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Does Logic has a divide (strings divisi) signal (midi) command?

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AndreasvanHaren Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)
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Oct 15, 2010 2:35 AM
I am working on a string orchestra piece and use a lot of divided string parts. I was wondering if Logic knows a command or way to automatically divide a strings section like 1st violins into two.

For example, in Finale 2010, the notation program, when I write the command "divisi" on a staff in the 1st violin staff, Finale changes somehow the sound of that track so it really sounds like a divided string group. In logic now the way I do it, it sounds like a doubled string track, so 2 groups of 1st violins what gives a doubled unrealistic sound.

I don't know if this is just a midi command in Finale that can be used in Logic as well.

imac G5, Mac OS X (10.5.6), 2.5 gb ram
  • Jorge Costa Level 4 Level 4 (1,480 points)
    Hi André,

    In Logic you don't have those preprogramed patch changes like in Finale/Sibelius, (that's is something some of us asked and wait for some time, that the writing articulations on score could perform midi events instead being there for visually only) those patch changes can be performed via midi commands (same thing as pizz/arco), Yes.

    The simplest way to do this (only if you use / share the same sound library in Logic and Finale) is apply the divisi and the other articulations in Finale and import the midi to Logic ( I did it a lot to save me time, even with crescendos) Logic will follow/performed the articulations in the midi file, if you have the same library on both, that's it.
    If not you can see what the midi file (from finale) says in the event lists and apply it to the library you're using in Logic. (don't forget that you can copy those (and other) events in Logic.


    iMac 3.06 & PowerBook G4 15, Mac OS X (10.5.8), Logic Studio, Apogee Duet - MBox Protools Le 7.4 Sibelius 6
  • Jorge Costa Level 4 Level 4 (1,480 points)
    Yes, Sibelius can do it as Finale.
    However Sibelius sound set will not load in Logic.

    I can't believe I'm saying this but... while you're waiting,
    the easiest low tech around this is;
    with the scissors tool, cut all parts divisi only (as individual) drag them to an adjacent / create track,
    load a 2 Vl patch and leave the "solo" vl has it is.
    That's probably the fastest way around it, as you won't say much, your needs.

    Another way is to rewire Sibelius to Logic and record the audio in Logic, track by track, using the solo in sibelius.
    Depending on what you need to do, just tell 4 ways to do it.

    iMac 3.06 & PowerBook G4 15, Mac OS X (10.5.8), Logic Studio, Apogee Duet - MBox Protools Le 7.4 Sibelius 6


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