Collapse/Expand All Inspector Tiles – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

  Collapse/Expand All Inspector Tiles

This is a very handy tool. The typical way to collapse/expand things is to click on the disclosure triangle by the name e.g., “Quick Help”, “Region”, and “Track”. If I want to work with the channel strip inspector I often have to move my mouse around and collapse inspectors that are hiding the top of the channel strip. I can move the mouse to the closest inspector and option-click the handle to collapse/expand all the inspectors.

This is a nice additional way to “clear the deck”.

Sometimes I wish I could rearrange the order of the inspectors.

 

Optimize File(s)… ⌃O – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

  Optimize File(s)...    ⌃O

Removes unused audio. It reads like if I have a file with 5 regions and I delete the middle 2 then a new audio file will be created that is the 3 remaining regions. This is not the case in my simple experiments.

General advice is – do not use this command – whatever savings might be achieved isn’t worth the potential of destroying the audio files in your project.

Add and delete audio files in Logic Pro – Apple Support

Logic Pro determines which (file) segments are not contained in any of the regions used in the Tracks area. These segments are deleted, and the remaining portions of the audio file are retained and aligned side-by-side in the file. The regions in the Project Audio Browser are redefined and the project is automatically saved.

 

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

  Create 2 Track Automation Points at Every Region Border    ⌃⌘2

Creates two automation points at every region border. Essentially this creates an automation curve that will effect each region when moved. Compare that to one automation point which will change the automation for the entire track.

Add and adjust automation points in Logic Pro – Apple Support

To create changes over time to volume, pan, and effects settings, you add automation points to a track’s automation curve at different places, and then adjust the automation points so the value of the setting changes. You can adjust automation points by moving them up or down to a new value or by moving them left or right to a new point in the timeline. Numerical values are displayed alongside each automation point. You can also raise or lower the value of MIDI parameters associated with notes in instrument tracks or Drummer tracks. Note and numerical values are displayed alongside each MIDI data point. You can also add automation points at selection area or region borders.

 

Set Locators/Loop by Regions/Events/Marquee and Enable Cycle/Loop ⌘U – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

  Set Locators/Loop by Regions/Events/Marquee and Enable Cycle/Loop  ⌘U

Set the locators based on the current selection. I usually prefer the action of setting the locators by command as opposed to using the auto-set locators.

Use the cycle area in Logic Pro – Apple Support

Set Locators by Regions/Events/Marquee: Sets the locators at the start and end points of the selected regions or events, or the marquee selection.

Select Members of Group 44 – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

  Select Members of Group 44

One the phantom group commands – there are currently only 32 groups available.

Overview of groups in Logic Pro – Apple Support

Prior to mixing, you may find it useful to define some logical channel strip groups. You could, for example, group all drum channel strips under one drum group. This would allow you to control the group meters (volume, pan, mute, solo, sends, and so on) using a single control, while still maintaining the relative parameter values of each channel strip.

 

Play from Selection ⇧˽ 2⃣  – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

  Play from Selection    ⇧˽ 2⃣   

Play audio from the current selection (start of selection). A very typical usage is to highlight something with the Marquee tool (I use the secondary tool – command held down as opposed to having marquee regions in the lower half of a track).

Control playback in Logic Pro with the transport buttons – Apple Support

You can use the transport buttons in the control bar to control playback, or to set the playhead position. You can click the buttons to activate or deactivate functions, or use the corresponding key commands to speed up your workflow.

Show Tool Menu T – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

  Show Tool Menu T

Displays the Tool Menu at the location of the cursor. This works in the Arrange window. Acts a lot  like a contextual menu. Tools can be selected with two keystrokes – ‘T’ and the letter for the tool.

Tool key commands in Logic Pro – Apple Support

The following table reflects default Tool key commands included in the U.S. factory preset

How To Use UA Console With Zoom Or Any Remote Application – Free Tutorial | Production Expert

How To Use UA Console With Zoom Or Any Remote Application – Free Tutorial | Production Expert

In this article Mike Exeter gets to grips with UA Console and looks in detail at how to set up your system for streaming and collaborative workflows online. Console has loopback capabilities but they are presented rather differently and a little explanation makes things much simpler. We have the details.

