Re: Viewing multiple staves in Sco...
Thank you Rounik - very kind of you to give up so much time to help others - I know you've been doing this for a long while now !
I followed your suggestion, selecting multiple regions in the arrange area - and immediately had all the staves I wanted in Score view. Great !
I had already, prior to writing to your forum, loaded up an earlier score to see if I had the same trouble that I had in the current score. Exactly the same. This time however, in response to your suggestion, I opened a much older score, and found I didn't need to select regions in the Arrange area to see them all in the score editor !
I then went back to my current score, and this time, found exactly the same thing - no need to select those regions I wanted in the score view. Weird or what ?!! It seems to me that Logic is prone to erratic behaviour from time to time. Very annoying when it happens, but such a relief when someone helps you out of a mess!
No I don't think updating to 10.6.3 had anything to do with this, as I did that a long time ago. I notice there is now another update to 10.6.4 available, but I'm in no hurry to experiment with it !
Yes, I am running Logic 8.0.2. Have thought about upgrading, but noticed a while ago people having problems with the newer version.
I have another problem, though perhaps I should be starting a new thread for this.
It is on the question of keyswitches in Logic, specifically with VSL Special edition (a new toy !). It was in another forum where I read a suggestion from Fred Story, who said that he always created a new track underneath the one where he needed to trigger articulations, and put the keyswitch notes in to that.This is what he wrote:-
"I usually make a copy of a track, and put all my keyswitched notes on that. I size it smaller than the actual parts so I can easily distinguish it during the frenzy of composing and mixing. The added advantage of this is that I can transpose a track without affecting the keyswitches. Once a part is complete, I sometimes even hide the keyswitch tracks to keep them out of my way. One click...and they're all back where I can see them.
One other advantage...I can always clearly see where the keyswitches are. So if I want to play a section with a different articulation, I can easily spot where to start playback - just before a keyswitch triggers."
It's obviously a great idea, but I don't quite understand what he means by "make a copy of the track" - does he mean create a new software track with the same VSL instrument, or does he literally mean copy the track with all its notes, and then add ketswitch notes to that ?
And in any case, I don't understand how this can work. The tracks are not linked as far as know, so I don't see how keyswitch notes in one can affect performance in another !
The disturbing thing is that other people in the same forum seemed to understand exactly what he meant, and thought it was a great idea !!
Oh well, there you go.......
Look forward to any suggestions, and thanks again.