Back when I first started recording my songs in Logic, I couldn’t wait to get down to mixing.
The chance to use EQ, compression, and reverb thrilled me. It was like I finally had access to the world of turning riffs into full-formed productions.
As soon as I finished a song, I would throw plugins everywhere.
Little did I know though, that half the battle of mixing is all about organization!
Mixing is all about flow.
Athletes often experience a “flow state” while they’re competing. “Flow” is all about being completely in the moment. Not thinking about laundry or the dishes. But focused entirely on the task at hand.
It’s hard to be completely focused on mixing though when you haven’t set the table for yourself to be focused:
When every track looks nearly identical, it’s impossible to focus. Every moment of your mix session you’ll need to remind yourself:
- What track am I looking at?
- Which part of the song am I looking for?
- Which section of the song does this instrument come in?
Ever heard the phrase mise en place? “Everything in its place.” That’s what we’re after.
So in today’s video let me show you how Logic makes it easy for you to quickly organize your Logic mix sessions:
- How to tell Logic to automatically color-code all your tracks
- How to organize groups of instruments using Track Stacks
- How to clean up dead space and noise using Strip Silence
- How to gain-stage your tracks using Normalize Region Gain
They’re all easy, and all nearly automatic. Adopt these 4 functions into your LPX mix sessions and finally achieve a flow state in your mixing.