Clear/Recall Solo ⌃⌥⌘S – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

  Clear/Recall Solo    ⌃⌥⌘S

When tracks are soloed this command will clear the solo status for all of the soloed tracks. Issuing the command again recalls the solo state of each of the previously soloed tracks. Quick way to switch between “some” soloed tracks and “no soloed” tracks.

On the X-Touch you press and hold the OPTION key while clicking any SOLO button that is engaged. This command is also available in Logic Remote on the iPad and iPhone.

Solo tracks in a Logic Pro project – Apple Support

The first time any track in a project is soloed, a large Clear/Recall Solo button appears in the area above the track headers. You can quickly unsolo or resolo all soloed tracks using this button.

 

Individual Track Zoom Reset for All Tracks ⌃⌥⇧⌘⌫ – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

  Individual Track Zoom Reset for All Tracks    ⌃⌥⇧⌘⌫

To be fair, this command is mentioned in the manual, but how to use Zoom effectively is no longer described in the documentation. The behavior of Zoom isn’t necessarily clear, and can appear to be almost magical in its behavior.

Another reminder to go read Chapter 4 of the Logic Pro 9 manual…

Zoom tracks in Logic Pro – Apple Support

Individual Track Zoom Reset for All Tracks: Resets all zoomed tracks to the window zoom level.

 Logic Pro 9 User Manual: Zooming the Working Area

While zooming, the top-left (and selected) event or region is kept in the visible area of the screen. In other words, the first selected region or event is retained in the zoomed window. If no selected region or event is visible, zooming is centered around the playhead. If the playhead isn’t visible, the current center of the window is retained.

 

Zoom to fit Locators, store Navigation Snapshot ⌃⇧Z – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

  Zoom to fit Locators, store Navigation Snapshot    ⌃⇧Z

It’s like breadcrumbs – follow a path backwards and forwards at levels of zoom for task focus.

When our screens graduated from 1024×768 lots of the zooming for focus became less necessary. Unfortunately we have lost the documentation and the lore about really using the Logic displays to help with our tasks. The entire section of the manual “Customizing Your Window Setup” got lost between version 9 and version 10.

Now we add chapter 4 as required reading along with chapter 8 (Basic Operations) which ideally would be done way early in the process of learning to use Logic.

I think I would be more inclined to zoom to fit both horizontally and vertically…

Logic Pro 9 User Manual: Zooming the Working Area

 

You can set, and recall, up to 30 zoom level and scroll bar positions for each window. These allow you to navigate through a number of window zoom levels and scroll bar positions, making repetitive editing tasks much faster.

 

Command    Key Touch Bar
- Various Windows
Zoom to fit Selection vertically and horizontally, store Navigation Snapshot ⌃⌥⇧⌘Z
Zoom to fit Selection horizontally, store Navigation Snapshot
Zoom to fit Selection vertically, store Navigation Snapshot
Zoom to fit Locators, store Navigation Snapshot ⌃⇧Z
Zoom to fit All Contents, store Navigation Snapshot
Toggle Zoom to fit Selection or All Contents Z

 

 

Select Members of Group 48 – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

  Select Members of Group 48

There are only 32 groups (2020-08-07 – version 10.5.1) This may be here for future expansion, or they decided to not implement the use of the extra 32 groups. Sort of “user memory”? Group defaults? Named groups?

Groups inspector in Logic Pro – Apple Support

You use the Groups inspector to define the behavior of each Mixer group. The Groups inspector appears in the Track inspector when one or more groups have been created, and it can be opened as a floating window as well. It contains the following settings:

 

Set Nudge Value to 1 ms ⌃⌥1 – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

  Set Nudge Value to 1 ms    ⌃⌥1

Quickly change the Nudge value to one millisecond. Realistically my smallest resolution for nudging might be SMPTE frames or quarter-frames. The difference of a millisecond is difficult to discern without multiple scales to compare it to (audio and video).

Logic Pro X: Move regions in the Tracks area

You can move regions to a different point in the same track, or move them to another track of the same type. You can move an audio region to another audio track, for example, but not to a software instrument track, or vice versa. You can also move regions between open Tracks area windows, or between different open projects.

 

Nudge Region/Event Length Left by Division – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

  Nudge Region/Event Length Left by Division

Make the currently selected Region/Event shorter by the division value. Moves the end position of the event earlier in time.

The “Nudge Region/Event Length” commands are only mentioned in passing in the “View and edit music notation” section of the manual. Clearly the commands are useful in places other than simply notation.

I think I am more fascinated by the “slip” and “rotate” region commands.

Move regions in the Logic Pro Tracks area – Apple Support

You can nudge regions (move them in small increments) left or right using key commands. To nudge regions, you first set the nudge value, then move selected regions by this value. Alternatively, you can nudge regions by a set value.

 

Open Staff Style Window – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

  Open Staff Style Window

Only available when the Score Editor is in focus.

Can be used as an alternative to the “Show/HIde Staff Style Window – ⌃⌥⇧S”,

Edit staff styles in the Logic Pro Staff Style window – Apple Support

In the Staff Style window, you can edit various staff style parameters. In the style overview, you can edit the style type, size, transpose, and range parameters.

Apply Transform User Preset 30 to selected Events – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

  Apply Transform User Preset 30 to selected Events

The 30th of 30 – All the transform commands. Think of them as un-named macros or subroutines in a program.

