|Bounce Track in Place|
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8 Bounce-in-place, for either track or region. Bounces down either your audio instrument MIDI regions or your audio regions - with or without plugins - to new audio regions and then mutes the original track or region. Great for rapidly "printing" any special processing or pitch-fixing plug-ins like Melodyne into a solid file. Note you can also do this for EVERY track simultaneously should you wish to export all your tracks into a different DAW program for mixing or something. Closely related to...
|Freeze Track - the Two Modes|
|Replacing or Layering Drum Track|
|Convert Audio Region to Sampler|
|Select Sampler Options|
|Final Converted Sampler Track with MIDI region|
|Making Groove Template from MIDI Region|
|Audio to MIDI Groove Template|
3 Region Gain - many users of Logic still don't know you can use the little region inspector panel top left of the Arrange window to adjust the individual gain for each audio region. It can replace the use of automation in some cases - just cut up your regions and set the gain for each one. It handily does this before it goes through any plug-ins in the channel strip (although this can be a problem if you have compressors inserted and you're trying to use it instead of automation - the compressor may "fight" any gain changes).
|Capture Record Button|
Fear not, just press this little button and what you just played will magically appear as recorded. If the button doesn't show up for you - Ctrl-Click on your Transport bar and add it.
Tip - use "Take Folder" mode for your MIDI cycle recording - even more useful.
NB: This doesn't work with audio unfortunately - unless you use the sneaky "Punch-on-the-fly" mode trick. When "Punch on the Fly" mode is selected under the Audio menu, Logic is ALWAYS recording any armed audio tracks whilst playing-back. You just need to actually hit "record" for a second while it's still playing to let Logic know you want to capture and hence retrospectively grab what you just played.
1 Take Folders. Most people know about this one but it still bears mentioning. Record while in cycle mode, then just swipe the bits you want to keep from each take. It's a fantastic way to get great vocal takes and Apple really has this one nailed better than the competitors. Many people aren't aware of all of its cool features though.
Some additional tricks are; creating alternate versions of your comp (good for backing vocals or doubling lead vocals), exporting particular comps to duplicate tracks, editing the audio itself (eg trimming or moving parts) while comp'ing a good take, tagging the best bits as you go, or editing the size of the looped section (and folder) if it chops off the beginning of the loop each time.
You can also manually create a take folder out of various selected audio regions for creative purposes and you can also cut the take folder into chunks if needed.
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