Play/Stop Region from Anchor ⌃⇧→ – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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

  Play/Stop Region from Anchor    ⌃⇧→

I rarely work in the Audio File Editor. My typical usage is to reduce the level of audio from 0.0 dB to something slightly less. I need to do this to get “Normalize Region Gain…” commands to work.

Audio File Editor interface overview – Logic Pro X

Anchor: Indicates the absolute start point of the audio file.

 Play audio files in the Audio File Editor – Logic Pro X

There are a number of playback options in the Audio File Editor. Playback of audio files in the Audio File Editor occurs independently of the project playhead position. To hear the audio file in the context of your arrangement, you should use the control bar buttons.

 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Settings: Clefs and Signatures ⌃⌥⇧L – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Settings: Clefs and Signatures    ⌃⌥⇧L


Scoring musical parts is a simple task that is rife with complexity. I haven’t done any scoring since the early 1990s when Finale first came out. At that time the tutorial was an eight to ten day affair, and if I stopped working with it I would lose the skills rapidly.

If I have any significant scoring needs I will probably choose some other tool, but for now I am glad that Logic has this all built in. I can work with this.

Clefs & Signatures settings – Logic Pro X

Clefs and Signatures settings are available only when Additional Score Options is selected in Advanced preferences.

 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Attach Symbol: Down-Bow – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Attach Symbol: Down-Bow

I do not read string parts, so all the performance notes are a learning experience for me. The down-bow mark is found in the Parts Box (Score Editor) under “Ornaments”.

The symbol is not included in any font that I have easy access to. It has three sides – left, top, right. The top line is thicker than the sides.

Unicode Character ‘MUSICAL SYMBOL COMBINING DOWN BOW’ (U+1D1AA)

MUSICAL SYMBOL COMBINING DOWN BOW

 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Select Used Instruments – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Select Used Instruments

Personally I prefer new instruments…

In the Environment. Part of the arcana of Logic Pro X. I don’t see myself building amazing MIDI environments in the near future.

Use advanced selection commands – Logic Pro X

Select Used Instruments: Selects all objects that are assigned to the selected track in the main window, or are connected to such objects via cables.

 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Set Scissors Tool ⌥3⃣ – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Set Scissors Tool        ⌥3⃣

Change the cursor tool to Scissors. Not something I do at all. I expect I should do more editing.

Normally I am splitting regions at song-length boundaries which I do by positioning the playhead at the proper location, select ALL the tracks, and “Split at Playhead”. I also create a marker at the playhead position.

Split regions in the Tracks area – Logic Pro X

You can split a region in the Tracks area, and use the split segments of the region in different places in the Tracks area.

 

 Common tools – Logic Pro X

Use the Scissors tool to split regions and events, allowing individual sections to be copied, moved, or deleted.

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Mastering Bass With Low End Focus

Mastering Bass With Low End Focus

Low End Focus is a new module in Ozone 9 Advanced designed to take the low end of your track and minimize muddiness, increase clarity, and address common low end issues that may not be easily mitigated with traditional tools, such as EQ or Dynamics. Learn more about the new module in the video below.

Stop and Go to Beginning – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Stop and Go to Beginning

Defining keyboard commands for the various stop and play commands can speed up repetitive work. I need to practice setting my transport buttons (and commands) to better match how I am working – mixing a song, segmenting a live audio session into multiple songs or chapters.

Use transport key commands – Logic Pro X

Stop and Go to Beginning: Stops playback and moves the playhead to the project start position.

 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Create Multiple Lanes… – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Create Multiple Lanes…

I quoted the help document below.

I keep thinking back to Vision in the 1990s and how I wouldn’t even consider Notator…I think I may have missed out on a true power tool.

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Create lanes – Logic Pro X

 

Create lanes for all event types in a region
Select the region.

Choose Lanes > Create Multiple Lanes (or use the corresponding key command).

In the dialog that appears, click the All button to confirm that you want to create lanes for all types of events in the region.

Tip: It’s a good idea to create a new Lane Set before creating a group of new lanes. For more information, see Use Lane Sets.

Use Lane Sets – Logic Pro X

You can store a combination of lanes as a Lane Set. When a Lane Set is saved, the vertical zoom setting of the Step Editor is stored. You can save as many Lane Sets as required in each project.

 

 Step Editor overview – Logic Pro X

The Step Editor is a graphical editor that can be used to create or edit MIDI note and controller data. You can use the Step Editor to view and edit different MIDI event types, shown as vertical beams—or steps—along a timeline within a region.

