How To Set The Song Key in Logic Pro
In Logic Pro 9, most Apple Loops will behave a lot better when you first set your project’s song key signature. Doing this makes browsing Apple Loops, or your custom made Apple Loops, a much more musical experience. After setting your song key, Apple Loops will (optionally) be transposed to match the song key when you’re browsing in the Loop Browser.
Setting The Song Key In Logic Pro – Global Tracks
In the Arrange Window, click on the triangle next to Global Tracks to expand. You can also press G to enable Global Tracks. If Signature is not visible, ctrl-click and add it to the Global Tracks list:
See the C? That’s the key for the entire song, or project. Double click to change it. You can add key changes to the signature timeline with the pencil tool, if needed:
Setting The Song Key In Logic Pro – Signature List
Another way is to click the Lists button at the top-right corner of the Arrange toolbar, and select the Signature list:
Click on ‘Create Key’ to insert a new key signature change.
Making Apple Loops Follow Your Song’s Key
To have Apple Loops played in your song’s key signature while browsing, open the Loop Browser, select the ‘Loops’ tab, and enable this option:
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