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Keep your MIDI keyboard active with Mainstage and Applescript: Keep Mainstage Running.app

( Apple andaudio andGear andLogic 8 andMusic andoriginals )

I know I’m not the only one with this problem: You have this giant MIDI keyboard that doesn’t produce sound on its own, and most of the time, playing it doesn’t do anything. You have to launch logic, or mainstage, or ableton, or digital performer, open a new project, setup a new patch, and then […]

Convert controller data in Logic

( Apple andfinale andLogic 8 andMusic )

In Logic, often when I import a MIDI file from Finale, Finale puts volume data all over the place and the fader in the mixer bounces up and down as a result. I wanted an easy way to convert this data to expression data so that I could regain control of my fader. There are […]

Use a USB gamepad as a sustain pedal

( audio andLogic 8 andMusic )

So my Logic hack for turning a MIDI knob into a sustain control worked, but limited me to playing with only one hand. This works better: Using Junxion, I mapped a bunch of buttons on my game controller to MIDI controller 64, and put the gamepad on the floor to play it.

Logic Tip: Turn off Core Audio when troubleshooting or copying between projects

( Apple andaudio andLogic 8 andMusic )

Wow, I read a tip somewhere on the Vienna forums that if you held down control when you launched Logic it would disable Core Audio, and you could open up a project and troubleshoot your plugins that way by disabling them and then re-enabling core audio. That’s a big help (especially since Vienna runs so […]

Change controller assignments live in Logic

( audio andLogic 8 andMusic )

I have a MIDI keyboard that I’m using that doesn’t have a mod wheel and doesn’t have a sustain pedal. However it does have some other knobs that send MIDI data. One of these knobs is assignable on my keyboard, but the other is not. I wondered if I could use one knob for the […]

Turn Wii Rock Band Instruments into Real Instruments with Junxion

UpdateCheck out my velocity sensitive full MIDI drumset with the guitar hero set and the rockband set. Today I figured out how to easily turn the rock band drum set for Wii into a MIDI drum controller: I did this with Junxion, a program that allows you to transform USB and wireless game controller input […]

Map .rex loops to the keyboard in Logic 8 – easier method

( Apple andaudio andLogic 8 andMusic )

My friends Nathaniel, Charlie and I figured out a better way to map rex files into Logic using EXS 24 instead of Ultrabeat: -Create a new EXS 24 instrument, open EXS 24 and click on edit. -Click on Instrument > Recycle Convert > Slice Loop and Add Samples to Current Instrument. Extract MIDI Region and […]

Map .rex loops to the keyboard in Logic 8

-edit- There is an easier way of automatically mapping rex files to the EXS 24 instead of Ultrabeat. Here is a fairly tedious method of converting a Recycle Rex file into Ultrabeat in Logic so that you can play the loop mapped to your keyboard like you can with Dr. Rex in Reason: -Create an […]

Graphically Time Stretch Regions in Logic

( Apple andaudio andLogic 8 )

In Logic 8 you can now graphically time stretch audio files without changing their pitch. Hold down option and drag the end of a file to compress or extend it. This is so much easier than trying to use the time machine manually and trying to figure out the math transformation to get what you […]