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Logic 9 merging 2 or more audio tracks onto one track.

Discussion in 'Logic 9' started by ssobel99, Aug 14, 2012.

  1. ssobel99

    ssobel99 New Member

    Ok I am looking for some info on merging 2 or more audio tracks. Here is my situation. I have recorded track one with vocals but third chorus was not working so we re-recorded the third chorus of the song on track two. I have silenced the third chorus on track one and now I want to merge the re-recorded third chorus from track two onto track one so I can then have just one completed track. This way I can then delete track two.:D
     
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  3. gdoubleyou

    gdoubleyou Senior member

    There can be several approaches to the issue.

    If both tracks match sonically.
    You could cut and trim the new recording, cut out the unwanted audio from the original.
    Place the trimmed new recording, on the original timeline, use the join tool.

    Solo both tracks bounce, replace original audio with the newly bounced audio.

    you could use automation to mute and un-mute the tracks.

    For the most natural sounding, just re-record the track, and be done with it.

    :cool:
     
  4. Pete Thomas

    Pete Thomas Administrator Staff Member

    I would not actually do any merging, there is no need. keeping the audio regions separate gives you more control if, for instance, the 3rd chorus was slightly quieter you could add a couple of dB gain to just that region.

    You say you have silenced the 3rd chorus, so you have two options here:

    1. Delete the region which is chorus 3, and just move your newly recorded chorus 3 into its place on track 1
    2. Leave chorus 3 muted, select Track 1 and "make new track with same channel strip" (Keyboard shortcut CTRL RTN)

    Note that this looks like another track but is in fact the same Channel strip in the Mixer, ie controlled by the same Fader.

    Then just move the new chorus onto this.

    This is a bit confusing at first: learning the difference between tracks and Channel Strips. One Channel strip can have several tracks in the arrange.

    Having moved the new chorus 3, your Track 2 will be empty and you can delete it from the arrange, which will also delete the associated Channel Strip.
     
  5. Eli

    Eli Senior member

    Ditto what Pete said. There's no need to actually merge the audio files. Just trim the regions and place them either on the same track, or on two tracks assigned to the same channel strip. You'll find this to be a much more efficient approach as you get more into punching in, overdubbing, recording alternate takes, etc.
     

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