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  • Bob Zopp
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    Joined: Jun 5th, 2008, 01:30
    track effects order
    hi all, I took Steve's tutorial on Mastering, and he talks about the order in which mastering effects should be placed. i.e. Multipressor, then Limiter always last, etc. My question...is there a rule of thumb for the order that you place effects into your channel strips/tracks? I have a feeling my tracks could sound so much better if I cleaned up the effects. thanks so much--bob zopp
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  • Rounik Admin
    Posts: 8713
    Joined: Dec 16th, 2006, 08:13
    Re: track effects order
    Hi Bob, It depends on the style of music and the instrument IMHO as to orders of effects. Usually you'll find a compressor and EQ or EQ followed by Compressor in the first slots of a channel strip. But after applying some basic rules such as above then you can get creative by experimenting with plugin effect order. You may find that reverb and delay are not on an insert slot of a channel strip but instead are on an Aux track which is being sent to from the channel strip. Have you seen any of the videos from the Mixing in Logic series: [url]http://www.macprovideo.com/tutorial/logic403[/url] & [url]http://www.macprovideo.com/tutorial/prodElectro[/url] btw In the Mixer you can swap plugin effect order by holding down the Command Key (Apple) and dragging one plugin onto another in the same channel strip? :) Rounik
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  • Bob Zopp
    Posts: 2
    Joined: Jun 5th, 2008, 01:30
    Re: track effects order
    thanks. What is the advantage of placing verbs and delays on Aux sends...besides cleaning up your channel strips? -Bob
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  • Cajypiu
    Posts: 400
    Joined: Oct 11th, 2006, 09:48
    Re: track effects order
    Hi Bob and Rounik :) hope you don't mind me adding my 2 cents. There are a few advantages to placing verbs and delays on Aux sends. Putting a reverb on every channel uses a lot of the computer's CPU and RAM resources, therefore, if you can just use the one or two verbs on an Aux(s), and send to them from each channel, you use your resources much more efficiently. On a less technical and more musical note, sharing reverbs and delays helps blend your sounds and various elements together to make the overall sound a lot more cohesive. Hope that helps. Cheers, j
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