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Logic 9: playhead won't "sit still" on bar/beat/division


klabamusic

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Hey everyone–

 

I've been seeing an unusual (and highly obnoxious!) behavior in certain project files recently. When moving the playhead forward/backward by bar/beat/division (either via hotkeys or by clicking in the bar ruler), the playhead won't sit still on whatever bar/beat/division I've moved it to. For example, if I hit "." to move forward by a bar, the playhead will move to the next bar, but then immediately jump back by some unknown (and seemingly unfixed) amount. The sum total of this is that I can no longer evenly split regions based on the meter of the project; they'll always be off by a minuscule amount. Here's a link to a screen recording to illustrate:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/6xrnf26bo5jj3h8/logic_odd_playhead_behavior.mov?dl=0

 

Moving regions around, or changing region lengths, isn't affected, i.e., snap functions work as usual.

 

This only happens in certain projects, it seems – Importing everything into a new, empty project file seems to fix the problem… though sometimes it begins to happen again. Projects will function normally and then one day begin to exhibit this behavior.

 

I've wondered if it has to do with the playhead for some reason snapping to time values as opposed to bar/beat/division, but even with the bar ruler display changed to "Time," the playhead still jumps after moving it forward/backward.

 

Anyone have any ideas? Thanks in advance – this forum has been an incredible source of information since I've started using Logic, so: much appreciated!

 

Kevin

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Eric–

 

That was quick – and you totally nailed it! I have an FCB1010 MIDI controller connected that I use w/ Ableton; I tried turning it off, and the playhead started behaving normally. Turn it back on: jumpiness ensues. In other words, problem solved. Thanks for the good insight.

 

(of course, now, out of curiosity, it's time to poke around in the FCB1010 documentation to figure out why this happens)

 

Thanks again–

 

Kevin

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