4 Replies Latest reply: Feb 8, 2012 8:55 PM by seeren
kvg_post Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

How do I adjust the edge of multiple clips with the select tool and force them to snap to the same length?

 

In other words, I want to have the choice of forcing all of the clip end time to snap to the same length without re-cutting.

 

Right now, I can only figure out how to adjust them all and keep them at their same relative length. 

 

http://screencast.com/t/bOlkj1bvTUyt

 

 

I could do this on my PC, but can't figure it out on my Mac. I'm fairly new to Logic after 22 yrs on Cakewalk/Sonar.


Logic Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.2), Logic Pro 9.1.6
  • seeren Level 4 Level 4 (3,360 points)

    In the piano roll, you can hold shift to give notes an equal end, or shift+option to create equal length.

    In the arrange, you have to click first, hold and press shift to do equal length (if you press shift first it deselects whatever you click on).  The problem occurs when you try to incorporate the option key... option by itself instigates a stretch function in the arrange, and unfortunately this carries over to holding the shift key - although the regions do make themselves the same length.

     

    You can, however, open up the event list and hold shift+option to make them the same length.  Once done, you could then go back and tune 'er up graphically in the arrange.  Oddly enough, the shift only (same ending point) doesn't work in the event list.

     

    The behavior is the same for both audio and midi regions.  If you wish to edit midi regions in the event list you will have to go up one level.  When you select a midi region the event list shows notes & such, so you have to click the 'up level' arrow thing in the upper left corner of the list.

  • kvg_post Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks so much for your thorough and point-specific answer! 

     

    I think part of learning new software is learning what terms to search for. I now have "Equal End" in my vocabulary.

     

    By the way, this was only one of two items that I really had been struggling with in terms of transitioning to Logic. One solved . . . one to go: The other one is applying and modifying identical fades to the ends of multiple clips. I know that I can enter a value in the Inspector, but is there a way to do this with the mouse, similar to the Equal End function? In Sonar, I could select multiple clips (regions) and draw simultaneous fades.

     

    Thanks again.

  • kvg_post Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    By the way, I'm also pretty new to this forum.  I didn't realize the point system involved on this forum with "correct" and "helpful". I should have clicked "Correct Answer" for your answer. How do I update that?

  • seeren Level 4 Level 4 (3,360 points)

    kvg_post wrote:

    I know that I can enter a value in the Inspector, but is there a way to do this with the mouse, similar to the Equal End function? In Sonar, I could select multiple clips (regions) and draw simultaneous fades.

     

    I'm 99% sure inspector is only way to do multiple region fades.  I would love to be wrong about this, though.

    Don't sweat the points, they don't mean anything, and if you mark this as solved it will show up as the answer to your first question and that wouldn't make any sense at all.