Logic Pro X Tip – Playback in the Score Editor
In Logic Pro X’s Score Editor, if you are in Linear View, you still have the bar ruler to use to place your playhead at a new start location. Wrapped and Page Views don’t have the ruler, so defining a playback point requires different technique.
Playback in the Score Editor
Here’s two ways to start playback at a new location when using the Score Editor that work for all three views.
It’s that simple. Hold down the option key and click inside a staff where you’d like the playhead to be located. You can then drag the playhead to a very specific location – use the help tag to determine the correct position. Not only great for playback, but very useful for pasting data.
Play From Selection Key Command
Select a note (it can be also be a Meta event like a dynamic) on your score, use the key command, and playback will start from that point.
These two methods are easy ways to change the playback location in the Score Editor. If you don’t already use them, give them a try and see how it speeds up your work flow.
If you’d like to learn more about Logic’s Score Editor, please check out my three volume series entitled Logic Pro X Score Editor Explained at Groove3.com!
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.
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