Logic's Sample Editor rules!
Jul 12th, 2012, 05:08
My problem today will probably be an obvious fix to you helpful guys, but I'm stumped. I'm working on a project in which I've incorporated some third party loops (.wav files, not Apple Loops). One of these is deployed near the end of the song (with only two active tracks/regions at that point in the song), and I noted that the loop/region had a blip in it. It's a wind sound, so the blip is quite noticeable. I should have left it alone, but thought I'd try to fix the blip. At a high zoom level, I could see the spike in the waveform that was causing the click (not sure how that was introduced, and, quite strangely, [i][/i]it wasn't audible when I soloed the track!). So I made a copy of the region on another track (in the same project) and opened the SE. I've never used the Silencer function before, but I thought I'd give it a whirl. I picked some settings that I thought might work (you have to guess,,because there is no preview on this processing) and then hit Process. Well, it scuzzed up the entire region prety badly (over-processed). So I deleted the copy, thinking that the original on the other track would be intact. Unfortunately not. I had saved this particular loop in a subfolder I created within the main Logic project folder, just in case I needed to access the loops again. So I dragged that into the Arrange Area, and it was also crapped out. So then I searched and found the original loop (within another drive inside my Mac) and dragged that into the same subfolder, thinking I could simply replace that scuzzy loop in that subfolder. But when I dragged that one into the AA, it was again a scuzzy mess. Finally, I dragged the original file from the other drive directy into the track, and it sounds OK (but still has an annoying blip that I can only hear when the track is [b][/b]not soloed). I find it surprising that the Sample Editor can dig into a file that I placed in a subfolder within the project folder and apply the same unwanted processing that it had applied to the file in the Audio FIles folder. It really makes me leary of the Sample Editor. Does anyone have a suggestion about how to deal with that ornery blip? And please feel free to itemize all the false assumptions and bad moves that I made. Thanks!!Reply