I’ve noticed a weird phenomenon over the years when it comes to audio projects.
Somehow, some way, Logic projects will turn into a rat’s nest of disorganization.
Maybe you’re better than me. But try as I may, my aspirations for organization somehow go out the window midway through a recording or writing session.
Everything starts well enough! I try staying on top of my name and color schemes.
But when ideas spark the creative fire, somehow staying organized falls out of my thoughts.
So these days I have a very strict policy for organizing my Logic sessions. Since I’m handling projects not just for myself, but for clients too, I can’t chance losing things.
Years from now a client or artist will say (it already happens):
“Hey! Any chance can I get some of the stems from that one song we did 5 years ago?”
If I had stuck to my old, bad disorganized habits, I’d have to try and find those stems in a mess of:
- “Riff 2”
- “Ah Ha 43”
Ugh… that’s painful to admit.
Now I’m a total fanatic about organizing my Logic Pro sessions. And you should be as well.
So in today’s video I share my particular workflow for organizing in LPX:
- Specific naming structures for projects
- Auto-coloring tracks
- Naming tracks for easy recognition
- Adding Icons
- Cutting Dead Space
- Using Markers so you know where you are in the mix
How do you choose to organize your LPX projects? I’d love to hear in the comments below.
Keith Potger says
Great tips Chris. I can use all of this episode to make sure I don’t have unidentified flying objects in my projects. Thanks. Keith
So glad to help Keith! Love the term “unidentified flying objects” too, hah. Wish I had thought of that 🙂