Show/Hide Graphic Keyboard… – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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

  Show/Hide Graphic Keyboard…

It is interesting to note that the Graphic Keyboard doesn’t have a default key command assigned to it. You can easily get to it by opening the ‘Musical Typing Keyboard’ (⌘K) and clicking on the piano keys button. Maybe it’s a subtle way to get you to use Musical Typing which is pretty handy for quick playing, etc.

Play software instruments – Logic Pro X

 

 

You can play your chosen software instrument using musical typing or the onscreen keyboard. You can also use a music keyboard.

 

If your computer has a Touch Bar, you can play the software instrument on the selected software instrument track using the Keyboard screen and play drum kits and percussion instruments on the selected Drummer track using the Drum Pads screen.

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Project Information… – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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

  Project Information…

I may have stumbled on this at one point. The displayed information isn’t really meaningful as far as memory goes – there are numbers but no units. Bytes? Kilobytes? Megabytes?

I will keep it in mind.

View project information and reorganize memory – Logic Pro X

In the Project Information window, you can view the number of regions and other objects in a project, the number of different MIDI events, and the amount of memory they use.

 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Duplicate Screenset… – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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

  Duplicate Screenset…

Screensets are very useful. I use a few “standard” setups. Screenset 1 is typically the Arrange window with the mixer displayed in the bottom portion, tracks scaled to fit in the window. Screenset 2 is just the Arrange window with zoom applied. Screenset 3 is a floating transport, floating event, and the full mixer with room for all sends and controls.

Protect, copy, rename, and delete screensets – Logic Pro X

Switch to the screenset you want to copy, then choose Screensets > Duplicate (or use the Duplicate Screenset key command).

 

 This little nifty activity is worth playing with…

Create, recall, and switch screensets – Logic Pro X

 

Switch a screenset during playback
Select the MIDI region into which you want to insert the meta event.

Set the playhead to the point where you want the screenset to change.

Click the Create button in the Event List, then click the Meta Events button.

The inserted meta event has a default value of 50 (Project Select).

Alter the number in the Num column from 50 to 49.

This changes the name to screenset.

Enter the screenset number in the Val column.

You can stop screenset switching by muting the MIDI region that contains the meta 49 event.

For information about using the Event List, see Event List overview. For information about meta events, see Meta events.

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Set MIDI Channel to Voice Number – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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

  Set MIDI Channel to Voice Number

Consistent terminology is so important. Polyphony is often described as ‘number of voices’. Unfortunately ‘voice number’ is never adequately defined. Usage of voices isn’t well defined either.

In general ‘Voice’ is used to describe part of a score.

MuseScore defines voices as

A voice is a musical line or part which can have its own rhythm independently of other voices on the same staff. Voices are sometimes called “layers” in other notation software.

NB I found that I can have 11 voices on one staff. Not sure how useful that is.

Split chords in the Piano Roll Editor – Logic Pro X

 

Logic Pro assigns MIDI channel numbers (in ascending order) to individual note pitches in the selected MIDI region. The highest note pitch in each chord is assigned as MIDI channel 1, the next note down in each chord channel 2, and so on.

 

 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Studio One’s Percussion Part Generator – PreSonus Blog

Studio One’s Percussion Part Generator – PreSonus Blog

Shakers, tambourines, eggs, maracas, and the like can add life and interest to a song by complementing the drum track. But it’s not always easy to play this kind of part. It has to be consistent, but not busy; humble enough to stay in the background, but strong enough to add impact…and this sounds like a job for version 4.5’s new MIDI features.

Create Summing Stack ⇧⌘G – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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

  Create Summing Stack    ⇧⌘G

I use Summing Stacks all the time. I group tracks by type, with buses assigned to things like VOX, DRUMS, etc.

If I assign my tracks to the proper bus for output I can select the tracks and create a nice folder (and a track for the AUX) in one step.

Track Stacks overview – Logic Pro X

Summing stacks let you combine multiple tracks and route their output to an audio subgroup. When you create a summing stack, the outputs from the subtracks are routed to a bus. The destination aux of the bus is assigned to the main track. When the main track is selected, you can mute, solo, and adjust volume and send levels for the summing stack, and add and edit plug-ins, affecting the sound of all the subtracks in the summing stack. This is similar to the way an audio group works.

 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Previous Patch, Plug-in Setting or EXS Instrument [ – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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

  Previous Patch, Plug-in Setting or EXS Instrument    [

Quick way to listen to various settings. Especially handy if you have a number of saved settings that vary only slightly, it’s like using a knob or slider to adjust.

