I've asked this question before but am traveling -sorry for long delay in replying
I'm using Logic in *performance mode* - with Ultrabeat set to change sequences with the midi controller. At the same time I'm triggering other presets in Sculpture or Esx24.
At the same time I'm going through Rewire into Live in slave mode.
This affords me the way I like to work..."jamming* the sounds and parts using both programs into a rough composition. then to go back and edit.
The problem is ( and I've asked the question before) is that, it seems from all I can understand here...that Logic doesn't really give me the ability to simply record what I'm hearing, right here and now, what I'm hearing in the headphones, improvising what I'm playing!?. To just be able to hit the record button and capture what is heard as it is being improvised.
At same time, there seesm to be limitations as to how Live can recieve and record audio/midi and virtual instruments from Logic, or vice versa.
You asked the question,..why bother with Ultrabest...why not just use Live with Battery? well, I suppose, but what I'm hearing and what I'm able to do using *performance mode* after designing my own sounds and then Jamming the compositon for hours and hours is really fun!! and I'm just stumped as to why it seems so near impossible to just record logic/ Live is this fashion??...or is it possible...I sure wish there was a way to work around it if it isn;t in order to make it possible.
I've gone about it the other way...putting midi notes into the matrix editor oif Logic, or putting clips into Live. and then using the "bounce" record feature in Logic or record in Live. But what I really like is the performance mode of both programs using the controller and knobs to tweak and trigger on the fly!!! It's how the best aprts and music "happen" for me...I just can't find the way to record it yet..
I was told there is a way to use "side chains" in Logic..or a thrid party software ( I don't know the name) to be able to route the audio signal into an audio track which can then be recorded. Can someone please give detailed step by step instructions for how to do this...what software, etc? I want to finally get over this hurdle to capture what I'm hearing.
Live can hear the midi controller but I guess not the virtual instruments in Logic -? I have both programs working in performance mode but how is it possible to get both to record simultaneously so that at the end of the jam, everything is recorded, in one, or both programs seperately if that's all that is possible? I would appreciate any suggestions or work arounds..please give step by step procedure if you can..I would greatly appreciate it.
Recording Logic's virtual instruments seems to be not easily do-able, except by very strict methodical, mechcanical methods. I could be wrong about this. but There must be ways to use logic and live together - with the kind of improvizational power that performance mode seems to offer, and to be able to record and capture the "jam" on the fly... just hit the record button and improvize and then hit the stop button and have what you just heard, recorded in both applications. IS this possible? I hope someone has some answers..I have to say I love what I'm hearing and how it's flowing....but as of yet, it remains trapped inside the box. Thanks in advance