Headphone mixes are far more important than many of us like to assume. The difference between a great headphone mix and a not-so-great mix can make or break a recording session.
Music is all about vibe. This is why you or the performer you’re recording need to feel that vibe through the headphones.
If a vocalist feels like they’re in the middle of an inspiring mix, you’ll hear that in their vocal takes! They’ll sound inspired. They’ll feed off of that mix and deliver.
The big question though is how do you deliver that awesome, inspiring mix to their cans?
Well, it turns out that you can send any bit of audio to any output of your audio interface. Click on one of the empty Send fields on your track, and route it to an output.
I actually touched on headphone mixes in an old post and video. But since then many users have had a lot of questions. Questions like:
- Should you use Pre or Post-Fader routing?
- How do you quickly copy the rough Project mix to the sends?
- How do you fine-tune the headphone mix after?
- What about reverb and delay effects?
- And what if you need more than one or 2 headphone mixes?
Headphone mixes can get complicated in a hurry. Not because of Logic per se, but the gear you might need to make it all happen.
So it only felt right to revisit headphone mixes and give you a full deep dive on them.
Be sure to bookmark today’s video if you ever find yourself needing a refresher 🙂