Logic Pro X Markers?

lcollen1

Logician
The default position of markers are close to a measure late in placement which I find quite annoying. Is there any way to move them up?
 

facej

Logician
Use "Create Marker Without Rounding" to cause markers to be placed at the proper location - control-option-singleQuote as opposed to option-singleQuote
 

lcollen1

Logician
And to clarify it's not the marker position itself it's just the label that's off. Another correction it's only a quarter note off (but that's just as bad.)
 

facej

Logician
If your problem is that the text shows up not where you want it, sigh, don't know what to tell you.
If you want to edit positions (move starting point) open the Markers list and adjust the bar/beat

How can a label be off by a quarter note if the marker is at the quarter note? Well, maybe if there is an extra blank at the front...
 
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lcollen1

Logician
Thank for your input and commiseration.
Once again to clarify: the marker is at the correct point (the beginning of the section=on the first beat of that section) but the label isn't right next to that point but rather close to a quarter note to the right away from where I had become used to seeing it in L9 and earlier. So I'm trying to deal with that difference.
 

facej

Logician
right - you are dealing with the display of the text naming the marker, not the actual position of the marker. If my marker is named "A Marker Gladly" it isn't guaranteed that the "A" is going to line up where you want it.
 

lcollen1

Logician
And as they say "therein lies the rub." I see the cursor go to the correct place but the words don't line up as they had before. So then however much it bothers me it's just something I need to get used to. It's just an eye vs ear thing, and it b what it b!
I suppose if I had made the jump to X a while back I would be used to it already but having just made the change it just strikes me as odd that Apple would even think to make a change like that. But as you said before...sigh!
Thanks for sticking with me on this.
 

facej

Logician
With further experimenting there appears to be no way to move the text flush left with the start - the little cutoff of the top left is what determines the position of the text. Note also - arrangement bars are full rectangles, no cut corner, with text centered on the arrangement area. The cut corners are possibly there to differentiate a marker from an arrangement section.

A possible useful note - it appears that you can place up to 511 (0xFF) characters of text in a marker. The marker will display the first "line" of text (up to a carriage return) with everything else maintained. The maximum number of characters displayed in the marker is 355.

Apple says "Creating different marker sets lets you use markers for different purposes (such as identifying sections, adding performance notes, and preserving production information) in the same project."

Seems like there's enough room there to make some reasonable notes...

Might as well see what marker sets are good for...
:thmbup:
 

lcollen1

Logician
With further experimenting there appears to be no way to move the text flush left with the start - the little cutoff of the top left is what determines the position of the text. Note also - arrangement bars are full rectangles, no cut corner, with text centered on the arrangement area. The cut corners are possibly there to differentiate a marker from an arrangement section.

A possible useful note - it appears that you can place up to 511 (0xFF) characters of text in a marker. The marker will display the first "line" of text (up to a carriage return) with everything else maintained. The maximum number of characters displayed in the marker is 355.

Apple says "Creating different marker sets lets you use markers for different purposes (such as identifying sections, adding performance notes, and preserving production information) in the same project."

Seems like there's enough room there to make some reasonable notes...

Might as well see what marker sets are good for...
:thmbup:
thanks for the continued look into this
 

Peter Ostry

Administrator
Staff member
You may take the time to color your markers, helps a lot.
OK...I find I'm able to color lots of other things but I don't see that control-so where is it?
  1. Show the global marker track
  2. Click or shift-click the marker(s) you want to color
  3. Open the color palette with default alt-C (or whatever you have configured for that)
  4. Activated markers will get the color you select in the palette
 

samb

New Member
I'd like info on the end of project marker, which consistently goes off into next week when editing. There's no info on stabilizing it, and there's no way to know what causes it because there's no way to know when it happens unless you check up on it after every move. I'm a newbie and maybe shouldn't post here, but I searched for "end of project marker" and "end of" got removed for being too common. Then maybe this feature of Logic shouldn't have such a common name?
 
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