Attach Symbol: Staccato – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Attach Symbol: Staccato

Add a staccato marking to a note in the score. The behavior of the staccato marking is controlled in the Project Score Preferences – MIDI Meaning. You can set the length and velocity of the notes that are marked with the symbol.

Add notes and other symbols to multiple regions – Logic Pro X

You can add notes and other score symbols to multiple selected regions at the same time position. This makes it easy to double parts in unison, for example, or add the same dynamic marks to multiple instrument parts playing together. Adding symbols to multiple selected regions works for all score symbols represented by an event, including notes, dynamic marks, clefs, pedal markings, and even text.

 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Open Install – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Open Install

Open the ‘Install’ panel for Control Surfaces. The menu command is local to the Control Surfaces ‘Setup…’ menu. Not really a candidate for automation.

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Set Rounded Locators and Play – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Set Rounded Locators and Play

I have claimed that this is a more useful command than ‘Set Locators and Play’. Rounds the locators to the nearest barlines and starts playback.

Use the Marquee tool to highlight part of a region, press ⇧⌃⌥⌘UC and off we go. I have programmed the keypress, add the ‘C’ and Cycle is turned on. 

Use the cycle area – Logic Pro X

 

Set Rounded Locators and Play and Set Rounded Locators and Record: Rounds the position of the locators to the barline that is nearest to the beginning and end points of the selected regions or events, and starts playback or recording.

 

 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Create 2 Track Automation Points at Region Borders ⌃⇧⌘2 – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Create 2 Track Automation Points at Region Borders    ⌃⇧⌘2

This creates automation points that effectively give you an automation ‘curve’ for the region selected, and an automation ‘curve’ for the before-region and the after-region. Basically you can simply adjust the automation ‘inside’ the region.

The ‘Automate mix and effect settings’ section of the manual is a very good read.

Add and adjust automation points – Logic Pro X

To add two automation points at each region border: Select the region, then choose Mix > Create Track Automation > Create 2 Automation Points at Region Borders.

This pointer to a video from Eli Krantzberg is very enlightening about automation points.

Logic Pro Expert | Learn The Secret Handshake and Become a Member of Logic’s Hidden Automation Key Combination Elite – learning at the elbow of the internet

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

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

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  Show/Hide Signature Track

Displays time signature and key signature below the rulers. Sometimes it’s nice to be able to see where you are at a glance. I’m used to printed scores, so seeing the Signature track is a bit different.

Time and key signatures overview – Logic Pro X

Time and key signatures are global events that affect all tracks in a project. When you create a new project, you can set the time and key signature in the Project Chooser. You can view time and key signatures in the Signature track, the Signature List, and the Score Editor, and add and edit signature changes in a variety of ways.

 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Snap Mode: Quarter Frames – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Snap Mode: Quarter Frames

Sets the ‘snap to grid’ value to quarter frames. I often wondered how people got the music and the video to line up so well. Frames (and fractional frames) are just the thing.

Work with absolute time code – Logic Pro X

The production process for video, film, or TV commercials is different from music production. Synchronization is always used, unlike in music production, where it is not always required. You need to work in absolute time: hours, minutes, seconds, and frames, rather than in bars and beats. Edits to the video, including changes to scene length, additional cuts, the use of slow or fast motion, and dialogue changes (or “redos”) are among the many situations that you will encounter when creating or editing a soundtrack.

 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Go to Next Marker And Set Locators ⌥. – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Go to Next Marker And Set Locators ⌥.

Move to the next marker (you did make markers, didn’t you?) and set the locators. This makes it easy to move to the next section of the project and have the transport all ready for work.

I don’t use markers well enough. I should remember my piano training (Dr. Erlings) and do the 50,000 ft overview followed by finding the sections of the project. Set the markers to help make sense of things.

I need serious work in identifying song structure in the current world of music.

Dedicate some hours to working with markers – and the X-Touch!

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Snap to Grid On/Off ⌘G – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Snap to Grid On/Off    ⌘G

Disable Snap mode. Sometimes you don’t necessarily want the event to move. Using the key command is almost essential since the pointer is occupied with the positioning of the event.

Snap items to the grid – Logic Pro X

The Tracks area includes a grid that helps you align regions, automation points, and other items with the time divisions in the ruler. When you perform any of the following actions, the items move according to the current Snap value:

 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Select Instrument Channel Strips ⇧S – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Select Instrument Channel Strips    ⇧S

In Mixer windows. Selects all of the instrument channels. Using the Mixer and channel strip commands to help organize a project makes some sense. Most of my work is mixing, so a lot of my time is spent in the mixer windows. 

