Set Nudge Value to 1/1 Note – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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

  Set Nudge Value to 1/1 Note

That’s a whole note, friends. The list of nudge values is contained in a pop-up menu in the Tool Bar (useful to have this open while exploring.)

Nudge values can be used to adjust positions, and to adjust lengths.

I find nudging to be very useful when trying to align audio tracks (DI and mic on amp), or adjusting rough mixes (imported)  to the proper positions for lining up with the tracks.

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

3rd Party Plug-In Control Surface Parameter Lists – Logic Pro Help

3rd Party Plug-In Control Surface Parameter Lists – Logic Pro Help

Since Logic 9, we have CSParameterOrder.plist files for Logic’s native plug-ins. These can be made for 3rd party plug-ins as well. These lists allow you to reorder or remove parameters as they appear on a supported control surface.

Useful discussion of using parameter lists to change the order of controls when working with control surfaces. The default controls for EQ are great, but many plugins need better arrangements.

I’m still dealing with Smart Controls – a whole different story.

Sync intern/extern – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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

  Sync intern/extern

Turns on/off synchronization. Sync control is a button in the control bar (right side) which has a menu of choices for synchronization.

External synchronization – Logic Pro X

You can use the Sync button to turn external synchronization on or off at any time, without changing the selected synchronization source. This allows you to temporarily disengage Logic Pro X (running as a slave) from an external synchronization master device and could prove useful, for example, if you need to quickly edit a MIDI region while the external synchronization source—tape machine, VTR, and so on—is still running.

 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Go to Marker Number 8 𝍖 8 – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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

  Go to Marker Number 8    𝍖8

Markers by numbers. 20 of them! The idea and concept of jumping around in audio by a number makes no sense to me. Jump to arrangement position (chorus, verse), del signo, even bar numbers for reading a score.

I use markers. I listen to mixes and drop markers where I want to go look. Best for me for listening is to listen on headphones and use the X-Touch (MCU) for transport and inserting markers. Don’t look at the tracks at all.

I posted an entry with the excerpt from the manual – Mackie Control Markers

NB – I have removed all 20 of the keypad go to marker commands. I will eventually find a suitable set of commands to place there. Why waste 20 good key commands? If I want to get to a marker by number I can just use “Go to Marker Number (⌥/ – option-/) and enter the number. I am more likely to use next/previous marker with the set locators feature (Go to next marker and set locators) – option-comma and option-period (⌥, and ⌥.) think left/right

 ⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Friday Tip: Tempo Changes for Already Mixed Songs – Reloaded – PreSonus Blog

Friday Tip: Tempo Changes for Already Mixed Songs – Reloaded – PreSonus Blog

The June 22, 2018 tip covered how to make mastered songs better with tempo changes, but there was some pushback because it wasn’t easy to make these kinds of changes in Studio One. Fortunately, it seems like the developers were listening, because it’s now far easier to change tempo. I’ve been refining various tempo-changing techniques over the past year (and had a chance to gauge reactions to songs using tempo changes compared to those that didn’t), so it seemed like the time is right to re-visit this topic.

Friday Tip: Make Mastered Songs Better with Tempo Changes – PreSonus Blog

Friday Tip: Make Mastered Songs Better with Tempo Changes – PreSonus Blog

n the process of researching an article for Sweetwater.com about what made classic rock sound “classic,” I analyzed tempo variations in songs without click tracks. The consistency of these changes was surprising. Although the changes did not have machine-like precision, they were far from being random or sloppy. They tended to follow particular patterns not only in different songs, but different genres.

Convert Regions to New Sampler Track ⌃E – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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

  Convert Regions to New Sampler Track   ⌃E

This is kind of fun to play with.

Convert audio regions to sampler instruments – Logic Pro X

You can convert audio regions to sampler instruments with the Convert Regions to New Sampler Track function (default key command: Control-E). All selected regions are sequentially mapped—in accordance with their timeline positions—to the specified key range, starting with the lowest note.

