Punching in?

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  1. stigg

    stigg Member

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    Hey e'budy.
    I'm using Logic Express and like it.
    My question is pretty basic and is:

    'how do you punch in' while you're playing guitar on a track with your hands full?
    I could use up a new track but would rather not.
    Is there a device perhaps a usb footswitch to solve this issue?
    s.
     
  2. Kenny D

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    Most DAW software allows you to set your punch point and a preroll, press record and go. The punch-in will be automatic at the place you selected and punch out at the proper place as well.
     
  3. kludge

    kludge The droid you're looking for

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    And when punching in, be sure to play along on the lead-up stuff as well! Sometimes, when the "punched" note is played all by itself, it's obviously a punch.
     
  4. stigg

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    Thanks a bunch guys I'll give it a shot.
    s.
     
  5. Bryan T

    Bryan T Guitar Owner Silver Supporting Member

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    Can't you just record a different take (not on a different track) and edit later? Why worry about punching in?

    Bryan
     
  6. vladshap

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    You could also use the Comp feature if you have version 8.
     
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    Pietro 2-Voice Guitar Junkie and All-Around Awesome Guy

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    That is THE way to do it. Trust me!
     
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    Once again, Comping will do the same, except a lot faster, and no need to cut....and edit. just pick your regions that you want to be played.
     
  9. MichaelK

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    Footswitch would be the way to go. I don't know if any interfaces other than Digidesign have an input for one, or how to get it to work in Logic.

    Because punching in is often easier for a quick fix: in, out, done.
     
  10. Robzilla

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    Look for the Marqee stripe in Logic. I think thats whats its called. It allows you to select the area where logic should record on your track.
     
  11. Kenny D

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    I, too, will opt for punching-in over multiple takes if the original take is mostly a good one. This is a subjective call and it may be that doing the whole thing over makes more sense.

    My philosophy in recording is to know everything I am going to play ahead of time. I have it down pat. When it's time to punch, I play along with the track and let Protools punch me in and out at the exact places I want.
     
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    select preroll section and hit punch in...it's takes about a sec or 2. I imagine you could map punch in to a controller assignment, use a pedal to activate, but I just have it mapped to my keyboard controller.
     
  13. elambo

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    Why record another take if all you need is a bar?
     

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