# Any way to 'commit' MIDI Grooves?

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OVERVIEW

1. I designated an audio track as a groove track (see the ). I did this using the 'Track Header Components → Groove Track option:

2. I want my MIDI bass to follow the groove, so I checked the box ✓:

3. The MIDI notes have shifted, and MOST are now in the desired position, but for some reason Logic is shifting a couple incorrectly, so I manually moved them to where I want them to be. Logic allows this (the groove box remains ticked), and the MIDI now sounds great.

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ISSUE

• When I tell another track to follow the groove (i.e. tick its groove box), Logic seems to re-assess the bass track as well (I expect it reassess all groove tracks), and it moves those misplaced notes back to where LOGIC thinks they should be.

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THE SOLUTION?

• My preferred solution would be to tell Logic 'Hey, this is exactly how I want the MIDI to stay'. I assumed I could commit/consolidate the MIDI using ⌘ + J, and that this action might fix the notes in place (and potentially turn off the 'follow groove' checkbox), but no dice!

I can think of some potential workarounds (as yet untested because they are kludges), but I'd really prefer to know of a way to tell Logic to keep the MIDI as is.

Edited by zestyOrange
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How about Control-Q (Apply Quantization Permanently)?

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Thank you. You are a fount of knowledge! I was looking in all the wrong places.

Typically I didn't see the right-click → Quantize option. I had investigated the two other quantize menus, neither of which contain this command, so I assumed the last one wouldn't either ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

To anyone who finds this post in the future, here is some clarifying information:
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You can apply quantization permanently in at least 3 different ways (the last option is the easiest)

• Right-click the MIDI region, then go to 'Quantize' and scroll to the very bottom
(NOTE: it seems that this option does not appear in any of the other Quantization menus. e.g. you won't find it in the Region Inspector's list or the Piano Roll's list)

• Use the menus above your tracks section. Go to Functions → MIDI Region Parameters → Apply Quantization Permanently (NOTE: this does not appear in the Piano Roll's Functions)

• Select region and press: ⌃ + Q

Example of option 1:

Example of option 2:

Edited by zestyOrange
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I agree that it would be nice to have the "Apply Quantization Permanently" located in the Quantize menu. Seems to make sense!

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