Discussion in 'Logic 9' started by shebangaudio, May 6, 2010.
Can I spot a region to a marker or to the cursor?
Yes, sort of. You can't spot to the cursor. But you can spot to the playhead. Select the region and then use the key command for "Pickup clock; move event to playhead position". The default assignment is: ;
To place a region to a marker, get your playhead to the beginning of the marker. You can do this with various key commands. Or by command clicking inside the marker in the bar ruler (this will place the playhead at the beginning of the marker). Once it's there use the key command mentioned above for pickup clock.
I would suggest you use the event list editor for this kind of thing. You can see the region, you can see the start time, just click on the start time and enter the value you want.
George Leger III
Thanks for the help! Still, PT destroys Logic in this particular realm of editing and spotting FX to picture. Grrrr. There's SOOOOO much I love about Logic.
Also, I'm learning a lot of cool things that Logic does better than PT. Maybe I'll just live with it.
I like to use the "." "#" to get to specific markers. That will set the cycle length by the marker and makes it easy to spot the play head.
I also agree with George. The List Editor is a great tool and is something I always wished PT had implemented as well.
There is definitely some give and take with the workflow vs PT, but not enough for me to want to go back to PT.
One way to achieve this - and this seems simplest is to Alt-click on the marker, and use the "Pickup Clock (Move Event to Playhead Position)"-key command.
You can also use "Go To Next (or Previous) Marker" multiple times to get the playhead to the marker in question, and then use Pickup Clock
If the Pro Tools solution is better, I can't see why Apple wouldn't want to implement a one-key Move Region to Marker key command.
How does PT do it? Is there a key command called "Move selected region to selected marker"? If not, how does PT know which marker you want to move the selected region to?
I have an MC Control. And one of the things I really like about it is the ability to create macros with it. When I do a lot of repetitive keystrokes, I just program a single button to handle 2 or 3 commands in a row. Of course I can do the same thing in PT, but I'm just making a mention that things like the MC control, or an application like Quick Keys can allow you to expand on complex actions by combining multiple commands into a sequence.
As an example, I had to master a small library of tracks for a music house recently. This involved fixing the starts and ends of each file, along with accessing plug-ins etc. So the keystroke I programed would do the following. Assume I have the first song set to cycle. a single key would.
1) turn off cycle
2) move to next track
3) set cycle range by region selected
4) turn cycle on
5) zoom selected region
With 300 tracks to master, this single keystroke was saving me some serious repetition!
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