Chapter 18

Automating Your Mix


check Planning your automation

check Adding and editing automation

check Automating MIDI events

check Recording live automation

Imagine The Beatles standing around a mixing board with Sir George Martin, each lending a hand to pull faders up and down without stopping, hoping to get the perfect mix take. That’s how mixing was done before mechanical faders brought hardware automation to modern mixing boards.

With software automation, you have even greater and more flexible control over your mix. Automation can help you first stabilize your mix and then design an exciting mix. In this chapter, you find out how to add interest to your mix and automate your own mix blueprint.

remember To get all that you can from this chapter, you must have Show Advanced Tools selected in Advanced Preferences. Choose Logic Pro X ⇒ Preferences ⇒ Advanced Tools and select all the available options.

Turning Your Mix Into a Performance with Automation

Every track, channel strip, and plug-in ...

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