Logic Pro 8 MIDI recording and editing questions...

#1
Hello. I'm new with Logic 8 and MIDI. I have experience with Cubase but only recording audio, so MIDI is quite new to me. I have a couple of questions:

1) How can I select a MIDI region that is under another one?

2) Is there a way to move the left side of a MIDI region? It only goes to a certain position. It doesn't go any farther.

3) I'm tracking edrums and imagine that I have a nice take, but want to record again just a little part. Now... how do I mute the first take in that part, so I can hear only the new take? Do I have to cut the original take and delete/mute only that little region, or is there a better way to do it?

4) And in the same line of the last question... I know comping is just for audio region, but how do you handle multiple takes of MIDI so you can select the best ones?

Thanks for your help.
 
#3
1) How can I select a MIDI region that is under another one?
If the two regions are of identical length:

Open the Event List and click on the little chain icon at the top until it turns purple.

Select both regions in the Arrange (by lassoing around them).

You will see both regions selected in the Event List also. Press Shift and select the one you do NOT want selected.


1)2) Is there a way to move the left side of a MIDI region? It only goes to a certain position. It doesn't go any farther.
The left corner of a MIDI region can only exist up to 1/4 note after the first event. There's a long story and reason for this. The short answer is that "pickup" notes (and other events) are allowed to happen up to 1/4note before any given MIDI region.


1)3) I'm tracking edrums and imagine that I have a nice take, but want to record again just a little part. Now... how do I mute the first take in that part, so I can hear only the new take? Do I have to cut the original take and delete/mute only that little region, or is there a better way to do it?
It depends if you're tracking audio or MIDI.


4)I know comping is just for audio region, but how do you handle multiple takes of MIDI so you can select the best ones?
I use different Arrange tracks all pointing to the same destination, and mute all but the one I want to hear. And then maybe chop the up if I need to comp and move the desired parts to another Arrange Track also pointing to the same destination.
 
#5
Hello. I have another question. In the piano roll, is there a way to change the velocity of many midi notes to the same value at the same time?

Thanks
 

Orren Merton

Logic Samurai / Administrator
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#6
Hello. I have another question. In the piano roll, is there a way to change the velocity of many midi notes to the same value at the same time?
This is precisely the sort of material you will find in the manual or a tutorial video or book. I highly recommend spending some time to familiarize yourself with the application by reading either the documentation or some 3rd party tutorials. :)

But you can select multiple MIDI notes, then choose the velocity tool, adjust the velocity of one note, and all the selected notes will also be adjusted.

Orren
 
#7
Hello. I have another question. In the piano roll, is there a way to change the velocity of many midi notes to the same value at the same time?
This is precisely the sort of material you will find in the manual or a tutorial video or book. I highly recommend spending some time to familiarize yourself with the application by reading either the documentation or some 3rd party tutorials. :)

But you can select multiple MIDI notes, then choose the velocity tool, adjust the velocity of one note, and all the selected notes will also be adjusted.

Orren
Actually, that will not do what he is asking, only scale the velocities by the same ratio. He needs to do what you suggested while holding the Shift and Options keys.

And yes. he needs to read the manual.
 
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