Independent Grace – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day. #LogicProX @StudioIntern1

  Independent Grace

Grace notes are independent from the note they are attached to. They don’t “count” when calculating measures. 

Add grace notes and independent notes – Logic Pro X

When Additional Score Options is selected in the Advanced preferences pane, you can add grace notes and other independent notes to a score. Independent notes are notes that aren’t included in the automatic rhythmic (and graphic) display calculation of a measure, but are still played back via MIDI.

Logic Pro X commands as band names…this one works 😉

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Keyboard Soloing Ideas from Jeff Lorber – KeyboardMag

Keyboard Soloing Ideas from Jeff Lorber – KeyboardMag

When I was playing the club circuit in Boston and New England in 1972, I thought I had a pretty great keyboard rig: a Rhodes Stage electric piano, a Fender Twin Reverb amp, and a wah pedal. Then I stopped by Bunratty’s Bar and saw a band that had a brand new Minimoog. It was love at first sight, and I had to get my hands on one. I was mesmerized by how it lets a keyboard player bend notes and be expressive the way a guitarist or horn player can be. I’ve been a big Minimoog proponent ever since. Here are some tips for building your own expressive jazz-rock synth solos.

Drum Overheads – A Stereo Pair Or Cymbal Spot Mics? | Production Expert

Drum Overheads – A Stereo Pair Or Cymbal Spot Mics? | Production Expert

In a recent conversation among the team we were discussing what the thinking was behind the apparently common practice of using a spaced pair of cardioid mics, often facing inwards, as a pair of overheads on drums? If the idea of a pair of overheads is to capture a stereo picture of the whole kit, rather than be cymbal mics, then exactly what is this arrangement trying to achieve and where does it come from?

Good examples of how to capture a drum kit. Lots of examples and clear discussion.

Select Unused Instruments ⇧U – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day. #LogicProX @StudioIntern1

  Select Unused Instruments    ⇧U

In the MIDI Environment window. “Unused Instruments” is an interesting way of putting it. This command will select all non-instruments in the environment.

Currently I can think of no particular use for this command.

The ⇧U command is also used to select unused audio files in the Project Audio window.

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

The 7 System Dwarves

The 7 System Dwarves

The official mascots of Rational Acoustics.  These seven little gremlins like nothing more than to give your sound system their own distinctive voice. Sure, they’re friendly enough when encountered as a balanced group, but hanging out with any one of them for too long can drive you to distraction – or worse. Don’t be fooled by their diminutive stature and (sometimes) cute appearance – these little offenders have a long rap sheet filled with everything from simple charges of disturbing the peace to more flagrant offenses like system hijacking and mix vandalism

Sound Design Live – Between The Lines

Interview with Michael Lawrence from Rational Acoustics and Live Sound International about fighting feedback while mixing monitors from FOH.

Sound Design Live – Between The Lines

I was a guest on the Sound Design Live podcast hosted by Nathan Lively. We talked about mixing monitors from FOH, workflow, and how I’ve mostly (but not completely) managed to avoid artists vomiting on my mics.

I/O Labels… – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day. #LogicProX @StudioIntern1

  I/O Labels…

In the Mix menu. I have labelled my interface. I have labelled a number of buses for default uses. I agree with everyone who comments on labelling…I/O Labels should be per-project with a global starting point. It shouldn’t be that hard to implement. It would be nice to have proper names for buses.

harrumph. I really use them a lot. They help.

Use the I/O Labels window – Logic Pro X

You can use the I/O Labels window to define names for all channel strip Input, Output, and Send menu items, which can be used in place of defaults such as “Input 1” or “Output 8.”

 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Tips & Tricks — The Pultec Passive EQ Collection | Universal Audio

Tips & Tricks — The Pultec Passive EQ Collection | Universal Audio

It’s almost impossible to walk into any commercial studio and not see at least one Pultec EQ in the rack. In production from the early 1950s to the early 80s, Pultec EQs have played an integral part in nearly 50 years of recording history — from tracking to mixing to mastering. Universal Audio has recreated three classic models from the Pultec line with the Pultec Passive EQ Plug-In Collection: the EQP-1A Program EQ, the MEQ-5 Midrange EQ, and the HLF-3C Filter Set. All offer a ton of practical and musical possibilities.

UAD offered up some settings to show off the Pultec EQs. I made some presets for Logic Pro X ‘Vintage EQ’ plugin. Similar results when I pass the audio through the Logic built-ins.

Settings Vintage Tube EQ – UAD.zip

Octave 2 – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day. #LogicProX @StudioIntern1

  Octave 2

Switch the Step Input keyboard focus to octave 2 (C2). The Step Input keyboard has octaves 0 through 7 with 7 additional semi-tones below C0. Not quite a Bosendorfer Imperial Grand (97 keys) but close. Lowest note on a traditional piano would be ‘A-1’, highest ‘C7’.

Range is ‘F-1’ to ‘B7’.

