New To Mac-Forums?

Welcome to our community! Join the discussion today by registering your FREE account. If you have any problems with the registration process, please contact us!

Get your questions answered by community gurus • Advice and insight from world-class Apple enthusiasts • Exclusive access to members-only contests, giveaways and deals

Join today!

 
Start a Discussion
 

Mac-Forums Brief

Subscribe to Mac-Forums Brief to receive special offers from Mac-Forums partners and sponsors

Join the conversation RSS
Music, Audio, and Podcasting Do you use your Mac to create music? This is the place for discussions on creating and editing music on the Mac!

Reason 3 and Logic Express


Post Reply New Thread Subscribe

 
Thread Tools
SlickShoes

 
Member Since: Feb 21, 2007
Location: Glasgow, Scotland
Posts: 230
SlickShoes is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: Aluminium Macbook 13.3"

SlickShoes is offline
Hi, Does anyone use either of these? I have reason 3 currently but constructing songs is becoming painstaking as it only supports midi keyboards and i have to map every single note. This is annoying me now, anyway i heard that logic will work with qwerty keyboards? Is logic express worth buying, i make music in my spare time and its not a full on career so id rather not spend £700 on logic pro?

Any advice for me?
QUOTE Thanks
boknows

 
Member Since: Sep 09, 2007
Posts: 11
boknows is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: G5 single core

boknows is offline
well that way of production is pretty slow and hampers your creativity, I would buy a midi keyboard or go with logic express. I use logic pro and it does everything i need
QUOTE Thanks
SlickShoes

 
Member Since: Feb 21, 2007
Location: Glasgow, Scotland
Posts: 230
SlickShoes is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: Aluminium Macbook 13.3"

SlickShoes is offline
i know its slow but i dont have the room for the midi keyboard anymore so thats why i want to use the virtual one, i dont mind taking my time with it anyway!
QUOTE Thanks
knightlie

 
knightlie's Avatar
 
Member Since: Mar 22, 2007
Location: UK
Posts: 1,463
knightlie is just really niceknightlie is just really niceknightlie is just really niceknightlie is just really nice
Mac Specs: Lenovo Z560 Hackintosh -:- '06 iMac -:- iPod Touch 2ndGen

knightlie is offline
Can't you get a small two-octave keyboard, like the M-Audio O2?

[URL="http://beadia.net"]Beadia[/URL - Jewelry Business Management Software]
I judge you when you use poor grammar.
QUOTE Thanks
SlickShoes

 
Member Since: Feb 21, 2007
Location: Glasgow, Scotland
Posts: 230
SlickShoes is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: Aluminium Macbook 13.3"

SlickShoes is offline
i could yes but it makes it all the more uncomfortabel trying to do this sitting on the couch, i dont have room anywhere for a desk so all my computing is done there, its annoying i knwo but thats what you get when house prices are as horrific as they are here!
QUOTE Thanks
Doggabone

 
Member Since: Feb 07, 2008
Posts: 3
Doggabone is on a distinguished road

Doggabone is offline
This is extremely handy, either when your away from your keyboard set-up, or limited for desk space, or (as I often am) working in a mix/engineer mode with those devices set-up and want to quickly enter simple passages. I do a lot using the QWERTY keys and a little piano-roll editing in other apps. I'm new to Logic, though, and I was wondering if this was built in when I Google'd and found this thread (and forum)

Anyway, I figured this old question deserved an answer when I saw it, and I copied this from the Logic Express 8 User Manual. You can grab the PDF from http://www.apple.com/support/manuals/logicexpress/.


Quote:
Using the Caps Lock Keyboard

The Caps Lock Keyboard enables you to use the computer keyboard as a real time virtual MIDI keyboard. It can also be used for MIDI Step Input. This makes it ideal for situations where no external MIDI or USB keyboard is available, such as when travelling with your portable Macintosh computer.
The Caps Lock Keyboard spans more than ten octaves, and even includes support for sustain and velocity information.

To enable the Caps Lock Keyboard:

Press the Caps Lock key on your computer keyboard.
An illuminated Caps Lock LED indicates that it is active.
It goes without saying that many keys will have different functions, overriding their usual key command assignments, while in this mode.
This is the English version of the Caps Lock Keyboard—other language versions will appear, dependent on your Mac OS X Keyboard setting.

The Escape key sends an All Notes Off command, should you encounter hanging notes.

The numeric keys (above the QWERTY keyboard) are used to define the octave for the MIDI keyboard.

The two rows below the numeric keys function as counterparts for MIDI keyboard keys, starting with the note C, assigned to the alphabetical A key (or Q, as would be the case if using a French keyboard, for example).
Wherever you are, SlickShoes, I hope you figured this out (or that you notice there's an answer here!).

Cheers.
QUOTE Thanks
SlickShoes

 
Member Since: Feb 21, 2007
Location: Glasgow, Scotland
Posts: 230
SlickShoes is on a distinguished road
Mac Specs: Aluminium Macbook 13.3"

SlickShoes is offline
Quote:
Originally Posted by Doggabone View Post
This is extremely handy, either when your away from your keyboard set-up, or limited for desk space, or (as I often am) working in a mix/engineer mode with those devices set-up and want to quickly enter simple passages. I do a lot using the QWERTY keys and a little piano-roll editing in other apps. I'm new to Logic, though, and I was wondering if this was built in when I Google'd and found this thread (and forum)

Anyway, I figured this old question deserved an answer when I saw it, and I copied this from the Logic Express 8 User Manual. You can grab the PDF from http://www.apple.com/support/manuals/logicexpress/.




Wherever you are, SlickShoes, I hope you figured this out (or that you notice there's an answer here!).

Cheers.
Thanks! i just found your reply by googling the question again and it turned up my own thread! amazing! anyway it sounds very promising, i had 6 months of the whole music thing due to money problems and not being able to afford logic, however now i can!

Im going to get logic for my macbook and use the CAPS lock keyboard seems like my best option with no desk space at all to work with a midi keyboard!

I will report back how i get on!

Thanks again!
QUOTE Thanks
Doggabone

 
Member Since: Feb 07, 2008
Posts: 3
Doggabone is on a distinguished road

Doggabone is offline
Yer welcome. I was actually using this very recently - I got an e-mail from someone who I used to work with at a studio. He needed some short short musical stings - sound effects, really, they were so short. While we were swapping small files and chatting in IM, I was using the CAPS LOCK key entry to jot in three and four note passages. It was just *that* much quicker to keep the QWERTY keyboard front and center while I was writing, then chatting, and so on as I flipped through different tasks and programs.
QUOTE Thanks

Post Reply New Thread Subscribe


« How to create mp3 mixes? | Recording & editing software »
Thread Tools

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts
BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off
Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Difference between Logic Pro and Reason DrQuincy Music, Audio, and Podcasting 1 12-05-2006 05:05 PM
9.1 to 9.2.2 / logic express vanvardoen Running Windows (or anything else) on your Mac 0 10-02-2006 12:36 PM
Garageband Jam Packs or Logic Express 7 MMMII OS X - Apps and Games 3 01-20-2006 09:20 PM
Guitar Rig and Logic Express MacMan3.0 OS X - Apps and Games 0 06-17-2005 09:31 PM
logic express 7 and garagebands mrush Music, Audio, and Podcasting 2 12-17-2004 08:19 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:16 PM.

Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
X

Welcome to Mac-Forums.com

Create your username to jump into the discussion!

New members like you have made this community the ultimate source for your Mac since 2003!


(4 digit year)

Already a member?