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Logic 9 Recording audio, MIDI and automation simultaneously

Discussion in 'Logic 9' started by Per Boysen, Jan 30, 2012.

  1. Per Boysen

    Per Boysen Senior member

    Hi guys,

    Someone having experience with recording audio, MIDI and automation simultaneously?

    I just tried it and it sort of works, but the workflow is rather slow.

    One instrument is to be played and recorded as one-takes. Playing this instrument produces two audio outputs and some MIDI output. The MIDI output is both simple notes, just like any MIDI keyboard would send, but also three MIDI CC#s. Each one of those three CC# is controlling three differently scaled parameters in a number of plugins on both audio, MIDI and aux channels.

    I'm assigning the MIDI events to the parameters as usual in the Controller Assignments window. Then I record enable all tracks, enable automation and set all tracks and bus/auxes to Latch mode. This all works fine.

    However, the problem is that a plugin parameter assigned for external control does only follow its controller event when you select the track that is hosting the plugin. And it is not possible to select more than one track! (yes, I tried with holding down the shift key!)
  3. Peter Ostry

    Peter Ostry Administrator Staff Member

    Look at the parameter panel in the Controller Assignments. Your "Channel Strip:" dropdown menu shows "Selected Channelstrip". Select "Fader Bank" instead.
    This should work if you don't have a Control Surface installed.

    If you have a Control Surface installed and the channelstrips you want to control are not all in the same 8-channel-block (= fader bank) you can select "Index" instead of "Fader Bank". In the number field to the right type the number of the channelstrip according to the mixer view. But keep that in mind when you rearrange tracks. You will for example always control channel #5. If you move it, another channel becomes number #5.
  4. Per Boysen

    Per Boysen Senior member

    Sure, I had the assignments set to the appropriate Fader Bank numbers - corresponding to arrange window track number, I noticed. Maybe the problem here is rather the morphing? I mean, on just one expression pedal move I have three or four parameters changed at different locations. That's more octopus style than two hands-on mixing ;-)
  5. Peter Ostry

    Peter Ostry Administrator Staff Member

    No problem here with a 2-dimensional pedal sending two CC streams to control several parameters in different channelstrips and playing MIDI guitar at the same time (with pitch on).

    The only difference I see is that none of my pedals goes directly to Logic. There is a Max application in between. Maybe this makes a difference for the MIDI stream. And yes, I use more than one MIDI port.

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