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Edit Multiple Takes and Tracks Using Groups in Logic Pro

logic pro Feb 16, 2024

Today, I want to dive into the powerful world of Logic Pro's group function, a feature that can seriously amp up your editing game when working with multiple audio tracks.

So, picture this scenario: you've recorded an instrument, let's say an acoustic guitar, using two microphones for a fuller sound. Now, you're faced with the challenge of editing both tracks simultaneously to maintain consistency and coherence in your mix. Enter the groups function – your new best friend in Logic Pro.

Let's jump right in.

Okay, so here's our setup: we've got two tracks for our acoustic guitar recording, one for the left mic and one for the right. When combined, they create a beautiful stereo image. But when it comes to editing, things can get a bit tricky, especially if you're working with comp tracks.

Now, with our comp tracks any edit you make on one track doesn't automatically apply to the other. This can lead to a lot of back-and-forth, which isn't ideal for workflow efficiency.

But fear not! With the groups function, we can link these tracks together for seamless editing. Here's how:

First, select both tracks in the mixer and assign them to a group – let's call it Group 1. We'll select "Editing" as one of the group parameters. Now, any edit you make on one track will automatically apply to the other. It's like magic!

But what if you need to make a specific edit to one track without affecting the other? Easy – just temporarily disable the groups by hitting Shift+G. This allows you to make individual adjustments without breaking the link between the tracks.

And there you have it – with the groups function in Logic Pro, editing multiple tracks has never been easier. Whether you're working with stereo recordings or multi-mic setups like drums, this feature is a game-changer for maintaining consistency and efficiency in your mixes.

00:00 Intro
00:52 Issues When Editing Multiple Tracks
02:22 Creating a Group
03:17 Changing Group Parameters
04:04 Editing Multiple Takes
05:04 Editing Multiple Tracks
05:31 Deactivating Groups
06:21 Final Thoughts