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Logic Smart Controls & Track Stacks

Apple Logic Tips & Techniques
Published January 2018
By Geoff Smith

Screen 1: Smart Controls allow you to efficiently take control of a large effects chain. Here I have created a vocal processing chain with an accompanying Smart Control layout that allows me to quickly clean up the low end of a vocal, de-ess it, try out different types of compression, apply basic equalisation and add plate reverb or ambience.Screen 1: Smart Controls allow you to efficiently take control of a large effects chain. Here I have created a vocal processing chain with an accompanying Smart Control layout that allows me to quickly clean up the low end of a vocal, de-ess it, try out different types of compression, apply basic equalisation and add plate reverb or ambience.

Create, recall and control complex effects chains and routings with Logic’s Smart Controls and Track Stacks.

In November’s Logic workshop we looked at using Track Stacks to create complex and layered instruments with a simplified user interface. This month, we follow up that article by looking at how you can use Track Stacks with audio tracks to create complex effects chains with multiple parallel paths. We’ll then look at how to assign key parameters from those chains to Smart Controls so that you can...

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Published January 2018