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  • Insidescoop1
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    Re: RE:Beginner question
    Whoops! What I meant to ask is why won't a blue loop play on a software instrument track and what's the technical difference between an audio and a software track. Don't they both play back sound?
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  • Insidescoop1
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    Joined: Dec 16th, 2009, 11:51
    Re: RE:Beginner question
    I'm looking forward to that part. Being as kind as you have been if you ever need a place to hang out on this side of the pond (vacation, business trip, etc;) let me know. I'm sure my wife and I would enjoy having you.
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  • Insidescoop1
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    Re: RE:Beginner question
    P.S. When my freshman album has been completed you have a FREE copy coming. I wouldn't get too excited - it probably won't be anything to write home about but it will be fun to make! LOL!
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  • Insidescoop1
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    Re: RE:Beginner question
    Did this screen shot[img]http://img31.imageshack.us/img31/1205/screenshot20100603at410.png[/img] come across?
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  • Rounik Admin
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    Joined: Dec 16th, 2006, 08:13
    Re: RE:Beginner question
    The question is, what is the sound source? An Audio track: Plays back audio files... i.e. recorded audio files. You can record audio from a microphone or audio input on to an Audio Track. A blue apple loop is known as an 'Audio Apple Loop'. This has audio waveform data only.... just like when you play a CD, the file on the CD is in an audio waveform format. A Software Instrument track: This type of track cannot play back audio files directly. In fact, it NEEDS a sound source or an instrument in the computer (inside Logic) to create a sound. Logic comes with many 'virtual instruments' that create sounds. In order to trigger these sounds MIDI notes are used. Green Apple loops (Software Instrument APple Loops -SIAL) contain instrument settings, effects and MIDI note data. This data triggers the virtual instrument on the track to create sound. .... So, yes, both SI and audio tracks output sound that we hear... but it's the input or source of the sound that make a difference. Hope that makes sense. Thanks for the invite and the CD offer. That's very kind of you! :) Rounik
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  • Insidescoop1
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    Joined: Dec 16th, 2009, 11:51
    Re: RE:Beginner question
    Looks like it did....
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  • Rounik Admin
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    Re: RE:Beginner question
    yup... got it :)
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  • Insidescoop1
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    Joined: Dec 16th, 2009, 11:51
    Re: RE:Beginner question
    Excellent! You are a great teacher. I got it the first time. I'm still ruminating about the software vs. audio track....I'll let you know when the light turns on. Thx!
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