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Logic 9 Linked Arrange Windows ?

Discussion in 'Logic 9' started by mk3, Feb 27, 2011.

  1. mk3

    mk3 Senior member

    Hello, all -

    Theoretically, a window set with 2 linked arrange windows, with one set to Catch and Link (or Contents Links) sounds ideal, and would make working with folders worthwhile, since one could align contents of folders with tracks on the next level up.

    However, in practice, I have found no way to keep the two arrange windows aligned. It doesn't even seem possible to create 2 arrange windows with exactly the same zoom settings! Every time I open an arrange window, the zoom settings are different. Furthermore, once one does just about anything in one of the window, the two windows are then even further misaligned.

    Does anyone know how to keep two windows exactly and precisely locked, so that data (MIDI, Audio, automation) is perfectly aligned between the two windows?

    Thank you!

  3. Sascha Franck

    Sascha Franck Senior member

    It's simply not possible.

    Something similar like that has been a very very old wish of mine: "size/zoom-locked" editors. Especially when editing audio alongside MIDI (or vice versa...), something like that could come in extremely handy.
    And well, once you could lock editors and what not that way, it'd surely be very little extra programming effort to do the same with two arrange windows.

    What you may want to try though, is to lock your screenset. That way you could at least quickly return to a zoom-status that you are more or less happy with, so any kind of zooming and/or editing won't instantly destroy your precious sizing.

    - Sascha
  4. jonperl

    jonperl Member

    What about using "Scroll in Play" mode (Under View menu) for both windows? This aligns the playhead at center and moves the Arrange window (or contents of whatever Editor you are in) underneath a stationary playhead.
  5. mk3

    mk3 Senior member

    Sascha, thank you for the reply. It is odd that this is impossible. Especially since Apple introduced the composite one-window approach to working; one would expect that there would at least be an option to lock two editors together so they scroll (and stop) exactly in sync. And you are right that one should be able to open 2 of the same editors in that single consolidated window.

    Jon - a good idea of using "Scroll in Play". That method is a little better, at keeping in sync, but one often finds one or both windows in the mode where the playback cursor is not centered, and Logic is scrolling in play while the cursor slowly drifts backwards until it is centered (rather than just snapping back into the center as one might expect). That double motion gives me serious motion sickness! Still, this might be the best method for the moment.

    I do indeed use a locked screenset for the double arrange view (called, appropriately enough, "Arrange + Arrange") to quickly reset it, although this does not completely take care of the aforementioned nauseating double-scrolling.


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