Record Step Sequencer patterns live in Logic Remote on iPad
With Live Pattern Recording, you can record both MIDI note events and automatable parameter events to a pattern region or pattern cell while the pattern is playing. Notes matching existing note rows are recorded as steps in those rows, and new note rows are created for notes that do not match an existing row. Similarly, automation parameters for which a row exists are recorded to those rows, and new automation rows are created for parameters with no existing row.
When you play intervals or chords, steps on note rows matching the pitches played are turned on, unless Mono mode is active. Mono mode restricts note input so that only one step for each time position is active. That is, when multiple notes are played, only the last note received in the time range of the step is active.
During Live Pattern Recording, when the selected row is a Melodic row, incoming note events turn on steps on that row only, with each active step set to the correct note and octave value. Live Pattern Recording on Melodic note rows is always monophonic. If notes are played simultaneously, the last note received during the time range of the step determines the pitch of that step.
When incoming note or automation events fall between steps, Step Sequencer activates the step closest to the time position of the event.
Live Pattern Recording options
In Logic Pro, you can control whether note velocity and length are captured during Live Pattern Recording, as well as whether the recorded note or automation events are quantized to the start of the step they activate. The Live Pattern Recording options include:
Velocity: When selected, the velocity of the incoming note events is applied to the newly activated steps. When deselected, the new steps retain the existing value of the step.
Note Length: When selected, the duration of notes played during recording is captured and played back. Step gate and tie values are modified to make the step the same length as the recorded MIDI event. If the played note is shorter than the step length, the Gate value is reduced to shorten the step to match the played note. If the played note is held longer than the step length, a Tie is activated for the step to increase its duration. The Gate value is also adjusted for the tied step to match the length of the played note as closely as possible. When Note Length is deselected, then Tie and Gate values are not changed to accommodate held notes. Only the step closest to the start of the incoming event is activated, at its standard step length.
In general, it is recommended for Note Length is to be Off when recording drums, and On when recording pitched instrument events.
Quantize: When Quantize is selected, notes snap to the start of enabled steps so they play in perfect metronomic time, with no offset. When deselected, a Step Offset value is added to each enabled step so that the event is triggered at the precise time position of the played note.
Create a live pattern recording
Start the pattern playing.
Tap the Live Pattern Recording button located below the step grid.
Perform the parts you want to record. Both played notes and controller-driven automation changes are recorded.
When you finish, tap the Live Pattern Recording button again to stop live recording.