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How do you "anchor" a region to a Bar|Beat|Tick or


nikkik

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Hi!

In other apps, you can set a track to be Bar|beat|tick based; any change that modifies a bar, beat and tick position in time (ie: meter or tempo change), any event or region on said track will "anchor" to the bar|beat|tick it was at, and will move with that bar|beat|tick in time. Or, you can set it to be sample based, and thus the event/region will anchor to a specific point in time, independent of any modification of bar|beat|tick in time (ie, tempo/meter change); if a region is anchored to 1 minute 20 seconds, and one changes the tempo up by 10bpm, the region stays put.

 

Can this be done in Logic?

 

How about with Markers? Meter changes? Tempo changes? MIDI notes?

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Hi Nikki,

 

I could swear you and I discussed this before. Maybe I'm goin nuts, or it's deja vu?

 

By default, everything is anchored to Bar/beat. But, open the Lists view and you can Lock to SMPTE any MIDI event or marker by Ctrl clicking it in the list and selecting the option. Ctrl click a region and you can lock the whole region. This is the same as having your track sample based, eg Pro Tools.

 

You cannot SMPTE lock tempo changes or time signatures, but this is understandable.

 

Hope that helps?

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Ahhh! yes, I think I did ask this before...grrr.... I use it in Pro Tools so much while composing, and find I am missing the ability to do this in Logic. I checked, and what you said is there, so I am going to try anchoring in time to see if it will do for now.

 

Funny thing is, I have a drum region I was working on today. Spans like 16 measures or so. I found a measure that needed to go form 4/4 to 9/8, and when I did, the MIDI notes did not move. The notes from the meter change on remained 1/8th note behind the beat! Figured I might have accidentally switched something from ticks to time anchoring or something...

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so I am going to try anchoring in time to see if it will do for now.

 

Another note on this Nikki,

For all intents and purposes, the SMPTE clock and the sample clock are one and the same. The SMPTE clock always uses the sample clock as its timebase.

 

One of the cool things about this "event based" anchoring, unlike PT, is that you can have a mix of locked and unlocked events on the same track. This can be visually confusing sometimes, so be careful!

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