Set Nudge Value to 1/2 Triplet (1/3) – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Set Nudge Value to 1/2 Triplet (1/3)

Sets the Nudge Value to one half of a triplet. By my reckoning that would be the full value of one of the notes – quarter note triplet – one half is a full quarter note. I’m not sure that I understand when I might want to nudge things like this, unless I was moving something that wasn’t an actual part of the triplet. Hmmm.

Move regions in the Logic Pro Tracks area – Apple Support

You can nudge regions (move them in small increments) left or right using key commands. To nudge regions, you first set the nudge value, then move selected regions by this value. Alternatively, you can nudge regions by a set value.

 

Set Global Edit Mode to Gate ⌃⌥G – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day (KCotD)

shows the Step Sequencer Edit Mode menu with the 11 possible modes
  Set Global Edit Mode to Gate   ⌃⌥G

Sets the edit mode for all of the rows. Just like selecting ‘Gate’ from the menu bar control.

I really need to re-think my idea of step sequencing. Programming a sequencer using visual tools sparks lots of ideas.

Use Step Sequencer edit modes in Logic Pro – Apple Support

Gate: Drag vertically in the step to set the Gate value as a percentage of the step. The Gate value shortens the note length to less than the duration of the step.

Use Step Sequencer edit modes in Logic Pro – Apple Support

The Edit Mode selector in the Step Sequencer menu bar controls the edit mode for all rows in the pattern. Step On/Off mode is always available on the left-side button on the selector. You can choose other edit modes from the menu on the right side of the selector. The chosen edit mode appears on the right-side button. Edit modes include the following:

 

Decrement Loop End for Row ⌥⌘- – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day (KCotD)

  Decrement Loop End for Row ⌥⌘-

Shorten the length of the loop. This command will wait for me to dive in to step sequencing again.

Logic Pro Step Sequencer overview – Apple Support

Using edit modes, you can control different attributes of the note or event triggered by a step. Some edit modes apply to only one row type, while others are common to both types. For note rows, you can change the velocity, pitch, gate time, number of note repetitions in a step, and other attributes. For automation rows, you can change the value of the automated parameter. Edit modes common to both row types include skipping and tying steps, changing the loop start and end point, and changing the step rate

 

Remap To Root Notes – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day (KCotD)

  Remap To Root Notes

I was not born into an era where samplers are “free, fast, and easy”. I decided I didn’t need to spend the $2000+ for a very finicky computer that could only record 10 second clips. Silly me.

Today I would pull out a MacBook Air, attach an audio interface, and do the most amazing sampling, all for less than $2000, and with an interface that is indescribably different.

I’m still not going to jump into an MPCX Professional 😉

Someday when I sample.

Use the Sampler Mapping pane menu bar – Apple Support

Remap to Root Notes: Use to remap all selected zones to their respective root key positions.

 

Import Region Information ⌃I – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Import Region Information    ⌃I

Imports the region information. I’m not really clear about where or when I would actually use this.

Export and import audio region information in Logic Pro – Apple Support

Import region information from an audio file

  1. In Logic Pro, add the audio file to another project.
  2. Select the audio file in the Project Audio Browser.
  3. Choose Audio File > Import Region Information from the Project Audio Browser menu bar.

The saved region information for that audio file is displayed in the Project Audio Browser and can be used in the current project.

Next Sampler Instrument – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Next Sampler Instrument

Switch to the next Sampler Instrument. The Sampler is opaque to me. Some day I may pursue learning about sampling, and probably compare using Sampler or Alchemy for working with samples.

Load and save instruments in Sampler – Apple Support

A sampler instrument is the file type that is loaded into Sampler with the plug-in Settings pop-up menu. When you choose a sampler instrument, the associated audio files are automatically located on the hard disk (or disks) and are loaded into your computer’s RAM.

 

Reset Individual Track Zoom ⌃⌥⌘⌫ – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Reset Individual Track Zoom    ⌃⌥⌘⌫

I *really* need to practice track zooming (display zooming in general) on the 13-inch laptop. I got spoiled by the large screen on the iMac, and never have bothered to really try working with smaller screens (and possibly multiple screens).

First thing to learn is ‘Toggle Zoom Focused Track or Row ⌃Z’ along with ‘Reset Individual Track Zoom’. Add these as well

Reset Individual Track Zoom⌃⌥⌘⌫

Individual Track Zoom Reset for All Tracks⌃⌥⇧⌘⌫

Zoom tracks in Logic Pro – Apple Support

 

In the Tracks area, tracks can be zoomed using the Tracks area zoom controls (and Waveform Zoom slider) and also zoomed independently. When a window is first opened, there is a default zoom setting that provides a compromise between optimal visibility and working space in the Tracks area.

