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  • Jafu
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    Joined: Jul 26th, 2007, 11:52
    Master channel?
    The tutorial about Logic 8 is really great! However, there is something that isn't discussed in detail in the training that I (as a relative newbie) have a question about: What exactly is the Master Channel used for? I.e. what is the difference between this strip and the Output strip? I hope this question is not too stupid...
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  • steveH
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    Joined: Oct 17th, 2006, 05:19
    Re: Master channel?
    The master channel serves as a global level control for all output channels. This is especially convienient for surround mixing, or any multi-output mixing. It must be noted that the level control to the right of the transport is the master channel control, not a monitor level control ... it will change the output levels of your mix. If you accidentally move it, you cam control click on the right speaker icon to normalize it. Clicking on the left (soft) speaker icon dims the outputs.
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  • Jafu
    Posts: 4
    Joined: Jul 26th, 2007, 11:52
    Re: Master channel?
    Thanks Steve for your quick reply. Highly appreciated!
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  • Popykua
    Posts: 13
    Joined: Jun 2nd, 2008, 09:09
    Re: Master channel?
    I may be a bit late on this one, but how is a master channel strip different from the output 1-2 channel strip. Lets say Logic didn't have that master fader how would it affect the setup? can't we control a final mix by just controlling the output 1-2? Doesn't the output 1-2 do everything the master output can do in a surround setup too? Thanks
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  • Rounik Admin
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    Joined: Dec 16th, 2006, 08:13
    Re: Master channel?
    Hi Rishabh, Welcome to the forums :) In Logic, it's possible to use more than 2 outputs, depending on your audio interface. For example, you might send two mixes, one to Output 1-2 for normal monitors, another to Output 3-4 perhaps for a different mix, perhaps to different pair of monitors or even a headphone mix or for vocalists to listen to when recording... there are many possible uses. The Master Channel strip then controls the "global" volume level across all outputs. You'll also notice that the Output channel strips have insert slots so you can place effects on them, the Master Channel strip only has a volume fader. Cheers Rounik
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