Logic Pro 8 How to work with scrub in sample editor?

#1
I don't understand how to work with scrub or playhead in the sample editor.

I can scrub and there's a playhead showing me where I am in the sample file. I can also playback audio and there's a playhead showing the position.

So far so good, but what then?

If I stop scrubbing or playing the playhead disappears. I thought the general idea was to use the playhead position I've scrubbed to for some task like positioning the anchor or trimming a selection border.

The only way to do this is - as far as I can see - by remembering the position by eye sight and then try to position something where the playhead was before it disappeared. I find that very strange.

Am I missing some vital aspect here? Or is this the way it is?
 

Eli

Logician
#4
Yeah, sort of. You need to do one extra step.

After you've established your selection in the Sample Editor, go under the local Edit menu and choose:

Selection ->Region.

You can assign a key command to it so it'll be quick and easy and painless to do.
 
#5
Yeah, sort of. You need to do one extra step.

After you've established your selection in the Sample Editor, go under the local Edit menu and choose:

Selection ->Region.

You can assign a key command to it so it'll be quick and easy and painless to do.
Ah yes, but that will change the whole region. I was thinking of just moving the anchor to a new position (not necessarily the left border) within an already created region.
 

Eli

Logician
#6
I can see how that could be useful. I don't think there's a way to locate or move the anchor from within the Sample Edit window though, short of just dragging it with the mouse.
 
#7
Scrubbing in Sample Editor (or NOT!)

Just to add something that may or may not pertain to your situation. I don't know how things look in the newest versions of LOGIC, but around LOGIC 6, I believe, there was a sudden change in how you navigate a file in the Sample Editor. Earlier, you were able to click in the Sample Editor window, get a visible vertical line depending on where you clicked (that part is still the same), and then be able to play the file:

a) UP TO that line, by holding the mouse button anywhere before that line, just above the waveform window;
b) FROM that line forward, again by simply holding the mouse button down anywhere after that line, and the file would always automatically start right at that line.

Around LOGIC 6 this suddenly didn't work anymore, probably because of the new Scrubbing feature, or something. From what I know, this wasn't documented in the Manuals. At first I was perplexed by the loss of this highly useful option.

However:
To defeat Scrubbing (in LOGIC 6), or to play the audio file in the Sample Editor window the way it used to work, press "Option" while click/holding. Then audio will play the way it used to!
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#8
However:
To defeat Scrubbing (in LOGIC 6), or to play the audio file in the Sample Editor window the way it used to work, press "Option" while click/holding. Then audio will play the way it used to!
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Thanks a lot for that one! Strange thing it's not documented. I'd prefer to have key commands for this but it's better than nothing.
 
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