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Editing controller messages with Hyper View


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Logic Pro 9 Essential Training

with Scott Hirsch

Video: Editing controller messages with Hyper View

In the video, Working in the Piano Roll Window, we learned how to edit and create MIDI notes, but what about continuous controller messages, like pitch shifting and modulation? These can be edited as well in the Piano Roll window using Hyper View. Let's take a look at the first Lead synth 1 region in the song. Notice it has some white lines in it. These white marks symbolizes that this region contains continuous controller MIDI data embedded in it. Let's use Command+6 to open the Piano Roll window. Right now, we just see the MIDI note events. Click on the small icon at the bottom left of the window.
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  1. 1m 55s
    1. Welcome
      50s
    2. Using the exercise files
      1m 5s
  2. 17m 39s
    1. Installing the software
      3m 19s
    2. Launching Logic for the first time, using the templates
      5m 15s
    3. Understanding audio interfaces
      3m 35s
    4. Understanding MIDI interfaces
      5m 30s
  3. 32m 15s
    1. Getting to know the Arrange window
      5m 15s
    2. Using the many windows of Logic
      4m 13s
    3. Creating your own screensets
      2m 23s
    4. Using the Transport window and controlling playback
      4m 54s
    5. Using the Toolbox
      2m 37s
    6. Naming tracks and regions
      3m 27s
    7. Learning useful and custom key commands
      5m 18s
    8. Saving and going mobile with your project
      4m 8s
  4. 41m 41s
    1. Setting up for recording
      5m 43s
    2. Understanding Metronome settings or the click track
      4m 7s
    3. Understanding tempo
      4m 37s
    4. Recording live instruments and vocals using multitrack recording
      3m 56s
    5. Playing with guitar madness: Amp design
      5m 13s
    6. Playing with guitar madness: Pedal board
      4m 5s
    7. Working with takes recording and comping
      4m 51s
    8. Punching in to replace bad audio
      4m 51s
    9. Using Varispeed to create an old tape machine sound
      4m 18s
  5. 1h 8m
    1. Understanding MIDI
      4m 41s
    2. Using the Logic synth instruments
      7m 4s
    3. Working with the emulator instruments
      5m 23s
    4. Using the EXS24 sampler
      3m 7s
    5. Building tracks with Ultrabeat
      5m 31s
    6. Using channel strips to select a virtual sound
      5m 29s
    7. Understanding the basics of MIDI recording
      4m 38s
    8. Learning how to use MIDI with Cycle Record
      4m 9s
    9. Using Logic's step input
      4m 3s
    10. Mastering quantization
      6m 18s
    11. Working in the Piano Scroll window
      5m 33s
    12. Editing controller messages with Hyper View
      4m 8s
    13. Working with the Hyper Editor
      5m 29s
    14. Working with the Events List
      3m 20s
  6. 29m 49s
    1. Importing prerecorded audio into Logic
      4m 5s
    2. Exploring Apple Loops
      4m 40s
    3. Creating your own Apple Loop
      4m 21s
    4. Conforming tempo, region to session, or session to region
      3m 51s
    5. Using the new Flex Time feature
      5m 17s
    6. Beat mapping your project
      4m 41s
    7. Importing elements from project to project
      2m 54s
  7. 24m 15s
    1. Understanding the basic editing techniques in the Arrange window
      7m 5s
    2. Tips for editing and arranging
      3m 21s
    3. Editing and merging regions in the Arrange window
      3m 45s
    4. Mastering fades for audio region arranging
      4m 58s
    5. Fixing and morphing sound with the Sample Editor
      5m 6s
  8. 11m 12s
    1. Working with notes and composing in the Score Editor
      4m 26s
    2. Editing notes, keys, and time signatures
      3m 35s
    3. Creating scores and lead sheets for musicians
      3m 11s
  9. 9m 8s
    1. Setting up for a sync video project
      4m 50s
    2. Scoring music to video
      4m 18s
  10. 56m 32s
    1. Mixing philosophies and five tools for mixing
      3m 37s
    2. Setting up for a mix
      5m 11s
    3. Directing audio traffic with fader levels
      5m 7s
    4. Exploring Logic's panning features
      4m 37s
    5. Exploring inserts: Using EQ as a mix tool
      6m 51s
    6. Exploring inserts: Using compression as a mix tool
      5m 38s
    7. Using advanced signal flow with aux and send tracks
      3m 12s
    8. Using advanced signal flow with time-based FX to create space in your mix
      3m 44s
    9. Using automation to create dynamic mixes
      6m 22s
    10. Giving your mix life with automation
      2m 45s
    11. Optimizing performance with freeze tracks
      4m 42s
    12. Using channel strips for audio processing
      4m 46s
  11. 16m 7s
    1. Understanding surround hardware requirements
      4m 5s
    2. Building surround mixing workflows
      6m 17s
    3. Using the surround panner
      5m 45s
  12. 15m 48s
    1. Bouncing down your song
      5m 31s
    2. Understanding why alt mixes are a good idea
      2m 22s
    3. Exploring Logic's export options
      3m 37s
    4. Mastering your own Logic project
      4m 18s
  13. 37s
    1. Goodbye
      37s

