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Copy MIDI Data in Piano Roll

Discussion in 'Logic Pro X' started by davidmusicaz, Sep 22, 2014.

  1. davidmusicaz

    davidmusicaz New Member

    Hello, my question is basic. Here is the background info:

    I recorded a MIDI track using the Steinway Grand Piano patch from the LogicX Library. I would like to be able to make copies, in the Piano Roll, of the region that I recorded. After that, I would like to delete and/or move certain parts of this region. When I make a copy of the region in the Piano Roll, the notes that I played are copied, but the effects (sustain pedal, reverb, etc.) are not copied. In other words, the piano sound is completely dry. I am thinking that maybe there is something I need to place a check mark by or turn on? It does not make a difference which Library patch I am using, by the way).

    I know this is surely an elementary question, but I would appreciate any feedback.

    Thank you,
  3. mt100uk

    mt100uk Senior member

    Hi, the midi note data is dealt with in a different way to that of midi controller data (like sustain off/on.) To my mind it'll be easier to edit the region rather than the piano roll to keep these guys together. If you identify the section you want to copy in the arrange view you can use the marquee tool (looks like +) to drag/select the bit you want to copy and then alt+drag the selected section to where you want it to be. Be careful to make sure you've selected the beginning of the sustain data as this may not correspond to the first midi note. A useful tip is Logic will show you how far you've moved the section (in bars/beats) relative to the starting point of your drag, so even if your drag doesn't start of a bar you can still keep things in the same relative position

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  4. davidmusicaz

    davidmusicaz New Member


    Thank you very much for your advice. Your suggestions worked for me, and definitely make sense.


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