Try retiming a 16 track live drum recording without keyboard and mouse, it definitely has its uses.
Yeah, I'll still be doing this. Any hits that don't land where I want them can be tidied up with the mouse.
My current workflow is:
- Sample into Logic from vinyl
- Spend ages getting the loop running in time
- Chop up the audio and nudge any bits that don't fall on the drums
- Envelope all the audio regions so there's no clipping
- Mix and arrange
- Decide that it sounds crap and give up.
It's fucking miserable. It's actually less hassle to make scratch music, which is notoriously fiddly.
Have you tried Ableton Live? It's much easier to do most of that than in Logic IMO, especially looping, chopping, enveloping. Some people really don't get on with it but might be worth a go on the demo to see if you like it.
I have considered it before but there are two things stopping me:
1. Having to learn a new DAW (this would be my third)
2. Buying a new DAW
If time and money weren't an issue I would probably switch.