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Logic X Copy/paste into new project

Discussion in 'Logic Pro X' started by Larry Dersch, Aug 15, 2016.

  1. Larry Dersch

    Larry Dersch New Member

    What I want to do is take a section of a long recording and open it in a new project. I record long rehearsals on a Zoom 24, but then only work on one or two tunes. It is impractical during the rehearsal to make a new project for each tune on the Zoom so I'm stuck with the long files. I've been able to copy the take I want into a new Logic project, but it seems all the original info is still there, as the new single song project comes in at 4.5 gigs, when it should be around 600 mbs. Is there a way to totally erase the parts I don't want to keep? Thanks so much for any insight.
  3. Pete Thomas

    Pete Thomas Administrator Staff Member

    The shorter region is still referencing the whole audio file.

    So click on the region to show the audio file in the lower part of the main window.

    It will have highlighted just the area of the audio which is represented by the region

    Then go to the MENU: Function > Trim

    First make sure there are no other regions referencing the same long file.

    If there are then you may just want to create new audio files for each region.

    To do that select the region in the tracks area (arrange), then in the top menu: Edit >Convert > Audio Regions to new audio file

    To get rid of any orphaned audio (ie with no regions referencing it in the tracks area) open Project Audio Window

    Edit > Select Unused
    Audio File > delete files

    (make sure you have a back up first though.
  4. Larry Dersch

    Larry Dersch New Member

    Thanks so much Pete, very helpful. I'm making a transition from a lesser daw to Logic, and there is a bit of a learning curve.

    Ultimately, and perhaps more clearly, what I'm trying to do is cut down all tracks in a hour long region to just one of the single tunes within that region. I believe from what you've told me, and what I've tried, that I first need to make that tune it's own region. So far so good. What I'd really like to do, which may not be possible, is when I have that full rehearsal region sounding good, all effects etc the way I like them, at THAT point snip one of the songs and move it to a new project, effects included.

    If that is not possible, my work around would be to select the song as it own region, and then delete the rest of the rehearsal, and saving as a new project...thus keeping the full rehearsal intact to do the same to another tune.

    At this point I would delete unused files from the new project.

    Does that make sense?
  5. Pete Thomas

    Pete Thomas Administrator Staff Member

    Sorry but I' not quite following it. I don't understand "make that tune it's own region" or " select the song as it own region"

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