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Darren Burgos on Nov 11, in Logic Pro 3 comments. Based on the parameters you set, it can play notes in sequence up, down, up and down, across multiple octaves, and much more. When you go to record the arpeggio, it’s a bit of a let down though. The actual notes it creates are not directly recorded, only your held chords or single notes.
In this article I’ll show you two ways of capturing the output of the arpeggiator. One method is actually built right into the arpeggiator itself!
Let’s get started. Hold a chord down and watch the small icon that looks like steps in the top left corner. Now release the chord. There’s your arpeggiation! Now you might be wondering why it’s such a small slice, but remember what the arpeggiator is actually doing… it’s repeating the chord by playing the individual notes in sequence over and over again.
To play the arpeggiation for as long as you intended, simply loop the region for as many bars as necessary. Remove or Bypass Arpeggiator now, since you’re done with it!
Keep in mind, when you’re dragging out multiple arpeggios, position your mouse onto the next unoccupied bar. Arpeggiator’s MIDI drag places its patterns on the start of a bar only. If say the patterns you’re dragging are a half bar in length, and you position the second pattern in the middle of a bar, you’ll overlap the dragged region onto the first.
In the steps above, we simply used the default arpeggiation, but feel free to change any parameter on the arpeggiator… MIDI drag will work with any pattern Arpeggiator creates. For example the default pattern simply plays 16th notes starting from the low note to the high note, if we change Arpeggiator to a more complex pattern like up and down, with an octave range of 4, the pattern you drag will be longer.
OK, so now we know we can manually piece the Arpeggiator together with the drag button, but what about simply capturing the output of an already built chord structure, or for that matter, any MIDI FX output not just Arpeggiator? Virtual or physical, Logic can’t tell the difference. First, we’ll need to enable the IAC driver. You only have to do this once, as your Mac will remember this through restarts and shutdowns. Double-click the IAC Driver icon in the window that appears.
Now that we’ve enabled the virtual path, let’s go back to Logic. Duplicate the channel strip with the arpeggiator you want to capture. Click on the External Instrument to open it. This is an important step.
Your original chord progression on the intended instrument will be used to trigger the duplicated Arpeggiator. This duplicated Arpeggiator sends the arp pattern to the External Instrument, that is then sending its output to the IAC driver! It’s actually a lot simpler than it sounds!
We’re nearly there. Click back onto the original track, and bypass the Arpeggiator since you’ll no longer need it. Allow it to play all the way through… as it records, you should see the individual notes being captured. Once captured, you should immediately bypass the External Instrument and it’s Arpeggiator since it’s output will continue to send even when the track is muted! Depending on the speed of your Mac, how complex the song your working in is, and other factors, you might have to quantize the resulting captured MIDI.
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Discussion Colin. Great article – thanks! Well-explained and very useful. Yes indeed a great help for me too. I used this all the time in the old logic’s environment window. I’ve noticed that unfortunately in the controller section of the midi plug-ins Logic developers have skipped a number of available midi controllers, between 31 and 64 for instance. I need those however, since I’m working on third party self developed instruments that have their controller range in this zone.
Is there a reason for doing so? Is there a way to bypass the problem? After reading the brilliant article by Darren, I guess he’s the man of the solution. Thanks for the article. Very useful. I wonder if it would be possible to capture multiple tracks simultaneously this way? Want to join the discussion? Featured Articles. Related Articles. Logic Pro Will it revolutionize the way we record and mix? Spotlight Courses. Categories News Reviews Tutorials Interviews.
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