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Best way to record multiple midi passes?

Discussion in 'Logic Pro X' started by dangcookie, Jan 17, 2014.

  1. dangcookie

    dangcookie New Member

    I am new to X, but a long time midi composer, and I have a Logic Pro X newbie question, and would really appreciate some feedback:

    I like to record midi in multiple passes. Example: I'll record piano chords in one pass. Then duplicate the track and add a pass of individual piano notes. And so on. I'll often end up with 4 or more midi passes, nicely vertically arranged in the Arrange window (of the old Logic Pro). I'll often glue them together to consolidate things, but I'll also mute the ones I don't use, in case I want to revisit those later.

    I would really prefer to continue to work in this manner.

    But with Logic Pro X, I only see a "New Track with Duplicate Settings" option. Is this creating a completely new instance of the audio instrument, and therefore burning through my processing power/memory? I get the impression that this is what is happening.

    Anyhow, if someone could guide me in the right direction to get me back to my preferred workflow, I would greatly appreciate it! :)

    Thanks so much,
  3. Eli

    Eli Senior member

    Hey David,

    I work this way all the time too. The workflow you want is still there. Control Shift Return is your friend. See the screenshot to see where it is located in the new tracks menu in Logic Pro X

    Attached Files:

  4. dangcookie

    dangcookie New Member

    Thank you so much again, Eli. This is exactly what I needed. It's time for me to go through the menus again and really soak it in.

  5. madelefant

    madelefant Senior member

    I think you can use cycle record with midi as well
  6. NewAux

    NewAux New Member

    Nice little tip!

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