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post Sep 21 2015, 06:48 AM
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hi guys been awhile since i been here.
ive got 4 tracks from a band here in vegas, that was looking for another guitar player, i put up some covers and recs i did and they invited me to play and come up with lead parts.
i know the keys of all songs and got some ideas, now im trying to pick apart some sections of there songs, can i somehow mute the bass, drums and vocals using logic x?
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Kristofer Dahl
post Sep 21 2015, 08:17 AM
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Hey dcz - welcome back!

Unless you got all the individual tracks (guitars, bass, drums etc) - then there is no easy way to mute a specific instrument.

You can experiment with EQ or multipressor plugin to target certain frequencies and get rid off them. There are also more advanced techniques utilising phase cancellation etc.

There are also stand alone software just for muting vocals - but I have never tried them.

Maybe the easiest option is for you to just gradually turn the volume of the backing track down as you get more comfortable playing over the songs?

You could lower the backing volume while you leave the logic metronome on. If you need to figure out the song tempo, logic has a plugin for that (Metering > bpm counter)


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post Sep 21 2015, 02:09 PM
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Including what Kris wrote, start with this to separatly listen to mono or stereo side of mix; http://www.voxengo.com/product/msed/

Ozone for example on its multicompressor can mute bands, this helps to get strong filtering as eq plug-ins usually try to be musically gentle maybe logic has something like this? Good Luck! smile.gif

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post Sep 21 2015, 10:55 PM
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Todd here smile.gif I"m a big fan of LOGIC X. Maybe I can help? Do you have the "stems" E.g. Individual tracks or are you just working with a stereo file like a wave or mp3 or something?

If you have the stems, you can simply turn down the volume on the tracks you don't want to hear. If you are working with a mixed track, where all the tracks are baked together, things get a lot more tricky. Maybe we can work backwards from this. Why are you trying to mute certain bits? And do you have the stems?

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hi guys been awhile since i been here.
ive got 4 tracks from a band here in vegas, that was looking for another guitar player, i put up some covers and recs i did and they invited me to play and come up with lead parts.
i know the keys of all songs and got some ideas, now im trying to pick apart some sections of there songs, can i somehow mute the bass, drums and vocals using logic x?



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post Sep 22 2015, 08:00 AM
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QUOTE (Mertay @ Sep 21 2015, 03:09 PM) *
Ozone for example on its multicompressor can mute bands, this helps to get strong filtering as eq plug-ins usually try to be musically gentle maybe logic has something like this? Good Luck! smile.gif


Yes there is a multiband compressor included in logic, its called "multipressor".


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post Sep 22 2015, 12:10 PM
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I , would not be so fast as to get rid of other "parts" of a song. What makes a song a song , usually is that everything flows together. You can write a killer solo and put it with the rest of the band , and everyone's looking at you like what are you doing.
You already got the call back( no need to try to impress with flashy things ), but , they want to know how you will mesh and complete the band.

I always like soloing around what the singer is doing, bring in some of the stronger melody lines into the solo. You ( and me ) will never be able impress people compared to whats on the internet , but you can darn sure be the best guitarist for that band if you complete the band ( I have to stop watching chick flicks with the wife). Dcz 702 you complete us ohmy.gif
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post Sep 22 2015, 12:22 PM
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QUOTE (jstcrsn @ Sep 22 2015, 11:10 AM) *
( I have to stop watching chick flicks with the wife). Dcz 702 you complete us ohmy.gif


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