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

How to Mix Vocals Like a Pro – Produce Like A Pro

‘[How to Mix Vocals Like a Pro – Produce Like A Pro](https://producelikeapro.com/blog/how-to-mix-vocals-like-a-pro/)’

How to Mix Vocals Like a Pro – Produce Like A Pro

MAX MCALLISTER AUGUST 17, 2019

We’ve all struggled with mixing vocals at some point! It’s easy to feel frustrated when we just can’t seem to get it right, especially because vocals are so important for the listener. Fortunately, there are some standard as well as creative techniques you can use when learning how to mix vocals effectively. We’ve compiled a “master list” to help you achieve better sounding results!

Check out the “magic frequencies”.

Set Downbeat to Playhead Position – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day. #LogicProX @StudioIntern1

  Set Downbeat to Playhead Position

I can’t locate any specific documentation for this. The command is found in the Smart Tempo Editor. I currently don’t do anything with beat mapping.

Work in the Smart Tempo Editor – Logic Pro X

You can make adjustments in two different ways: by playing the file or selection and tapping the D and T keys on your computer keyboard to indicate downbeats (D) and beats (T), or by editing beat markers in the main display. When tapping in a selection, only the downbeats or beats in the selected area are changed.

 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Octave + 2 ⇧X – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day. #LogicProX @StudioIntern1

  Octave + 2 ⇧X

Move the Step Input keyboard focus up 2 octaves. This command does not appear to be documented, but moving a single octave is – the X without SHIFT.

The same is true for the Musical Typing keyboard.

The current octave is not synchronized between the Step Input keyboard and the Musical Typing keyboard.

Use step input recording techniques – Logic Pro X

To move down or up by octaves: Press Z or X.

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Note “F” F – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day. #LogicProX @StudioIntern1

  Note “F”    F

Don’t be fooled. Note “F” is the only “Note” command that actually matches. The “note” keys are arranged as an octave on a piano keyboard. The keys are the same in the ‘Step Input’ keyboard and the ‘Musical Typing’ keyboard. Typing a note key adjusts the octave on the “piano keyboard” so the note is at the center of the octave. You can change the octave by clicking on one of the piano keys in the window. Very handy.

Use step input recording techniques – Logic Pro X

Step input allows you to insert MIDI notes when you’re not recording in real time. You can use step input to create note runs that may be too fast for you to play or to replicate sheet music that’s too difficult for you to play.

 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

- Step Input Keyboard
Note “C” A
Note “C#” W
Note “D” S
Note “D#” E
Note “E” D
Note “F” F
Note “F#” T
Note “G” G
Note “G#” Y
Note “A” H
Note “A#” U
Note “B” J
Next note will be sharp ⇧3
Next note will be flat ⇧B
1/1 Note 1
1/2 Note 2
1/4 Note 3
1/8 Note 4
1/16 Note 5
1/32 Note 6
1/64 Note 7
1/128 Note 8
Dotted note values on/off 0
Quantize note starts On/Off Q

Show/Hide Tempo Track Only – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day. #LogicProX @StudioIntern1

  Show/Hide Tempo Track Only

Sometimes we just want to see a single one of the ‘Global’ tracks. I don’t do much work where the Tempo track is something that I pay attention to.

I am reminded that I can ‘Show/Hide Marker Track Only’ which would certainly be useful to me in my work.

I need to remember that Global tracks can be different in different windows, and in different areas. Global track views are saved with screensets.

It is time for me to pay some serious attention to screensets and the kind of work I want to accomplish in each of them. Speed tools are a good thing.

Global tracks overview – Logic Pro X

Logic Pro includes a set of global tracks that you can use to control different aspects of the overall project. You can show global tracks in the Tracks area and in the time-based editors (including the Audio Track Editor, Piano Roll Editor, and Step Editor). When you show the global tracks, they appear below the ruler for that particular area.

 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

- Views Showing Time Ruler
Show/Hide Background Grid Lines
Show/Hide Global Tracks G
Show/Hide Arrangement Track ⇧⌘A
Show/Hide Marker Track ⇧⌘K
Show/Hide Movie Track ⇧⌘O
Show/Hide Signature Track
Show/Hide Transposition Track ⇧⌘X
Show/Hide Tempo Track ⇧⌘T
Show/Hide Beat Mapping Track ⇧⌘B
Show/Hide Arrangement Track Only
Show/Hide Marker Track Only '
Show/Hide Movie Track Only
Show/Hide Signature Track Only
Show/Hide Transposition Track Only
Show/Hide Tempo Track Only ⌥⇧⌘T
Show/Hide Beat Mapping Track Only

Toggle Individual Track Zoom ⌃⌥⌘Z – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day. #LogicProX @StudioIntern1

  Toggle Individual Track Zoom    ⌃⌥⌘Z

I need to constantly remind myself to work with and learn the zoom mechanisms. I work on a 27″ iMac (non-Retina). I usually zoom everything even though I want to focus on a section of the screen (e.g. a region of audio.)

I also work on a 15″ MacBook Pro with the screen scaled to maximum pixels so things are small. I need to practice.

Zoom tracks – Logic Pro X

Toggle Individual Track Zoom: Switches the selected track between its individual zoom level and the window zoom level. This option is useful for zooming in on a track to edit its automation data. After editing, use the Toggle Individual Track Zoom key command to return to the original zoom level.

 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND