Open/Close Track Stack – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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

  Open/Close Track Stack

Opens or closes the track stack with current focus. Unfortunately this is “global” for the main window. You cannot have a different state for a track stack in different screensets.

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Close Project without Saving ⌃⌥⌘W – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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

  Close Project without Saving    ⌃⌥⌘W

Close the project. Abandon all changes. Do not ask me if I want to save my work. Sometimes it is best to just give up and start again. You do have backups of all of your work from the day before, yes?

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

How to Save CPU Power with Amp Sims – PreSonus Blog

How to Save CPU Power with Amp Sims – PreSonus Blog

You’ll often see this kind of comment in forums: “There must be something wrong with Studio One! I can run only a couple amp sim instances before the program can’t handle any more!” But you’ll also see this comment about other DAWs—because the “problem” isn’t the DAW, it’s the amp sims and current computer technology. Fortunately, Studio One has anticipated these issues, and offers three effective solutions.

New Keyboard – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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

  New Keyboard

Creates a new keyboard in the environment. See the ample? documentation about the environment to discover what it can do and why you might want to venture into the strange world of ⌘0.

Keyboard objects – Logic Pro X

 

You can use a keyboard object to create notes with the mouse. A keyboard object also displays all notes passing through it. In this sense, you can think of it as a real-time, MIDI note on monitor. Although you can record the output of the keyboard in Logic Pro, its main purpose is for testing and monitoring in the Environment.

 

 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Recall Screenset 7 7 – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Recall Screenset 7    7

I haven’t gotten up to seven yet. One option is to use screenset 9 for documenting the project. Such a useful thing.

The Logic Pro X demo projects have numerous examples of screensets to think about. I have “tracks only” in position one, tracks and mixer panel in position two, mixer and transport in position three, musical score in position four (maybe a phrase in a tune 😉 )

Create, recall, and switch screensets – Logic Pro X

You position windows in a layout that suits the way you work. This layout of various windows, including their display size, zoom levels, position, and other settings, is called a screenset. Once defined, you can save, and freely switch between different screensets, much as you might between different computer displays.

 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Control Multiple Instruments on Different MIDI Channels – Logic Pro Help

Control Multiple Instruments on Different MIDI Channels – Logic Pro Help

Controlling multiple instruments on different MIDI channels in Logic is easy, and it does not require you to ever open the environment! It also allows you to record different controller keyboards on different software instrument or external MIDI tracks. Whether you’re trying to use an external sequencer (like an MPC 2000, or even another computer running Logic) to trigger instruments within Logic, or whether you’re simply trying to play different instruments using different MIDI controllers, read on.

Tap Tempo (Downbeat) D – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Tap Tempo (Downbeat)    D

Mark a downbeat for the current position in the region.

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

Stems: hide – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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

  Stems: hide

Remove the stems from notes on the score. You could make an interesting guessing game where someone has to figure out beaming and duration of the note heads.

Change stem direction, length, and beaming – Logic Pro X

By default, a note’s stem direction and length depend on the settings in the Staff Style window. You can change these attributes to improve readability; for example, to group notes meant to be played as a voice in a polyphonic passage.

 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Send Selected Fader Values ⌃V – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Send Selected Fader Values ⌃V

Cause the selected faders to send their current values. Used in the MIDI Environment. Not at all sure if this is done behind the scenes for any Logic Pro X actions.

Special functions – Logic Pro X

Sending fader values: Choose Options > Send All Fader Values (or use the Send All Current Fader Values keyboard shortcut) to make all fader objects send their current values. Choose Options > Send Selected Fader Values to make all selected fader objects send their current values.

 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Set Quantize Tool – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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

  Set Quantize Tool

Set the primary tool to Quantize. Available in the Piano Roll editor and the Score Editor.

You can set the Quantize tool by typing ‘TQ’ in the appropriate editor. The ‘T’ opens the tool selection menu, the ‘Q’ chooses the Quantize tool. Return to the Pointer tool by typing ‘TT’.

