Sharing Logic tips and tricks

kmaster

Senior Member
Ok thanks!

And also, I have a very stupid question (sorry), so when I go to the score editor, every track has both treble and bass clefs, and was wondering how to remove one of the staves, so for violins there is only treble, while basses only have bass, thanks!

::edit:: @Vik beat me to it...weird that I did not see that response until after I'd posted :shocked:
 

yiph2

Senior Member
Thanks guys! Now I have a another stupid problem, every time I play my MIDI keyboard, it adds notes into the region, even if I don't press record (so like step input). It it really annoying as when I'm trying to play something, when I want to record, there is like a cluster of notes in the region. Any help? Thanks!
 

Living Fossil

Senior Member
Thanks guys! Now I have a another stupid problem, every time I play my MIDI keyboard, it adds notes into the region, even if I don't press record (so like step input). It it really annoying as when I'm trying to play something, when I want to record, there is like a cluster of notes in the region. Any help? Thanks!
No offense, but there is a difference between "tricks and tips" and the most basic commands of a program.
There is a manual and there are search engines which should be used for questions like this.
Stealing the time of other people because of one is too lazy to do the basic homework should be avoided.
 

yiph2

Senior Member
No offense, but there is a difference between "tricks and tips" and the most basic commands of a program.
There is a manual and there are search engines which should be used for questions like this.
Stealing the time of other people because of one is too lazy to do the basic homework should be avoided.
Sorry, I have searched it on google and I couldn't find it before... Anyways, I've fixed the problem now
 

anp27

Active Member
Maybe there's need for a separate thread with general Logic questions too?
Don't see a need for a separate thread. People ask general Logic questions pretty much all the time anyway on the main Your DAW section. And I agree with Living Fossil. This is a Tips and Tricks thread specifically.
 
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Vik

Vik

Senior Member
Sure, it's a tips and tricks thread, and we should keep it that way, but finding the many already answers to Logic questions on this forum could be a tedious task. With a very long dedicated Logic Questions thread it could be difficult too, of course. And I guess we have more than 2000 Logic threads already, so maybe dedicated subforms for each of the main DAWs would be a better idea.
 

davidson

Senior Member
I'm sure most of you are aware that you can choose to have the playhead play from selected region (see below), but annoyingly, if you have cycle enabled it takes priority and plays from there instead.

Well if you hit shift and space together, it'll ignore cycle and play from the selected region. Bonza!

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BassClef

Senior Member
I'm sure most of you are aware that you can choose to have the playhead play from selected region (see below), but annoyingly, if you have cycle enabled it takes priority and plays from there instead.

Well if you hit shift and space together, it'll ignore cycle and play from the selected region. Bonza!

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Good tip... thanks. What I can not understand is... when I have cycle on... say it's set to an 8 bar range... when I start RECORD, but stop before the end of the 8 bars, Logic changes the cycle range to what I recorded. Can I may it STAY on 8 bars regardless of when I stop recording?
 

davidson

Senior Member
Good tip... thanks. What I can not understand is... when I have cycle on... say it's set to an 8 bar range... when I start RECORD, but stop before the end of the 8 bars, Logic changes the cycle range to what I recorded. Can I may it STAY on 8 bars regardless of when I stop recording?
It sounds like you have 'auto set locators' enabled in the cycle button dropdown.

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EpicEsquire

Member
Thanks for posting that... quite a few good things covered in that video. I'm pretty new at Logic and VI orchestral work. Does all of his workflow port over to orchestral music? Such as... do you "gain stage" all tracks or just those with loud passages. For example, would you bring a very quiet violin passage up to his -18db average "sweet spot", or leave it alone?

I have been, and still am, confused by gain staging when it comes to virtual instruments - the more videos I watch about gain staging, the more I am confused
 

Ozinga

Member
Hi,

Here is something in case you do not know :)
You can drag midi or audio regions to desktop or to a folder and it gets bounced including tails.
If you want to create a single file from multiple regions on a track, just create a region container folder and drag that. (Control+Command+P)
Also you can create empty regions for Summing Stacks or Aux Tracks and you can drag those to desktop too which creates a stereo mix down of the included files. Great way to export stems.
Just a little note: The Summing Stack should not be collapsed so you can add an empty region to it.
 

Ozinga

Member
I have been, and still am, confused by gain staging when it comes to virtual instruments - the more videos I watch about gain staging, the more I am confused

Just do this : Safe to keep the loudest part of an instrument's loudest part around -10. If it is too loud reduce it from the plugin itself. Or insert a logic gain plugin on the first slot.

Also if the track gets louder after you insert a plugin, reduce the output gain from the plugin to match the original level. You should do this even if you just add an eq.

This way you can also prevent tricking yourself that the plugin did something good :) If after matching the levels it sounds the same remove the plugin :roflmao:

If the plugin does not have output gain knob again just add a logic gain plugin and reduce the level.

Also keep an eye on the master fader and keep it peaking at max -6. If it is louder reduce every channel together but do not touch the master fader. Keep the fader at zero all times.