Learn how Logic Pro X’s VCA faders can save you time when mixing
Make changes to amplitude across multiple channels without disrupting automation data.
You may have noticed that automating volume data on tracks in Logic Pro X can make adjusting levels a bit of a pain during the mixing phase. If you wanted to boost levels of a particular track that has automated volume, you would have to reprogram the automation data – or use a VCA fader.
MusicTech expert Jono Buchanan shows you how VCA faders function in this Logic Pro Tips video, demonstrating how to create them and how they can save you loads of time when mixing.
In our Logic Tips series, MusicTech Logic guru Jono Buchanan explains the music production process on Apple’s professional DAW. We have over 50 episodes covering topics such as:
- Adaptive Limiter
- Automation basics
- Bounce In Place
- 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
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 magazine.