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Logic Pro X: Automation Tips

Apple Logic Tips & Techniques
Published February 2018
By Geoff Smith

Screen 1. Setting the Track Automation button to Region allows you to record or draw automation into a region. Loop the region by pressing L and you’ll hear both the melody and automation repeating.Screen 1. Setting the Track Automation button to Region allows you to record or draw automation into a region. Loop the region by pressing L and you’ll hear both the melody and automation repeating.

We take a closer look at the automation features in Logic Pro X.

Logic has one of the deepest automation implementations of any DAW, and as such it can be intimidating if you are new to the software or haven’t mastered the intricacies of the automation options. In this article we approach using automation by working through some typical examples.

Regions & Tracks

Let’s begin with a simple scenario. When writing a piece of electronic music it’s common to create a looped synthesizer part that will provide the foundation of a track. To make the loop more interesting we can add automation that also loops...

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Published February 2018