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Logic Pro X Know-How: The Marquee Tool

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    Set Up & Navigation

    This introductory video shows you how to set up the Marquee tool and use it to define playback.

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    Making & Editing Selections

    There are various ways to make a selection with the Marquee Tool and then modify the selection.

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    Editing with Selections

    Once your selection is created, you have a number of editing options.

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    Selections to Actions

    See how the Marquee selections can be used to zoom, bounce, set up Autopunch, and set the range for movie scene markers.

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    Working with Automation

    Create volume edits by selection and copy multiple lanes of automation at once.

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    Working with Flex Time & Take Folders

    Some features unique to the Marquee Tool when using Flex Time and when using Take folders.

Product Overview


The Marquee tool in Logic Pro X is one of the most powerful tools, but least understood. In this video tutorial series, Logic guru Doug Zangar shares his Logic Pro X Know-How with you, teaching you everything you need to know about this multi-faceted, powerhouse tool!

Doug begins by showing you how you can set up the Marquee tool to be at your fingertips whenever you need it, and how to use it to define playback location.

After that, he dives into the various ways you can use the Marquee tool to make selections, and how to modify your selections once made. That leads into a video exploring all of your editing options with your Marquee selection.

Moving on, Doug shares how to use Marquee selections when zooming, bouncing audio, setting up Autopunch, and how to use the Marquee tool to set the range for movie scene markers.

Finally, Doug covers some of the more advanced functionality of the Marquee tool. He teaches you how to create volume edits by selection, how to use the Marquee tool to copy and paste multiple lanes of automation, and the unique ways to use the Marquee tool with Flex Time mode and with Take folders.

Whether you’re new to Logic Pro X’s Marquee tool or an existing user ready for a deep dive, watch “Logic Pro X Know-How: The Marquee Tool” today!


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Logic Pro X Know-How: The Marquee Tool is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 19 .
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Useful Information Complete and to the point
Date published: 2021-06-07
Rated 4.5 out of 5 by from MARQUEE TOOL GALORE It is an amazing tool that I am starting to use. It is a time saving a very precise to manipulate tracks editing.
Date published: 2020-07-29
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very helpful As an experienced user that has never used the marquee tool, this was an eye opener. There is so much that can be done with it, that I really need to apply so that I can streamline my workflow. I thought that there could have been a bit more real world use cases for the movie marker tip. Practice, practice, practice.
Date published: 2019-12-26
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Excellent. I found this to be a very helpful course.
Date published: 2019-07-07
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from This is Gold! The Marquee Tool is now a favorite tool! Seriously, I've rarely used the marquee tool for anything worth mentioning, but after watching this series I now use it constantly. Never imagined that it packed all that punch! Awesome little details that makes editing so much faster and easier. This series is a "must watch", and I'll go through it again to pick up all the details.
Date published: 2019-03-08
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Concise and Useful Tutorials Excellent look at Marquee Tool functions and key commands, in bit-sized, and easily understandable segments. Many will be great time savers for everyday production.
Date published: 2018-07-29
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Really a little magic trick On sale, this is an absolute no brainer. 30 mins of tutorial, already saved hours in workflow.
Date published: 2018-07-14
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great Marq overview Enjoyable and fast
Date published: 2018-01-04
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from EXCELENT!!! Well explained. To the point. Very useful techniques to improve editing.
Date published: 2017-08-25
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Catched a few tricks and tips out of this ! Helpfull, well done, not very deep subject but useful !
Date published: 2017-07-14
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Very very helpful. Thank you very useful for what I do
Date published: 2017-04-03
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from This was so helpful. I used the marquee tool a lot on Studio One, I didn't know that it was also as useful in Logic. I always used shortcut key commands . Thanks
Date published: 2017-03-29
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Simple and straightforward Nothing fancy here, but very solid, useful information.
Date published: 2016-11-26
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Right on the Money An invaluable insight into the sheer power of the Marquee tool.
Date published: 2016-09-23
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Best tool in Logic Good intro to the most useful tool in Logic. Autopunch is great
Date published: 2016-08-27
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Useful Great tips, will definitely start using the marquee tool from now on!
Date published: 2016-08-17
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Excellent This is an excellent series, concise with great demonstrations of application of the marquis tool
Date published: 2016-07-10
Rated 4.0 out of 5 by from Essential Editing Skills Take 30 mins. to view these tuts. Copy, cut and paste are essential skills you need for a seamless creative workflow.
Date published: 2016-07-08
Rated 5.0 out of 5 by from Great Information Great tutorial on the marquee tool -- not something that one might immediately think to look up in the documentation. Helpful tips all around, and pretty essential for new LPX users. It's quick and useful -- definitely recommended.
Date published: 2016-07-02
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