Apple Logic Pro X

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carlmoneyhoney / Buck Stewart 1yr+6mo ago
I'm not a musician- trying to get arrangement demo to show lyric idea with my new toy Logic Pro x. I have a loop I'd like to use. I drag it in the arrange window and I believe it plays in the Dm scale that I'm using, but for variety can I change a copy of it to get more variety in a way but still sound good and work in Dm scale in other words change it to 2 versions in same scale? Help!


   

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sriracha   commented 1yr+6mo ago


So as far as I know, no DAW will automatically write stuff for you - if you have a loop, you have that one loop. To introduce variety and change means someone has to write that stuff. Now, most folks that work with loops get loop packs that have the variation you are asking for so you use LOOP-1.A, then LOOP-1.B, etc. and build that way. Now if you are willing to change stuff by hand, then yeah - you can get variation. You will be using the piano roll editor I assume - so just make sure that the notes you move around make sense in the key of Dm (F major). But if you are using the canned loops Apple provides, you may find it simpler to find another one that works with what you have and use that.

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carlmoneyhoney   commented 1yr+6mo ago


Thanks for the info Sri

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PaulM44   commented 1yr+6mo ago


IF you use the green MIDI loops then you can change the tempo or key by quantizing (look at YouTube videos to learn how). MIDI is the way to go for this kind of activity. IF you want the sound of real instruments it requires actual musicianship. BTW, there is a way to add your own created loops back into the Logic loops to use later (never done it).

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carlmoneyhoney   commented 1yr+6mo ago


Thanks Paul, I'll give that a try

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sriracha   commented 1yr+6mo ago


Yeah - and you can actually do that with any loops in logic - if they are plain audio, you can flex them or use the time/pitch editor to change the pitch and tempo on them. Man - I recall doing this back in the early 90's using Alchemy - converting pitch on something while maintaining the tempo would take all night...now it's seconds. A note on the variation - obviously there won't be any variation in the notes themselves (well, using Q will potentially change things slightly - I guess you could drastically mess with it by using some odd time as the Q guide).

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carlmoneyhoney   commented 1yr+6mo ago


I'm thinking this could really open up things for a non musician - hoping anyway