How do you select multiple notes in logic?

Answered by Frank Schwing

To select multiple notes in Logic, there are several methods you can use, depending on the specific situation and your personal preference. Let me walk you through some of these techniques.

1. Using the Marquee tool: The Marquee tool is a versatile tool that allows you to select multiple notes by drawing a selection box around them. To use it, simply click and drag your mouse cursor over the desired notes, and they will be selected. You can access the Marquee tool by pressing the M key on your keyboard or by selecting it from the toolbar.

2. Using the Select tool: The Select tool is another handy tool for selecting notes in Logic. To use it, click on the first note you want to select, hold down the Shift key on your keyboard, and then click on additional notes to add them to the selection. This method is particularly useful if the notes you want to select are scattered across different regions or tracks.

3. Using the Piano Roll editor: If you are working in the Piano Roll editor, you can select multiple notes by clicking and dragging your mouse cursor over them. This will create a selection box, and any notes within that box will be selected. You can also hold down the Command key on your keyboard to select non-contiguous notes individually.

4. Using the Event List editor: In the Event List editor, you can select multiple notes by clicking on the first note you want to select, holding down the Shift key, and then clicking on the last note in the range you want to select. This will select all the notes between the first and last note you clicked on.

5. Using the Select Similar Events feature: If you simply want to select all note events of the same pitch, but you don’t have the first note selected, you can use the Select Similar Events feature. To do this, press Shift+S on your keyboard or go to Edit > Select Similar Events. Logic will then select all note events with the same pitch as the currently selected note.

These are some of the main methods for selecting multiple notes in Logic. Experiment with these techniques to find the one that works best for your workflow. Remember, practice makes perfect, so don’t hesitate to try different approaches and see which one suits you the most.

I hope this detailed explanation helps you in selecting multiple notes in Logic. If you have any further questions or need clarification on any of the methods mentioned, feel free to ask.