Select Playing Cells – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day (KCotD)

  Select Playing Cells

Select all of the cells that are currently playing. I can imagine using this command to prepare to completely stop a Live Loop playback.

Edit Live Loops cells in Logic Pro – Apple Support

Parameters for selected cells appear in the Cell inspector, which replaces the Region inspector when cells are selected. When you select a single cell, the title bar of the Cell inspector shows the cell name; when you select multiple cells, the title bar shows the number of selected cells.

#KCotD

 

Crop Loop ⌥⇧⌘X – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

displays the zone editing panel
  Crop Loop  ⌥⇧⌘X

I have yet to venture into using the Sampler to create samples. Sort of started out as a ROMpler person.

Use the Sampler Zone pane – Apple Support

Crop Loop: Crops (cuts) the portion(s) of the sample outside the loop start and end markers.

 

Logic Pro 9 User Manual: Using the Sample Editor’s “Time and Pitch Machine”

Logic Pro 9 User Manual: Using the Sample Editor’s “Time and Pitch Machine”

Using the Sample Editor’s “Time and Pitch Machine”
You can use the “Time and Pitch Machine” to radically alter the time structure of audio files, including time compression or expansion, and pitch transposition. When changing the pitch, you can also correct any alteration of the formants—the vocal characteristics of the pitch-shifted audio. Pitch shifting without formant correction causes a phenomenon commonly known as the Mickey Mouse effect.

In the “Time and Pitch Machine,” time and pitch functions can be carried out together, or can be performed independently of one another.

How To Use Multiband Compressor-Expander Plugins For Noise Reduction | Production Expert

How To Use Multiband Compressor-Expander Plugins For Noise Reduction | Production Expert:

When using Expand mode in combination with a negative range, the signal will be attenuated as soon as it drops below the threshold, increasing the perceived dynamics of the signal around the threshold. This is the most common type of expansion and with higher ratio and range values, it moves closer and closer to being a gate.

Select Members of Group 50 – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Select Members of Group 50

Selects all channels (and tracks) that are in group 50. I used to complain that groups above 32 were not possible, even though there are commands to select them. The documentation says maximum of 32. The documentation is wrong. You can now have 64 groups.

Unlikely that I will ever need that many.

Overview of groups in Logic Pro – Apple Support

You can have a maximum of 32 groups, and a channel strip can be a member of multiple groups.

 

New Tracks for Overlapped Regions – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  New Tracks for Overlapped Regions

Separate overlapped regions onto new tracks using the same channel strip. This allows you to see and work with information that is hidden.

As I think about it tracks basically contain instructions for sending output to a channel. The documentation considers using a drum machine – multiple, different sounds, and tracks for programming the machine.

I would use multiple tracks per channel for my software instruments EZdrummer, Miroslav Philharmonik, and SampleTank.

Create tracks using existing channel strips in Logic Pro – Apple Support

New tracks are created for wholly or partly overlapped regions, which are redistributed across the newly created tracks. A new track is created for each overlap. All tracks use the same channel strip as the original track. In other words, only one channel strip is used for all tracks.

 

Velocity 127 (fff) / – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Velocity 127 (fff) /

Set the velocity for notes entered with the Step Input Keyboard. 127 is the maximum value (MIDI 1.0) possible. 

Use step input recording in Logic Pro – Apple Support

To set the velocity of the inserted note: Click the Velocity buttons.

There are eight velocity values—represented by the traditional volume indicators ppp, pp, p, mp, mf, f, ff, and fff. These correspond to MIDI velocity values 16, 32, 48, 64, 80, 96, 112, and 127, respectively.

- Step Input Keyboard
Velocity 16 (ppp) C 
Velocity 32 (pp) V 
Velocity 48 (p) B 
Velocity 64 (mp) N 
Velocity 80 (mf) M 
Velocity 96 (f) , 
Velocity 112 (ff) . 
Velocity 127 (fff) /

Select And Operate using Transform User Preset 19 – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Select And Operate using Transform User Preset 19

Invoke program 19 on the MIDI region we have selected. I have to remember that Logic comes from the age of 20th-Century computing. “Back in the day” these commands would have been empowering. We can still use them, just no need to really have a dedicated command per preset. Times change.

 

Use MIDI transform sets in Logic Pro – Apple Support

Depending on your needs, it may be worthwhile to create your own transform sets. These can be configured and saved as part of a project. (Doing this in your template projects makes your transform sets available in all projects.) Your transform sets are shown at the bottom of the Presets pop-up menu.

 

Mackie Control Global View buttons in Logic Pro – Apple Support

Mackie Control Global View buttons in Logic Pro – Apple Support

The GLOBAL VIEW button is used in conjunction with the other eight GLOBAL VIEW buttons to display (and edit) specific types of channel strips. Pressing any of the buttons activates All View; when this view is active, the green LED to the right of the GLOBAL VIEW button is lit.

I have become fond of using ‘Single’ view in the mixer. If I select one of my summing stacks and switch to ‘Single’ I get the AUX and all of the channels visible in the mixer windows and in the faders on the X-Touch.

I haven’t been able to find documentation on how to switch the X-Touch into ‘Single’ view. Pressing the ‘Global View’ button toggles between ‘Arrange’ (tracks) and ‘All’.

