Previous 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 Plug-in Setting or EXS Instrument

Change the settings to the previous setting in the list of settings. At the top of instrument and plugin windows there is a menu to select presets. Below that are left and right arrows which are the “Previous” and “Next” selectors.

I find the buttons convenient for sampling presets.

Work with plug-in settings – Logic Pro X

Choose the next or previous plug-in setting

 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Nudge Region/Event Position Right by Sample – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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

  Nudge Region/Event Position Right by Sample

Move the region one sample to the right. Incredibly fine-grained placement.

Move regions in the Tracks area – Logic Pro X

You can move regions to a different point in the same track, or move them to another track of the same type. You can move an audio region to another audio track, for example, but not to a software instrument track, or vice versa. You can also move regions between open Tracks area windows, or between different open projects.

 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Command    Key Touch Bar
- Main Window Tracks and Various Editors
Nudge Region/Event Position Right by Nudge Value ⌥→
Nudge Region/Event Position Right by Tick
Nudge Region/Event Position Right by Division
Nudge Region/Event Position Right by Beat
Nudge Region/Event Position Right by Bar
Nudge Region/Event Position Right by SMPTE Frame
Nudge Region/Event Position Right by SMPTE Bit
Nudge Region/Event Position Right by 1/2 SMPTE Frame
Nudge Region/Event Position Right by 5 SMPTE Frames
Nudge Region/Event Position Right by Sample
Nudge Region/Event Position Right by 1 ms
Nudge Region/Event Position Right by 10 ms

Set Region Start to Bar – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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

  Set Region Start to Bar

Moves the start of the MIDI region to the beginning of the bar. Only works with MIDI regions. Does not move the start forward in time, only to the beginning of the bar that the region starts in.

Once again I find complete sections of the user manual got removed from Logic Pro X. I am lucky to find answers in the Logic Pro 9 manuals, and fortunately those are still available online…why on earth did they remove the documentation for the tools? Cost of PDF files too much?

Logic Pro 9 User Manual: Resizing Regions

Use the MIDI > Set Region Start to Bar command (or use the corresponding key command) to round the start point of the selected MIDI region to the nearest bar.

 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Nudge Region/Event Position Right by Bar – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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

  Nudge Region/Event Position Right by Bar

Moves the currently selected region or event one bar later.

Move regions in the Tracks area – Logic Pro X

You can move regions to a different point in the same track, or move them to another track of the same type. You can move an audio region to another audio track, for example, but not to a software instrument track, or vice versa. You can also move regions between open Tracks area windows, or between different open projects.

 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Select MIDI Tracks – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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

  Select MIDI Tracks

In the tracks views. Edit>Select Tracks>MIDI.

This selects tracks for external instruments, not software instruments.

The ‘Export All MIDI Tracks as MIDI file…’ command treats all instrument tracks, external and software, as MIDI tracks.

I guess there may be some operations that might be done to this kind of collection of tracks, maybe folders?

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Select Previous Region/Event of Same Type – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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

  Select Previous Region/Event of Same Type

A simple example is to select the previous program change MIDI event in a region. That’s the Event version.

It helps to parse the command into these statements

‘Select Previous Region’ and ‘Select Previous Event of Same Type’.

‘Select Previous Region’ is already defined as the left-arrow key, so this is essentially a redundant command. No need to over-think it.

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Region Automation: Expression – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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

  Region Automation: Expression

I am somewhat curious about the number of Region Automation commands. It is possible that the set is a holdover from Logic Pro 9. If I use the pop-up menu for Region Automation choice I can select any of the 128 MIDI CC messages.

You can choose both the MIDI channel number and the CC message that you want to automate.

Whole programs written to the 16 channels and 128 parameters. The clock is a bit limited by the MIDI implementation.

Looking forward to MIDI 2.0 and what it might bring…

MIDI Clock is 24 PPQN (parts per quarter note)

MIDI Time Code uses absolute time in its messages (the actual time on the clock from the beginning of the song or reference point in hours, minutes, seconds, frames, and subframes). This data can then be translated into SMPTE messages (the kind of synchronization data used in film and television).

Use the Automation/MIDI area in the Piano Roll Editor – Logic Pro X

 

Note: Region-based automation is effectively the same as MIDI Draw in previous versions of Logic Pro. If you had MIDI Draw data in a project created in a previous version of Logic Pro, it appears as region-based automation data.

 

 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Command Key Touch Bar
– Views Showing Time Ruler
Region Automation: Volume
Region Automation: Panorama
Region Automation: Balance
Region Automation: Modulation
Region Automation: Breath
Region Automation: Foot Control
Region Automation: Portamento Time
Region Automation: Expression
Region Automation: Sustain Pedal
Region Automation: Control Change 20
Region Automation: Control Change 21
Region Automation: Control Change 22
Region Automation: Control Change 23
Region Automation: Control Change 24
Region Automation: Control Change 25
Region Automation: Control Change 26
Region Automation: Control Change 27
Region Automation: Control Change 28
Region Automation: Control Change 29
Region Automation: Control Change 30
Region Automation: Control Change 31
Region Automation: Control Change 32
Region Automation: Surround Angle
Region Automation: Surround Diversity
Region Automation: Surround LFE
Region Automation: Channel Pressure
Region Automation: Pitch Bend
Region Automation: Program Change
Region Automation: Note Velocity

Open/Close MIDI Insert 15 Plug-in Window of focused Track – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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

  Open/Close MIDI Insert 15 Plug-in Window of focused Track

Bogus command.

There are only 8 MIDI Insert slots on a software instrument channel. Still.

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Zoom Window ⌃⌘M – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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

  Zoom Window    ⌃⌘M

This is the “traditional” Macintosh window zoom command. Resize the current window to fill the screen leaving room for the menubar and the Dock. The command exists in the menus (handy that) and can be accomplished by clicking on the rightmost button in the window title bar – the green button in normal color displays.

Toggles between the current size of the window and full screen.

There are lots of zoom settings and commands. Combining these with screensets you can create very comfortable (and fast) workflows.

Zoom windows – Logic Pro X

When you zoom in or out, the top-left (and selected) event or region remains in the visible area of the screen. If no selected region or event is visible, zooming is centered around the playhead. If the playhead isn’t visible, the current center of the window is retained.

 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

View: View All – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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

  View: View All

In the EXS24 Zones and Groups menu. Deep dive required.

EXS24 mkII Zones and Groups view – Logic Pro X Instruments

There are two views in the Instrument Editor window: Zones and Groups.

 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Show/Hide Automation A ⌃1⃣ – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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

  Show/Hide Automation   A   ⌃1⃣

Expose the automation lanes for tracks. This is why we have computers for making music 😉

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

Select Project 10 – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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

  Select Project 10

Select one of the open projects. It isn’t clear how Logic decides to number projects, and certainly not clear what they had in mind by allowing us to select 20 different projects.

My experiment was to open project A, open project B, and ‘Select Project 2’. That did nothing. ‘Select Project 1’ did nothing as well. I opened project C. Now ‘Select Project 1’ selects B, and ‘Select Project 2’ selects C. A seems forgotten.

The ‘Next/Previous Project’ commands do not wrap around, so if you are at the end (or beginning) of the internal list the command does nothing.

No idea. 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Show/Hide Auxiliary Channel Strips ⇧3⃣ – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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

  Show/Hide Auxiliary Channel Strips        ⇧3⃣

Shows or hides the AUX channel strips in the mixer windows. There can be a large number of AUX channel strips so giving us some room is a good thing.

The buttons at the top of the mixer windows control which channel strips are visible.

Changing visible channel strips using the buttons does *not* change which channels are visible on the X-Touch.

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Go to End of Last Region ⌥↩ – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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

  Go to End of Last Region   ⌥↩

There is no apparent documentation for this command.

Move the playhead to the end of the last region in the project. This can be a different location from the end of the project which can be reached using the ‘Go to End’ command.

The main menu ‘Navigate’ has commands for going to the start or end of the selection.

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Select Next Take or Comp ⌥⇧↓ – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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

  Select Next Take or Comp   ⌥⇧↓

Unheard of in my days of making music. Now, choose the best parts and put them to good use. The differences between performances and productions…

Comping overview – Logic Pro X

Imagine a scenario in which you have recorded multiple performances of a vocal solo over the same section of a project. You can select the best parts from the different performances and piece them together into a single master take. This is the process of “making a composite take”—commonly referred to as comping—and is achieved by using the Quick Swipe Comping feature. You can also drag or cut the contents of take folders.

 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND