Track colours / colors in Logic

Really frustrating trying to find this out.

in the “Arrange” window NOT the main menu….

view->configure track headers-> ..and tick the box that says track color bars.

To actually ASSIGN a colour, select the track,   view->colors and a palette will appear, select the colour and you are done.

No, you can’t tell Logic to assign colours to any kind of format, unless you set it up in the environment to do so. Obviously this is far too useful.

Patch change messages in Logic 8/9

I have finally found how the hell you actually TELL a synth what patch it should play rather than than it ignoring you every time you start a logic project.

I would have thought that maybe after the ass about with patch names, and non-compliance with their own standards, perhaps when you enter the patch name on the track, it would actually tell the synth which patch to play. Oh no, Apple HATES hardware users so much that it is not even documented, so every time you load the file, Logic looses it’s mind and plays everything om the first patch in the synth.

Here’s how you ACTUALLY tell the synth to play a patch:

In the parameters box on the left of the track you
will see a check boxes. If you do not see them click on the
small > arrow.

1. Uncheck the program box.
2. Press the pause button on the transport.
3. Press the record button
4. Click and hold on the number next to the progam check box
this should open the voice list so that you can choose which
voice you want .
5. When you find the voice let go of the mouse button.
6. Now click on the program check box.

This imbeds a program change into the track. This will put
the change where ever the song position locator is at. So put at the start
of the song for the initial change. You can put it at other positions
in the song for later changes.
Remember that the first number next to the program check box is
for the Bank number, the second for the voice or patch.
Logic has been around for a while and the code sometimes is a
little buggy.

So it’s a simple six stage process to do something that should be implicit from the start.


Don’t get me wrong, vlc is in the true spirit of gnu software, it’s brilliant and free, it plays anything you throw at it.

BUT, if anyone could PLEEEASE explain to me what the hell the sodding yellow triangle means on the playlist, I would appreciate it. There is NOTHING online about what it means.

It appears to be one of the best kept secrets on the net.

VLC is available here:

It is great.


I suppose the name says it all… I use this site (never post) to find out stuff. What a bunch of wankers. Try typing “free” into the search on that site and look at the debris.

They must put a dollar value on everything, because if someone even suggests that anything should be free (nothing actually is) they go mental at them.

Some poor sod asked what free DAW (that’s twerpspeak for Digital Audio Workstation) existed, and was told he had to pay to support capitalism.. or some boring shit.

I’m happy to provide info.



Reaper No, it’s not actually “free”, but free to use.


Ardour Linux/OSX

They are the reason I have this site. them and the other little “clubs” of assholes all over the net, with their cliques of favoured posters and lauded admins.

Fuck ’em. I’m the admin here.

Audio DAT on a computer

Yes, it IS possible. You can treat certain DAT drives exactly like audio dat machines.

The following links contain information on how to do it.

This is Windows software to record and play audio DAT tapes through a firmware modified drive, it is translated from Japanese.

DDS DAT drive with playback / recording software


WaveDAT this is audio for DDS (Digital Data Storage) for playing music on DAT tape drives / is a software for recording.
Recently, while next is superseded hard disk recording, has the advantage of many, some are loyal still DAT, but at present has been reduced the number of decks, DDS general drive DAT instead of a deck , and created the software that aims to.
Similar software made overseas in a completely satisfactory because I was not about to include two years of experiments (many times I gave becoming the way for many of the firmware bugs ?) has developed this software. (2005/01/03 V1.00 published)
But for some audio DDS and can only drive, nor does use all functions have the deck of the general limitation of the firmware of the drive, on the contrary the PC you will have been also includes useful features Masu.

