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Logic 9 Which tracks should be Q-referenced?

Discussion in 'Logic 9' started by afavreau, Aug 9, 2012.

  1. afavreau

    afavreau Senior member

    Which track should I activate as Q-Reference?

    I recorded my strumming acoustic guitar in stereo (x/y position). I also recorded the DI on a third track. Since I would now like to flex edit the tracks, I therefore put them in a group selecting "Editing (Selection)" and "Phase-Locked Audio", and I then activated Flex view with the polyphonic algorythm and complex mode.

    1-So I'm just wondering now, which tracks should I select as Q-reference? Should I select all three of them? Only the stereo pair? Only the DI?

    2-Also, about the transient markers... when I add or erase them, should that happen on all three tracks at the same time or should I edit each track seperately? Because right now, they seem independent of each other which is not very cool...

    Thanks for your help

  3. paulnajar

    paulnajar Senior member

    I would q ref only the Di track. With phase locked audio ticked any timing offset between mics and Di will be preserved this way.

    With only Di q ref'd you only need to worry about transient placement of the Di track.
  4. Gio

    Gio Member

    Glad this was brought up, Paul what do you recommend to use as Q for a multi track drum kit?
  5. paulnajar

    paulnajar Senior member

    For Multi mic drum recordings. Once again all tracks must be phase locked. Then I usually start with just the kick close mic as q ref. if this doesn't get it all in time enough after quantization I will then add the snare to the q ref.

    I've never needed to add more than those two with drums. Adding more tracks to the q ref can start to work against you.
  6. Eli

    Eli Senior member

    I've had good results with muti track drums by using both the kik and snare as the Q Reference. Of course it's dependent on the type of drum part it is. But if involves a strong backbeat on snare with strong downbeats on the kik, it usually works fine.

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