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Learn Power App | Apple Logic Pro 9

August 1, 2011
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OBJECTIVE
Split a part into four different, non-overlapping frequency bands, then process each band individually.

BACKGROUND
Multiband processing is particularly powerful with guitar, as applying distortion to separate bands gives a focused, detailed sound.

STEP 1

Create four audio tracks, then record your guitar part into one of them. After recording, click on the guitar part, then option-drag into the three other tracks to create four copies of the same track.

STEP 2

Insert the Multipressor in Track 1''s top insert slot, and double-click on it to open the GUI. Set the three crossover frequencies to 100Hz, 520Hz, and 3,500Hz. Set all gain makeup controls to +6.0dB and all ratios to 1.000.

STEP 3

Insert your guitar amp of choice (e.g., Guitar Amp Pro) in the insert slot following the Multipressor, and choose an amp sound you like.

STEP 4

Command-Option-drag the Multipressor and guitar amp to copy them into the same inserts on the three other guitar tracks.

STEP 5

Open up the Track 1 Multipressor and solo the first band. Solo bands 2, 3, and 4 in the Multipressors on Tracks 2, 3, and 4, respectively.

STEP 6

Pan the four tracks as desired to create a huge stereo spread.

TIPS

  • Step 2: Experiment with different crossover frequencies, especially with instruments other than guitar.
  • Step 2: These settings defeat compression, turning the Multipressor into a crossover. The other parameters don''t matter.

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