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Tutorial: Real-time Tempo Automation in Logic Environment
Rounik Sethi on Sat, November 27th 10 comments
Learning how to automate levels, pan and virtually any plug-in control in Logic opens a whole world of possibilities when mixing your music. Not only can you draw automation offline but you can also r

Lernen, wie man Ebenen, Schwenk-und praktisch jedes Plug-in-Steuerung in Logic eröffnet eine ganze Welt von Möglichkeiten beim Mischen Ihrer Musik zu automatisieren. Sie können nicht nur zu zeichnen Automatisierung offline, aber Sie können auch aufzeichnen Automatisierung in Echtzeit in auch. Ohne Zweifel kann man die mehr Spaß Aspekte der Mixing werden! Dank Globale Spuren in Logic, ist es möglich, Tempowechsel offline zu erstellen. Und wenn Sie schauen, um Tempowechsel in Echtzeit zu erstellen und zeichnen das Tempo Bewegungen zu Ihrem Tempo Globale Spuren? Das wäre toll für die Schaffung einer schnellen Tempo Map oder live spielen. Auf den ersten Blick scheint es, wie es nicht getan werden kann. Aber sag niemals nie, wenn es um Logic Environment kommt ...

01 - Erste Schritte

Open an existing Logic project or create a new one. Create as many tracks as you need plus an extra one. It doesn't matter what type of track as we'll reassign it later.

In diesem Fall habe ich zwei Audio-Tracks erstellt.

02 - Go Environmental

Open a New Environment window from Window > Environment (Command+8).
Navigate to the Clicks & Ports layer.

03 - Fader Zeit

In Logic Environment können Sie die Input-und Output für Fader auf einer Vielzahl unterschiedlicher MIDI-Befehle. Es sind einige 'preset' Fader bereits bis zu bestimmten Funktionen steuern gesetzt. Hier finden Sie eine Fader auf Tempo hier Kontrolle in der Umwelt der lokalen Menü:

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You'll get an alert message which warns you that to use the Tempo Fader to record it's values to Logic's Tempo control it must be cabled directly into the Sequencer Input object. Click OK to continue.

Ihr Tempo Fader sollte in etwa so aussehen.

04 - Größe ist alles

You can resize any Environment object by selecting it and dragging on the white square in the lower right corner. The larger the Fader the more accurate you can be when creating tempo changes.

Auch wir machen diese Environment-Fenster in ein schwebendes Fenster so scheint es, immer im Vordergrund. Wählen Sie: anzeigen

05 - Controlling Tempo

Before we cable the new Fader to any other object, try moving the level and look at your Transport Display. You'll notice that we are controlling Logic's tempo!

Allerdings, wenn Sie die Wiedergabe zu starten bewegen Sie den Transport Fader, drücken Sie Stop und Fortsetzen der Wiedergabe erneut, werden Sie feststellen, dass Logic Tempo kehrt zurück auf den ursprünglichen Wert.

06 - Globale Spuren

Bevor wir weiter die Verbindung, damit wir diese Tempo Fader Bewegungen in Logic aufnehmen, lassen Sie uns einen Blick darauf, wie die "Tempo-Map" in Logic zu visualisieren.

First up is the Tempo Global Track. Click on the Global Tracks disclosure triangle (or press "G" on your keyboard) to expand the Global Tracks area. Resize the Tempo Global Track as desired.

07 - Tempo-Liste

Öffnen Sie die Listen-Bereich und klicken Sie auf die Registerkarte Tempo. Sowohl die Tempo Global Track und Tempo-Liste bieten alternative Sichtweisen (und erstellen) das Tempo Karte (n) für Ihr Projekt.

08 - Cable es

Um nun das Tempo Fader BPM-Wert auf das Tempo Global Track Record wir brauchen, um Kabel die Leistung unserer Tempo Fader (in der Umwelt) in den Sequencer-Eingang.

Wir wissen nicht, Kabel haben es direkt, solange das Signal von unserem Tempo Fader erreicht die Sequencer-Eingang ... So zum Beispiel, könnte man aus dem Dreieck in der rechten oberen Ecke des Fader ziehen und schließen Sie das resultierende Kabel an den "Input View" oder "Input Notes" Objekt, wie sie zu den "Sequencer Input" verkabelt sind sowieso.

Having said that, I've the cabled the output from my Tempo Fader directly into the Sequencer Input as shown in the image below:

09 - New Tempospur

Dies ist nicht ein notwendiger Schritt, aber es ist, die ich lieber tun, um die Dinge organisiert. Wir werden unser Tempo Fader zu einer bestehenden Spur zuweisen im Arrangierbereich. Es gibt 3 einfache Wege, dies zu tun, aber meine bevorzugte Methode ist die Drag-n-drop.

