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Logic 9 Editing multiple midi tracks in Logic's Piano Roll editor?

Discussion in 'Logic 9' started by upersad, Jan 29, 2011.

  1. upersad

    upersad New Member

    I am seeking some confirmation on what I have read so far with editing multiple midi tracks in Logic's piano roll editor. I am working on a four part string section using VSL (each part has its own track). I am able to see the the notes of the four tracks simultaneously in the piano roll editor when I select the four regions in the arrange window. However, I cannot add notes to more than one track at a time in the piano roll.

    I am trying to accomplish editing as seen in the following video:

    Am I correct in assuming that this cannot be done in Logic's piano roll at this time?

  3. Eli

    Eli Senior member

    That is an interesting question. I'm not a hundred per cent certain, but I don't think there is a way to add notes in to multiple regions simultaneously in the Piano Roll editor.
  4. georgelegeriii

    georgelegeriii Senior member

    The only way I know is to be sure to select a note in the instrument layer you wish to add one to first.

    And the video shows a person using a single track. I would suggest you try doing your arrangement like this and then split your notes when complete.
  5. upersad

    upersad New Member

    George, unless I am mistaken, I believe that in the video he is selecting different tracks, with the notes changing colour based on the track selected. The method you suggested will have to work with creating the arrangement in one track, and then splitting it into four tracks afterward.
  6. georgelegeriii

    georgelegeriii Senior member

    My first answer IS the correct one. He is using the track parts on the upper right hand side to change tracks, then adding the notes. And yes, he has selected note colors to be per track , not velocity.

    So, select your 4 tracks (first make blank regions on each track so you have something to select, and I would suggest you make them as long as you want bars for your arrangement) then use the track names on the upper right hand side of the piano roll to change tracks... I can't test this myself, I'm doing a major instal for a client and have 1/2 my keys on another computer, so Logic will be a pain if I try and boot it up...
  7. jonperl

    jonperl Member

    I don't see how in Logic. You'd want to work in one MIDI region and view colors by MIDI channel, sending each channel to a different instrument. Then split by channel later to get them in separate regions. I think. I cant get Logic's PR to do what he/she's doing in SONAR
  8. upersad

    upersad New Member

    One more things comes to mind. Could midi expression controller data be applied to a group of midi tracks at a time? For example, if I have three tracks with violins, violas and cellos, how could I group them and apply the same expression curves to all of them together rather than doing it one at a time?
  9. Jay Asher

    Jay Asher Senior member

    I think this should work:
    In the Environment create a new MIDI instrument and cable it to all three tracks. Add it to the Arrange window and create your expression curves on that track.
  10. upersad

    upersad New Member

    Thanks, I'll give it a go.

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