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Logic 9 region inviolacy?

Discussion in 'Logic 9' started by peterlemer, May 7, 2011.

  1. peterlemer

    peterlemer Senior member

    Is there any way to protect a region from any cuts?

    Having performed a 12 minute improv, I want to work it up to a performance piece.
    I want the original to be inviolate yet be ready to hand for reference.

    Can I do this?

  3. Staircase2

    Staircase2 Member

    Not sure what you mean by 'inviolacy'. But (assuming I understand what youre asking) If Im doing that I would just drag and drop the original 12 minute recording onto one track and then duplicate it to another.

    I would then use the original as a reference and use the duplicate for chopping up. (Audio editing is non destructive in Logic)

    Does that help?
  4. peterlemer

    peterlemer Senior member

    Thanks for your reply Stephe - I want to be able to select ALL, then cut, insert time, remove time, copy, do whatever it takes to restructure my song, without touching the original region.

  5. sonnykeyes

    sonnykeyes Senior member

    Peter, is your performance MIDI or audio? Either way, Stephe's strategy is good, but if it's an audio recording, you may want to perform a "Convert Regions to New Audio Files" from the Audio menu in the Arrange window. There are some audio processes that are destructive, like Time Machine functions.
  6. peterlemer

    peterlemer Senior member

    Sonny - either MIDI OR Audio. Thinking about it, I guess the original audio file will remain in the bin where I can resurrect it at any time, although any MIDI file will be broken.

    I was looking for a way to save an audio region on the Arrange page while all else is being cut up in 'Select ALL' cutting and pasting edits.
  7. sonnykeyes

    sonnykeyes Senior member

    Ahh. I guess if it was me, I'd do what Stephe suggested, but add an extra step: after selecting-All, I would shift-click the original region so it wasn't part of the cut-and-paste.
  8. Eli

    Eli Senior member

    Or maybe hide the track that has the original on it?
  9. peterlemer

    peterlemer Senior member

    Eli - that's a great idea - will test

  10. peterlemer

    peterlemer Senior member

    sonny, that would certainly do it, but risky for me


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