Many people make the mistake of trying to get every sound out of a single instance of a single synthesizer. As you start to dig deeper into sound design and mixing, however, you’ll find that having multiple layers in a sound opens up some great creative options to get a big sound. This is a great opportunity to try out Logic Pro X’s new Track Stacks functionality with software instruments. Track Stacks can work as busses, or like folder tracks. In folder mode, stacks give you more control over the way tracks are displayed, and enable you to mute and solo the tracks as a grup. In summing mode, the tracks are routed together in a bus, allowing you to place effects on them and process the sounds together. I’ve used this technique to add a single EQ to all three of my sound layers, and to create some automation. Stacking the synths this way will also allow us to trigger the three instruments simultaneously from a single MIDI controller. - Matt Shadetek
Matt Shadetek is a DJ, producer and teacher based in Brooklyn, New York. He runs the Dutty Artz label with DJ /Rupture. His second solo album The Empire Never Ended came out earlier this year. Matt Shadetek is also featured on the new remix compilation Geko Jones & Atropolis present: Palenque Records Remixed. Out now on Dutty Artz, the compilation contains remixes and club versions of songs by Afro-Colombian artists from the Atlantic region of Colombia.
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