Learn how Logic Pro’s Noise Gate can give your vocals room to breathe
Using the effects Ducker feature, we can easily create more space within our mix
Applying delay to vocal tracks is a classic technique that brings space and elegance to an otherwise dry part. One problem you might encounter, though, is the delayed signal crowding the mix. We can remedy that using Logic Pro’s Noise Gate, making sure that the delay is only present when our vocalist isn’t singing.
In this Logic Tips tutorial, Jono Buchanan shows you how to use Logic Pro 10.6’s Noise Gate to give your vocal line room to breathe with the Ducking feature. Jono shows you how to route your track to sidechain and how to shape the tone of your delays.
Throughout our Logic Tips series, MusicTech Logic guru Jono Buchanan explains the music production process using Apple’s professional DAW. We have 70 episodes covering topics such as:
- Record Capture
- Using Groups
- Adaptive Limiter
- Parallel Compression
- Channel EQ tutorial
- Understanding Compression
- Alternative sidechain compression
- Sidechained gates
- Slicing audio with EXS24
- Tuning audio with Flex Pitch
- Using the Evoc 20 Vocoder
- Modulation effects
- Articulation mapping
- Low Latency Mode
- Customising Smart Controls
- Creating your templates
- Remove spill between tracks
- Sidechain compression on vocal reverb
Jono Buchanan is an Apple Certified instructor, with years of experience under his belt. As well as being a professor in Guildhall’s Electronic Music Department, he’s also a producer and media composer, and a trusted writer for MusicTech.
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