Bounce In Place Is Your Friend
Have a piece of Apple Loop:
Let’s reverse it.
Double click the region, and in Sample Editor, click on Functions :
Whoops. Most options are greyed out. Silly. I guess the thought behind this is that Steve won’t let you destructively edit Apple Loops. We need to work a copy. Let’s look at our options.
Save Region As….
Make sure the Arrange Window is active, select the region, press ⌥+⌘+F to select ‘Save Region As…).
The dialogue window defaults to the folder that the Apple Loop came from. That’s not where I want to store my stuff. Plus, I have to make more choices:
Too much hassle. Cancel.
Ctrl-clicking the file in the bin to select Copy/Convert File(s) brings up a similar workflow-killer.
Bounce Region In Place
ctrl-click the region, and select Bounce In Place, ctrl+B on the keyboard is quicker.
In this case, working around the Apple Loop’s limitations is my goal, so I choose Delete Source, deselect everything else, and set Normalize to Off. Hit enter.
Next time you want to do the same thing, just think ctrl+B, Enter.
This applies to regions too. For example, if you make a copy of a region, reverse it in the Sample Editor, the original region will reverse too. That’s because regions are references to files in your bin, that’s just how Logic works.
So, Bounce in place is your friend.