Operation screen image

[You can]

  1. Playing to the sound device to record sound directly from the device.
    Format, 32k, 44.1k, 48k / 16bit (standard format)
    32k LP mode (1 / 2 speed recording)
    Extended format (double speed recording)
    [1] 88.2k, 96k / 16bit (Pioneer HS mode compatible)
    [2] 44.1k, 48k / 24bit (TASCAM DA-45HR compatible)
    (Drivers, MME, DirectSound, ASIO support)
  2. Playback speed up to 2 … Wave file creation, file creation and image
    (If set to emit a sound device sound, if a standard format for real-time / You can file 2)
    ? The image files and audio data as well, such as ID and time code, and files, including those of all the sub-code. Write to another tape and it will be identical to the original tapes, including the sub-code.
  3. In the same recording speed up to 2 … Wave files, image files, and write
    (If set to emit a sound device sound, if a standard format for real-time / You can write 2)
  4. Given PNo and ABS Time search normal to the (moving), as the current tape position ABS Time bar graph ( bar position ) is displayed in real time, double-click on any position, move to it possible. (Direct Search)
    Similarly, it also passed ID is displayed on the bar PNo, it can be moved to a double click.
  5. The recording ID (START, SKIP, END) writing.
    ID and shutdown the write erase. (Write down the time, erasing some limitations)
    Auto ID function of recording levels, Mute function.
  6. Auto ID feature was recorded, the recorded sound of late begun to emerge from the actual ID of the file created by the Wave (splitting) also made so that the leading and trailing gaps from occurring ID prefetching.
  7. ID recorded on tape and quite apart from actually writing on a tape recording is not free / delete / move can be a real ID that can be the same role as a virtual ID feature .
    (START ID SKIP ID and free to place and free play / Wave file can be created and)
  8. Counter display two types of errors. (Read error, ABS Time Error)
  9. Playback / recording time waveform display Wave, Lissajous (XY) view .
  10. De-emphasis of high quality. ( De.exe as the default setting)
  11. Date function. (Dates are recorded on the tape / time display, and recording date / time of writing)
  12. Units of 2 DDS drives can be simultaneously and independently controlled, respectively.
  13. If there is one 2 DDS drive, another record (Editor), duplication (in image) is possible.
  14. Various settings can be changed in real time.

[Can not]

  1. Firmware for the specification of search, (REW, FF included) can not stop halfway.
    (To compensate for this inconvenience, there is a direct search function above)
  2. Firmware for the specification, ABS Time to search are not part of the record can not.
    Also, ABS Time to start recording from a location that is not is not recorded.
    (For normal operation is basically the ABS Time required records. The first tape is not used should not write Lead-in area)
    However, ABS Time may also play part of the record has not been possible.
  3. Specification for the firmware ID when stopped writing, erasing, may produce noise in the last part of the seams, rather, the noise would have been recorded in most cases. And noise is not recoverable.
    (Unlike ordinary deck, only to sub-code can not be rewritten, read together with sub-code data once, only the changed sub-code data for writing back together again, a small tracking error in the final Because it displaced.
    To this end, the ID has a virtual function)

Operating environment

  • Windows95/98/Me/2000/XP/Vista (SP1 or later) / Windows 7 (32bit) (DirectX in relation to the level of support, NT not included)
    Not only display more than DirectX 5, DirectSound you use DirectX 7
    (Windows2000 default level) or above.
    CPU clock 500MHz or higher recommended.
    (Or less but because the CPU does not even require power, 200MHz depending on the operational environment in sufficient degree)
  • Because the type of SCSI DDS drives, SCSI card required.
Windows95/98/Me/2000/XP Vista (SP1 or later) / Windows 7 (32bit)
SCSI card

Models tested

[PCI] Adaptec AHA-2940U, AHA-2940J, AHA-29160N

Other, PCI seems to be most probably available if the bus master type.

AHA-2940U, AHA-2940UJ, AHA-2940AU
(AIC78xx and AIC78U2 over Vista drivers
32-bit Driver v6.0.5456)

(Vista / 7 drivers.
The XP/2000 drivers work for once.
However, because there is no guarantee at your own risk)

[CardBus] CardBus PC, notebook type. ? PIO but not having any type of CPU may not be recommended because of high usage such as skipping it.
(Ok you may file only the increase?)


