Flex Pitch – A Hidden Feature
There is a potentially useful undocumented feature hiding in the Audio Track Editor’s Flex Pitch mode. It is possible to assign notes to pitches entered by your MIDI controller. Below is how it’s done.
You need to do two things to make this tip work:
1) Enable the MIDI In button. It’s found in the local menu bar. It has three modes: Off, Step Input and Overwrite. The default is Off, a single click toggles Off and Step Input, a quick double click puts you in Overwrite mode. The mode we want for this is Step Input. The MIDI icon will turn red.
2) Place the playhead anywhere on the note box of the note you want to re-pitch. It can abut or be on top of the note box.
That’s it! When you hit a note on your controller, it will pitch shift the audio to that pitch, and advance to the next note, ready for pitch entry.
One caveat: Undo doesn’t seem to work on Apple Loops, at least in 10.0.7, so be careful on your edits if you work with loops.
Based in Seattle, he runs Apple certified trainings, teaches Logic Pro for the Pacific Northwest Film Scoring Program Masters in Music degree and tutors individual users. His use of Logic Pro includes writing for film, commercials, web sites and working with singer/songwriters.