Select Previous Take or Comp ⌥⇧↑ – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day. #LogicProX @StudioIntern1

  Select Previous Take or Comp   ⌥⇧↑

You can change which take or comp that you want to use without opening the take folder. I suspect that if you are cycling the section this would a great way to compare and contrast the audio during playback.

Comping and multiple, partial takes of audio is an alien concept for me. Splicing together different bits of audio seems un-authentic. It’s just an opinion.

Preview take recordings – Logic Pro X

Select Previous Take or Comp: Moves back through the takes or comps as listed in the take folder’s pop-up menu.

 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Unpack Take Folder to New Tracks ⌃⇧⌘U – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day. #LogicProX @StudioIntern1

  Unpack Take Folder to New Tracks    ⌃⇧⌘U

“Comping” using “takes” is an alien concept to me. I grew up in a world of live performance. The only “takes” I know about are the many (many, many) times I would practice a piece of music in order to perform it flawlessly when time to play.

It’s a brave new world. Saves a lot of time. Probably gets a better product.

Record multiple audio takes – Logic Pro X

When you’re recording, you can record multiple versions, or takes, of a phrase or section in quick succession. Take recording can be helpful especially when you’re improvising a lead or solo part and want to capture several versions while you’re feeling inspired.

 

 

Unpack take folders – Logic Pro X

You can unpack take folders using the original channel strip for all new tracks, or you can unpack take folders using different channel strips for each new track. Both methods replace the selected take folder—or take folders—with new audio tracks for each take and each comp. You can also unpack take folders to new track alternatives, which keeps all the takes on the same track, but as separate track alternatives. The first audio track or track alternative reflects the active comp, followed by the takes and remaining comps in the order they appear in the take folder’s pop-up menu.

 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Select Previous Section for Realtime Comping ⌃⌥⇧7⃣ – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day. #LogicProX @StudioIntern1

  Select Previous Section for Realtime Comping       ⌃⌥⇧7⃣

It reads like a marker is placed in the timeline. Recording, especially multiple takes, is not one of the primary uses I have for Logic.

Mark takes while recording – Logic Pro X

 

This command places a tag in the current take, at the position the keyboard shortcut was used. All audio that precedes the use of the keyboard shortcut is tagged as a good take, and is used in the final comp.

 

Create and save comps – Logic Pro X

You can use quick swipe comping techniques to select the best parts from several takes, combining these parts into one master comp. After creating a comp, it’s a good idea to save it so that you can easily return to it at a later point. Any subsequent changes automatically create a new comp.

 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Select Previous Section for Realtime Comping – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day. #LogicProX @StudioIntern1

  Select Previous Section for Realtime Comping

Comping is a mystery to me. It sets apart what can be done in the studio as opposed to recording live performance. Multiple takes I understand, you perform until it’s right. Punch in I understand, fix the spot where it is necessary.

Chopping parts of multiple takes and combining them is just counter to how I perceive music and its creation. Much work needs to be done to figure out the details.

Comping overview – Logic Pro X

 

Imagine a scenario in which you have recorded multiple performances of a vocal solo over the same section of a project. You can select the best parts from the different performances and piece them together into a single master take. This is the process of “making a composite take”—commonly referred to as comping—and is achieved by using the Quick Swipe Comping feature. You can also drag or cut the contents of take folders.

 

 

 Punch in and out of audio recordings – Logic Pro X

 

Punch recording is a technique you can use to overwrite a portion of a previously recorded track, during playback, without touching any of the recording before or after that portion. You punch in to interrupt playback and make the recording, then punch out to return to playback mode. You can choose between two punch recording modes: Quick Punch-In mode and Autopunch mode.

 

 Record multiple audio takes – Logic Pro X

When you’re recording, you can record multiple versions, or takes, of a phrase or section in quick succession. Take recording can be helpful especially when you’re improvising a lead or solo part and want to capture several versions while you’re feeling inspired.

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

- Global Commands
Select Previous Section for Realtime Comping ⌃⌥⇧7⃣

- Main Window Tracks and Various Editors
Snap Quick Swipe Comping On/Off

- Main Window Tracks
Rename Take or Comp ⇧T
Delete Take or Comp ⌥⇧⌫
Export Active Take or Comp to New Track
Move Active Take or Comp to New Track
Toggle Take Folder Quick Swipe Comping Mode ⌥Q
Create New Comp
Select Previous Take or Comp ⌥⇧↑
Select Next Take or Comp ⌥⇧↓
Slice at Comp Section Borders
Trim to Active Comp Sections