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Copy/Paste key command which keeps the relative position of the audio/midi region
Old 2nd July 2020
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Copy/Paste key command which keeps the relative position of the audio/midi region

Dear Members,

I'm on my continuous quest to use more key commands in Logic rather than relying on using the mouse. Is there a key command which allows to copy audio/midi regions further down the main arrangement page while keeping the relative position of the region?

The usual copy/paste and repeat key commands keep on putting everything straight on the 1st beat in the grid, so the parts do not keep their relative position as original. Also it can quite tricky to align the playhead position in the exact place to execute the paste command, especially if it is off the beat.

With the mouse it's dead easy, I just use alt+drag and the region is copied with the relative position intact, but i have no such luck with key commands.

Many thanks
Old 3rd July 2020
  #2
Try this:

* Select the Region
* Copy the Region
* Key Command ctr+home. This puts the Playhead at the beginning of the selected Region
* Go to the new Track
* Paste the Region

Because the Playhead Position is at the beginning of the selected Region, the Region will be pasted at the same starting point as the original Region

Hope that helps,
Old 3rd July 2020
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Quote:
Originally Posted by EdgarRothermich View Post
Try this:

* Select the Region
* Copy the Region
* Key Command ctr+home. This puts the Playhead at the beginning of the selected Region
* Go to the new Track
* Paste the Region

Because the Playhead Position is at the beginning of the selected Region, the Region will be pasted at the same starting point as the original Region

Hope that helps,
Dear Edgar,
Thank you so much for your suggestion, yes this works. However is there a way to make it work when I need to copy the region on the same track, further down the arrangement?

Cheers
Old 4th July 2020
  #4
I'm not at my desk now, but you might try changing grid snapping from absolute to relative (there's a key command for it). From there you may be able to copy-paste at the relative position you require.

That said, many times it's worth just extending a region start to its nearest absolute value and *then* copy-pasting/repeating. This will retain a region's relative positioning without needing to think too hard about whether it's in its correct relative place or not.
Old 3 weeks ago
  #5
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Make a marquee selection from ie beginning of the bar till the end of the region and use the key command for join selected region(s)

Now you’ve created a new audio region that is perfectly on the bar but containing the audio material on the sub position of your choice!

Alternatively select the region and crate a take folder. Extend the take folder to the beginning of the bar.

With both methods you'll have a region that is perfectly on the bar and easier to copy/paste.
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