Discussion in 'Your DAW (Digital Audio Workstation)' started by Vik, Feb 26, 2016.
Which options do you want for folders/stacks - and what do you mean by 'focus'?
Every other major DAW I can think of allows folders within folders. Logic only allows one summing stack inside one track stack. I’d like to have more flexibility in regard to number and type of parent/children relationships.
Searching for tracks of a specific name or parent, or displaying them easily, is what I meant by “focus.”
Yeah a spotlight style search within the track list in the workspace is long overdue.
(like Digital Performer does it.)
But it shouldn’t stop there. Users should have the opportunity to assign all of the 32 available groups to key commands. This would allow to show/hide more than 9 groups like it is implemented since Logic Pro 9.
Oh, and easily one of the biggest: I’d love to be able to unload/reload an instance (say, of Kontakt) from RAM, and/or relatedly, easily interact with VE Pro 6 to do the same - some kind of assignable track button or something.
Now that I think about it, it would also be cool to assign the stock compressor and stock EQ views in any track to third-party - just by assigning those meters to “look” for the curve/effects of the third-party plug via something assignable via drag and drop or something else mindless....but that may require more of third parties than I realize.
I guess the only way to do that now is to manually save the current status of Kontakt (or the channel strip), unload Kontakt (or reset the channel strip) and then reload Kontakt (or the channel strip) again when needed. What you suggest is somehow related to a wish which is important for many of us: "Freeze (and/or the track on/off button) should optionally also load/unload Kontakt samples", which already is in the poll. But my guess is that it wouldn't be that hard for Apple to implement any of these, since it seems like implementing a macro which does several of the things we already can do.
TBH I would sacrifice any new improvements/features and plenty of old improvements/features if the Logic team "fixed" the single core overload "bug".
My cynical side says this is crippleware. It is the biggest limiting factor when it comes to less expensive hardware being able to handle more challenging projects. It can't just be a coincidence. We know other audio apps handle multicore loads differently, more evenly, and better. We know it's possible. For all the work the Logic team has done in the last couple of years with amazing updates this omission really stands out.
Strange, single core overload ? In my case (Logic pro X 10.3.2 / El Capitan 10.11.6 on new trash can, everything in Logic NO VIENNA ENSEMBLE ! ) amongst other well known DAWs Logic has by far the best performance for me. Actually this is one of the reasons I switched from Cubase to Logic and I love it.
The "new trash can" part kinda is my point
And the winners, so far, are:
(updated after 480 votes - this overview covers all suggestions with more than 20%)
All MIDI editors should have multiple region automation/multiple hyper edit lanes (like Cubase etc) 57,1 %
Expression maps - like Cubase and others (but based on Articulation IDs) 54,8 %
Ability to move channel strips in the Mixer 52,4 %
A way to easily control CC/articulations for all libraries using the same commands 40,5 %
Make the color palette customizable 38,1 %
Streamline the workflow for Kontakt CC automation (like Cubase and others) 33,3 %
AUs should be able to send Midi out 26,2 %
Full, direct Articulation ID control to/from Logic and AudioUnits 26,2 %
Undo for everything, including fader moves/separate Undo for the Mixer 26,2 %
Focus on features which are useful for making better compositions, not just better mixes 23,8 %
“Save selected tracks as new project” 21,4 %
Please keep voting, guys!
Score editor, score editor, score editor, anything that improves the score editor!
Scratch pad! Just look at what Studio One does, it's fantasicness.
If they do this I promise to run every day, eat right and get enough sleep. And batch resave.
Midi FX slot on Multitimbral Aux (audio) sub-channels. For those of us who use VE Pro and use Midi scripting for articulation switching for example.
I love Logic. To bits. I consider myself pretty comfortable with it, but having also used Reaper & Cubase, I do feel as though it misses a few features from those that would improve it even more.
Multiple controller lanes is a no-brainer for me, but I also love The PLE in Cubase and Actions in Reaper which will let you do pretty much what you want with the MIDI or visibility at the click of a button. Logic is a little behind in terms of those features now.
However, it is rock solid for me and never crashes.
I keep on coming back to it, even after using the alternatives for a while.
Pardon my ignorance, but isn't the Logical Editor in Cubase more or less a copy of Transform in Logic?
Similar functionality yes, but I prefer having the commands mapped to a button on a touch screen for my workflow. Easier in Cubase (and Reaper) than Logic in my experience so far, but the functionality is similar between them.
Multiple Marker Tracks...
I only need one set of markers, and I’m not by my computer now - but I think Logic already has multiple marker tracks. Make the marker track area, and you’ll probably see some more options.
Hey vik I think with multiple marker tracks he means multiple marker tracks visible at the same time.
Come on man, Logic has one Marker track and one Arrangement track. Multiple marker tracks are very useful for scoring to picture. It's one of the things I like in Cubase, although they are not implemented very well.
OK - Logic doesn't have a solution if one wants to look at several marker sets at the same time. But it has multiple marker sets.
Separate names with a comma.