Free Tempo Recording is a brand new feature that allows you to ignore all other tracks in the project and record freely without the constraints of the metronome. So as we continue our screen reader friendly Look at the new features in Apple’s Logic Pro 10.7.5, we’ll look at how to take advantage of this one using the updated LogicKeyboardNinja Key Commands and VoiceOver.
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In this tutorial, I plan to record a baseline with one of Logic Pro’s software instruments. Given I am not much of a keyboard player, I am gonna use the Free Tempo Recording to play in the bass line without having to worry about the metronome and having to play it in time with the current project’s tempo. Pressing Command Shift Space will start the recording and you won’t hear a click or any of the other tracks in the project, so you are free to play at your leisure and get the part down. Once done playing the part, press SpaceBar to stop the recording. You will be prompted with some options such as Syncing the already recorded tracks to the tempo of what was played, syncing what was played to the existing tempo of the project, or to do neither. I demonstrate the former two in the tutorial so check it out to see how well it works, and be sure to let me know what you think of this cool new feature.
Up next is another cool new feature that will make using MIDI effects or any plug in that can output MIDI more useful when it comes to being able to edit what you are hearing when they play back.
Want to go more in depth on this or any other feature in Logic Pro, then book yourself some one on one training.