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How To Control ADPTR Metric AB with a Controller in Logic

How To Control ADPTR Metric AB with a Controller in Logic

This one is for anyone using the awesome referencing plugin, Metric AB by ADPTR.

As many of you may already know, it’s a super powerful plugin which allows you to load up different reference tracks and play them alongside your mix. This can be useful for many reasons: perhaps you’re trying to aim for the sound and feel of a commercially-recorded track; perhaps you’re needing to reference a rough mix to ensure you’re beating it or adhering to it’s original qualities; perhaps you’re wanting to keep an ear on the previews versions of a submitted mix. There are so many uses! If you haven’t checked out my video on Using Reference Tracks | How To Use ADPTR Metric AB, you can check it out here: view video

They have released an update which adds some additional functionality, one of them being able to map some of the controls to a control surface.

This is a fantastic feature! I’ve always found it a little frustrating that, in order to change the controls on the plugin - something as simple as just hitting the AB switch - involves having to load up the plugin.

This adds a step to what you’re doing and also takes up valuable screen space.

Now, you can map a selection of the controls to the Smart Controls in Logic and therefore assign them to faders, knobs, and buttons on a controller keyboard/control surface - amazing!

There’s a list in the manual of all the controls you can map, but, in my latest video, I’ll take you through a few of my favourites and show you how to set it up - check it out here: How To Control Metric AB With A Controller in Logic.

I might also do a video on how to set it up in Pro Tools too, so let me know if that’s something you might be interested in.

If you’re using the plugin already, how are you getting on with it? I really like it and find it invaluable to my mixing workflow.

If you’ve got any questions, feel free to hit me up!

Stay creative. James


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