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Logic 9 New Takes On Same Channel Strip

Discussion in 'Logic 9' started by MowingDevil, Dec 20, 2011.

  1. MowingDevil

    MowingDevil New Member

    Say you record a bunch of guitar takes.....and at another time you're thinking of redoing some of them on the same track....is there a way to play the song and have those previous takes muted while rehearsing on that same channel strip? I'd like to hear all my settings while the song plays, so I can play along but not hear the older takes.

    I know I could just start a brand new channel strip w/ the same settings (and mute the other channel) but I'd like to keep the total number of tracks to a minimum if possible.
  3. Pete Thomas

    Pete Thomas Administrator Staff Member

    If I understand correctly, the answer is yes and it's very simple.

    You create duplicate track in the arrange. I think the key command is CTRL + ENTER and you can make as many as you want.

    You will not be able to hear both audio files at once because it's the same channelstrip on two (or more tracks).
  4. Eli

    Eli Senior member

    Also, try toggling Auto Input Monitoring from under the Options --> Audio menu in order to get the behavior you want.
  5. MowingDevil

    MowingDevil New Member

    You mean create new track w/ "duplicate settings"? The key command for that is command+D....control+enter doesn't seem to do anything in Logic 9. I did the dup settings one and that didn't work. It was the same channel strip but I kept hearing the old takes as well as what I was playing while the song was playing. I tried muting the old take and it muted the new duplicate as well. Perhaps I did something wrong or you're referring to something else.

    What does that do? I tried it a few times but wasn't able to figure out what was happening exactly.

    The work around that I did today was 'new track w/ the same channel strip settings', mute the old one....record the new then unpack both take folders onto new tracks....then select all the related takes and pack them into a new folder....then delete all the extraneous empty tracks.

    Thats the other thing I wanted to do, was be able to comp the old takes w/ the new ones. I just figured there would be a way to do it on one track/channel strip w/o hearing the old takes while you work on the ideas/get ready to record etc. This way works for me but I have a feeling its a long trip around for a quick drink of water. There's got to be an easier way right? Thanks for the replies.
  6. Pete Thomas

    Pete Thomas Administrator Staff Member

    No, I mean New with Same Channel Strip. That must have just been my own key command.

    You need to choose in Audio preferences for track mute/solo:

    either fast (will mute all tracks of same channel strip)

    or CPU saving (will mute them individually)
  7. Eli

    Eli Senior member

    New track with same channel strip instrument is what you want - as Pete says. Forget about auto input monitoring for now - I thought you were trying to record or punch in on the same track.

    In any case, the default key command for New track with same channel strip/instrument is command option return if you are using the "US With Numeric Keypad" key commands preset. In any case, it's easy enough to search out in your key commands window and modify if necessary:

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  8. MowingDevil

    MowingDevil New Member

    K, mine was muting all tracks on the same channel strip and allowing both to be heard at the same time when not muted. I'll experiment w/ those settings.

    Actually, punching in is a possibility and definitely recording on the same track was what I wanted. I just didn't want to hear the previously recorded takes is all. Using another track was only a work-around. Is there a better solution that keeps this to one track?
  9. Eli

    Eli Senior member

    Try this:

    1. Highlight the area you want to punch in on with the marquee tool.

    2. Back up the playhead to however much earlier you want.

    3. Hit record. Play along freely as much as you want, Logic will only actually drop into record mode when it gets to the highlighted area.

    4. If you accidentally started your punch in phrase a bit early, or liked some of your noodling around while you were waiting for the punch in point, no problem. You can drag out the left region boundary to reveal the noodling around you were doing as far back as from where you hit play from.

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