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Software synths have taken over many of the roles that were once fulfilled by keyboard or rackmounting instruments, but many of us still have favourite hardware synths we’d like to integrate into our systems. And although Logic Pro has very capable MIDI features, its handling of external MIDI synths is not quite as intuitive as it might be. It often turns out that there’s more than one way to do a job, with no one way being clearly the ‘right’ way. For this article I’m going to go through the way I set up my own external Roland JV2080 (using only its stereo output).

The Rosetta Stone — this helped me understand GM Mixer and multi-track MIDI devices so much better.

Reset Sizes — Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day. #LogicProX @StudioIntern1

  Reset Sizes

According to the Keyboard Commands window this command is in the MIDI Environment. I have yet to discover where in that convoluted thing it exists. My suspicion is that the command is actually “Size by default” located in the “Cleanup” menu in the environment window. It certainly functions like that — resetting objects to their default size.

Environment overview — Logic Pro X:

The Environment refers to the virtual environment of Logic Pro inside your computer. It provides a virtual view of your MIDI studio, giving you complete control over your MIDI setup, and includes the following objects.


Psychoacoustics: How Perception Influences Music Production

Psychoacoustics: How Perception Influences Music Production:

The best place to start with psychoacoustics is to get familiar with the limits of human hearing. You probably already know that we can hear sounds within a range of 20 Hz to 20 kHz (20,000 Hz), with the upper limit decreasing to around 16 kHz with age. Noise-induced hearing loss and tinnitus will impact the perception of sound too, and for producers with these conditions, workarounds need to be developed to achieve balanced mixes.

Why Do My Mixes Sound Bad? 8 Tips to Douse the Flames

Why Do My Mixes Sound Bad? 8 Tips to Douse the Flames:

First, make sure something isn’t actually amiss with your gear. Many are the times where it hasn’t actually been my ears. With a panoply of hardware pieces and software abounding, it’s easy to see where something might mangle the proceedings in the chain.

Let me hear…route the audio through T-Racks One, Sonarworks, Ozone 8, and out through Sonarworks. Where did all that sub-50 information come from 😉