Logic Pro 8 Beat Mapping issue

doofus

Logician
I'm following the method described in this link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WHUuWZ4xE7w&feature=channel

to quantize some multitracked drums...overall this guy's videos are pretty clear, but where I run into a problem with this one is when it's time to cut into the 1/4 note slices using option/scissor tool..the beat mapping "track" places the 1/4 note grid divisions right on the transients, but the multiple 1/4 note slices I get after using option/scissors are not on the transients. Consequently, the resulting regions don't have the drums hits at the start of each region as they should. I've cut audio regions into multiple exact 1/4 notes, 1/8th notes, etc. many times slices this way with no problem, so I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong this time but it seems like it has something to do with using Beat Mapping. As described in the video, I make a MIDI track from the most important drum tracks (kick and snare, in this case) and use Beats from Region to generate the tempo map.

Thre are some other part of the video that I'm not clear on, like where he describes choosing an alternative tempo to get back to the original tempo. Is there a better description of this method of drum quantization available somewhere? It seems like if it worked right, it would be much faster than the "tab to transient" method, which is really time-consuming.
 

Eli

Logician
Is there a better description of this method of drum quantization available somewhere? It seems like if it worked right, it would be much faster than the "tab to transient" method, which is really time-consuming.

I know this doesn't really answer your questions, but if this is something you need to do often, the upgrade to Logic 9 will definitely be worth it for you. The new flex time features in L9 make this type of transient based analysis and quantization a snap.
 
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doofus

Logician
yeah, it's funny you would mention that...I actually bought the Logic 9 upgrade when it came out, not realizing it was not supported on my PPC G5. I know lots of people use it on those machines anyway, but...right now it's just sitting there in the box. I think I might install it at my friend's studio where I've been working (he has a new intel imac) but if I do that, will it overwrite the Logic 8 that's on there now, or will I have access to both versions?
 
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Eli

Logician
No, L9 won't overwrite L8. I have them currently both living happily together on my system. There's nothing special you need to do, the L9 installer automatically defaults to just leaving L8 alone - if it is present.
 
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doofus

Logician
thanks, but...does it install all the many gigs of samples, etc. of which many are presumably already there? Or, to ask the question another way, if Logic 8 is already on the drive, will the installer add only the additional files that come with Logic 9, or do I need another 50 gigs or so of free space?
 
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Eli

Logician
AFAIR, it doesn't overwrite all the samples and loops that already exist - and that accounts for about 90% of the necessary space.
 
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