5. Mixing and Bouncing in Logic X

Exporting the Score in Sibelius

We are almost at the end of our orchestration journey! After weeks, months or sometimes even years of hard work, it’s time to transfer your score as individual instrumental audio files in Sibelius:

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Importing the score in Logic X

We continue in Logic X and start with importing all the individual instrumental audio files we just exported in Sibelius:

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Mixing the Score

In Logic X  we will work on creating a balanced mix. We will look at which plugins to use on the output bus:

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  • rolling off low  frequencies that are not used by the instruments to avoid getting a muddy mix:

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  • working with sub-busses:

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  • working with compression:

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  • Applying reverb:

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  • using automation to fine tune the volume balance in the score and to bring out soli:

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  • Limiting:

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  • and finally, bouncing the score as mp3 and burning it to an audio CD:

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Because Sibelius and Logic X both support working with video, we will make use of this opportunity to create a video from your score in Sibelius. In Logic we will replace the Sibelius default sound with your mastered version:

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If you followed the Guide from start till  end, I can promise you that you will end up with a great recording and a video of your orchestrated piano piece, ready to be uploaded to Soundcloud and Youtube. Finally you can explain to your family and friends where you have been all those  months!

The Guide can be direct downloaded as PDF from my GumRoad online shop:
Orchestrating Piano Music using EWQLSO Gold in Sibelius 7.5