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Setting up your interface and DAW with Logic Pro X.

 

If you've already purchased or have your audio interface which is the soul of your studio setup, then you've gotten the most important task out of the way. Assuming you already have your Pc or Mac and you have installed Logic Pro X without no error, then you are ready to begin connection/routing your audio interface in your DAW (Digital Audio Work-station). 

 

First, Plug your audio interface cable in to your pc/Mac before you open Logic Pro

 

Tip: After you've installed Logic Pro onto your pc/Mac shutdown. Plug in your audio interface while your pc/Mac is turned off so that when you turn on your pc/Mac your audio interface is connected and in control of your pc/Mac sound card. (helps with making sure your connection has more success rate first time).

 

 

Logic Pro Startup

When Logic Pro is opening it will begin reading hardware, plugins and text data associated with your DAW. If you have any problem and get error message it is usually for installed plug-ins, which is a whole other topic we will discuss in another post. If you have not installed your own VST, DAE, Component (Plug-ins) on your pc/Mac then you'll like be using stock plug-ins installed with Logic Pro during initial installation. If so then Logic Pro should open up to its digital audio work station timeline and editor window. 

 

Routing your interface in Logic Pro

Make your way to your top left and click on Logic Pro X tab, then preferences, next audio... 

When you've manage to open up the audio setup window in your DAW then you should see the name of your audio interface's output and input of your device. Make sure your devices input and outputs correctly selected. If so you are good to go and start making professional quality vocals no matter where you are. 

 

 

Tip: WAIT! as an extra to us professionals who know more in-depth about latency or buffer sizes...There's a way to make sure you have no latency issue, (Lagging or delay in live recording time ) 

 

Check your buffer size  and if your recording vocals the you want to select the lowest buffer size possible which usually for a quality audio interface would be 126 buffer size. you can increase to 256 or 512 based off your interfaces preferences and your experience. 1024 buffer size which is your largest and mainly used for beat production or mixing vocals could be used but again comes with experience of your engine buffer to know your go arounds which we will discuss later on. When recording for the cleanest and fastest signal possible use 126 or 256. 

 

Bonus: DAW SETUP: SAMPLE RATE, BUFFER SIZE, AND BIT DEPTH

 

 

Great Work, 

Now that you know how to set up your audio interfaces sound card it's time to learn the sauce lol.

Recording template set up, plug in chain, busses and routing. I'll save that for the next post for now experiment with the different buffer rates while you rap or sing in the microphone and see which one works better with timing and reaction of your raw vocal to your natural voice.

 

 

 

 

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