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Question: Logic X with external hardware


I have a multiple part question regarding using an external compressor with Logic X also running a Roland Studio Capture. I am using the i/o plug in to insert the compressor by going out of an output on the interface/into the inout of the compressor/out of the output on the compressor to an input channel on the interface. I have all of the right ins/outs chosen on the channel but I am running into the following instances.

  1. Sometimes it only offers me pairs of ins/outs, like 1-2, 3-4 etc. While this is no big deal, it is just weird that it does it sometimes and not others.
  2. Sometimes when I choose the track that it sometimes offers mono and sometimes stereo. The tracks are almost always mono, or at least only have one wave form? Again, I have been able to kind of work around this but it is weird.
  3. Sometimes there is latency even when I ping, particularly with drums.
  4. Sometimes there is no volume unless I slide wet/dry all the way to wet.
  5. Annnnnnndddddd sometimes (regardless of whether there is a mono or stereo choice to set it up) it will take a signal that I have panned and sum it. If I have drums panned then when I use the compressor (either in stereo or mono on any channel) it pushes it back to the center.

So it either doesn't work at all and has no sound uneless I make it all dry signal, it sometimes has a lag, sometimes it pans it back to center.

Craaaaaaayyyyyyzzzzeeee frustrating.

Thoughts? Help? Sedatives?

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Apr 21, 2018 1:08 AM in response to Anthonydeadletter In response to Anthonydeadletter

1. It offers stereo pairs when you insert a stereo version of the I/O plugin.

2. See 1.

3. You can compensate for latency by using the Latency Offset fader. There will always be latency since you at least have a DAAD conversion.

Hope that helps.

Apr 21, 2018 1:08 AM

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Apr 21, 2018 4:01 AM in response to Cuauhtemoc In response to Cuauhtemoc

Good morning, thanks for the reply. Here's still my issue/questions.

  1. Sometimes it only offers stereo and not a choice of mono or stereo. Some tracks it does, some tracks it doesn't.
  2. Same as above.
  3. The slider makes no impact whatsoever. I can take it all the way +/- and nothing happens.

Still confused. 🙂

Thank you.

Apr 21, 2018 4:01 AM

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Apr 23, 2018 12:02 AM in response to Anthonydeadletter In response to Anthonydeadletter

Hi Anthony.

  1. If you are inserting the the I/O plug-in on a stereo track you will be presented with the stereo option.
    Same thing is going to happen if you have an inserted plug-in that is in stereo before the I/O plug-in.
    You can however always force a mono plug-in insertion by holding down Option before navigating the AudioFX menu.
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  3. What value do you get when pinging? You should be able to hear flamming when setting the Dry/Wet fader to 50% if the value is too extreme compared to the signal chain latency.

Hope that helps.

Apr 23, 2018 12:02 AM

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