I've kind of fallen into a workflow pattern using the very wonderful Spark that seems to work for me at the moment. I wanted to share to see if my fellow Spark users might want to comment, suggest improvements, or maybe find it useful.
1. I usually start with preset patterns and adapt to taste.
2. I build my patterns into 'first draft' songs in Spark using the fabulously easy song editor.
3. I solo each Spark instrument and bounce the entire track into Logic. So if there are six instruments in the track there will be six bounces, one bounce for each instrument.
4. I create a number of audio tracks in Logic equal to the number of bounces I have, and drag each bounce to its own audio track.
I then have an audio track per instrument for the entire song, and I can apply Logic effects to and adjust the volume of the individual instruments. Editing the song as it grows and creating fills and so on is easy using Logic's cut and paste tools.
I know I can click and drag Spark patterns directly to Logic, but then I have the hassle of splitting them by instrument and rebuilding the song again, so I don't see that would save me much time.
It would be nice to click a single button and have every Spark instrument recorded on its own audio track in Logic. Or click and drag an entire song into Logic audio, somehow splitting by instrument or at least being able to click and drag soloed instruments.
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