Mixing Essentials: Imaging In Logic Pro

Well placed sounds and instruments can help make your mix stand out from the crowd. Joe Albano shows how panning, direction and stereo spread in Logic Pro that can make a positive difference.  

Plain stereo panning is one of the most basic things we do when mixing'"placing instruments and voices in various locations between the speakers can really help to open up a mix, enhancing clarity and depth, if done well. In Logic, there are a number of things to deal with when it comes to panning, along with plug-ins that affect positioning and stereo imaging, found under the category of Imaging. Let's take a look at some basic considerations.

Fig 1 Imaging controls in Logic.

Fig 1 Imaging controls in Logic.

Pan, Panner, Pan Pot...

The most basic panning is, of course, done with the Pan knob (or Pan Pot) in each Channel Strip. Of course, you already knew that, in the physical world, 'Pan Pot'

Joe is a musician, engineer, and producer in NYC. Over the years, as a small studio operator and freelance engineer, he's made recordings of all types from music & album production to v/o & post. He's also taught all aspects of recording and music technology at several NY audio schools, and has been writing articles for Recording magaz... Read More


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