Logic Pro 9 9 things about nine. Please list any new features.

#1
I've had about a broken 2.5 hours with 9 and feel compelled to mention a bunch of the small improvements I've noticed since to the best of my knowledge there is no document outlining ALL the new features - not even when you get a proper copy of the program.

Plugin windows are zoom-able and also a new preference for their default zoom size.

Light background in Piano roll is fixed!

New region zone areas for fades and Marquee tools. It's more Melodyne like and avoids having to change tools.

Apply pan law to stereo balances preference. Nice.

Convert regions to new sampler tracks rocks! And several other new commands under the local audio menu.

Show as sample and hold in the sample editor... Lovely.

I notice the following from the new manual: 'Transient markers are identical in all audio regions that refer to the same section of an audio file, and they are consistently present when you use that audio file in multiple projects.'

In other words transient markers stay with the audio file. Apple must be adding more the the sample headers of the aiff flies. This is good.

Project & channel strip notes. A lot were calling for them. I always found the marker text enough but some will appreciate this.

A much clearer graphic marking of which window pane is active. I'm very happy to see this.

Feel free to add to this list...

PN
 

mk3

Logician
#2
I notice the following from the new manual: 'Transient markers are identical in all audio regions that refer to the same section of an audio file, and they are consistently present when you use that audio file in multiple projects.'

In other words transient markers stay with the audio file. Apple must be adding more the the sample headers of the aiff flies. This is good.
That is surprising! I wonder where that info is being stored. Does this hold true for all audio formats (WAV, SD2, AIFF)? If so, I would suspect that the data is not stored in the file itself, but in some separate database somewhere, or in an invisible file. If that is true, then copying the file to another computer would lose the transient markers....

mk3
 

Eli

Logician
#3
I asked the Canadian Logic Apple rep (Jeff Booth) about exactly this the other day at a product demo. He wasn't certain, but we both suspected that perhaps it was stored as part of CAF files.
 
#4
It (the manual) appears to claim it's true for any file it does a "detect transient" upon. It's not that surprising I think because Apple Loops have been doing this for a while. If the software is AL aware it sees the extra info and if it's not then it treats it like a normal caf or aiff etc...
 

Eli

Logician
#5
Upon further experimentation; I think you're right. And it is quite impressive! (the file behavior that is, not the fact that you are right) :)
 
#7
One (simple) thing that I really like and use a lot is how saved files are an icon view of the page saved. I often have the note pad open in the saved view and can see an overview of the file without having to open it. It's also easy to see what instruments I've used, tempo etc - a real time saver for me.

Rzzz
 
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