After much experimentation I have discovered the OPTION-GLOBAL VIEW button press. This switches the mixer to ‘Single’ view. Excellent!

Select Members of Group 7 – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Select Members of Group 7

Select the channels (and tracks) for everything assigned to group 7. There are 64 groups possible.

To Do: Investigate using groups to identify track stacks (both summing (AUX) and folder (VCA). Could go as far as assigning a group for reverb or delay sends, but that may simply be more easily accomplished using Sends on Faders.

Edit group membership in Logic Pro – Apple Support

You can add a channel strip to, or remove a channel strip from, single or multiple groups. You can also temporarily disable all group parameter links—applying a Group Clutch—to change the volume of an individual channel strip, for example.

 

Set Link View to Same Level – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Set Link View to Same Level

Show data (in the editor) that corresponds to the window with key focus. You can have multiple editor windows open. Not clear when I would want my editors to all show the same information, but that’s the default – content.

Link windows in a Logic Pro project – Apple Support

Same Level: When selected, the editor window always displays the same contents as the window with key focus, and updates whenever the window with key focus changes. For example, if the Score Editor has key focus, in Same Level Link mode, the Event List displays the same data as the Score Editor (numerically, of course).

 

Show/Hide EQ Thumbnails – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

Displays an view of the EQ bands that are active - a quick reference to how the filters are applied
  Show/Hide EQ Thumbnails

Shows or hides the EQ thumbnail in the channel strips. It’s unfortunate that third-party EQ plugins can’t (or won’t) use the thumbnail. To be fair, the built-in “coloring” EQs don’t use the display either. The Channel EQ and Linear Phase EQ use the display.

The MCU (Logic Control) is an excellent companion to the channel EQs – the 8 controls map to the plugin. Eight bands, 4 controls per band. Quick work to EQ with knobs and dials. It is also kind of fun to FLIP the MCU and use the faders to adjust the filters.

Channel strip controls in Logic Pro – Apple Support

Each channel strip has a set of controls (also called components), which varies according to channel strip type. You can adjust the channel strip volume and pan position, mute and solo channel strips, add and adjust effects, and send the output to auxiliary or output channel strips.

 

Mapping Remix FX to Launchpad in Logic Pro – 9to5Mac

Mapping Remix FX to Launchpad in Logic Pro – 9to5Mac

Considering how simple it is to download Logic Remote for free and use your iPhone as a sort of always-on, heads-up display, solely for Remix FX, alongside your Launchpad, I’m still not sure any of this is worth the trouble anyway. As much as I would like to have this one, single Logic Pro controller instrument in front me that I can completely master, and ignore as much of everything else as possible, Launchpad’s touch-button toggles and faders just don’t seem to be able to keep up with Apple’s remote multi-touch screen control. I get it, with Logic Remote you can be flipping and waving your fingers across the iPad, automatically and simultaneously engaging and adjusting various FX with immersive touch and swipe movements. And it all just works immediately and always with no mapping needed.

Delete Orphaned Automation on Selected Tracks ⌃⇧⌫ – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Delete Orphaned Automation on Selected Tracks  ⌃⇧⌫

Deletes orphaned automation from the selected tracks. As the documentation says, “automation can become orphaned when copied between tracks.”

Delete automation in Logic Pro – Apple Support

Delete Orphaned Automation on Selected Track: Removes all orphaned automation from the selected track. Automation can become orphaned when copied between tracks.

 

Toggle Selected Track(s) or Channel Strip(s) Record Region Automation Mode – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Toggle Selected Track(s) or Channel Strip(s) Record Region Automation Mode

The “Record Region Automation Mode” switch is located in the automation pop-up menu for software instruments, and external MIDI instruments.

I am still not clear about recording automation into MIDI regions.

I am not the only one…

(5) Recording live region automation? – Logic Pro Help

I’m trying to record Expression (MIDI CC #11) using Logic’s automation record feature (tried both Touch and Latch), but no joy.

Capturing MIDI Controller Automation After Recording MIDI In Logic Pro | Logic Pro

When recording, you can record region-based automation data into MIDI regions on software instrument tracks even if tracks are in Read mode. The ability to remain in Read mode is a huge time-saving asset, freeing you from switching back and forth from automation mode.

 

Choose automation modes in Logic Pro – Apple Support

When recording, you can record region-based automation data into MIDI regions on software instrument tracks even if the track is in Read mode. In Logic Pro, do one of the following:

 Choose automation modes in Logic Pro – Apple Support

Read: Plays back all automation that exists on the track. If volume data exists, for example, the Volume fader moves during playback, following the prerecorded automation on the track. You can’t change the value of the chosen automation parameter by moving controls when in Read mode. However, you can record region-based information directly into a MIDI region in Read mode.

 If You Use Region Automation, This Is A Tip That Will Change The Way You Use It – YouTube

Region automation in Logic has been around for a while now. It’s excellent for automated parameter values that need to get moved with regions when copying/pasting/dragging them around the timeline. A problem arises, however, when some parts contain region automation, and others don’t. Does Logic chase the last used value? Or does it use the static default value set by you initially? Watch this video to learn how to control this critical behaviour that affects the playback of your mixes.

 The region automation setting discussed in the YouTube video from Logic Pro Expert is a project-specific setting.