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Lesson 1. Exploring the Workspace > Moving the Song Position Line

Moving the Song Position Line

As you've seen above, the SPL is a thin vertical line that travels across the Arrange window as your song plays. The SPL has one function only: It shows you the current playback position of your song. As you audition various parts of your song, such as intros, choruses, and breakdowns, you will need to move the SPL to the area you want to hear. This is an interactive process—move the SPL, listen, move the SPL, listen again. In fact, basic as it may seem, moving the SPL is an important editing technique, and Logic provides you with several ways to do it.

Using the SMPTE/Bar Position Display

The Transport's SMPTE/Bar Position display offers the most precise method of moving the SPL, because it lets you type in an exact song position for the SPL to jump to. Available in both the Transport panel and Transport window, this display is made of two separate sets of numbers: the Bar Position display and the SMPTE display.


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