Today we are taking a look at the copy to Live Loops function and transforming your regions into cells. While we previously explored some of the more performance-based applications of Launchpads and Live Loops, arguably the most obvious use for Apple’s grid-based production environment is in arrangement. You can easily and quickly experiment with transitions from one part to any other without having to start dragging and dropping huge, unwieldy chunks of regions around. Sure, that’s nothing some Marquee tool or skip/cycle wizardry can’t handle on the regular timeline, but there’s really no comparing that to the musical immediacy and hands-on immersion of triggering these sections with a single Launchpad button, all-synced to the timeline and without having to commit to anything until you’ve experienced the change.
Transforming your audio into Live Loops
Both a refreshing new vertical perspective on your idea and particularly direct access to each of the moving parts therein, Live Loops can be a wonderful way to arrange and re-arrange your song and sound design ideas. While we are especially fascinated and focused on the more creative performance/composition aspect of Launchpads in Logic Pro, copying regions from the old solo timeline into Live Loops is a powerful feature to wield. Not much more than a single click can immediately transform your existing timeline-based collection of regions into vertically-sliced cells and scenes in the Live Loops environment, effectively providing hands-on Launchpad access to each element of your project with one command. Not only a particularly quick way to simply test run Live Loops for long-time timeline die-hards, Logic Pro’s Copy to Live Loops function might be one of the best music/audio arrangement resources available to Mac users — synced one-shot, multi-track auditioning and recording of the parts of your song in one-click.