The ability to create several Audio, Audio Instrument, or Aux tracks at once can speed up your work. This capability was added to Logic Pro 7 but wasn’t documented in the original manual. It’s accessible via the Tracks > Create Multiple menu option in the Arrange window, and it does exactly what it says. When selected, a dialog box opens, allowing you to choose the:
– Driver: This pull-down menu allows you to select the audio hardware driver that you wish to use for your newly created tracks.
– Track Type: This pull-down menu allows you to select between Audio, Audio Instrument, and Auxiliary tracks.
– Number of Tracks: Type in the desired number of tracks. 8 is the default.
– Mode: Simply click on the desired mono or stereo radio button, to create multiple mono or stereo tracks of the chosen type.
The “Create Multiple Tracks” function not only handles tracks but also automatically creates new Audio Objects as needed. Here are two examples:
Your song contains four audio tracks in the Arrange Window, but there are actually eight Audio Objects set up on the Environment’s Audio Layer. The “Create Multiple Tracks” function to add another four tracks to the Arrange Window will work as expected. The four existing tracks use Audio Objects 1 to 4, and the newly created tracks use Audio Objects 5 to 8.
Using the same song while adding eight tracks with the “Create Multiple Tracks” function will work a little differently. The four existing tracks use Audio Objects 1 to 4. The newly created tracks use Audio Objects 5 to 8, and new Audio Objects (9 to 12) are automatically created on the Environment’s Audio Layer.
In previous Logic versions, you were required to create and assign new Audio Objects and Arrange Window tracks before you could proceed.