Did you know you have a secret weapon in Logic Pro that can:
- Inject creativity and ear candy throughout your music
- Stabilize the performances of your different tracks
- Help your songs move and evolve over time
And it can do all these things at once?
Automation in Logic Pro can turn a good, but humdrum song, into an experience. It can also solve various issues of stability when an EQ or Compressor isn’t enough.
However – working with Automation can be intimidating. Drawing in Automation one mouse click at a time is laborious. And moving a fader or control can take a few tries.
So today I’d like to share with you some real-world tips from a recent Project I recorded and mixed for a buddy of mine.
Let me show you just how powerful Automation in Logic Pro really is!
First, I’ll walk you through 2 tips that will make Automation easier and faster to use. Then I’ll show you the various choices I made throughout my Project:
- The Channel EQ’s low-pass filter to add intrigue at the beginning of the song
- The level of the snare drum to tuck away as we transition into a verse
- The level of the guitars to grab the attention of the listener at a key moment
- The snare Sends so that the snare reverb evolves over time
- The bass performance to stabilize the inconsistencies between different notes
- The Stereo Output of the mix to help give a sense of movement to the mix as a whole
There’s so much you can do with Automation in Logic Pro. And today’s video above only scratches the surface!