Welcome to day 16 of “Newbie to Ninja” here on WLPR! “Newbie to Ninja” is a beginner’s guide to Apple’s Logic Pro. Videos drop daily (Mondays-Fridays) for the next several weeks.
If you’re brand new to Logic Pro, this series will help you go from feeling like a beginner to complete comfort in Apple’s amazing DAW.
Today let’s explore Logic’s different Recording Modes:
- Cycle Recording allows you to record multiple takes again and again over for a specific section
- Quick Punch-In allows you to punch in a take on-the-fly as soon as you press “Record”
- Autopunch allows you to set up specific punch-in and out points so you can focus on performing
- Replace allows you to completely replace sections of your recordings
With these 4 different recording modes, Logic allows you to record into your Projects in a way that works best for you. Enjoy!
Pierre V. says
Hi Chris !
I’m not a beginner but this Newbie to Ninja serie is very interesting because it helps me to see things in Logic that I’ve underlooked. I listen to all these videos, working hard to stay almost up to date. As you can see, I have to catch up some videos but I will !
I have a question.
When I use auto punch in, I generally create a NEW track to receive that new recording with the auto punch. The reason is that when the music is fast, or a lot is happening, many notes played fast, sometimes I start playing the instrument (audio, MIDI or software instrument) a tiny little bit before the moment that the punch-in starts and I lose the first note if the punch-in does not start a little bit before where I want it to begin.
If the punch-in is set BEFORE where I really want it to begin, then I sort of loose the last note of what comes before the punched-in area…
This is why a punch-in on a new track and the I patiently do what is necessary to put that new recorded material at the right place, in the right region, with cross-fades and everything.
All this to be sure that the attack of my first note will be recorded by the punch in. Needless to say, I set-up the beginning of the punch-in before the exact place where I want the new material to be recorded, in order to be sure to get the first note of what will be punched-in.
This is some kind of a hassle in the recording process, specially if I’m recording someone who’s waiting after me to perform its next take !
Is there an easier way to punch-in and be sure that the attack of the first note will be recorded ? What would you suggest ?
Thanks for your precious help, you do a fantastic job !
(Sorry for my laborious english…)