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Logic 9 Looping Beatmapped Audio regions

Discussion in 'Logic 9' started by Hexclock, Nov 26, 2011.

  1. Hexclock

    Hexclock New Member

    I beatmapped 16 bars of an audio drum track, replaced them with synth drums, and laid the original audio bass line over it and it works great. Naturally, I'd like to loop that for a bit.
    Can I copy and paste the tempo change data so I don't have to beatmap the rest by hand?
  3. Tangra

    Tangra Senior member

    Yes you can copy the tempo map using the Tempo List for example:
    1 Set the locators to the passage containing the correct tempo change.
    2 Choose Edit > Select Inside Locators.
    3 Copy the tempo events to the Clipboard (default key command assignment: Command-C).
    4 Deselect all tempo events (by clicking the background).
    5 Paste the tempo events from the Clipboard (default key command
    assignment: Command-V).
    6 The paste position defaults to the current playhead position, but this can be changed. A position input box appears alongside the first of the pasted tempo events, allowing you
    to alter the bar position. If the first tempo change is not at the start of the bar in the
    passage, be sure to alter the bar number, and leave the beat, sub beat, and frame or tick
    values unaltered.
  4. Hexclock

    Hexclock New Member

    Thank you! This will be immensely helpful.
    I had been able to select all the nodes and copy them, but when I would reposition the playhead and paste, it would paste them back to the original spot, as if I had selected Paste Original. I also tried using the Tempo list but got the same result.
    Thanks again,

  5. Eli

    Eli Senior member

    Like Tangra mentioned, when you hit paste, the new data should be created with the first event highlighted for manual numerical entry. Enter the bar position at that moment, and all the following tempo events will follow respectively.

    You mentioned selecting all the nodes. Are you doing this in the Global tempo Track? If so, try doing it in the Tempo List (default key command is T to toggle it open in the Lists area of the Arrange Window). I like doing this type of thing there, so you can see the specific numerical values of the placement of each tempo event.
  6. Hexclock

    Hexclock New Member

    Eli, thanks again for the info. I was using the global track initially.
    I think it wasn't pasting for me because I hadn't deselected the nodes as Tangra indicated.
    Lists are an area I haven't explored much, but now I realize how much easy it is to fine tune things...much easier than dragging, especially after some strong coffee :)
  7. Sascha Franck

    Sascha Franck Senior member

    Fwiw, this very operation is one of *the* key reasons why Logic should have a tempo track with regions on it, so you could copy, move and loop around things just as with normal regions.

    - Sascha

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