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transpose several audio regions at once

Discussion in 'Logic Pro X' started by edurbrow, Oct 15, 2014.

  1. edurbrow

    edurbrow Senior member

    I searched the Internet but could not find or figure out how to transpose several audio regions at once. I had to open flex for each audio region and drag. I must be missing something.
  3. edurbrow

    edurbrow Senior member

    Still haven't figured this out. I want to try everything in a new key. Isn't there a way to transpose all the selected regions at once?
  4. edurbrow

    edurbrow Senior member

    I would be happy to know how to just transpose several audio regions at once. Midi is pretty easy.
  5. CSeye

    CSeye Senior member

    Your only options in Logic include:
    - bouncing those audio tracks one at a time with Time and Pitch Machine, or a third party product.

    - bouncing all of the tracks to stereo, then use T&P Machine to transpose the stereo file but the results will not be acceptable.

    In all seriousness, use MachFive 3 IRCAM stretch on either individual audio files or a stereo bounce. The results are nothing short of amazing!
  6. edurbrow

    edurbrow Senior member

    MachFive3 huh? I upgraded to MachFive2 and am frustrated with it. (The upgrade costs as much as Logic X). I always get messages that the samples can't be found. But that is an issue for another forum, I guess.
    This transpose audio thing is one item I wish Logic would copy from DP. In DP you just select everything you want and choose the transposition amount. Boom audio and midi, all done, each track done separately.
  7. Tangra

    Tangra Senior member

    You can try to transpose on the fly using some plugins such as:
    1. Logic Vocal Transformer with some Formant assignments in case you want to transpose up - down a few semitones.
    2. Or a third party plugin Zplane Elastique-Pitch.
  8. CSeye

    CSeye Senior member

    The frustration expressed is one reason I've bounced around between DAW. Unfortunately there is no Warmouth to custom build a DAW.

    Per a Gearslutz reference, the Zplane Elastique recommended by Tangra is the technology used in DP, Cubase, Reaper, and Live among others.

    Since you have DP, why not use it for your transposition needs. No extra cost involved except for a few extra mouse clicks.

    I'm not kidding about the IRCAM Stretch feature in M5v3. In the process of revisiting content created in a Tascam Porta One then digitized years ago, I transposed the stereo file down an octave without changing the tempo. Playback was flawless.
    Here's an example from MOTU: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Scz8Kh2Cd2g
  9. bayswater

    bayswater Senior member

    I didn't have V2 of MachFive, but I don't have problems with lost samples in V3. There are some things to bear in mind with the way items are stored. E.g. when loading an EXS24 instrument, the instrument and sample files all have to be in the same folder. Best to do it once and save as a M5 file.

    On Warmouth, or the lack thereof: you can do a bit of mix and match. I sometimes link DP and Logic together using DPs interapp MIDI and Soundflower (64 channel version). I can then set up a project that uses EXS24 only sounds, unique MIDI features in each application, multiple sequences, VST plugins, etc. Setting up the templates takes a few minutes, but once done, it works well. You can set up similar arrangements to access 32 bit plugin hosts like DSP-Quattro from 64 bit DP or Logic instances.
  10. CSeye

    CSeye Senior member

    All excellent solutions!

    I recently explored accessing Logic instruments when using DP as explained here:

    Now here's where the flight of fancy desire for Warmouth comes into play: The option to Rewire Logic to DP. This would afford all the power of Logic's MIDI functionality and comprehensive Score Editor in conjunction with DP. ;)
  11. bayswater

    bayswater Senior member

    Cseye, I recall the MOTU Tech Note. When I tried that approach I found it difficult to get more than one MIDI channel functioning independently in Logic or MainStage. That's what set me to look into it more closely. I use filters in the Environment to work this out (with some advice from Eli).

    What would Rewire bring to the table that we don't get with Interapp MIDI and Soundflower?
  12. CSeye

    CSeye Senior member

    Like any Rewire setup, synchronized transport.
  13. bayswater

    bayswater Senior member

    Both Logic and DP claim to be able to act as master or slave for most transport synchronization protocols. I haven't had to use them. Is there any reason they wouldn't work?

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