Select MIDI events and apply the 30th preset to them…

Logic Pro MIDI Transform window overview – Apple Support

The MIDI Transform window is a powerful tool for edits that would otherwise be impossible (or tedious). For example, imagine an orchestral project that has been sent to you for editing. The individual violin and viola parts were recorded with a different string library. Two hundred MIDI regions contain aftertouch information that introduces an unpleasant pitch modulation, and some sample layer switching artifacts when played with your string samples. After looking at this aftertouch information, you discover that only a small range of values is causing the problem. Your options: edit your sampler instruments, manually remove all aftertouch information (region by region, or globally, thus losing the performance benefits that the aftertouch information provides), or alter the problematic values in the MIDI Transform window.

 Logic Pro MIDI Transform presets overview – Apple Support

The table below describes the operations performed by the MIDI Transform window presets in Logic Pro.

 

Toggle Auto Input Monitoring – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

  Toggle Auto Input Monitoring

Use this when doing punch recording. Typically you would have it on so you can hear previous recorded input that switches to “live” at the punch-in location.

You can use the key command to toggle the mode, configure the control bar to have the Auto-Input Monitoring button available (speaker with AUTO underneath), or toggle the setting with the Record button (control-click for menu).

Turn on input monitoring for audio tracks – Logic Pro X Help

You can turn on input monitoring to monitor audio tracks that are not enabled for recording. This is useful for setting audio levels or practicing parts before you commit to recording.

 Punch in and out of audio recordings in Logic Pro – Apple Support

When it comes to judging punch-in and punch-out points during punch recording, you should turn on auto input monitoring (which it is, by default). This setting allows you to hear the input signal only during the actual recording; before and afterward you’ll hear the previously recorded audio on the track. If auto input monitoring is turned off, you can always hear the input signal.

How Inter-plugin Communication Shows up in Your Workflow – iZotope

How Inter-plugin Communication Shows up in Your Workflow

by Will Hunt, Product Marketing Manager January 16, 2020

We talk about Inter-plugin Communication in our products, but what does it actually mean? It is not one single feature, but a framework that lets iZotope plug-ins work as a team to help you accomplish common mix tasks that professional engineers tackle on the job every day. In this article, I’ll use the Tonal Balance Bundle to demonstrate ways iZotope plug-ins use this framework to streamline common mixing tasks.

Make Alias but Copy Folder – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

  Make Alias but Copy Folder

I am not sure of the subtlety of copying the folder vs. simply making an alias.

There can be huge benefit to using aliases for recurring parts in a song. Change the original, the alias follows along. It is also quite easy to use the same part, but transposed, using an alias. Logic for the win.

Create MIDI aliases in the Logic Pro Tracks area – Apple Support

Aliases do have some differences from their “parent” region: you can give each alias its own name, and edit region parameters for each alias independently.

 

Trim Region End to Next Region ⇧\ – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

  Trim Region End to Next Region    ⇧\

Make the end of the current region extend to the start of the next region. Removes gaps between regions. I get confused by assuming that “trim” means cut.

Resize regions in the Logic Pro Tracks area – Apple Support

Choose Edit > Trim > Region End to Next Region (or use the corresponding key command).

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Collapse/Expand All Inspector Tiles – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

  Collapse/Expand All Inspector Tiles

This is a very handy tool. The typical way to collapse/expand things is to click on the disclosure triangle by the name e.g., “Quick Help”, “Region”, and “Track”. If I want to work with the channel strip inspector I often have to move my mouse around and collapse inspectors that are hiding the top of the channel strip. I can move the mouse to the closest inspector and option-click the handle to collapse/expand all the inspectors.

This is a nice additional way to “clear the deck”.

Sometimes I wish I could rearrange the order of the inspectors.

 

Optimize File(s)… ⌃O – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

  Optimize File(s)...    ⌃O

Removes unused audio. It reads like if I have a file with 5 regions and I delete the middle 2 then a new audio file will be created that is the 3 remaining regions. This is not the case in my simple experiments.

General advice is – do not use this command – whatever savings might be achieved isn’t worth the potential of destroying the audio files in your project.

Add and delete audio files in Logic Pro – Apple Support

Logic Pro determines which (file) segments are not contained in any of the regions used in the Tracks area. These segments are deleted, and the remaining portions of the audio file are retained and aligned side-by-side in the file. The regions in the Project Audio Browser are redefined and the project is automatically saved.

 

Create 2 Track Automation Points at Every Region Border ⌃⌘2 – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

  Create 2 Track Automation Points at Every Region Border    ⌃⌘2

Creates two automation points at every region border. Essentially this creates an automation curve that will effect each region when moved. Compare that to one automation point which will change the automation for the entire track.

Add and adjust automation points in Logic Pro – Apple Support

To create changes over time to volume, pan, and effects settings, you add automation points to a track’s automation curve at different places, and then adjust the automation points so the value of the setting changes. You can adjust automation points by moving them up or down to a new value or by moving them left or right to a new point in the timeline. Numerical values are displayed alongside each automation point. You can also raise or lower the value of MIDI parameters associated with notes in instrument tracks or Drummer tracks. Note and numerical values are displayed alongside each MIDI data point. You can also add automation points at selection area or region borders.