Logic Pro 9 CD Tracks Without Markers

#1
Good Day,

I have a CD of tracks (3) with 16 songs. I'd like to break the CD into separate songs i.e. 16 tracks. What's the best way to do that with Logic 9 Express?

Thanks
 

Orren Merton

Logic Samurai / Administrator
Staff member
#2
Hi Rusty,

So just to reiterate, do you mean that there are three indexable tracks on this CD, and tucked away in those three tracks, there are 16 songs? I am assuming your ultimate goal is to end up with 16 unique songs, that if re-burned to a CD, would result in 16 indexable tracks.

Between the end of one song and the beginning of another, is there a moment (however short) of silence? In other words, if for example track 1 was 10 minutes long and had 5 songs in it of 2 minutes each, would there be music from 0:00 to 1:58, then two seconds of silence, then music from 2:00 to 4:58, etc? If that is the case, you can very quickly and easily create new songs:
  1. Import a track into Logic's arrange window
  2. Select the audio region in the arrange window
  3. Use the Strip Silence command found in Arrange > Audio > Strip Silence (control x default key command).

This should leave you with a number of audio regions equal to the number of songs within that track. Then you can save each audio region as a new audio file (also in the Arrange > Audio menu) and after doing this for all three CD tracks, you should have your 16 songs as separate files.

Hope that helps!
Orren
 
#3
Orren,

Thanks...I'm new to Logic and I haven't used the strip silence function yet but that sounds as if it will work. I've got a rehearsal tonight but I'll get to it asap and hopefully report back with success.

Thanks again...
 
#4
Orren,

Sorry it took so long to get back. I've got too many things going at one time but I did get to this question today and your suggestion worked perfectly. All I had to do was adjust the min. time to about 3 sec. and it divided all the tracks perfectly.

Thanks again for the help.
 
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