I want to start by thanking MPV for the great courses and all the tech wizards on this forum for being so helpful.
So, I'm into my second year of learning to use Logic in my spare time, and thank god I enjoy a challenge, because it's been a fairly uphill process. My ratio of time spent watching/reading, tinkering, and floundering around to actual music-making is about 1,000:1 at the current time. LOL.
I thought I'd create a thread with some general questions that I can just update as more questions arise. So, here's the first round:
1.How do you specify the size of the individual track zoom, so that all tracks zoom to the same size, always?
2. If you begin with a template in which different tracks in the Arrange have different widths, how do you ensure that these widths remain relative to one another when zooming and stretching?
--> What unintended action is causing said tracks to revert back to uniform widths sooner or later during my sessions?
3. When using a pad sound in the EXS24, why does the the chord sound only when you start from the very beginning? In other words, if midi "on" messages only occur at the beginning of the pad chord, what's the workaround for this? Clearly it sucks to attempt to listen to your track from midway through a pad that plays continuously through 64 bars, and then have to go back to the start every time.
I tried scissor tool chopping the long midi notes every 8 bars, but then you just end up with a noncontiguous pad.
4. If you use a 2nd display, what is the best way to get a full screen mixer, with two vertical rows, rather than one long horizontal row, and a ton of unused real estate? Currently I just use a screen set with two mixer windows on top of one another, but is there a way to get it into one window, without just using an environment mixer layer (I find this to be undoable because 1- you don't get the track colors in the environment and 2- the environment is "touchy" and clearly not designed to be your primary mixer)