So tonight I’m going back to cleanup a bass track for a song I’m working on. The current bass track currently has 7 lanes, of which I’ve “comped” bits and pieces from about three of the seven lanes.
I do admit, the “comp” tool actually does the right thing! when working with MIDI lanes that have been muted. It lets me work in the same fashion as audio, where it mutes other lanes… splits across lanes… it’s pretty fluid, and a wonderful tool.
I want to now go and do a couple more takes for a section of the track… maybe even the whole thing. The problem is that I’m basically forced to create a whole new track so that I don’t screw up my current comped events. (Note: The way the comping seems to work with MIDI is by effectively muting all other lanes, so you’re left with unmuted events that make up the final track)
This is now a nuisance as I want to lay down a few more takes… Previously, prior to comping, I simply “Shift-M” after a take … and pause to breathe (sorry… cycle mode won’t work for me… I’m not on Adderralllll). But now that I’ve performed some slicing and dicing with the comp tool, the unmuted tracks make up my current track… that’s decent…
So. I’m here to rant a little. This is a very common thing I want to do… Come back to a track, add a few more takes, clean up some stuff. But now I’m thinking the only solution is to use the “MACRO” (oh god)… to “copy the track without events” and just mute the current track. I call HACKS.
Wanted to provide a little more color to the scenario where I want to be able to simply “record and ignore all the other lanes/takes - and not mess up any of my editing/comps”.
PS… Here’s a visual of what I’m facing…