Re: Why does Crossfade mute the ne...
Rounik - you will find this very interesting (the crossfade works ONLY IN ONE Instance - follow this):
1. I always use Command C Command V to copy and paste -- that way I do not have to drag across a long distance and I know the paste is exactly where I want. Also, because I record my guitar on two tracks and then fatten both of em, I can group all four, cut the region on all four with one cut , use the Command C/V, and that way I can copy and paste all four regions at once.
2. But, this morning, I decided to use the Option key to copy the region and then drag and let go of the mouse to paste it. If I do this, the crossfade works - BUT ONLY IN ONE INSTANCE (sort of). It must be in no overlap (which may be the only way crossfades work - though I have been trying it both overlap and no overlap). If I do this, then I can create a crossfade on the pasted in region on both sides of the region and all regions play -- no muting at all. ALSO - IMPORTANT, when I create the crossfade on the copied region, the vertical lines separating that region remain visible so I can see the region division (both sides) over which to drag the crossfade tool, as I am actually creating the crossfade. In other words, it works fine if I use Option click to copy and paste - but again only in "no overlap."
3. BUT - DIG THIS --I undid the above operation and immediately did the exact same thing (copying the same region to the same place) but this time using the Command C Command V commands (still in "no overlap") as I usually do, and it will NOT work. When I try to crossfade the copied region, as soon as I try to use (click) the crossfade tool the vertical region boundaries disappear (unlike above), and once I have created a crossfade into the region (I have to put the playhead at the left side of the region to know where it begins because the boundaries disappear in this case as I try to create the crossfade, but it does create one), then it mutes the following section as I've been describing. IT WILL NOT WORK USING THE COMMAND C /V OPERATIONS.
4. If I am in "overlap," then it will not work regardless of whether I use the Command C/V or the Option click (but maybe crossfades don't work in overlap, is that right?). All the problems I have been mentioning occur in "overlap."
5. Also, I noted this this morning: if I select "X Fade" in the drag options and then use Option click to copy and paste the region, it does put a crossfade within the pasted-in region, BUT, it still mutes the region which follows it. However, if I use Command C/V (with "X Fade" selected in the drag mode), then it does not even put the crossfade within the pasted-in region. Clearly, Command C/V does not work.
now - i've pasted in your questions you just asked and writing my answers:
1. Are you using the crossfade tool (with the mouse) or the Region Inspector to create fades?
Both - and it does not work right with either (if I use Command C/V or the Inspector)
2. Are the regions adjoining or is there a gap between them? THERE IS NO GAP BETWEEN THEM
3. Is the 'middle region' shown as being muted (greyed out)? IT DOES NOT SHOW AS MUTED OR GREYED OUT -- IT LOOKS NORMAL
4. Please List your Mac, Audio Hardware, OS Version and other significant details. OS X 10.6.1. USE A DUET, IMac
5. Have you tried to delete the fade files and re-create the crossfade?
Options>Audio>Delete all fade files... JUST TRIED IT - HAS NO EFFECT ON THE PROBLEM
6. Can you be specific as to exactly how you are creating copies of the region? e.g. key commands/menu commands. I EXPLAINED THIS IN THE FIRST PART OF THIS EMAIL
7. When the playhead moves over the 'muted region' does the level meter on it's channel strip move at all? THE LEVEL METERS FOR BOTH THE TRACK AND THE OUTPUT CHANNEL GO BLANK - THEY ARE AT 0 AND DO NOT MOVE (TOTALLY MUTE)
NOW YOU MADE THE SUGGESTION BELOW WHICH I HAVE NOT DONE YET - BUT WILL DO. I JUST WANT TO UNDERSTAND ONE THING BEFORE I DO IT AND WHAT TO LOOK FOR. BE SURE TO ANSWER THIS QUESTION ABOUT MOVING THE FILE,AND THEN I WILL DO THIS. WHEN YOU SAY "MOVE" THE FILE: User folder/Library/Preferences/ com.apple.logic.pro.plist TO THE DESKTOP, YOU MEAN "MOVE" NOT "COPY" -- IN OTHER WORDS, GET IT OUT OF LOGIC???? IF SO, WILL LOGIC RE-MAKE IT AUTOMATICALLY WHEN I RESTART LOGIC, OR WILL I HAVE TO MOVE IT BACK INTO THAT FOLDER? ALSO, I GUESS I NEED TO MAKE SURE I KNOW WHAT ALL MY PREFERENCES WERE SET TO BEFORE I DO THIS, RIGHT?? I HAVE ALREADY EXPORTED MY KEY COMMANDS, BUT DIDN'T WANT TO FINISH WHAT YOU SAID TO DO UNTIL I FULLY UNDERSTOOD ABOUT "MOVING" THE FILE I JSUT MENTIONED.
HERE'S SHAT YOU SAID TO DO:
but do export your key commands and quit Logic & then move the following file to your desktop for safe keeping to reset Logic's preferences:
User folder/Library/Preferences/ com.apple.logic.pro.plist
Let me know about "moving" that file and I will do it and then get back with you.
Rounik - I cannot thank you enough, and MacProVideo (which I have recommended to numerous others). I just cannot tell you how much I have learned from "y'all."