(Vista / 7 drivers)

(XP/2000 drivers work for once.
However, because there is no guarantee at your own risk)

[USB Adapter]

1 ?

Although not recommended, USB-SCSI adapter and can work on some.

(USB2 capable of operating in the 2x.
However, while double speed of sound output device 2 drives seem to be jumpy.
If you issue a double-speed or sound possible in this case)

Logitec LUB-SC2
(2x standard speed, but do not work alone. ? USB2 as well)

? USB-SCSI adapter if used, please set the drive jumpers and DIP switches to provide terminator power from the drive.

(Vista / 7 drivers.
Only install configuration utility – in the level OK)

(XP/2000 drivers work for once.
However, because there is no guarantee at your own risk)

2 ? Others Need to install ASPI Using its own OS SPTI
  • 1 ? DDS does not use the adapter because it does not support: RATOC FireREX1, IO-DATA USB2-SC2
  • 2 ? Windows Vista (SP1 or later) / Windows 7 except, ASPI manager (preferably the latest ones as possible. Adaptec’s V4.71) must be built.
    Windows Vista (SP1 or later) / Windows 7 OS in its SPTI (SCSI pass through IOCTLs) is used.
    In some cases WindowsXP/2000 SPTI that can be used, for proper operation is not recommended.
  • Setting details
    ? WaveDAT In order to work properly, please go before you start.Setting

DDS drives available

? MME, DirectSound, ASIO driver support.
(ASIO support so that, for the sound card inputs and outputs can be exact)

[ASIO Interface Technology by Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH]

V1.23 ? 2010/01/31 Updated

(V1.22 Changes from)

  • Windows 7 (32bit) for the official version.
  • Position bar in the display area “button changes the page view” Fixed incorrect switching of the page.
  • I had a black border around may be difficult in view of the direct search arrow.
  • Other minor changes & Fixes

? This is a shareware software.

Unregistered in the trial (Demo mode) single play / are limited to five minutes each about the behavior of the Record button.
Other restrictions trial period because it is not enough for trial on a capped or your work environment, if you like it if money ?Keta, thank you to register.
Due to the nature of this software thank you enough for your trial before the registration.
(Remittances once capped after registration, transfer agency system from, for cancellation, refunds can not be, like you consented to at trial on enough, thank you)

However, if remittances are shareware and commercial software packages are slightly different in Canada, please understand that the meaning of the donation and development costs for the author.
The software is licensed to what is, in itself not be sold.
Registration is to purchase the right software.

If it is possible to once and continue to be possible to use it in a future version.
(And I think there is a first, if there is a very large version might be changed in this condition)

Used by the person in question as long as the registrant, you can install and use on multiple computers.

Remittance ?, how to register

  1. Vector transfer of share register
    Share register opus number, SR048663 is.
    You buy,

    Prices start at 3,780 yen (3,500 yen + tax 5% + 105 yen fee) is.

  2. PayPal payment due
    https: / /
    First  Addressed, PayPal to send money by mail stating (if possible using the address in PayPal account) please send.
    (However ?, HTML mail, please note with attachments are automatically deleted receive)

    Mail title “WaveDAT the PayPal payment”
    And be sure to read your name in the text by the Roman alphabet (for example: T. Yamada) please keep writing.
    (The license key is for registered name is included)

    I will reply to email with the remittance to this email, please remit accordingly.
    Mutual help in advance to ensure it is licensed to deliver, thank you.

    Prices start at 3,665 yen (3,500 yen + 165 yen fee) is.

After the transfer, using the license key for registering to be notified by mail of the dialog “Register” tab to register please.
For details, please refer to the help file.

Freesound Radio

The Freesound Radio is an experimental web-based system to experiment around collaboration and social interaction in sample based music creations, using freesound as the source of sounds. The Sample Patch Editor interface allows you to put together short creations (sample patches) using samples from the freesound database.