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Logic® Pro 8 Power!: The Comprehensive Guide by Kevin Anker, Orren Merton

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Chapter 10. Using Automation in Logic

In the early days of recording, if you wanted to capture the sound of moving one of the controls—for example, to create a wild stereo panning effect with an instrument, to have sound fade out gradually, or simply to level out the volume of a track that fluctuated wildly in level—you would need to move the control carefully by hand while the mixdown was happening. Any error in movement meant starting the whole thing over from scratch, and there was no way to repeat anything exactly. If you wanted to repeat the move for a new mixdown, the only option was to do it again manually and hope that the result was close to that of the original mixdown. In the 1970s, large mixing consoles began to offer automation—a ...

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