Setting up Logic Pro with Audio Mixer
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Audio can be hard to mix using a mouse or track pad. Here at Winchester School of Art we have a dedicated room for mixing audio, you can book this room if you are a student here.
To aid the process of mixing up to 8 channels, we have a Mackie Universal Pro mixer, which is very simple to use if you are familiar with Logic Pro or Soundtrack Pro, and even Final Cut Pro.
This page will teach you how to setup a Mac Pro to monitor sound through speakers and how to use the Mackie mixer, as well as where to find extra information.

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Switching on Mackie Universal Control Pro Mixer

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Switch mixer on at the back lefthand side of the unit.

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The display should read "MCU for Apple Logic Pro". If it reads something different, "Cubase" or "Pro Tools" for example, the unit will need resetting back to Logic Pro. This is very easy to do, Turn off the Mackie Control. Hold down both the Ch. 1 and Ch. 2 SELECT buttons while turning on the Mackie Control.The display once again prompts you to select a mode of operation. Press Ch. 8 V-Pot (these are the top turn dials, mainly used for panning audio to left, center or right speaker/s) to select Logic Control.
Switching on Speaker Monitors
You can use headphones, but if your thinking about exhibiting your work using speakers, it would be wise to use the speaker monitor to get the most out of your sound when editing.

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Switch the Amp on.

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Turn dial to Aux-2.

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Go to System Preferences on the Mac computer (this can be found by clicking on the Apple logo, top left of the screen) and select sound.

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Select Output and Line Out.

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Open Logic Pro and select Preferences within Logic Pro. Select Audio and at the "Device" drop down menu, select Built-in Line Output/Input. Now Logic is set to play through the Speaker Monitors. Now you can assemble your audio whilst listening through the speakers.

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To allow you to mix your audio on the mixer, you need to switch your fader banks to either Touch, Latch or Write.
Select Touch if you want your audio to jump back to your original audio level after releasing a fader.
Select Latch if you want your audio to follow the last audio level you adjusted after releasing a fader.
More information can be found here - http://documentation.apple.com/en/logicpro/usermanual/index.html#chapter=28%26section=2%26tasks=true

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Now you can mix your audio much more intuitively than using a mouse or track pad. Make sure not to block your faders as they move up and down according to your audio levels, as this will adjust your level to something unintentionally different.

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Tips

Links

Mixer Manual http://www.mackie.com/products/mcupro/pdf/MCU_PRO_OM.pdf
Logic Pro Help Manual http://documentation.apple.com/en/logicpro/usermanual/index.html#chapter=28%26section=2%26tasks=true

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