Apple Logic Pro X

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marcelosz / Marcelo SZ 4 years ago
Volume automation in LPX: how do usually work with it? I mean, when mixing you need to automate volume for 2 reasons: dynamics (like a guitar part that starts low and gets louder) and volume level (the mix balance itself). But what do you usually do when you have both cases? At least for me I think it's a PITA when you need to change levels of a track that has already been volume automated regarding dynamics, be it just a region or the whole track. So what I usually do is create a group even if there's just one track in it. The dynamics based automation goes in the track itself, and the track overall volume I change using the group fader, with no automation. I'm curious to know your practices regarding this. Thanks!


   

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EnricoNic   commented 4 years ago


Hi. If I understand well what you need, you have two more options. First, there is also a supplementary (relative) volume automation (the one marked with +/-): you can trim it to your needs, still maintaining the main volume automation. Second option, you can level the mean volume of the track by assigning its strip to a VCA fader. Hope it helps.

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marcelosz   commented 3yr+12mo ago


Uhmmm , great tip! Gonna check that!

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sriracha   commented 4 years ago


I do the same thing - use track stacks or a submix. Or you can use a VCA like Enrico says - I do that if I need to work with multiple track stacks as a folder.

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marcelosz   commented 3yr+12mo ago


Cool!!! Thanks!