Work with plug-in settings – Logic Pro X

Plug-in settings are stored with the project file and are automatically recalled the next time the project is opened. In the plug-in window, you can load, copy and paste, compare, save, create default, and delete plug-in settings. You can also load, save, and delete plug-in settings in the Library.

 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Add to Tracks… ⌘; – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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

  Add to Tracks… ⌘;

An excellent follow-on to yesterday’s ”Add Audio File’.

Add the selected audio region to the tracks. 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Region Automation: Control Change 32 – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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

  Region Automation: Control Change 32

 Set the region automation to CC32. With automation being displayed (press ‘A’ on the keyboard) you will typically see “Track” automation. Click on the “Track” button to change to region. There is also an on/off control button as well.

I am not sure of what “Region Automation” is all about. Ahh. Now it makes sense. Sound in space over time. A remarkably complex programming space. I simply need to re-think my programming methods. Parallel programs with function calls tied to time points as opposed to simply being interrupt driven. I need to meditate.

Show automation curves – Logic Pro X:

Before you can add automation points to a track’s automation curves, you need to show the automation curves. Automation curves are displayed as colored curves and points on top of audio and MIDI regions across the track, running the length of the project. You can choose whether to view and edit automation across the track (track-based automation) or only within the track’s regions (region-based automation).

 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Add Audio File… ⌃F – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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

  Add Audio File…    ⌃F

Add an audio file to your project. Only active when the Project Browser is visible. A much better path to adding audio files than I usually use. I had been using the Media Browser. The “Finder” interface that we get with “Add Audio File…” is much more familiar and usable.

Add and delete audio files – Logic Pro X

 

When you add an audio file to your project, Logic Pro automatically creates a region that encompasses the entire file length. You can create as many regions as you like from the same audio file. There are no length limitations to regions, as long as they don’t exceed the length of the source audio file. Creating multiple regions from the same audio file is beneficial for many tasks—using different portions of a vocal take that spans the length of the project, for example.

 

 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Overloaded keys…

- Main Window Tracks and Various Editors
Flex/Follow Tempo On/Off ⌃F

- Score Editor
Explode Folders ⌃F

- Project Audio
Add Audio File… ⌃F

- EXS24 Instrument Editor
Load Audio Sample… ⌃F

7 Tips for a Balanced Static Mix

7 Tips for a Balanced Static Mix

by Nick Messitte, iZotope Contributor June 17, 2019

If you’ve strolled along the forums, checked out engineering podcasts, or watched YouTube videos, you’ve probably heard of the static mix—yet the static mix is hard to put into words: every engineer seems to have their own definition.

View Mode: One Track – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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

  View Mode: One Track

In the Piano Roll editor.

When you have multiple regions selected you can view all of the MIDI notes for all of the regions at the same time. To look at one track choose this view mode. ‘Selected Regions’ will show all the values.

It is particularly handy to choose ‘Collapse Mode’ to show only the MIDI notes that are actually in use. The ‘Collapse Mode’ button is directly to the right of the ‘View’ drop-down menu at the top of the editor.

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Production Expert | How To Move Sessions And Projects From One DAW Like Pro Tools To Another Like Studio One Or Logic Pro

Production Expert | How To Move Sessions And Projects From One DAW Like Pro Tools To Another Like Studio One Or Logic Pro

With more and more people using different DAWs, the need to be able to transfer a project from one DAW to another has grown. In this article we are going to show you how to move projects from one DAW, like Pro Tools, Studio and Logic Pro, to another DAW. In this article we will also cover the pitfalls in the export and import processes and how to overcome them.

Moving projects about. Very important to know how to do this.

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

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

  Toggle Channel Strip Solo  S

Toggle the solo state of the selected channel strip. Where to Solo can be confusing. Soloing a channel strip allows all tracks that are assigned to the channel strip to play. Soloing a track affects the selected track(s).

Mute and solo channel strips – Logic Pro X

You can also listen to a channel strip signal alone (solo), silencing all other channel strips. Soloing channel strips is useful when you want to work on a track or region individually; for example, when you’re editing regions on the track, re-recording a part, or adjusting volume curves.

 

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.

 

 Mute and solo regions in the Tracks area – Logic Pro X

You can solo multiple regions by clicking them, then click-holding one of the selected regions with the Solo tool. Playback starts from the position of the pointer until you release the mouse button.

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Select And Operate using Transform User Preset 14 – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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

  Select And Operate using Transform User Preset 14

Today we get a ‘Select and Operate’.

 MIDI Transform window examples – Logic Pro X:

This section provides several usage examples for the MIDI Transform window.

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND