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Channel Strip Differentiation

Discussion in 'Logic Wishlist' started by mk3, Mar 21, 2009.

  1. mk3

    mk3 Senior member

    It would be helpful if there were a clearer visual differentiation between the different types of channel strips. Perhaps a slightly different border or background pattern, so that one could tell at a glance what's what without having to read the miniscule labels.
  3. Per Boysen

    Per Boysen Senior member

    In one sense we already have that, since it just takes a glance to note what track the channel strip is fronting. But of course it is nice with a little color! Might bring some problems though, since channel strip doesn't really equal track type. A related, and IMHO more urgent need, is to make channel strips compatible across track types. Example: I have created the most wonderful channel strip for an acoustic flute. This is an audio track channel strip. Now I want to use that strip with an Indian flute sampled in the EXS24. Today that's not possible, I will have to rebuild the thing in the mixer by lifting over each plug-in manually. But that is not a good solution because when using my channel strips in Mainstage a great deal of the channel strip has to do with what real-time performance midi events are assigned to dynamic functions in the plug-ins. All this gets lost if lifting over plug-ins manually in the Logic mixer. Better would be to simply be able to open any channel strip for any track type and in case of using Mainstage already set screen control bindings should snap to the plug-in parameters (not the way Mainstage is working today)
  4. mk3

    mk3 Senior member

    Thank you for replying...What I was suggesting was that Aux channel strips look different from Audio channel strips, different again from Audio Instrument channel strips, etc...

    Right now, the difference is of course there, as the track will be marked "Audio xx" or "Inst xx", and so on. However, in a large mixer, it would be good to have a clear and simple visual identifier for each type of channel strip.

  5. Ginger

    Ginger Member

    I agree. Maybe it wouldn't be that hard to implement, because a 'secret' way top open Channel Strip settings for other channel strip types is already implemented (press the Alt button before you click on the Channel Strip Setting menu).
  6. jlproductions

    jlproductions Member

    I agree - this would be extremely handy esp. when rendering a Vi to audio and you want to bring the effects applied over fast
  7. Ginger

    Ginger Member

    From Audio track to Instrument track: Use Copy Channel Strip Setting on the audio track, and then Paste Channel Strip Setting on the instrument track.

    From Instrument track to Audio track: Try to open the Channel Strip Setting menu in the Audio track with the Alt button, and you'll get access to the Instrument Channel Strip Settings.

    Maybe the reason these settings aren't always shown i that it would make the process of opening the CHannel Strip Setting menu slower?
  8. jlproductions

    jlproductions Member

    Fantastic. learn something new everyday. Thanks!
  9. Uwe Rodi

    Uwe Rodi Member

    This feature I was searching for years.
  10. alienimplant

    alienimplant Senior member

    Excellent tip, thanks! Option key has become the utility belt of many hidden treasures in Logic 8.

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