If you’re looking for a way to make Apple’s Logic Pro strum notes, this guide is for you. Logic has a ton of awesome features built in – some that you didn’t know you wanted until you see it first hand. This is one of those techniques that you’ll remember, it’s useful.
Let’s check out how to strum notes in Logic Pro
Strumming Notes In Logic Pro
Open Up Logic And Create A New MIDI Region
If you already have some MIDI data you want to strum, you can skip this step.
Double Click The MIDI Region Or Press “E” To Add Notes
Add Notes You Want To Strum And Select All Of Them
You can draw or play the notes you want to strum. If you already have midi notes, skip this step.
Left click and select all the notes you want to strum. Make sure they all start at the same time before you move on to the next step.
Expand The Region Inspector And Set A Quantize Value
Tap “More” To Reveal The Strum Settings
Adjust The “Q-Flam” Strum Value To Desired Amount
The MIDI Notes Will Become Spread Out And Your New Strum Is Created!
And that’s it, you can adjust the timing of the strum by increasing and decreasing the Q-Flam value.
TIP: If you want to strum the opposite way (from low to high notes) just make the Q-Flam setting a negative.
Now, this doesn’t keep strumming like a guitarist would play, it’s a single strum. For an authentic guitar strum that can be used to mimic a life like acoustic guitar, check out Native Instrument’s Session Guitarist Strummed Acoustic Series.