This is my first remix. Originally song by one of my childhood-favorite bands - Linkin Park.
When creating this remix in Logic Pro, I was overwhelmed with bugs and glitches. Such bugs were-
- One of my software instrument’s pitches have been lowered by (almost) a whole step. Which means I have to reposition all of the MIDI notes accordingly to keep the entire file from sounding retarded. And even so, the sound is still slightly off.
- The tempo counter has reset to 120 bpm, however the project is actually 132 bpm. Changing the clock to 132 will actually cause the project to be 144 bpm. So I’m just going to have to ignore it.
- Trying to press C3 on my MIDI controller emits NO sound for whatever sound module I’m using. The same keynote works when I move an octave higher or lower, but for some some apparent reason refuses to work with that single note. No way to correct this. Just have to press the key when recording and pretend it’s playing a note.
- Sends don’t work at all on select software instrument channels. Corrected by using inserts for everything.
- Volume for select software instruments are sporadic. (-20 dB synth sounds loud. Later, sounds quiet as hell. Then sounds loud again.) Corrected by freezing the track, or converting the sound into an audio file.
- When automating and looping the sound, Logic Pro has a delayed latency to the programmed trajectory, meaning the sound I currently hear, with NOT be the sound of the final product. Corrected by converting the sound into an audio file.
- Automated an insert bypass for the first insert. Logic Pro instead bypassed the software instrument on the I/O panel. Corrected by figuring out by programming the automation to bypass the 2nd insert (which doesn’t exist), the program will instead bypass the 1st.
- Using an Autofilter gradually depletes the software instrument sound. Corrected by only using the first 1-2 seconds of each Autofilter.
Needless to say, correcting and diverting all of these glitches took a toll on the time completing this remix. I also feel as if I was held back from letting the track reach it’s full potential. As a result, I will not be using Logic Pro anymore (or at least until they release an update patching all of the glitches), and now making the switch to Ableton Live. I fear that since I am not as adept at using this DAW, that for a time the quality and complexity of my new upcoming tunes will suffer. However, I am optimistic that this will only be a temporary setback, and sooner or later my talent will exceed past current conditions.
Anyways, thank you for listening and have an awesome day. :)