My Music, Recording

Adventures In Recording (Part 4)

This is part 4 of a series of blog posts following my experience of recording with Logic Pro and learning as I go.  Thanks to everyone who has contributed so far with suggestions – it has been really helpful.


Screen Shot 2012-07-16 at 10.09.48 PM

So after yesterday’s post, I decided that the delay effect needed to be adjusted. When I listened to the track with another set of head phones it was apparent the effect was too present. The speakers and/or headphones you use will make a difference to your mix – now I know!

Above is a screenshot of the delay settings. You may notice that I have pulled back the wet mix slider to give a cleaner vocal on the track.


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I also mentioned I would try switching off reverb on the acoustic tracks.  I tried it, but decided to keep it as I preferred it with the reverb.  As a side-note, I tried a similar delay setting to that of the vocal, but it did not work as well.

Strength MP3s

The player below has the four latest versions back-to-back in a playlist so you can compare. If the player does not work for you, links to the MP3s are provided below as well.


5 thoughts on “Adventures In Recording (Part 4)

    • wahbaman says:

      sounds good. if channels are still clipping, try adjusting output gain on compressors. won’t need limiters on each channel – only the master 🙂


      • AlastairVance says:

        @wahbaman I’ll try that. So I would use the compressor gain knob to drop the channel down some db’s? I can’t see how to add limiter to the master, only the output… Is that the same thing?


      • wahbaman says:

         @AlastairVance yes, lower the comp gain until it doesn’t clip on the loudest parts. find the master fader (you might have to ‘add’ it as a new stereo track). you should be able to apply stereo fx (limiter, reverb) to the whole mix.
        don’t remember if I posted order of fx in vocal/guitar channels. here’s what I’d do: EQ, comp, de-ess, reverb/delay. if you want to know why I can explain it over the phone or coffee 🙂


      • AlastairVance says:

         @wahbaman Yeah, you mentioned the order in an earlier comment – I have that in place.  I’ll try to get those limiters removed in the next couple of days.  Thanks for all your help.
        I owe you a coffee or two.  😉


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