Add Region/Cell to Loop Library… ⌃⇧O – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

  Add Region/Cell to Loop Library…    ⌃⇧O

This command was renamed from “Add Region to Loop Library” to “Add Region/Cell to Loop Library”. Adding cells from the sequencers seems like a very fine way to create your own loops.

Create your own Apple Loops in Logic Pro – Apple Support

You can create Apple Loops from your own audio and software instrument recordings. When you create an Apple Loop from a region, it’s added to the loop library and appears in the Loop Browser, so that you can use it in other projects.

 

Editing and Mixing 68 Socially-Distant Orchestra Members Into One Composite Performance | Production Expert

Editing and Mixing 68 Socially-Distant Orchestra Members Into One Composite Performance | Production Expert

This is why the Wisconsin Youth Symphony reached out to our studio. They wanted us to put together individual videos of each member of the orchestra so the students could have a “performance.” The students would film on their own at home, send us the files, and our team would create a composite video and mix the audio. The song? Rossini’s William Tell Overture Finale.

Save Channel Strip Setting as… – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

  Save Channel Strip Setting as...

Save the channel strip settings. Name, inputs, outputs, inserts, et al.

Found in the menu of the “Setting” menu/button in channel strip views (inspector, mixer).

Work with channel strip settings in Logic Pro – Apple Support

Channel strip settings (CST files) are specific to each channel strip type. Instrument channel strips feature a number of instrument settings, separated into instrument, GarageBand, and Jam Pack categories. Audio channel strips offer effect routings optimized for particular instrument, vocal, and other processing tasks. Similarly, output and auxiliary channel strips provide channel strip settings for particular mastering or sweetening processes. For more information on using effects plug-ins, see Overview of plug-ins in Logic Pro.

 

How to perform with Live Loops in Logic Pro X 10.5: a step-by-step guide

How to perform with Live Loops in Logic Pro X 10.5: a step-by-step guide

Though they’re terrific for transforming studio-based productions, Live Loops are equally powerful when used for live performance. We demonstrate how this effective feature can take tracks from the studio to the stage.
Mark Cousins – MusicTech

Quantize 1/16 Swing C – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

  Quantize 1/16 Swing C

Quantize the region on sixteenth notes with swing pattern C. As always the precision of computers can “help” us create very well aligned music. It doesn’t sound natural. Most humans can’t perform with such precision. The quantize commands can be used to “help” the  computer be less precise (in a very precise way) or more human.

Sometimes quantization is referred to as “humanization”…so not.

Logic Pro Quantize parameter values – Apple Support

Swing C
58%

Quantize regions in Logic Pro – Apple Support

Quantizing involves the rhythmic correction of audio or MIDI regions to a specific time grid. Any notes not played in time are moved to the nearest position on the grid.

  

Snap Automation Mode: 1/4 Note – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

  Snap Automation Mode: 1/4 Note

Set automation points/actions to align on 1/4 note boundaries.

Snap automation to grid position in Logic Pro – Apple Support

You can snap track automation to grid positions. You can choose if you want automation to automatically use the division value chosen in the Snap menu, or you can choose a different snap value for automation.

Best Logic Pro Launchpad grid controllers for Live Loops – 9to5Mac

Best Logic Pro Launchpad grid controllers for Live Loops – 9to5Mac

It’s time to take full control of Apple’s latest production technologies with Novation’s Live Loops and Logic Pro Launchpad grid controllers. The Live Loops grid-based environment is a wonderful experience with a connected iPad, allowing for a more immersive approach to your cells via the Logic Remote app. But Live Loops also brings with it official support for a wide range of those colorful and affordable grid controllers from Novation. For compatible models, functionality details, and more, hit the jump.