Quantize the timing of notes in the Piano Roll Editor – Logic Pro X

You can quantize, or automatically correct, the timing of individual MIDI notes in the Piano Roll Editor. This is useful when regions in the track contain the right notes, but are not perfectly in time with the project. When you quantize the timing, items are adjusted to the selected note value. You can quantize the timing of regions with drums, single-note instruments, and chordal or polyphonic instruments.

 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Play from Previous Bar – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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

  Play from Previous Bar

Starts playback from the previous bar.

I think I need to investigate punch-in and punch-out. My assumption is that I could set the punch locators for a bar – say bar 12 – then use ‘Play from Previous Bar’ to start playback. Homework.

For software instruments you need to overdub.

Use transport key commands – Logic Pro X

Play from Previous Bar: Starts playback at the start of the previous bar.

Punch in and out of audio recordings – Logic Pro X

Punch recording is a technique you can use to overwrite a portion of a previously recorded track, during playback, without touching any of the recording before or after that portion. You punch in to interrupt playback and make the recording, then punch out to return to playback mode. You can choose between two punch recording modes: Quick Punch-In mode and Autopunch mode.

 

 Overdub software instrument recordings – Logic Pro X

Overdubbing is the process of recording a performance on top of an existing performance, merging them into a single region. You can use this process to add a supplementary recorded sound to a previously recorded performance, for example. You can also use spot erase to remove any unwanted notes from a recorded performance.

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Command    Key Touch Bar
- Global Commands
Stop or Play From Last Position
Play from Beginning
Play from Previous Bar ⌃⌥⇧⌘⌦
Play from Left Locator
Play from Right Locator
Play from Left Window Edge ⇧⌅
Play from Selection ⇧˽ 2⃣

- Audio File Editor
Play/Stop Region from Anchor ⌃⇧→

- Smart Tempo Editor
Select from Start to Playhead ⇧←
Select from Playhead to End ⇧→

Toggle Channel Strip Arpeggiator – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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

  Toggle Channel Strip Arpeggiator

Turns the MIDI FX Arpeggiator on and off. NB the Arpeggiator is the only MIDI FX that has a command available from the Mac keyboard.

The Arpeggiator is completely controllable from the external MIDI device that is assigned to the channel. ‘Toggle Channel Strip Arpeggiator’ can be accomplished by having the MIDI device send a NoteOn for the “stop” button.

You can “re-program” the keys that control the arpeggiator by dragging them in the plugin editor window. Far more control than the original arpeggiator found in the MIDI Environment.

MIDI FX plugins are only available on Software Instrument channels.

Arpeggiator overview – Logic Pro X

The Arpeggiator MIDI plug-in generates musically interesting arpeggios based on incoming MIDI notes. It provides split and remote features that let you control nearly all Arpeggiator functions without taking your hands off the keyboard, making it a powerful live performance tool.

 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Toggle Hide View H – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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

  Toggle Hide View    H

Toggles the “hide” button available in the track header. The large “H” button is turned green, next press of “H” will hide tracks and make the “H” orange to indicate hidden tracks.

The whole matter of hiding and showing things is related to screen real estate. Really not a big issue for smaller projects, but it can get very crowded very quickly.

Group hiding is kind of handy. Quick key commands to completely hide tracks and corresponding channels.

I really wish I didn’t have to try to remember which group of tracks/channels got assigned to “1” or “7”.

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Nudge Position Right ⌃⌥⌘→ – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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

  Nudge Position Right    ⌃⌥⌘→

Nudge the current note/region to the right by the “nudge amount”.

The temporary Nudge mode of the X-Touch lets you choose the size of the nudge, just turn the appropriate V-Pot.

I’m not convinced that I have figured out all of the default nudge functions on the X-Touch – time for homework.

Move regions in the Tracks area – Logic Pro X:

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.

Side note – nudging regions from X-Touch? The answer is yes.

Mackie Control Nudge button overview – Control Surfaces Help:

The NUDGE button allows you to move (nudge) selected audio or MIDI regions (or events) in Small, Large, or Temporary Nudge mode.

 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Go to Previous Transient ⌥← – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Go to Previous Transient   ⌥←

Move the cursor to the previous transient. In the Audio File Editor.

For most of my purposes I find that I want to move region start points to transients so the ‘Forward by Transient’ command is the simplest way for me to get the playhead where I want it.

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND