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  • DPM
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    Joined: May 5th, 2007, 12:52
    Noob Problems
    Hi, I'm a new Logic user, and am having some difficulties figuring some things out... I'm watching the videos and following along, and I'm seeing that Logic on my computer does not do the things that the instructors demonstrate. For example; the key commands for zooming don't work. I've tried initializing key commands, using the US and US with number pad presets, and initializing all but key commands, without success. When I press "Cntrl" "Arrow Up (down, left right)" my screen just flashes white momentarily and nothing else happens. Also, the tool in the regions...it is supposed to be one tool in the top half and a different one in the bottom half, this also doesn't seem to work, mine is the same regardless of top or bottom of region (I have tried this with many different tools chosen for pri/ sec) Also, hitting "Esc" for the floating tool pallette, when I do this, the tool menu shows for abt 1 second, then dissappears, making it impossible to select a tool. Am I missing something here? Could someone please explain how I can fix these problems so I can follow along with the videos? Thanks
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  • DPM
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    Joined: May 5th, 2007, 12:52
    Re: Noob Problems
    ps. for the Marquue Tool problem... I do have the "Marquee Tool Click Zone" box checked...and still the same problem. Thanks for any help on this
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  • Rounik Admin
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    Joined: Dec 16th, 2006, 08:13
    Re: Noob Problems
    Hi DPM, & welcome to the forums :) There have been some minor changes with updates to Logic. For example, by default the zoom in Logic is now: Control+Option(alt)+ arrow keys. But the beauty of Logic is you can set your own key commands - so none of this is set in stone. Once you zoom in you should be able to get the Marquee Tool Click zone working properly... Hope that helps Rounik
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  • DPM
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    Re: Noob Problems
    Yes, that does help! Thanks very much...
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  • Rounik Admin
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    Re: Noob Problems
    No problem! Pop on the forums any time you like - with an issue or without ;-) You might also be interested in our Tips and Tricks Blog area: [url]http://www.macprovideo.com/blog/[/url] :)
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  • DPM
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    Joined: May 5th, 2007, 12:52
    Re: Noob Problems
    I'm still having the problem with the tool menu only showing for about a second when I press the esc key. I don't have time to choose a tool, any words of wisdom on that please? Cheers
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  • Rounik Admin
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    Re: Noob Problems
    hmmm... are you pressing and holding the Escape key down?... Best not to do that, simply tap the Escape key and release your finger. the Floating Tool menu will appear wherever your mouse cursor is positioned on the screen. Thanks R
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  • DPM
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    Joined: May 5th, 2007, 12:52
    Re: Noob Problems
    ...and you come through again! that was it. Thanks again! D
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  • Rounik Admin
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    Re: Noob Problems
    No problem DPM! Shoot any questions, comments to us on the forums! :) R
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  • DPM
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    Joined: May 5th, 2007, 12:52
    Re: Noob Problems
    Ok, but you've asked for it now! Next question: when cycling in arrangement; I have a completed song (a stereo pair) that I want to re-master and re-edit (an older track, for example, that I want to process to make louder, and cut some boring bits out) I need to cycle the portion I want to cut out to ensure a seamless edit, what is the quickest way to do that? It seem to me that if I could cycle the selection of my marquee tool, then delete (or double,etc..) this would be it. I watched Olavs workflow vid, and he says you can do just that, but I cannot. Logic will just stop playing when I get to the end of my selection. I have the proper boxes checked (play marquee, play cycle) but no dice... Please advise on how to proceed, thanks! Dave
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