RECORDING HINTS -- written about using GarageBand -- BUT
these Hints help increase your skills in ProTools, Logic, etc.
Many guides tell you that you CAN but don't mention the advantages.
If you have created a music introduction and then
a section that will be repeated (like Verse 1 & Verse 2),
it is useful to split the track after the intro. Then you can easily copy
the remaining track section through the end of verse 1 over & over until all verses are there.
HINT: Ensure the red marker ("playhead") bumps right up to the end of the previous section...
it's easier to see this if you widen the view to make the notes larger in Score mode.
Seeing the splits also gives you visual info,
to see where each verse actually is,
in case you start layering in flute and other pieces that belong in a specific place within each verse.
If your kits (drum) track is more than one single sound,
you might have a number of tracks kept separate
so you can keep control over volume balance.
As you develop the different drum segments,
it's useful to see where they fit on your main track's region...
especially if that region is split to show you where each music movement begins and ends.
Not only does this make copying a piece easier, but you can also quickly compare MIDI notes to ensure you've copied to the right place.... compared to other instruments' split regions.
YOU DO NOT WANT TWO "BUSY" DRUM LOOPS IN THE SAME MEASURE ...
Having split tracks instead of merging all the drum MIDI notes together
helps you see where there's an overlap.... or an unplanned silence ;)
Lots of Examples to hear free at http://www.DianaDeeOsbornesongs.com/