I'm following the exercise "Creating Blue Apple Loops" on page 262 of "Logic Pro 8 and Logic Express 8" by David Nahmani, and running into some trouble.
1. Open Logic project file: "07 New Day".
2. Drag the Marquee tool (Command-click tool) over the High Arpeggio region from bar 5 to bar 7. Verify that before releasing the mouse button, the help tag reads "5 1 1 1 7 1 1 1", indicating that Marquee selection goes from bar 5 to bar 7 and is thus 2 bars in length.
3. Click the Marquee selection with the Pointer tool to create a new region that should be exactly 2 bars in length.
4. In the Arrange area's local menu bar, choose Region > Add to Apple Loops Library.
The dialog should offer the choice of "Loop" or "One-shot".
The choice of "Loop" or "One-shot" is grayed out.
According to the book and http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=301036
, this graying out is a symptom of having a region that is not a whole number of bars in length, but this region seems to be exactly 2 bars in length as far as I can tell.
Other folks seeing this?
I was able to create the loop using the Apple Loop Utility, but I'm wondering why I couldn't do it in Logic - Logic bug or user error?