How Logic Pro X’s Adaptive Limiter can be an essential mastering tool

Learn when in the process to use Adaptive Limiter, how to get the best from it, and possible side-effects of pushing it too hard.

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Once you’ve finished your track in Logic Pro X and bounced it out as a WAV, FLAC or MP3, you may notice that even though you’ve achieved a cohesive mix, it’s much quieter in comparison to commercial tracks. This is like because your track needs mastering. Limiters/expanders are critical tools in the mastering process, and Logic’s Adaptive Limiter is no different.

In this Logic Pro Tips video, MusicTech Expert Jono Buchanan breaks down the different components of Adaptive Limiter, demonstrates when you may want to use it, and what potential side effects can crop up in its use.

In our Logic Pro Tips series, MusicTech’s Logic expert Jono Buchanan breaks down music production on Apple’s professional DAW. Other episodes posted so far include:

Jono Buchanan is an Apple Certified instructor, with tons of experience under his belt. He’s a professor in Guildhall’s Electronic Music Department, teaching BMus Year 2 Dance Music project for Electronic Music’s Principal study course. Outside of that, he also produces and composes for various projects and writes reviews for MusicTech magazine too. He now also makes awesome weekly tutorials for Logic Pro X!

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