Importing From Logic - Preparing A Logic Project For Mixing
Are you using non-Logic synths/software instrument plugins which I might not have? Check with me first.
If I don’t have them, please select them in your arrangement, then go to File>Bounce>Regions In Place. You’ll get a dialogue box like this:
If there are effects in the synth patch itself (many plugins come with built-in chorus, overdrive or distortion) leave on what you think is essential to the sound, but please remove any reverb in the patch itself. If a delay works well, leave it on, but I have some great delay plugins too. I have, at the time of writing 49 reverb plugins, including some of the finest available.
Please mute and leave the MIDI track. In mixes I have done for people recently, I have been able to copy the MIDI parts to another track and layer their string parts, for example, with something from my library, leading to a richer sound. If I do this as an experiment, I will do two working mixes for you, and you can choose whether you want to keep my additions or not.
Please label all your tracks clearly. 'Jon’ is not as helpful as ‘backing vox 1’. or ‘BVs1’.
Make sure your project has all relevant files with it by doing this:
You can save the project as a Package, which has everything in one place, or preferably as a Folder, which has them separated by type and more accessible:
This can be compressed/zipped for easier transfer via the cloud. A folder can be transferred by any Cloud service, such as Dropbox or Google Drive. Non-Apple services can have trouble with the package format.