I spend a lot of time in the Arrange window trying to identify audio, and arrange the tracks for eventual inclusion in track stacks. I should try auditioning and identifying the audio in the Project Audio window, and make sure that I name the audio regions appropriately.

Definitely an exercise that I should work with.

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Command    Key Touch Bar
- Global Commands
Create Group for Selected Channel Strips / Tracks
Add Selected Channel Strips to Selected Groups
Remove Selected Channel Strips from Selected Groups

- Various Editors
Select Same Channels ⇧H

- Mixer
Select Audio Channel Strips ⇧A
Select Instrument Channel Strips ⇧S
Select Auxiliary Channel Strips ⇧F
Select Output Channel Strips ⇧O
Select MIDI Channel Strips ⇧E
Select Equal Colored Channel Strips ⇧C
Select Muted Channel Strips ⇧M
Select Previous (Left) Channel Strip ←
Select Next (Right) Channel Strip →
Create Tracks for Selected Channel Strips ⌃T
Create Track Stack for Selected Channel Strips
Flatten Track Stack for Selected Channel Strips
Mixer Undo for selected Channel Strips
Mixer Redo for selected Channel Strips

Select Project 11 – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Select Project 11

I will enter this command today. I spent another 30 minutes trying to figure out what number gets assigned to a project – it appears to be the order in which they are opened *but* if you close a project all projects that were higher numbered will shift down by one.

Hmmm.

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Octave 1 – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Octave 1

Set the octave of the Step Input Keyboard. Will set the octave starting at C1.

A more typical case would be to use the Z and X keys for shifting octaves – just like on little 25 key keyboards with octave up/down buttons.

I suspect that with practice I could become a MIDI note “touch-typist”.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

Command    Key Touch Bar
- Step Input Keyboard
Octave 0 ⌃⌥⇧⌘0
Octave 1 ⌃⌥⇧⌘1
Octave 2 ⌃⌥⇧⌘2
Octave 3 ⌃⌥⇧⌘3
Octave 4 ⌃⌥⇧⌘4
Octave 5 ⌃⌥⇧⌘5
Octave 6 ⌃⌥⇧⌘6
Octave - 2 ⇧Z
Octave - 1 Z
Octave + 1 X
Octave + 2 ⇧X

Go to Marker Number… ⌥/ – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Go to Marker Number…   ⌥/

If I am going to go to a numbered marker I suspect that I will actually be sitting at a keyboard. This is the appropriate command for numbered markers – keypress, enter number, return.

Markers overview – Logic Pro X

When Show Advanced Tools is selected in the Advanced preferences pane, you can use markers to tag different parts of a project, and quickly select the parts for playback, arranging, and editing. Markers can help you organize your project, and also act as storage areas for locator positions.

 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Show/Hide Cables ⌃C – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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

  Show/Hide Cables    ⌃C

Show the cables in the Environment window.

Make multiple cable connections – Logic Pro X

There is no limit to the number of cables that you can plug in to a destination object. All MIDI signals are mixed at the object’s input.

 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Stem Position: Center – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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

  Stem Position: Center

Move note stems to the center of the note head. Looks odd. I can’t find a reference to where centered stems are used in notation. The internet is not helpful today. I don’t think I will worry about it 😉

Change stem direction, length, and beaming – Logic Pro X

By default, a note’s stem direction and length depend on the settings in the Staff Style window. You can change these attributes to improve readability; for example, to group notes meant to be played as a voice in a polyphonic passage.

 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Toggle Hide Group 22 – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Toggle Hide Group 22

Hmm. 32 groups. The keyboard commands for 1 through 9 are ⌃⇧1 to ⌃⇧9 .

The commands do what I expect. If there is a group numbered ‘n’ the command toggles the view of the tracks/channels. Hidden, but not like “Hide Track”.

Groups are “mixer groups”. The overview helps us get started. It is a good thing to read through all of the sections talking about groups.

Groups overview – Logic Pro X

The Mixer groups feature is only available when Show Advanced Tools is selected in the Advanced preferences pane.

 

 It appears that ‘Toggle Hide Group nn’ only works when the Arrange window is in front. The channel strips do toggle their visibility in all the windows.

Adjusting ‘group’ volume causes me to consider VCAs – a channel can only be controlled by one VCA, but a channel can be in multiple groups which may be able to control the volume fader.

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND