How to Export Individual Tracks in Logic Pro X For Mixing

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When you’re sending off your song for mixing, one of the things you have to do is export the individual tracks in your song. Luckily, with modern DAWS such as Logic Pro X this is relatively easy. Follow these steps and you’re ready to rock.

1. First go to File at the top and click on “Export All Tracks as Audio Files”

 

2. Check off “Trim Silence at File End

3. Change the format to Wav

4. Keep the bit depth as is (usually whatever you recorded the song at).

 

5. Check bypass effect plugins (if you don’t want the effects you used to be on the exported tracks.

6. Uncheck include volume/pan automation

7. Keep normalize off

8. Click new folder and name it your song name.

9. Hit Export

10. If you’re sending a song to us for mixing and mastering, YOU DO NOT NEED TO ZIP UP YOUR FILES as you can upload multiple files at once on our upload page.

 

 

Andre is the head audio engineer at ADG Mastering. When he's not hunched over a mixing console he's hanging out with his son and daughter age 6 and 8.

4 Comments

  1. Why would you ”Uncheck include volume/pan automation” ? what if some tracks had recorded longer volume automations which work more as a fade-in or out effects? Would that bypass all panning set on the mixer?

    • It would not bypass panning set on the mixer, just any panning automation. What you mention about fades is a matter of discretion. Sometimes it makes sense to leave it on, sometimes it’s better for the mix engineer to just recreate what you did. The same is somewhat applicable to effects as well. Obviously you don’t want the vocals to be printed with reverbs and delays, but sometimes an effect is part of the “sound design” of the particular sound or track, in which case it would be better to leave it on instead of leaving the engineer left guessing how to recreate it with a plug-in he may or may not even have.

      • Hey, i was wondering if i export my mono individual tracks with “include volume/pan automation” checked they would turn into stereo files, just like it usually happens when i’m bouncing tracks in place? that sucks cause i need my mono files printed with volume automation. Could u guys help me with that? Cheers.

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