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Logic 9 Bouncing a work for replay up to 6 channels

Discussion in 'Logic 9' started by Silvie, Mar 20, 2014.

  1. Silvie

    Silvie New Member

    Hi everyone
    When bouncing a complex multi track work created in Logic Pro 9, including panning and other effects, I just left the setting as "Interleaved", ending up with one aiff or wav audio file. Now I'm asked to submit a work for up to 6 channels. Literally, they stipulated: "Please submit your work by emailing audio files (.wav, mono, 44100 Hz, 16-bit) corresponding to discrete channels." I'm terribly ignorant about all of this and apologize in advance, but how do I bounce my multi track work in order to end up with what they want? I do not want to lose the panning or any of the other effects.
    Thanks in advance for any answers,
    Silvie
     
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  3. pkm

    pkm Member

    Up to 6 channels? Or they NEED 6 channels (5.1)? If delivering in stereo, bounce as multiple mono instead of interleaved.
     
  4. Silvie

    Silvie New Member

    Hello pkm and thanks a lot for your answer. It can be a work up to 6 channels. They gave an example of how to label the audio files when sending a work using 4 channels: 1_4, 2_4, 3_4, 4_4 = 4 channels. It seems, in this case, they would want 4 wav mono files. My work, as it appears in Logic Pro's Arrange window, consists of 11 tracks so far - I really don't know, whether the number of tracks has anything to do with the number of channels possible because, as said, I normally just go to bounce and bounce the whole thing 'interleaved'. I went into the bounce window and saw I could change 'interleaved' to 'split', but where do you select mono? I even bounced the project 'split', but still ended up with just one audio file.... I really feel stupid because, it seems to me, I just don't know what they are talking about. Thanks again and Cheers, Silvie
     
  5. Eli

    Eli Senior member

    It sounds to me like they want multiple files for a surround mix.

    However, if you simply want to bounce a stereo mix out as mono files, it's fairly simple. Click the format button on the Output channel strip to convert it from stereo to dual mono. You will then have two separate mono outputs, each with a bounce button of their own.
     

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  6. Silvie

    Silvie New Member

    Thank you very much, Eli, this converting from stereo to dual mono looks pretty straight forward.
    From what you indicate, there seem to be possibilities of delivering files for e.g. 5.1. I've heard of this and probably they would like something like that, since it is for a 'sound art' concert. However, I don't know anything about the technicalities of it.... it looks like I need to enroll in some audio engineering classes! Best, Silvie
     
  7. Eli

    Eli Senior member

    Hi Silvie,

    I have to confess, I've never worked in Surround in Logic. I'm not set up for it. You need a system with all the right monitoring in the right locations in your room. I've only skimmed through it briefly, but I think the Logic manual covers the basics of working in Surround adequately enough to get started. But the question you need to ask yourself is, are you set up to work in surround? Do you have an audio interface with six dedicated outputs to route to the necessary outboard monitors? And do you have the monitoring?
     
  8. sonnykeyes

    sonnykeyes Senior member

    I have worked in Surround in Logic several years ago. It worked fine, but it's not something you can whip together quickly for one project unless you're prepared to purchase a Surround Amp with 6 discrete inputs and proper 5.1 speakers that go with it for monitoring. I remember spending several hundred dollars on equipment just to monitor, and it was a good thing I did because otherwise I never would have known how the sub affected the mix.

    If you're prepared to lay out some money for a surround system (discrete inputs are a must) and your audio interface has multiple outputs that you can route the 6 channels to, I should tell you that it was a lot of fun!
     
  9. Silvie

    Silvie New Member

    Hello Eli and Sonny

    Thank you both so much for your valuable help. I most definitely don't have the set up you both mention in order to consider working in Surround. Therefore, I shall leave my fingers from it.... for the time being at least.

    Best wishes to you both and plenty more fun with Logic & Music!
    Silvie
     

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