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  • Logic Pro X workflow vs Final Cut Pro X

    Posted by Xavier Paredes on March 5, 2021 at 6:23 pm

    I’ve been using FCP X for several years to edit video. Recently, however, I’ve needed to also edit a lot of podcast content. Naturally, I started editing with the tool I know the most—FCP X.

    After reading a lot of articles and reviews I’ve recently been thinking about switching over to Logic Pro X since it’s geared specifically for this type of work.

    Aside from the fact that Logic Pro X has a bit of a steep learning curve—which I’m willing to endure, I’m wondering about its workflow.

    For example, in FCP X I can have many timelines (1 for each podcast episode) which allow me to open all of them and do things such as copy & paste filters, settings, audio clips, and even just quickly listen to all of them for comparison purposes. Additionally, I can use Events in FCP to organize multiple jobs from the same client.

    Unless I’m missing something it doesn’t seem like this is possible in Logic Pro X. It looks like I can only have 1 timeline per project. So if for example, if have 10 episodes, I would have to have 10 separate Logic Pro X projects on my HDD. I can live without the Events feature but being able to have multiple timelines in Logic Pro X would be awesome.

    Possible?

    Any other tips from folks who have to deal with multiple timelines would be appreciated.

    TIA!

    David Vespoint replied 2 years, 8 months ago 3 Members · 3 Replies
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  • Ty Ford

    March 5, 2021 at 7:03 pm

    Hello Xavier and welcome to the Cow Audio Forum.
    I’ve been using Pro Tools for about 15 years. I’ve been using Logic Pro for about 3 years.

    I just opened Logic Pro on my lap top and opened 5 projects. I’d have to have multiple screens to work that way or it would drive me crazy. I’m pretty sure my Pro Tools 11 will only open one project at a time.

    I do produce podcasts on Pro Tools. You can hear some of them here. https://www.npr.org/podcasts/749070850/poe-theatre-on-the-air

    I like the way Pro Tools works. One of the reasons I’d use Pro Tools over Logic Pro is that I know Pro Tools much better and it seems to be streamlined for audio production. Logic Pro has a lot more going for it if you’re composing music. The number of and quality of the samples and sequences are pretty amazing. As a guitar player, I’m creating music like I never did before without picking a string! Like this piece. All done in Logic Pro.
    https://soundcloud.com/tyford/peter-not-the-wolf?in=tyford/sets/ty-ford-instrumentals-1/s-2nXtBacYLVS

  • Xavier Paredes

    March 6, 2021 at 1:51 am

    Thanks for your reply. I now see that I can open multiple projects with LPX but each opens in its own window. I guess I’m spoiled by FCP’s ability to open multiple libraries and within each, make use of events.

    Now I wonder if any other DAW allows for similar organization capabilities.

  • David Vespoint

    June 15, 2021 at 5:39 pm

    I know I’m late to the party here… but like Ty I too use both Pro Tools and Logic. Pro Tools is the 600lb gorilla in the industry and Logic has great bang for the buck.

    For podcast production, if you don’t already, have a template built for your show series. Music, intro, ad spots, outro, etc. Have blank tracks ready to accept your host and guest audio tracks. By this time you may even have EQ and compressor settings as a start point for your host (provided they use the same mic and location for their recordings). That is one of the cool things about audio software like Logic and Pro Tools — much can be pre-built to accept your tracks and let you get to editing quicker.

    Some software (newer version of Pro Tools for example) even has presets for bouncing your tracks when done. This is another time saver to take advantage of. All of these time saving techniques will help since podcasts can be longer form at times.

    Hope this helps someone.

    DV

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