A Bus is essentially a digital pathway that allows us to route audio to various places within Logic. Two of the most common uses for Busses are for FX Sends and grouping tracks together to what are generally referred to as Submix or Submaster tracks. Logic Pro X is very user friendly when it comes to busses.
How do you create a drum bus in Logic Pro X?
Is a drum bus necessary?
You don’t have to have a drum bus. try using high pass filters on other aspects of your mix to preserve that 25Hz – 100 Hz (roughly — use your ears) for the bass and kick.
What is the point of a drum bus?
Busses are a great way to group elements of your mix before the master fader, and can make it easy to turn elements of your mix up or down after you’ve already applied processing to individual tracks.
What do you put on a drum bus?
How do you use a drum bus?
How do I make my drums sound professional?
How much compression does a drum bus have?
Compression can be tricky, but it’s one of the keys to achieving a modern drum sound. It’s common to apply between 3-6 dB of gain reduction to the kick and snare. Toms sometimes get compressed as well, but it depends on how often they’re used in a song.
How loud should my drums be?
It should be loud enough that the low frequencies are rich and powerful, but not so loud that it masks the bottom-end of the snare drum. Then, start bringing in the toms. These can be almost as loud as the snare if they’re used sparingly, but if they’re heavily featured they should sit a little further back in the mix.
Should Kick be louder than vocals?
The vocals should be as loud as they need to be to serve the mix. One thing is for sure — The vocal should be clear and easily heard even if it’s considerably lower than it should be in the mix. If they’re “fighting” to be heard, fix the mix.
What DB should kick drum be at?
Re: Recommended –dB of bass in relation to kick
I would recommend you average your levels around -18db or so and after that, while mixing, set your levels in relation to each other rather than the meter per se.
How do you make a mix sound good?
And I’m about to tell you how to do it!
Improve Your Monitoring. Ok, this one may be a touch obvious, but the first thing we want to do is to get our primary listening environment as good as it can be.
Get Reference Monitors.
Learn Your System.
Filter the Mix for Reference.
Be Judicious with Subtractive EQ.
How do you know if your mixing sounds good?
Start by checking the level—the vocal should be the loudest track in your mix. If you notice that the vocal occasionally sounds too quiet or too loud, try using a compressor to maintain consistent levels. Use a slow attack and a fast release for a natural sound, and apply 3-6 dB of compression with a modest ratio.