Logic Pro X - Easy Arrangement Building w/Arrangement Markers

Arrangement Markers are an easy way to flesh out your arrangement in Logic Pro X. When I’m writing song, I typically find myself working on each part of the song, section by section. I usually start with the intro, then verse, then chorus, bridge, etc. And after I’ve got all my main instrumental ideas put together, I start writing lyrics, and the lyrics determine the order, or arrangement, of the song. This is where Arrangement Markers really shine.

Press G to shown the Global Tracks in Logic.

Press G to shown the Global Tracks in Logic.

To use these, you need to pull up your Global Tracks. In the main window press G to pull up all of your Global Tracks. This includes Markers, Time Signature, Tempo, as well as the Arrangement Markers.

Click the plus (+) button to create new Arrangement Markers at the playhead position.

Click the plus (+) button to create new Arrangement Markers at the playhead position.

Once you have the Global Tracks pulled up, click on the plus (+) button next to the Arrangement Track to create a new Arrangement Marker at the playhead position. Continue this for each section of your song.

Option-click and drag to duplicate sections of your arrangement.

Option-click and drag to duplicate sections of your arrangement.

After creating an Arrangement Marker, this will link the regions to the Arrangement Marker. So you can can click and drag these to re-order your song, or option-click and drag to duplicate an Arrangement Marker, and all of the Regions below it.

Select "Suspend Content Connection” in the drop down menu to unlink the connection between the regions and the Arrangement Marker.

Select "Suspend Content Connection” in the drop down menu to unlink the connection between the regions and the Arrangement Marker.

To unlink the region content from the Arrangement Markers, select “Suspend Content Connection” from the Arrangement Drop Down Menu in the Global Tracks.