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.

Select And Operate using Transform User Preset 8 – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Select And Operate using Transform User Preset  8

Perform MIDI transformation number 6 out of a possible 30.

MIDI Transformation is the power tool for modifying lots of MIDI data.

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.

 

Select Same Articulation ⇧A – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Select Same Articulation    ⇧A

Selects all events that have the same articulation as the focused? event. If the focused event has no articulation all events with no articulation will be selected. Sort of like the zero articulation. 

Select events in the Logic Pro Event List – Apple Support

You can use any of the standard selection techniques in the Event List: individual selection by clicking events, multiple selection by dragging, or both of these (without altering the previous selection), in conjunction with the Shift key.

 

Configure Global Tracks… ⌥G – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Configure Global Tracks…    ⌥G

Choose the global tracks to be shown. This is a much easier way to get the global tracks to be displayed. Normally I control-click in the track area and turn off the ones I don’t want…

Show and hide global tracks in Logic Pro – Apple Support

You can also assign and use any of the following Show/Hide key commands for each individual ruler track: Marker, Transposition, Signature, Tempo, Beat Mapping, and Movie. The key commands work directly, without having to open the Global Tracks Configuration dialog.

 

Go to Marker Number 11 ⌃1 – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Go to Marker Number 11    ⌃1

Move the playhead to marker number 11. This keyboard command (control-1) is only assigned to the numeric keypad on extended keyboards.

Navigate using markers in Logic Pro – Apple Support

You can navigate through your project using markers. This is useful when you want to quickly jump to, and edit, regions or events at a specific position in your project, for example.

 I need to start using markers in Logic in a similar manner to using them in my text editors. Mark a section for easy recall, and to highlight for further attention.

Reset Line Layout – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Reset Line Layout

Delete all line breaks and edited margins in the current score set. The true joy of musical transcription – you can change your mind and re-do a page in the blink of an eye.

Edit local margins in a Logic Pro score – Apple Support

Choose Layout > Reset Line Layout from the Score Editor menu bar.

 

Copy to Live Loops: Transforming regions into cells in Logic Pro – 9to5Mac

Copy to Live Loops: Transforming regions into cells in Logic Pro – 9to5Mac

Today we are taking a look at the copy to Live Loops function and transforming your regions into cells. While we previously explored some of the more performance-based applications of Launchpads and Live Loops, arguably the most obvious use for Apple’s grid-based production environment is in arrangement. You can easily and quickly experiment with transitions from one part to any other without having to start dragging and dropping huge, unwieldy chunks of regions around. Sure, that’s nothing some Marquee tool or skip/cycle wizardry can’t handle on the regular timeline, but there’s really no comparing that to the musical immediacy and hands-on immersion of triggering these sections with a single Launchpad button, all-synced to the timeline and without having to commit to anything until you’ve experienced the change.

Show/Hide Track Stacks – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Show/Hide Track Stacks

Use this command in the Mixer window(s).

In my simple test project using the command simply hides the track stack indicator at the bottom of the channel strips. It does not hide and of the tracks included. I expected a different behavior.

I am not sure of the utility of this command, unless the vertical real estate in the mixer window is so highly regarded that it needs to be here.

Logic Pro Track Stacks overview – Apple Support

Track Stacks provide a convenient way to organize and control tracks, to manage projects with high track counts, and to create and manage audio subgroups. You can create a Track Stack from a group of existing tracks, and use the controls on the master track to control all the subtracks in the Track Stack.

 

Select Members of Group 13 – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Select Members of Group 13

Selects all of the tracks/channels that are in group 13. I keep thinking that having 32 (or more) groups, not easily addressed by a name, is an odd workflow. I forget that some projects get worked on for weeks, if not months. Proper arrangements and handling of tasks could extend to these levels.

Personally, I would use the Groups inspector.

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:

Better Touch Tool (BTT) Macros for Logic Pro

I haven’t explored BetterTouchTool capabilities for doing keyboard macros. Programming the tool seems daunting. I finally found a task in Logic Pro that I wanted to make very easy.

I want to “select” an area of some tracks and create a marker for that selection. For me the simplest method is to marquee-select the area, turn on cycle, and create a marker for the cycle area. Not all of these things are simple keypresses, and aren’t easy to find in the menus.

Marquee-select is easy since the right-tool is the Marquee Tool. Hold down command and draw the range, or use the lower half of a track with the automatic marquee tool. Great. Locators are set for the area,

Creating the cycle area (and enabling) is a command-U (⌘U).

Creating a marker for the cycle area isn’t assigned to a keypress. I chose to assign it to hyper-single-quote (⌃⌥⇧⌘’).

Now I do my selection, press two keyboard combinations, and there I have it.

I used BetterTouchTool to define an action assigned to a force touch of the bottom left corner of the trackpad (only in Logic Pro). The keyboard commands for cycling and creating a marker are “pressed” when the last finger is removed from the trackpad after the force click bottom left. Basically “key up”.

Nifty.

I need to spend some time thinking about macros like these, and see if they translate well to the laptop.

Repeat Section Between Locators (Selection) – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Repeat Section Between Locators (Selection)

I prefer using the “Global” version of this command. Marquee-select an area. Repeats all selected regions/events on all tracks.

Add or remove gaps in a Logic Pro arrangement – Apple Support

Select the regions that you want to repeat. If no selection is made (or if you use the Repeat Section button in the toolbar), all regions that fall between the locators are affected.