital Audio Mixing lecture, you will learn about how to use Flex Time to fix timing errors in vocal tracks.

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Editing Studio Drums

In this Music Production in Logic Pro X : Digital Audio Mixing lecture, Tomas George shows you his process for editing drums that were recorded in the studio, and how to use specific features for editing drums in Logic Pro X

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Song Mix Deconstruct - Mixing Drum Kit Designer

In this Music Production in Logic Pro X : Digital Audio Mixing lecture, Tomas gives you an overview of a mix he is working on with the Drum Kit Designer when mixing in Logic Pro X

Mixing Project Files in Logic Pro X

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Mixing Files

In this Music Production in Logic Pro X : Digital Audio Mixing lecture, Tomas shows you how to find the available Logic Pro X project files for you to practice at home with.

Getting Started with Mixing

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Tips to Start a Mix

In this Music Production in Logic Pro X : Digital Audio Mixing lecture, Christopher tells you his top tips for starting a mix in Logic Pro X

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Mixing vs Mastering

In this Music Production in Logic Pro X : Digital Audio Mixing lecture, Christopher Carvalho explains the difference between mixing and mastering.

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Introduction to Mixing with Logic Pro's Audio Effects

In this Music Production in Logic Pro X : Digital Audio Mixing lecture, Christopher introduces the next section which is all about Mixing with the included Audio FX in Logic Pro X

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Channel Strip and Routing - Part 1

In this Music Production in Logic Pro X : Digital Audio Mixing lecture, Christopher breaks down the channel strip in Logic pro X and the signal flow.

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Channel Strip - Part 2

In this Music Production in Logic Pro X : Digital Audio Mixing lecture, Christopher continues to show you the internal routing of the channel strip in Logic Pro X

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Bussed Effects

In this Music Production in Logic Pro X : Digital Audio Mixing lecture, you will learn how and why to use bussed sends for certain effects when mixing in Logic Pro X

Mix Setup

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Gain Staging Audio Tracks and Pre Fader Metering

In this Music Production in Logic Pro X : Digital Audio Mixing lecture, you will learn about how to practice gain staging and why you might want to consider Pre-Fader metering when mixing in Logic Pro X

Also, attached to this video is the same Logic Pro X project used at the start of this lesson. Please feel free to download this file if you'd like to follow along with the lesson.

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Gain Staging Software Tracks

In this Music Production in Logic Pro X : Digital Audio Mixing lecture, you will learn about how to practice gain staging for Software Tracks when mixing in Logic Pro X

Mixing with EQ

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Mixing with Channel EQ

In this Music Production in Logic Pro X : Digital Audio Mixing lecture, Christopher Carvalho shows you best practices when EQing a track to help it sit better in the mix. Remove resonances and tonal shaping in Logic Pro X's Channel EQ.

Mixing with Dynamics (Compression etc)

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Mixing with Compressor - Part 1

In this Music Production in Logic Pro X : Digital Audio Mixing lecture, Christopher Carvalho explains the most fundamental parameters of the Compressor in Logic Pro X

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Mixing with Compressor - Part 2

In this Music Production in Logic Pro X : Digital Audio Mixing lecture, Christopher explains Attack and Release in Logic pro X's Compressor.

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Compressor Circuit Types

In this Music Production in Logic Pro X : Digital Audio Mixing lecture, Christopher Carvalho shows the various types of compressor model that are available to you in Logic Pro X's Compressor, how they behave differently, and how they color the sound. 

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Compression - Distortion and Limiting

In this Music Production in Logic Pro X : Digital Audio Mixing lecture, Christopher explains how the distortion features in Logic Pro X's Compressor work.

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Sidechain Compression

In this Music Production in Logic Pro X : Digital Audio Mixing lecture, you will learn how and why we may use Sidechain Compression in Logic Pro X

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Compression - Part 5 (Glue)

In this Music Production in Logic Pro X : Digital Audio Mixing lecture, Christopher integrates most of what we have learned so far and how to use Compressor to help vocals sit in the mix.

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DeEsser

In this Music Production in Logic Pro X : Digital Audio Mixing lecture, you will learn about how to use DeEsser to control sibilance when mixing in Logic Pro X

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Multipressor - Part 1

In this Music Production in Logic Pro X : Digital Audio Mixing lecture, Christopher introduces Logic Pro X's Multipressor and why it can be useful for mixing

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Multipressor - Part 2 (DeEss)

In this Music Production in Logic Pro X : Digital Audio Mixing lecture, you will learn about how Multiband Compression can help to control sibilance in a vocal.

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Multipressor - Expander

In this Music Production in Logic Pro X : Digital Audio Mixing lecture, you will learn about how you can use Multipressor to gate frequency specific issues in a recording

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Dynamics Wrap up

In this Music Production in Logic Pro X : Digital Audio Mixing lecture, Christopher Carvalho unwraps his existing vocal chain and explains the various audio fx units that are there and how they are helping. 

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Compression with Flex Pitch

In this Music Production in Logic Pro X : Digital Audio Mixing lecture, you will learn about how to manage variances in volume of a vocal recording using Flex Pitch when mixing in Logic Pro X

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Exciter

In this Music Production in Logic Pro X : Digital Audio Mixing lecture, you will learn about how to add new harmonic content to a track using Logic pro X's Exciter. 

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Noise Gate

In this Music Production in Logic Pro X : Digital Audio Mixing lecture, you will learn about how you can use Logic Pro's Noise Gate to control noise in a recording.

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Noise Gate - AHR

In this Music Production in Logic Pro X : Digital Audio Mixing lecture, you will learn about how to refine the Logic Pro's Noise Gate using Attack, Hold, and Release settings.

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Noise Gate - Hysteresis

In this Music Production in Logic Pro X : Digital Audio Mixing lecture, you will learn about Hysteresis and how it applies to using Noise Gate in Logic Pro X

Mixing with Modulation

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Chorus

In this Music Production in Logic Pro X : Digital Audio Mixing lecture, you will learn about how you can thicken a vocal track, give it some body, and help embed it into the mix using Logic Pro X's Chorus effect.

Mixing with Automation

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Introduction to Automation

In this Music Production in Logic Pro X : Digital Audio Mixing lecture, you will learn about how to write and edit automation data for mixing in Logic Pro X

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Touch Automation

In this Music Production in Logic Pro X : Digital Audio Mixing lecture, you will learn about how to use Touch Automation to ride the fader in real time manually in Logic Pro X

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Trim-Touch Automation

In this Music Production in Logic Pro X : Digital Audio Mixing lecture, you will learn about Trim-Touch automation in Logic Pro X

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Relative Touch Automation

In this Music Production in Logic Pro X : Digital Audio Mixing lecture, you will learn about Relative-Touch automation in Logic Pro X

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Automation Curve Tool

In this Music Production in Logic Pro X : Digital Audio Mixing lecture, you will learn about how to refine your automation curves when mixing in Logic Pro X

Mixing with Reverb

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SilverVerb - Part 1

In this Music Production in Logic Pro X : Digital Audio Mixing lecture, you will learn about how reverb works and how to, what the different parameters mean and how they contribute to how a sound appears in the stereo sound stage. The theory and practice of using Reverb when mixing in Logic Pro X

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SilverVerb Modulation

In this Music Production in Logic Pro X : Digital Audio Mixing lecture, you will learn about how to use Modulation to enrich SilverVerb's effect when mixing in Logic Pro X

Mixing with Delay

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Sample Delay and HAAS Effect

In this Music Production in Logic Pro X : Digital Audio Mixing lecture, you will learn about how to use Sample Delay in Logic Pro X's to adjust phase of a track and how to create the HAAS effect.

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Delay - Echo

In this Music Production in Logic Pro X : Digital Audio Mixing lecture, you will learn about how feedback delay works via Logic Pro's Echo effect.

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Stereo Delay - Part 1

In this Music Production in Logic Pro X : Digital Audio Mixing lecture, you will learn about Logic Pro X's Stereo Delay effect and how it can be useful when trying to create a sense of spacer in the stereo field.

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Stereo Delay - Part 2

In this Music Production in Logic Pro X : Digital Audio Mixing lecture, you will learn about more about the features of Stereo Delay in Logic Pro X

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Stereo Delay - Part 3

In this Music Production in Logic Pro X : Digital Audio Mixing lecture, you will learn more about the features of Stereo Delay in Logic Pro X

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Tape Delay - Part 1

In this Music Production in Logic Pro X : Digital Audio Mixing lecture, you will learn about Logic Pro X's Tape Delay which emulates Vintage Tape Echoes.

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Tape Delay - Part 2

In this Music Production in Logic Pro X : Digital Audio Mixing lecture, you will learn about the modulation features in Logic Pro X's Tape Delay.

Thanks and Bye

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Thanks and Bye

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