Join Damian Allen for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating, moving, and deleting Flex markers, part of Logic Pro 9 New Features.
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Creating a Custom Flex marker is simple. Here we'll continue with the vocal phrase from the previous lesson. [00:00:9.00] (Rock track with vocals) In the last lesson, we adjusted detected transients to modify the timing of a vocal trill, but we have a second trill here that occurs just after the first, but Logic detected no transients in that area. (Rock track with vocals) Just scroll back with our mighty mouse.
Listening to this section, we are going to hear that the trill begins half a beat before bar 31, and continues right on bar 31. So here's what we'll do. Move the playhead to the half beat to act as a guide for the alignment. Then click down on the top half of the waveform. That's all there is to it. You have now created a custom flex marker. Now I'll move the playhead to the started at bar 31, and click again to create a second marker.
Finally, drag the marker at the half beat back to beat four of bar 30. Now when you play it back you'll hear that both vocal trills occur over a full beat. (Rock track with vocals) To delete a flex marker, simply double-click it.
When you do, the flexed audio will return to its original timing. Let's click to recreate a marker around bar 31. Now since we didn't use the playhead this time to help position the marker, it's not exactly on bar 31. Obviously, just dragging the marker would flex the audio. Press Command+Z to Undo. Instead, Option+Drag the marker and snap it to bar 31.
By Option+dragging, the marker is moved without flexing the audio. Finally, if for some reason you want to delete all of your flex markers, right-click the audio region, and choose Delete All Flex Markers. Now note that this doesn't delete the transients, just any flex markers that have been created from them or created manually. You can actually delete transient markers, but that's done in the sample editor. And we'll look at that in a later lesson.
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