Select Soloed Tracks  – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Select Soloed Tracks


Selects all tracks that are currently soloed. This can be very useful. At the minimum a quick way to be able to pan or level control the current group of playing tracks. Only available in the Edit>Select Tracks> menu, or by command. The command only works when the Arrange window is the current focus.

Solo tracks – Logic Pro X

You can solo a track, silencing all tracks that are not also soloed. Soloing tracks is useful when you want to work on a track individually, or work on a few tracks, without hearing the other tracks in the project.

 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Set Marquee Tool ⌥2⃣ – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Set Marquee Tool   ⌥2⃣

A predefined way to turn on the Marquee tool. I currently have Logic set to switch to the Marquee tool when the cursor is in the lower half of a track (upper half for Fade tool).

I should remember to switch the command-tool to something other than Marquee.

Previously posted here.

The Marquee Tool – Logic Pro X – learning at the elbow of the internet

I keep trying to use the marquee tool to make things easier. I keep forgetting.

 

 Select parts of regions in the Tracks area – Logic Pro X

Only the part of the region inside the marquee is selected, letting you select inside, or across portions of, regions. You can perform most edits, such as moving, cutting, copying, and deleting, in the selected area. After editing, the selected area becomes a new, separate region. The marquee selection uses the current Tracks area Snap value.

If you play a project after making a marquee selection, playback starts at the left edge of the selection, and ends at the right edge. If you create a marquee selection while the project is playing, playback continues past the end of the selection.

If you start recording after making a marquee selection, Autopunch mode is activated, and the marquee selection is replaced by the punch locators. All tracks within the marquee selection are record-enabled, and all other tracks are record-disabled.

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Apply Transform User Preset 3 to selected Events – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Apply Transform User Preset  3 to selected Events

The MIDI Transform window can be opened from the Window menu, or by entering ‘⌘9’. There are 30 ‘Apply Transform User Preset … to selected Events’.

Use transform sets – Logic Pro X:

1. Choose Create New Transform Set from the Presets pop-up menu.

2. Set conditions and operations.

3. Select the “Hide unused parameters” checkbox. This helps to avoid changes to conditions and operations that aren’t required for (or may disturb) your transform set.

4. Choose New Parameter Set (Number) from the Presets pop-up menu. Enter a new name for your transform set.

This transform set now appears at the bottom of the Presets list in all MIDI Transform windows for this project. You should consider saving your user transform sets in one or more template projects. This way, they are always available to you in all future projects.

 

Tip: Renaming an existing transform set creates a new transform set that is identical to the original. The existing (source) transform set is retained.

 ⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Edit Project Alternatives – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Edit Project Alternatives

Rename or delete alternatives. I find alternatives to be very useful dealing with sets of recorded music. Each song in a set gets it’s own alternative.

Use project alternatives and backups – Logic Pro X

 

When Show Advanced Tools is selected in the Advanced preferences pane, you can create alternative versions of a project, each with a unique name and different settings. Project alternatives let you save “snapshots” of a project in different states, including different cuts or mixes. They’re saved as part of the project and share the same assets. Alternatives for the current project appear in the File > Project Alternatives submenu.

Backups let you go back to earlier saved versions of a project. Each time you save a project using the File > Save menu item (or pressing Command-S), a version of the current project alternative is saved (up to ten backups per alternative). In the Project > Revert to submenu, backups for the current alternative are listed in descending order from newest to oldest.

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Rest ˽ – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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

  Rest    ˽

It’s a great idea to rest. When using the Step Input keyboard you insert a rest by pressing the space bar. The rest will be chosen by the note value selected in the upper part of the keyboard.

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

4 Uses for Vintage Modules in Ozone

4 Uses for Vintage Modules in Ozone

by Ian Stewart, iZotope Contributor October 9, 2019

With the arrival of Ozone 9, the powerful Vintage modules—previously only available in Advanced versions—are now part of Standard. Whether these modules are brand new to you, or you’ve had them in your back pocket for a while, but have been unsure about how and when to use them, this article is for you!

Delete Lane ⌘⌫ – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Delete Lane    ⌘⌫

Removes a lane in the Step Editor. A lane is a horizontal group of events, like a track in the Arrange window.

Edit Lane parameters – Logic Pro X

Select one or more lanes, then choose Lanes > Delete Lane (or press Control-Delete).

 ⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND