Clean up Project… – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day (KCotD)

  Clean up Project…

I would start with the ‘Consolidate Project’ command –

 Consolidate assets in a Logic Pro project – Apple Support

Using the Consolidate command, you can create a “consolidated” copy of a project, and select which types of assets are copied into the consolidated project.

Clean up Logic Pro projects – Apple Support

Clean up project files

  1. In Logic Pro, choose File > Project Management > Clean Up.
  2. In the dialog that appears, select the checkboxes for the cleanup options you want to apply to the current project.
    • Delete Unused Files: Files not used in any project alternative are deleted from the project, and removed from the Project Audio Browser.
    • Note: Selecting Delete Unused Files will also select Delete Backups.
    • Delete Backups: Backups for all project alternatives are deleted from the project.
  3. Click OK.
  4. A dialog appears, showing all of the files to be deleted from the project. To keep any individual files from being deleted from the project, deselect the Delete checkbox for those files.
  5. Click OK.

Delete Selected Audio File Group(s) – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day (KCotD)

  Delete Selected Audio File Group(s)

Remove the grouping of the audio files. The files are not deleted. The group is deleted.

You cannot delete a group that is based on file attributes or selected regions, choose a different grouping mechanism.

Sort, group, and rename audio files in Logic Pro – Apple Support

Select the files you want to group, choose View > Create Group, enter a name in the Name field, then press Enter.

Select the files you want to group, then choose one of the following from View > Group Files by:

  • Location: Creates groups that are alphabetically sorted by the names of the parent folders of selected files. Folder names are automatically used as group names.
  • File Attributes: Creates groups based on the attributes of selected files (file type, stereo/mono, bit depth). Group names are displayed as a summary of the file attributes—16 bit Mono AIFF, for example).
  • Selection in Tracks: Creates groups based on regions selected in the Tracks area. Group names are based on the first of the selected regions.

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Show Both, Live Loops Grid and Tracks View ⌥B – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day (KCotD)

  Show Both, Live Loops Grid and Tracks View    ⌥B

DIsplay both the Live Loops Grid and the Tracks View in the Main Window Tracks area.

How the Live Loops grid and Tracks area interact in Logic Pro – Apple Support

On each track in Logic Pro, you can listen to either a cell in the Live Loops grid or a region in the Tracks area—never both simultaneously. When you start a cell, any regions on the same track become inactive. When you stop a cell, the regions are not immediately reactivated; you need to use buttons in the Divider column or key commands to do this.

Create Lane ⌥⌘N – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day (KCotD)

  Create Lane    ⌥⌘N

The comparison between lanes in the Step Editor and tracks in the Tracks area is helpful.

The Step Editor should not be confused with the Step Sequencer.

The Step Editor allows you to create detailed editing windows for MIDI events that can contain lots of details that need to be attended to.

Logic Pro Step Editor Overview – Apple Support

Lane: Each MIDI event type, be it a note or MIDI controller, is arranged from top to bottom in horizontal lanes much like the track lanes shown in the Tracks area. The type of event shown, and controlled, on each lane is freely configurable. You do this by setting Lane parameters (for each lane) in the inspector. For more information, see Logic Pro lane parameters overview.

 

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Enharmonic Shift: # ⇧3 – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day (KCotD)

  Enharmonic Shift: #    ⇧3

Change the notation for the current note(s) to the enharmonic spelling using sharps. A rare occurrence, but sometimes necessary.

Change how accidentals appear in a score in Logic Pro – Apple Support

By default, the display of accidentals depends on the chosen key signature. Using note attributes, you can change flats to sharps, and vice versa. For information about setting the key signature, see Add key and time signature changes to a score in Logic Pro.

 

Nudge Region/Event Position Right by Beat – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day (KCotD)

  Nudge Region/Event Position Right by Beat

Move the currently selected region(s) to the right by one beat.

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.

 

Move Region to Recorded Position ⌥⇧⌘R – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day (KCotD)

  Move Region to Recorded Position    ⌥⇧⌘R

Simple in concept. If I have moved a region on a track, and I want it to be placed back at the original point, move to recorded position seems perfect.

I was surprised with my test case, a song that was extracted from an hour-long set. I created regions for the tracks and exported the audio to work in a smaller project. When I sliced out a region, moved it, and tried to move it back I got a warning that the project had different time. Logic offered to offset time so I could place the audio at 1:43:10. This is actually useful if I want to refer back to the original full set recording.

Move regions in the Logic Pro Tracks area – Apple Support

This command only works for timestamped audio files, such as those recorded in the current project, and imported Broadcast Wave or SDII files. Timestamped files are indicated by a clock symbol in the Project Audio Browser.

 

Open/Close MIDI Insert 14 Plug-in Window of focused Track – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day (KCotD)

  Open/Close MIDI Insert 14 Plug-in Window of focused Track

Opens (closes) the 14th MIDI Insert plug-in. That’s an awful lot of MIDI inserts on a channel.

Use MIDI plug-ins in Logic Pro – Apple Support

MIDI plug-ins are inserted in software instrument channel strips and process or generate MIDI data—played from a MIDI region or a MIDI keyboard—in real time. Included are the Arpeggiator, Chord Trigger, and Modulator, along with plug-ins for transposition, randomization and other processing. Scripter enables you to create your own MIDI processing and generation scripts.

MIDI plug-ins are connected in series before the audio path of a software instrument channel strip.

MIDI plug-ins have a MIDI input, the MIDI processor, and a MIDI output. The output signals sent from MIDI plug-ins are standard MIDI events such as MIDI note or controller messages.

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Assign To Exclusive Group: 2 – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day (KCotD)

  Assign To Exclusive Group: 2

Assigns the currently selected pad to exclusive group 2. There are 8 exclusive groups.

The description of exclusive groups using the hi-hat as an example explains the concept succinctly and clearly.

Use Logic Pro Drum Machine Designer pad controls – Apple Support

Exclusive Group: Choose a group for the pad. You can assign multiple pads to the same group. As soon as one drum sound in the group is triggered, all other sounds in that same group are stopped. For example, you could group three pads with open, semi-closed, and closed hi-hat sounds. Only one of these sounds can be played at a time, mirroring the behavior of real hi-hats.

 

Event Channel -1 – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day (KCotD)

  Event Channel -1

Decrement the channel number of the selected events.

This is a quick way of changing the (potential) instrument for a given MIDI event. Valuable when working with multi-channel software instruments or external devices.

Assign notes to voices and staffs in Logic Pro – Apple Support

In cases where the division between voices needs to be more flexible, you can separate voices by assigning each voice to a different MIDI channel. This allows voices to cross while still being displayed independently. Notes not assigned to any MIDI channel are not displayed, allowing you to “hide” notes from display (such as improvised parts or trill notes, for example). This does not affect playback, but only the display of notes in the score (the playback channel is determined by the setting in the Track inspector).

 

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Attach Symbol: Left Hand – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day (KCotD)

  Attach Symbol: Left Hand

Decidedly frustrating. I cannot find anything that indicates which symbol will be attached to a score when using this command. There is no description of what all of the symbols in the part boxes mean. Executing this command with a note selected in a score shows no visible change.

I have watched tutorial videos, read manuals. No help. Can’t find them.