The longer I use Logic, the more I’m find I’m always looking for a shortcut to get around.
Sometimes I want to mix a group of backing vocals as if they’re a single instrument. Why EQ and compress each backing vocal individually, when we can process them as a group?
To do this, I could either:
- Select each of the backing tracks in the Mixer
- Click on the Output field on one of the backing vocal Channel Strips
- Set the Output for each backing vocal to Bus 1
- And then wander around the Mixer to looking for the new Auxiliary Channel that Logic created
Or, I could try something different.
Select the backing vocal tracks in the Main Window, and use the following key command:
Shift – Command – G
And Logic will magically create a Summing Track Stack. Which means:
- The backing vocals are now organized together into a Folder in both the Main Window and Mixer
- The output for each of the backing vocals are automatically set to the same Bus
- And the top level of the Track Stack – our Bus/Auxiliary Channel – is placed directly to the left of our backing vocal group
Using only 3 keys on our Mac’s keyboard, we’re able to avoid at least 5 minutes of mousing around.
Logic is an amazing and intuitive program. But there’s a lot to navigate through. And unfortunately Logic can’t read our minds (yet).
If I think of something – like routing my backing vocals – I want to get right to it. NOT wade through menus upon menus.
Over time, I’ve found there are 5 key commands I use in every single Project. In fact, I’ll use these shortcuts hundreds – if not thousands – of times!
So in today’s video, I’d love to share 5 key commands I believe will revolutionize your workflow.
They’re simple and easy to remember. And can save you tons of time.
Got a couple favorite Logic key commands? Share some of yours in the comments below 🙂