Logic Pro strikes back


another day with Logic Pro and his trouble…

I have still got problems opening logic project, despite I used AIF files…

To get it solved i changed all audiofiles names and I located them after opening the project….

At this point I had not more problems (I couldn’t believe) and I bounced (Logic worked very slow ) the project into stereo file.

Tomorrow I’ll generate (hope so) a different version of the master:

– Hi-End version (96kHz@24bit)

– Video version (48kHz@16bit)

– Cd version (44.1kHz@16bit)

– MP3 version (320kbits stereo)

Just authorized by my customer I’ll link one or more songs of this work.

…and the mix be with you  😉


Apple Logic in trouble


last saturday night I recorded a jazz concert with my mobile station based on Joeco BlackBox BBR1U. Very fine piece of gear, it’s very stable, it has a very good converter and  it records 24 tracks at a time with a sample rate up to 96kHz@24bit.

BBR1U writes the data streaming directly on external hard disk (USB 3.0) in Wave broadcasting format.

Ok, I recorded, now do I have to mix these tracks, right?

Normally my DAW is Apple Logic Pro 9 but by now I verified that it doesn’t work fine with audio files made on BBR1U: problems to open the project and instability done.

This time the problems have increased probably due to high sample rate (96kHz)

Damn, ten minutes to open the project and frequently freeze… I went crazy…

Yesterday, I tried to convert files in AIF format with Weiss Saracon, but no dice… I had the same problems…

Although these problems yesterday I mixed with Logic and the sound was very fine.

Today back in my studio and the project doesn’t started!

I tried to open the project many times, but no dice. I was desperate…

At last I resolved by saving all files in AIF format (one by one) with Logic Sample Editor window and now it work fine!

So, don’t work Logic with Wave broadcasting? Surely I founded many problems.

Note: today I tried with Pro Tools 10 native and with Harrison Mixbus too and they worked fine (but by now I mixed with Logic).

Tomorrow I’ll close mix and I’ll deliver it to my customer.

Have a nice mix ( I hope),


A workshop about microphones and mastering Mid-Side technique


today I took part of workshop about microphones and mastering Mid-Side technique with a special speaker Andy Eschenwecker, designer and chairman of Vertigo Sound.

In the morning he explained about stereo microphone technique and he compared coincident (A-B) and no-coincident microphone array (XY and M/S) regard mono compatibility and critically ambience. He explored the connection between stereo wide and microphone levels, or polar pattern of Mid microphone, into Mid-Side technique.

In the afternoon he showed his gears: VSC-2 compressor on single track or group or mixbus and VSM-2 MS extension on stereo tracks.

Very impressive.

Thanks for organization to Funky Junk chain store – Milan

Bye 🙂

Andy Eschenwecker

at right Andy



Bad news three days ago, Abbey Road plug-ins has discontinued TG12413 limiter, TG Mastering pack (TG12412 tone and TG 12414 filter) and RS124 compressor. No 64-bit update for their.

Softube will take on all sales and technical support The Brilliance pack (personally the less interesting).

I bought all plug-ins except RS124 compressor (but I liked it)

TG12412 tone still being my reference equalizer to mixing and mastering, I like it for its niceness way and sharp.

TG12413 limiter is a very strong limiter/compressor, harder to use but with a great tone colour. I use it in my mastering chain.


Ugh, another obsolete software (like TC Work Spark XL)

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