Logic Pro 9 punch in...?


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Hello there...i just moved from Sonar to Logic,....and it's great experience.
I got problems with punch in in logic,...is there anyone can help me ? The Q is : can i do punch in without setting auto punch in n out ? I mean while i'm playing back the song, and suddenly the operator hit the "R" button on bar 12, it seems that the logic missed the bar,n just start recording at bar 13.

And ...can i do some kind of "Sound on Sound" mode recording ? i mean record on the same region (overlap) but without erasing the previous one, and still can hear both ?? Coz i can do this with Sonar.
Many thanks :)
Firstly, you need to enable punch on the fly from under the main audio menu (or in the transport bar if you have it visible there). When it is enabled you can do what you need; hit record while the transport is playing and have the track jump into record mode.

Secondly, no you cannot play back multiple regions simultaneously from the same audio track. Think of it like a monophonic synthesizer. They can only play back one voice at a time. You can certainly create multiple tracks in the Arrange Window all pointing to the same channel strip and record unique passes on each of them. But only one can play at a time.

I wouldn't advise recording regions on top of regions in Logic. It's not a good workflow to get into. Better to create additional tracks assigned to the same channel strip.
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As an addendum to my above reply. Recording regions on top of regions _IS_ an excellent thing to do if you are using take folders (and QuickSwipe comping). But I don't think that is what you were talking about, and so that is why I replied the way I did.

But definitely check out take folders as a means of managing several takes "on top of each other". You still can only play back one take (or comp of the multiple takes) at a time. Again, I don't think this is what you were asking about. So, basically I'm answering a revised question :D
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