I am on Logic Pro 9 and compose film music mostly utilizing orchestral virtual instruments. I was wondering if any other Logic users out there have ideas on mixing? I am not an audio engineer and have no clue when it comes to mixing within Logic. I pretty much use my ear and go with what sounds good. Then I test it on a few different speakers and tweak if necessary.
Essentially, while I compose, I create the dynamics by using volume faders and by automating modulation (no mod wheel on my keyboard) and then when I have a full track ready for exporting I add on a Channel EQ, adjust the lows, mids and highs to taste very minimally, and then I add an Adaptive Limiter and increase the Input volume a few decibels to make it sound louder overall. As far as adding a Compressor, I have no idea what I'm doing with it so I never use it. I've also heard that it's not wise to use compression - Leave it to the person editing the final mix.
Any suggestions or tips would be greatly appreciated! Happy composing!