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Logic 9 Chord track in global tracks may not be a good idea

Discussion in 'Logic 9' started by daveyboy, Jul 12, 2011.

  1. daveyboy

    daveyboy Senior member

    I just started using this to analyze a specific simple midi track where I plunk out simple chords for my lead sheets. The problem is that if you change any midi after this is done things can get very screwed up. Drums change, the lead sheet gets out of wack, etc. As much as I love the idea of this feature it seems to be causing more of a nightmare for me. Am I missing something? Even in Doug's tutorial on scoring in Logic he complains about this "feature." I feel it to be safer to input the chord names manually via the chord text function the same way one enters in lyrics. I don't think there are weird things that happen when doing it this way. Am I doing something wrong or missing something obvious?
  3. hammertom

    hammertom New Member

    Yes I stopped using it a while back. Really is a shame the only way to get the chords in is to enter them manually. Especially when the midi window figures out the chords automatically.
  4. Doug Zangar

    Doug Zangar Senior member

    Hey daveyboy,

    You know my take on it - don't like it. The video shows one of the problems quite clearly. It's too bad the good idea of Logic's chord track has yet to be refined to use as an every day reliable technique.
  5. daveyboy

    daveyboy Senior member

    So I tried to get rid of the chord track in the global tracks which really wasn't possible without screwing up everything midi, and I mean everything. So, I started a fresh project and imported everything minus the global chord track and was able to salvage everything and start over with my chord entering "the old fashioned way."
  6. Doug Zangar

    Doug Zangar Senior member

    Wow. At least import works as advertised (and a great feature!)
  7. Eli

    Eli Senior member

    Don't forget, you can also use the "No Transpose" check box in the Channel Strip Parameters in the Inspector to protect the regions from being affected.
  8. daveyboy

    daveyboy Senior member

    I did forget! Thanks. I'll have to go back to the old project and see if that fixes my midi problems after deleting the chord track.
  9. Doug Zangar

    Doug Zangar Senior member

    If you do go back and try that, let me know if that solves all the problems.

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