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Master Vocal Alignment in Logic with VocAlign Project: A Comprehensive Guide
Unlock the secrets of vocal alignment in Logic using VocAlign Project with this detailed guide. Perfect your audio production and achieve a studio-grade sound.


In today's tutorial, we are focusing on a critical topic in any music producer's toolkit - vocal alignment. Specifically, we'll be explaining the art of aligning vocals in Logic using VocAlign Project.

Vocal alignment can often seem daunting to newcomers. The software, the jargon, and the minute adjustments can become overwhelming. Not to worry, by the end of this guide you'll feel confident aligning your own vocals using VocAlign Project in Logic. Don't forget to apply the techniques as you learn for better understanding.

What is Vocal Alignment?

Vocal alignment is a process where we ensure that all vocal tracks in our composition are perfectly in sync. It's particularly important when dealing with multiple takes of the same vocal part or when you're trying to align backing vocals with the lead.

In professional audio production, aligning vocals is instrumental to achieving that polished, studio-grade sound. It allows for timbre-matching and eliminates phase issues that could take away from the overall quality of your mix. To achieve this, we'll be using a tool called VocAlign Project.

Guide to Vocal Alignment in Logic using VocAlign Project

First, you have to select the vocals that need alignment. With your project file open in Logic, select all the tracks that you wish to align. It's advised to start with the lead vocal and then align the rest of the vocals to it. 

Once you've selected your vocals, launch the Logic Mixer view. Here, add VocAlign Project as the first plugin. It's as simple as selecting one of the chosen tracks and then clicking on an empty slot in the plugin section. Type in "VocAlign Project" in the search bar and select the corresponding option to add it.

The next step in the process involves loading your vocals into VocAlign. Here, you will load the guide vocal (lead) and the dubs (additional tracks). This is followed by selecting suitable presets and making further processing changes to each dub individually. Take your time with this step, as the results are very much dependent on the adjustments made here.

Once the adjustments are made, VocAlign will automatically create the aligned output tracks. The beauty of using VocAlign in Logic is the seamless integration of these newly aligned tracks back into Logic Pro. You don't have to do anything manually.

What if you're not satisfied with the alignment? In VocAlign, you can make more changes to a selected dub by adjusting settings to your liking. The changes are then automatically updated in Logic Pro. Listen to the results and see if you're happy with it. If not, simply go back to VocAlign and tweak the settings some more.

After you are satisfied with the results, it's time to bounce your audio in Logic Pro. This process will save your newly-created aligned tracks as new files.

Finalizing and Evaluating the Process 

The art of aligning vocals isn’t just in the process itself, but in evaluating the results. Once you've aligned your vocals, it's important to listen to the newly processed vocals in context. Play your track and see how the vocals sit in the mix. Are they on time? Do they help achieve the overall sound you're aiming for?

We encourage you to continue to learn through our tutorials, guides, and community discussions on our website. Making the most out of tools like VocAlign takes practice and continuous learning.


We hope you found this guide on aligning vocals in Logic using VocAlign Project useful. The world of music production is vast and complicated, but understanding the fundamental principles can put you leaps and bounds ahead in your projects.

Remember to practice these techniques in your projects and don't hesitate to experiment. Each track might require slight adjustments according to the track's overall sonic characteristics. Never stop learning. Happy producing!

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Rylan Talerico
October 3, 2023
Before founding Crate, Rylan Talerico was signed to Warner Records as a recording artist, producer, and songwriter. These days, Rylan enjoys spending time with his family and working on Crate building tools to empower musicians to be more creative and connected.
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