Position the Environment window so that you can see the Arrange area's Track Headers. If you haven't already done so, now is a good time to create an extra track (any type will do). Now simply drag the Tempo Fader in the Environment window on to a Track Header in the Arrange area to reassign it.

10 - Real-time Tempo Automation

Der letzte Schritt ist, um die Play-Leiter, wo Sie wollen, beginnen die Automatisierung der Tempo statt, drücken Sie die Record-Taste und beginnen Bewegen Tempo Fader wie gewünscht.

Sie werden keine Tempo-Info zu dem Tempo Global Track oder Tempo-Liste geschrieben, während

Sie können nun diese Tempo-Informationen entweder in der Tempo-Liste oder Tempo Global Track wie gewünscht.

Möchten Sie mehr Logic und Logic Environment Tipps und Tricks zu lernen? Du wirst dieses Tutorial dann lieben !

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  • Jason
    I know this post is pretty old, but I just found it and found it really helpful! A followup question though: Do you know if there's a way to assign this fader to a physical fader on a midi controller? I've not been able to sort it out. THANKS!
    • 4 years ago
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  • Rounik Admin
    Hi Jason, Sure! What you'll need to do (from memory because I'm not in front of Logic right now) is 1. in the Environment window go to the Clicks & Port layer... 2. Move the physical fader and look at the messages coming through the "Input View". This view will show you the MIDI Control channel | parameter | value... remember the channel and parameter values. 3. go to the Real-time tempo fader in the environment that you've created and select it. 4. In the Inspector on the left change its INPUT channel, "-1-" (parameter) and value range to match the physical values. That should work :-)
    • 4 years ago
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  • Samu
    Hey Rounik, thank you so much for this really easily understandable and functioning tutorial! I have a question, that is somehow connected to that topic but goes a little bit deeper: - I am Working with audio material! Is there a way to change the Tempo in realtime without having a quality loss? Thank you so much for you help! Cheers, Samuel
    • 4 years ago
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  • Rounik Admin
    Hey Samu, Glad you found the article helpful :) There will always be some kind of quality loss when changing tempo with audio, especially in real-time. Can you describe what it is you're doing in more detail? Perhaps there's another way to approach this. Also, are you using Logic Pro only, or could you use Ableton Live or other software too? Best, Rounik
    • 4 years ago
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  • Samu
    Hey Rounik, thanks for replying! Seriously, I couldn't find an article like that in any other forum or site! Funny your suggesting Ableton live cause that's what my professor suggested to me too... I was also thinking about using MaxForLife or even MaxMsp since they're communicating so well with Ableton live, are you familiar with that? I'm still at the beginning of the project but it feels like it's gonna get big... It's about Music and running! I will have a constant stream of two open bluetooth signals from a stride sensor and a hear rate sensor coming into MaxMsp (in case I don't come up with something better), calculate a certain value from these and determine the tempo of either a audio material session or a midi session, not sure yet! In case of Midi: depending on the current tempo in the session certain instrument tracks, effects etc. should be activated In case of Audio: Depending on the tempo certain songs (that were loaded into an player and analyzed in advance) should be faded in and played without leaving a break between the different songs so a constant running music is played back! Could I express my idea understandably? Thank you so much for your help and interest, Samuel
    • 4 years ago
    • By: Samu
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  • Rounik Admin
    Hey Samu, Thanks. This sounds like a really interesting project. I think Ableton might be better suited.. but you can try this in Logic. What I'd suggest doing one of the following. Either: 1. make sure all your audio regions are tempo-enabled apple loops or 2. Create sampler instruments from each audio region and play those back. Now this would work better if the audio is rhythmic rather than melodic, but it'd be an interesting experiment to try! Oh wait... will the audio be recorded in real-time too? will that be from one of the bluetooth signals? Let us know how you get on :)
    • 4 years ago
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  • Samu
    Hey Rounik, I was messing around with apple loops but thats not the way I'm gonna work, it's not flexible enough... I'm afraid I have to use Ableton (which I never used before) because of the really well functioning "warping algorythm"... Are you exclusively working with Logic?
    • 4 years ago
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  • Samu
    Hello Rounik, it's Samuel again. My project changed a lot and I'm back in Logic. I figured how to use a external hardware device (with knobs etc.) but I have a new problem: I want to send a midi signal form another program (max/msp) to Logic to control the tempo of a midi file. I can see the the values in the input view but can't route them to the tempo fader :( Could you explain me how to do that? Thank in advance!!! Samuel
    • 4 years ago
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  • logicluvva
    Inspiring & as always, thoughtfully paced and therefore fully appreciated. Thanks
    • 8 years ago
    • By: logicluvva
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  • Rounik Admin
    Thanks logicluvva! Glad this tutorial has been helpful :)
    • 8 years ago
    • By: Rounik Admin
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