8 Replies Latest reply: Feb 23, 2013 12:27 PM by Pancenter
batsongs Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Hi. Just getting into logic having been a dedicated Sibelius user for many years.

When I drag and drop a loop into the arrange window I lose all the delay and reverb and everything apart from the raw notes. I go back and listen to the loop while its in the media file and its fine still.

Have I got something set up wrongly?

The only issues I've had otherwise is that I have to restart if I want to use Sibelius after using Logic - inconvenient but I can live with it - something to do with rewire.

I can't live with the first issue though.

Any smart person out there know what I'm doing wrong?

Thanks


MacBook Pro, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2), Logic pro
  • 1. Re: Newbie problem
    kcstudio Level 4 Level 4 (1,625 points)

    First of all you have to distinguish audio loops from MIDI loops in Logic!

    Then look here:

     

    http://youtu.be/xwIBDOhfUK4

     

    And I'm sure everything will be fine after that.

     

    Have a nice day!

  • 2. Re: Newbie problem
    batsongs Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi

    Thanks for such a quick reply.

    I'm OK on all this stuff - I'm clear on the different types of loops and such.

    The problem is that they sound great when I'm listening and choosing a loop but when I drag it onto the arrange page all the reverb etc disappears and I just have most of the notes which sounds very flat by comparison.

    This happens mostly with the midi loops, for example, 'Stormy Flutes' which has loads of reverb when I'm just previewing it in the browser but just notes when I drag it into the arrange window.

    I'm still stuck - I've tried restarting etc but no improvement.

    Thanks

  • 3. Re: Newbie problem
    Pancenter Level 5 Level 5 (7,640 points)

    Drop the MIDI Loop onto an Audio track rather than an instrument track.

  • 4. Re: Newbie problem
    batsongs Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Hi

    Yeah thanks - this solved the reverb etc problem.

    But now I can't edit it.

    Any other ideas?

    Thank you very much for your advice.

  • 5. Re: Newbie problem
    kcstudio Level 4 Level 4 (1,625 points)

    Oh, come on!

  • 6. Re: Newbie problem
    Pancenter Level 5 Level 5 (7,640 points)

    Those are Garageband loops and the use a type of built-in channel  Reverb and Echo that Logic has no equivalent for. When you drag to an instrument track you can see and will have access to the "manual" effects that Logic does provide, just add an averb and/or echo to the channel strip inserts and get it as close as possible.

  • 7. Re: Newbie problem
    batsongs Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Excellent

    That's totally sorted what I needed to do.

    Thanks for your brilliant support.

  • 8. Re: Newbie problem
    Pancenter Level 5 Level 5 (7,640 points)

    You could also drag one of them into Garageband and see how the reverb and echo are set, GB won't give you exact setting there should be enough info to get close