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Logic Pro 9 Essential Training
5h 25m Beginner Mar 09, 2010

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In Logic Pro 9 Essential Training, Scott Hirsch explains how to harness the power and flexibility of Logic Pro, Apple’s popular songwriting software, to record, edit, and mix music. The course includes instruction on how to compose in Logic Pro, and spend more time being creative and less time dealing with technical uncertainties. Scott focuses on setting up a workspace, recording with both live performers and digital instruments, editing and arranging, and mixing and mastering a composition. Exercise files accompany the course.

Topics include:
  • Navigating the Logic Pro interface
  • Setting up for recording
  • Enabling multiple inputs for a live performance
  • Exploring Logic's arsenal of virtual instruments
  • Working with powerful MIDI editors and sequencers
  • Beatmapping, varispeed, and tempo adjustment in the timeline
  • Creating and re-using Apple loops
  • Editing music: Moving and snapping regions, cutting and looping
  • Transcribing a score and creating lead sheets in the Score Editor
  • Syncing with video
  • Mixing audio and creating dynamic mixes
  • Understanding surround sound requirements
  • Exporting a song from Logic Pro
Subjects:
Audio + Music DAWs
Software:
Logic Pro
Author:
Scott Hirsch

Editing controller messages with Hyper View

In the video, Working in the Piano Roll Window, we learned how to edit and create MIDI notes, but what about continuous controller messages, like pitch shifting and modulation? These can be edited as well in the Piano Roll window using Hyper View. Let's take a look at the first Lead synth 1 region in the song. Notice it has some white lines in it. These white marks symbolizes that this region contains continuous controller MIDI data embedded in it. Let's use Command+6 to open the Piano Roll window. Right now, we just see the MIDI note events. Click on the small icon at the bottom left of the window.

This opens Hyper View. Hyper View shows us the continuous controller message embedded in this region. To find out which controller message it is, open the Triangle pulldown window. You can see Modulation is checked. Let's listen to this region. Every time the modulation goes up, you'll hear the note get a little squiggly. (Music playing.) This sound of the note getting squiggly is a function of the synth instrument currently inserted into our software instrument track.

Modulation made you other things with other synth instruments. Let's look back in the menu. You can see there are many continuous controller types that may or may not be applicable to your specific instrument. Let's deselect all the notes by clicking on the gray area of the Arrange window. Now we're going to check out some of the tools we have available in Hyper View. We'll use the Escape key to get into our toolbox when we do this. Let's check out the Pencil tool. The Pencil tool lets you draw notes, which is the name of these little points in our controller data. You can click and drag with the Pencil tool to create new notes.

(Music playing.) You can use the Eraser tool to erase notes. The Finger tool lets you select specific notes and move them. Also with the Finger tool, if you drag to the left or right, it'll erase notes in its wake. Then if you drag back, it'll reveal those notes that you just erased. If you want to select more than one note, you can use the Automation Select tool down at the bottom of your toolbox.

This allows you to drag a selection around the bunch of notes and select them all at the same time. Notice they turn white when they're selected. Once they're selected, we can move them all around collectively as a group. We can move them up or down, even left or right. All of these options allow us to fine tune and change the continuous controller performance we recorded. Let's deselect these by going back to our Pointer tool and clicking in the gray area. We can also use the Curve tool to make a more gradual change between notes.

The Automation Curve tool allows us to click between two notes. If we pull left or right, it turns into an S shape curve. If we pull up or down, it stays as a normal curve. Again, that lets the movement be more gradual between notes to fine-tune our performance. Hyper Draw also allows you an alternative way to edit MIDI Note Velocity. Let's choose velocity from the Hyper Draw pulldown menu on the left. It's down at the bottom of the list. Here we see a bunch of lines that represent vertically where the velocity is from 0 to 127.

Let's scroll up a little bit in our Piano Roll window. Notice the first note is a very low velocity. If I move its line up, its velocity will increase. Notice the note color changed. Some people prefer to edit and view velocity this way in the Hyper View menu. Hyper View Mode is an ingenious way to allow you to see both the MIDI notes and the continuous controller messages at the same time. It's very useful to know about when you want complete control over all your MIDI parameters, and a clean way to view them together.

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