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Logic 9 Convert Chords from Global Chord track?

Discussion in 'Logic 9' started by composerguy78, Apr 26, 2012.

  1. composerguy78

    composerguy78 Member

    Is there a way to convert Chord symbols, which have 'automatically' inserted via the Score Window > Functions> Insert Chords from Global Chord track, into 'Normal' chord symbols?

    The problem I encounter is that I want to use the efficiency of the 'Analyze Chords' detection from the Global Chord Track (GCT), but I then want to delete the chords from the GCT- Even with 'Change Display Only' checked, the GCT still interferes with how I use logic and the easiest way to avoid this interference is to delete the chords detected from the GCT itself, but this then also deletes the Inserted Chords from the score window!

    Can anyone figure out a work around, I've tried copy and pasting, exporting midi regions etc. Nothing seems to work. I'm wondering if some meta data conversion via a transformer object would work, but I can't get anything to work.
    I would appreciate any suggestions.
    best regards,


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  3. Doug Zangar

    Doug Zangar Senior member

    I use the score editor regularly and I never use the GTC for a number of reasons, and you've pointed out a few of them. It actually used to be very buggy (read didn't give correct chord). I think you have to live with it the way it is or don't use it. I really don't recommend it.

    I've gotten quite quick at entering chords in the score. Once in chord entry mode you can use the tab key to advance the cursor. With copy/paste available repeated sections go quickly.

    If you're up for it, put in a feature request to Apple. It would be nice to see the GTC finally be a complete concept.
  4. composerguy78

    composerguy78 Member

    HI Doug,
    Thanks for your reply. I hear ya. I think you are probably right, best to input by hand. I can always use the CGT to help analyse the chords, and yes, using tab helps a lot.

    I would put in a feature request but...will Logic ever be updated?!
    Best regards,
  5. Doug Zangar

    Doug Zangar Senior member

    Sure Logic will be updated. I'd guess before the end of the year. But that's purely speculation on my part and a topic for another thread - and I think one's already on this forum.........
  6. Eli

    Eli Senior member

    FWIW, I concur with both of you. I also really like the efficiency of the chord track analysis. I often play in a track of just whole note root position chords (or whatever inversions I want) to use as the basis for a chord track which I then insert into the score window. But it is very inflexible as you have found.

    I still do this sometimes, if it's for something simple and straight ahead. But I mostly enter manually as Doug describes with the tab key to move through the bars.

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