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Logic 9 Delete unused channel strips

Discussion in 'Logic 9' started by beatattitude, Mar 26, 2012.

  1. beatattitude

    beatattitude Member

    Due to much "Bounce In Place" stuff, my mixer window ends up getting filled with channel strips that are no longer processing any audio, but they still have lots of plugin instances.

    There is an option to view only the channel strips relating to those present in the arrange window. That makes visuals easier, but I don't want to burden the CPU by having lots of plugins (especially those with delay compensation, or ones that introduce audio without needing any arrange region!).

    Is the only way to get rid of these unwanted channel strips to select them manually and delete them?
  3. Eli

    Eli Senior member

    There is a menu option to "delete unused channel strips" available form the track menu. It will delete all unused in one go. I use control shift delete for it; although I can't remember if this is a custom key command assignment or not.
  4. beatattitude

    beatattitude Member

    Hi Eli, I don't see any such option in the track menu??

    There is no key command for that either. There is just an option for "delete unused" which is only available in the arrange window, not the mixer window.

    Am I being dense here?
  5. Eli

    Eli Senior member


    Sorry about that - my mistake. I didn't have Logic open when I replied.It is indeed the "delete unused" command. And yes, it is in the Arrange Window. From memory, I thought it was under the Track menu there, but maybe it's not.In any case, you've found it. And that is indeed the command to use.
  6. beatattitude

    beatattitude Member

    And does that delete unused mixer channels? When I click on the "all" button to the top right of the mixer window, it still shows the channel strips which are no longer being used.
  7. Bigdawgbigal

    Bigdawgbigal New Member

    I am having a similar problem.

    When I import audio files into an existing project/session (this is after deleting unused tracks from the pull down menu on the arrange window)
    then sometimes the new tracks that are created have old mixer settings!
    This is incredibly frustrating!:brkwl:

    Also the channels in the mixer don't appear in the same order as they do in the arrange window!

    In the other DAWs that I use this NEVER OCCURS!!!!
    I am used to using software that when you create a new track then it creates a new channel strip in the mixer for it - NOT RECYCLE AN OLD UNWANTED ONE!

    Why oh why anyone would want these 'features' baffles me!

    Makes me wonder why the software is called Logic, should be called ILLOGIC! LOL!:D

    Are there any Logic Pro's / Vets out there that could shed some light on this?
  8. Eli

    Eli Senior member

    To both of you:

    The answer depends on how you have your Audio page project settings set. See the screenshot below.

    If "automatic management of channel strip objects" is selected, then yes - they get deleted automatically from your full Logic Project. And this setting affects wether channel strips "come back" with the previous channel strip settings when you create a new track later on.

    If this setting is off (my personal preference) then deleting a track from your Arrange Window does not remove it from your project. If however, you use your Track Mixer in "Arrange" view, you will only see the tracks that are showing in your Arrange Window. In "All" view, you will see all the preconfigured tracks in your project.

    as far as tracks not showing up in the same order as your Arrange Window, make sure your Track Mixer is in "Arrange" view mode,and is should always be in sync. With the one exception of Aux tracks - under some circumstances (multiple outputs on software instruments,etc).You can always "force" aux tracks to where you want them though by placing them in the Arrange Window and then manually placing them where you want.


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  9. beatattitude

    beatattitude Member

    That's very helpful thanks for that!
  10. Serpentsea

    Serpentsea New Member

    channel strip tip

    Thanks Eli!
    great tip. I came across this thread by chance. Had to sign up!
  11. markalex

    markalex New Member

    Maybe this is a side bar... If I have a software track with (for example) Kontakt, with a sample loaded, plus a few FX inserts -- when I delete the track, will the plugins be "un-instantiated" ? Or do I need to delete the plugins and track content to truly free up my session?

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