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Logic 8 2 Quick Questions

Discussion in 'Logic 8' started by Taybot, Aug 31, 2009.

  1. Taybot

    Taybot Senior member

    Is there a way to pan a single note that lasts a while?

    I have a synth pad that lasts a few bars but it's just one note, I know how to use hyper editor to do it but I think that pans each note doesn't it? So if I have only one note to pan, it won't work.

    Also, when I bounce my beat out? How do I fade it out, so it doesn't end all of a sudden?

    Thanks a bunch!!
  3. HKC

    HKC Senior member

    Is it on a hardware synth since you're using a midi command, in that case you're probably right (I know a JV2080 works like this anyway).
    If you on the other hand refer to a soft synth why don't you just use automation instead of the hyper editor.
  4. Taybot

    Taybot Senior member

    k i'll try that, thx! do you know how to fade out at the end?
  5. daughterofthesun

    daughterofthesun New Member

    I use the master controller and the "touch" feature to fade my mixes and just drag the fader down to zero it out. There's probably a more sophisticated way to go about it, but this works for me.
  6. HKC

    HKC Senior member

    I mean this in the nicest way, you should really read the manual. The program is way to deep to ask for things this simple but anyway touch is one way, write another or you could draw it but I get the feeling that you don't know what "automation" really means. It´s a function that opens in arrange when you activate it.
    It's not that I mind replying but you miss out on a lot of stuff until you read the manual and find out what the program is really capable of
  7. Taybot

    Taybot Senior member

    aight thanks!
  8. Taybot

    Taybot Senior member

    I started to read the manual but got overwhelmed and bought a good instruction book instead. That helped me a ton but I couldn't find "fading out" anywhere in it.

    It's true I know nothing about automation. I look at the arrange screen, click "Automation" and then I see the black lines on all the tracks, but I see no black line that would adjust the main master volume of every track, which would make it fade out.

    I guess I don't know much about write either. I believe it opens when you click the little gray box in the bottom left of the piano roll. I know how to use the yellow line to adjust volume on each individual track but again, not for the main master volume. Any help is much appreciated.

  9. Eli

    Eli Senior member

    Open up the track mixer and control click on the main stereo output channel strip that the mix is arriving at. You will be presented with an option to add it to the Arrange Window.

    Once you do this, you can enable track automation in the Arrange Window and create your automation there on that newly created track. It will affect the entire mix.

    If you want a smooth fade out, I'd suggest doing it by creating nodes directly on the new Arrange Window track with the mouse rather than trying to mouse the fader while in touch mode. But that's just a personal workflow preference on my part.
  10. Taybot

    Taybot Senior member

    Yes you are the logic genius that is exactly what I wanted and it was so simple. Thanks a ton!

    I was wondering, what is the difference betwen the out 1-2 channel strip and the Master channel strip? I am just trying to figure out how this stuff works so I have a better understanding of it all.

    Also, I might as well throw this question in. I bounced my track out and it just isn't very loud. Even compared to the last beat i made on Logic, it's not loud enough.

    I still have the Master channel strip set to 0.0. I was wondering, should I turn that up and just be sure nothing peaks? Should I turn up the Out 1-2 channel strip instead? What is the difference between those two channel strips? They seem to do the same thing.

    My friend told me to compress it and it should be good but I feel like there are other things I should try first.

    Thanks again I appreciate it!
  11. Eli

    Eli Senior member

    Hi Taybot,

    The output 1-2 channel strip is exactly that - it controls the first pair of outputs on your audio interface. It may be that your audio interface only has two outs; so it's academic. But many interfaces have eight or more outputs. There can be an output channel strip for each stereo pair of outputs. The Master channel strip is used to control overall output. In other words it affects all the outputs on the interface and is "higher up" in the order of things than any one individual pair of output channels. In practice, this is only really used for surround mixing - when you are mixing down several physical outputs on a multi output interface at the same time.

    As far as boosting your output level, your friend is on the right track. It needs to happen in your mix with compression. Also, you can add a peak/limiter (like Logic's Ad Limiter) to the main output 1-2 channel strip. This will bring your whole mix up.
  12. Taybot

    Taybot Senior member

    cool. I'm using Logic to make beats, not record, so I'm not sure what my interface is. I think that would mean my iMac is my interface? Maybe that is why my interface has only 2 outputs?

    anyways it's always nice learning new things. thanks.

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