 

 

5 Ways To A Better Mix That Don’t Cost A Penny | Pro Tools

5 Ways To A Better Mix That Don’t Cost A Penny | Pro Tools

Mixing can seem like a dark art reserved for the chosen few, for some mixing their first tracks can send their head in a spin. Great mixers are worth their weight in gold and in high demand, but for many, the chance of ever having a top mix engineer get near your stuff is highly unlikely. Here are 5 ways to a better mix that don’t cost a penny.

16 Considerations for Naming New Instrument Presets — Pro Audio Files

16 Considerations for Naming New Instrument Presets — Pro Audio Files

It is human nature to categorize the world in order to make sense of things, and to perhaps mitigate the overwhelming variety that exists in all facets of our environment. Anyone that studies a subject in-depth will need to implement (and in some cases invent) logical ways to compartmentalize concepts in order to better understand the ideas, not only in isolation but as they relate to the larger body of knowledge. This process is not an easy one, and there can be pitfalls concerning things that fall into grey areas or potentially unique items that may not fit into any established category.

Select Tracks and Set Default Region/Cell Parameters by Region/Cell/Folder – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Select Tracks and Set Default Region/Cell Parameters by Region/Cell/Folder

It isn’t clear what this command actually does. I selected a number of regions on separate tracks. I issued the command. The Region inspector now reads “Audio Defaults”. Nothing has changed on any of the tracks (now all selected) or any of the regions.

Logic Pro Region inspector – Apple Support

If no region is selected, the upper line of the Region inspector displays the text Default Settings. The region parameter settings displayed are applied to newly recorded regions as realtime playback settings.

 

Set Pattern Playback Mode to Ping Pong ⌃⌥P – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Set Pattern Playback Mode to Ping Pong    ⌃⌥P

The human interface to a step sequencer can be daunting. The days of patch-cords are gone, as are toggle switches. Programming the sequencers, and performing with them, is an entirely new world.

Launchpad anyone?

Modify Step Sequencer pattern playback in Logic Pro – Apple Support

Ping-Pong: Playback alternates between left to right and right to left.

Logic Pro Step Sequencer overview – Apple Support

Step Sequencer is inspired by classic hardware step sequencers that have rows of configurable switches or knobs used to generate repeating musical patterns. In Step Sequencer, you create patterns by editing multifunctional steps in the step grid. Each row controls either a sound (which can be a drum kit piece, a note on an instrument, or a range of notes) or an automation parameter (letting you create automation changes over time in the pattern). Each step represents a definable length of musical time–by default, steps are of equal length, but you can change the length for individual rows or steps. You can adjust a wide range of parameters for individual steps, including velocity, pitch, gate time, and more; and edit pattern and row settings including pattern length, row loop start and end points, playback position, and rotation.

Create and customize Drum Machine Designer kits in Logic Pro X – Apple Support

Create and customize Drum Machine Designer kits in Logic Pro X – Apple Support

Create custom Drum Machine Designer kits with more than 2000 kit pieces patches from the Logic Pro sound library or use your own samples.

This is the starting point for making kits and tapping your way to entertainment…

5 Different Ways to Use Software Compressors – Audient

5 Different Ways to Use Software Compressors – Audient

If you asked a room full of audio engineer students what a compressor does, you’d probably get a wide range of responses. “It’s the thing that makes tracks louder!” one may claim. “It’s that plugin David Guetta uses to make his synths pump!” another might say. Is there a single answer? Technically speaking, compressors simply reduce the dynamic range of a signal. Depending on their settings and application, however, compressors can be incredibly useful in a variety of situations. For this tutorial, we’ll be using Ableton’s stock compressors, but any basic software compressor will do. Here are 5 common uses of compressors:

Crop Regions outside Locators or Marquee Selection ⌘\ ⌘3⃣ – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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

  Crop Regions outside Locators or Marquee Selection ⌘\  ⌘3⃣

undocumented command. There are many fine points about regions and how to work with them. They are only documented in the Logic Pro 9 manuals. Time to read Chapter 13 of the Logic Pro 9 manual.

Logic Pro 9 User Manual: Selecting Regions

This action removes all unselected areas from regions which are partly marquee-selected.

 

 Logic Pro 9 User Manual: Creating Your Arrangement

Once you have added your audio and MIDI regions to the Arrange area, you can edit and reorganize them to create an overall arrangement, or project. Most arranging and editing techniques work identically for both audio and MIDI regions. Apple Loops are also handled in a similar fashion. Where handling differs, variations are pointed out in the appropriate sections of this chapter. Note that all operations described with a pluralized heading (regions, for example), apply to one or more selected region(s).

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

9 Tips for Using Reverb with Drums

9 Tips for Using Reverb with Drums

by Nick Messitte, iZotope Contributor August 20, 2019

Some of the reverbs we’ll be working with today
Your drums sound narrow, dry, and small. You need them to sound bigger, so you send them to a concert-hall reverb. That’ll do the trick, right? Probably not. Now all you have are small, narrow drums surrounded by a lot of incongruous reverb.