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Hi everyone,

 

I am having a problem when importing Logic Pro X loops into a song I am working on. The song is being written in C Major and the Loop I am importing is originally in A sharp. I have been told that when you import a Loop from the loops section that it automatically conforms/changes to the key of the song you are writing. Is this correct? So the loop I am importing should change from A sharp to C major right? Well its not doing so. And I cannot figure out why.

 

After importing the loop I thought I would add a bassline in C Major manually from my Korg Triton Exteme synthesizer believing that this bassline because its written in C major (the songs key) it would work perfectly with the song but it sounds hopelessly out of key. It is only when I write a bassline in the Loops original key A sharp (before I imported into my song) that it works fine and sounds perfectly in tune.

 

Does anyone know what I am doing wrong? And what the solution is? I intially thought that my synthesizer was out of tune but now I realise its a problem that is occuring when I import the loop into the song area because the loop does not appear to change its key into the key of the song I am working on.

 

Any tips would be gratefully received.

 

Many thanks.

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I have been told that when you import a Loop from the loops section that it automatically conforms/changes to the key of the song you are writing. Is this correct?

Yes.

 

So the loop I am importing should change from A sharp to C major right?

If your project's key signature is set to C major, and your loop is tagged as an A sharp loop, yes.

 

Where does that loop come from? When you choose "Play in: Original key" at the bottom of the Loop browser, do you hear the loop play in A sharp or in a different key? When you choose "Play in: Song key", do you hear it in A sharp or C?

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Hi David,

 

To set the Key Signature for the track:

 

When I create a new track. I click on the Beats & Project option in the digital screen at the top to set the Tempo and the Key of the song. In this particular song I have chosen the key of C Major scale. It also says the song is in C Major in the Global Tracks as well.

 

And so yes the project key is set to C Major and the Loop in question is originally in A sharp.

 

1) Where does the loop come from?

 

Answer: I have selected this particular loop from the Loops section/browser. It is a blue loop therefore its an Audio Loop. And then I have imported it into the project by dragging and dropping into a blank space which automatically creates a track for it.

 

2) When you choose "Play in: Original key" at the bottom of the Loop browser, do you hear the loop play in A sharp or in a different key?

 

Answer: When I choose "Play in: Original key" from the bottom of the Loop browser it plays in C Sharp major Scale (C#, D#, E#, F#, G#, A#, and B#)

 

3) When you choose "Play in: Song key", do you hear it in A sharp or C?

 

Answer: When I choose "Play in: Song Key" I hear it in D sharp/E Flat Major scale (E♭, F, G, A♭, B♭, C, and D)

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Tallmale, I'm new to Logic and am having this exact same problem. Did you ever figure out what was happening? My project is set to C major and I hear the key of Eb. If I set the project key signature to D major, I hear F major. It's like the project key that is chosen and displayed is always 3 half steps lower than what is actually heard. I can transpose the imported loop by -3 and then it is heard as the project key, C major. Strange?!? Please help if you figured this out. Thanks!
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Tallmale, I'm new to Logic and am having this exact same problem. Did you ever figure out what was happening? My project is set to C major and I hear the key of Eb. If I set the project key signature to D major, I hear F major. It's like the project key that is chosen and displayed is always 3 half steps lower than what is actually heard. I can transpose the imported loop by -3 and then it is heard as the project key, C major. Strange?!? Please help if you figured this out. Thanks!

Let's continue this discussion in the thread you created for it: Key of C major actually playing/sounding as Eb major - Please help! – thank you! I am locking this thread.

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