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Logic 9 Environment mute of audio channel

Discussion in 'Logic 9' started by Nate, Nov 4, 2009.

  1. Nate

    Nate New Member


    I want to create mute groups that go a bit beyond the groups that are built into Logic. For example, I have parts A, B, C and D and sections 1 through 4 and wish them to be grouped thusly:

    Group 1: A1, B1, C1, D1
    Group 2: A2, B2, C2, D2
    Group 3: A3, B3, C1, D1
    Group 4: A4, B4, C2, D2

    It doesn't seem possible for a channel to be in two groups simultaneously nor does it seem possible to "toggle mute" or "toggle solo" where soloing one group mutes the others.

    So, I wanted to just create buttons in the environment that would select my groups for me. However, I don't know/can't find the event that controls the "mute" (and/or "solo") button on the actual channel strip. As I recall, the channel responds to mutes when a Logic control is connected to theoretically, the control exists. I'm just not sure what that control is.

  3. Peter Ostry

    Peter Ostry Administrator Staff Member

    Cable a monitor object to a channelstrip and press the buttons in question. The monitor shows you what comes out, this is what you have to send in. If the lines start with the letter "F" this means "Fader", an internal message type of Logic that can be sent from and received by environment objects.
  4. Nate

    Nate New Member

    Thanks, Peter. That's exactly what I needed.
  5. Eli

    Eli Senior member

    Here's an alternate idea - that takes you out of the environment. Maybe pack the regions for each of the four groups into a folder in the Arrange Window. Put them each on their own folder track. And you can solo or mute them from there.

    This may screw up your overview of your arrangement though. A partial solution might be to pack alias' of them into folders instead of the originals.That way you could at least solo your custom groups from the Arrange Window. But not mute them. Muting the folders with alias' wouldn't accomplish anything. But soloing them would.

    Just some food for thought......
  6. Nate

    Nate New Member

    Thanks for the idea, Eli. I need to maintain the integrity of the Arrange window because it eventually needs to be saved as a type 1 SMF and I'll be doing a bunch of these so saving time packing and unpacking folders is required (due to my extreme and advanced slothfulness). Plus, I would like a one-click solution where if I select one "bit," the others mute.

    I was actually able to get it working where I have 4 buttons sending out Fader #9, value 0 (unmute) to the tracks I want "on" and running the rest through a transformer to invert the value to the tracks I want "off."

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