 

 Perhaps best described in the Sound on Sound review of the “new” Logic Pro 9 back in 2009…

Apple Logic Pro 9

The snappily named ‘Convert Regions to New Sampler Track’ command makes it possible to trigger audio regions via EXS24 in one of two ways. First, you can create an EXS24 instrument that maps an audio region so that it can be triggered from one MIDI note, making it easy to recreate ’80s-style st-st-stuttering effects. Or — very neatly — you can ask Logic to create a new EXS24 instrument based on the transients detected in the audio region. In this way, rather like ReCycle and similar loop-based tools, Logic will slice up the audio region and assign each slice to be triggered by a different note. You can specify the range of notes that will be used, which is handy if you want to turn a drum loop into a playable kit on your MIDI keyboard, for example.

 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Show/Hide Instrument Name – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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

  Show/Hide Instrument Name

I don’t seem to be able to find what, exactly, this is Showing/Hiding…

Hmmm.

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Recall Screenset 8 8 – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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

  Recall Screenset 8    8

Think of Screensets as workspaces. You can display windows, position them, zoom tracks as needed for a part of a workflow and save everything in place.

Keep reiterating. Use screensets. Come to depend on them.

Create, recall, and switch screensets – Logic Pro X

You position windows in a layout that suits the way you work. This layout of various windows, including their display size, zoom levels, position, and other settings, is called a screenset. Once defined, you can save, and freely switch between different screensets, much as you might between different computer displays.

 

 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Select Project 2 – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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

  Select Project 2

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

Open Piano Roll… ⌘4 – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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

  Open Piano Roll…    ⌘4

Opens the Piano Roll editing interface in its separate window. To open the Piano Roll editor at the bottom of the arrange window double click on a MIDI region or click on the Scissor button on the left of the arrange window.

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Note “A” H – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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

  Note “A”   H

With the Step Input Keyboard open you can use the keyboard to enter notes – one octave – arranged (sort of) like a piano keyboard.

Step Input Keyboard – Logic Pro X

Table reflects default keyboard shortcuts included in the U.S. factory preset.

 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Command    Key Touch Bar
- Step Input Keyboard
Note “C” A
Note “C#” W
Note “D” S
Note “D#” E
Note “E” D
Note “F” F
Note “F#” T
Note “G” G
Note “G#” Y
Note “A” H
Note “A#” U
Note “B” J

Apply Transform User Preset 13 to selected Events – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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

  Apply Transform User Preset 13 to selected Events

The MIDI Transform window can be opened from the Window menu, or by entering ‘⌘9’. There are 30 ‘Apply Transform User Preset … to selected Events’.

Use transform sets – Logic Pro X:

1. Choose Create New Transform Set from the Presets pop-up menu.

2. Set conditions and operations.

3. Select the “Hide unused parameters” checkbox. This helps to avoid changes to conditions and operations that aren’t required for (or may disturb) your transform set.

4. Choose New Parameter Set (Number) from the Presets pop-up menu. Enter a new name for your transform set.

This transform set now appears at the bottom of the Presets list in all MIDI Transform windows for this project. You should consider saving your user transform sets in one or more template projects. This way, they are always available to you in all future projects.

 

Tip: Renaming an existing transform set creates a new transform set that is identical to the original. The existing (source) transform set is retained.

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Attach Symbol: Jazz 2 – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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

  Attach Symbol: Jazz 2

 Used in the Score Editor. Only available as a key command (not in any menu). I previously posted a scoring command in one of the first entries – “Attach Symbol: Pizzicato” – which basically punted the explanation. I learn.

I have searched through the available documentation for Logic Pro X and can find nothing that explains what this command does, or what are the symbols labelled “Jazz”. Nothing. Crickets. I continued my search on the internet (where I discovered my lack of proper work, see above link) and found some interesting pointers. The first real clue came from the “Logic Express 7 – User Manual” in the discussion of the Part Box. Lots of words about palettes and floating palettes. Hmmm. Not happening in Logic Pro X.

 

Logic Express 7 - Jazz Symbols

Note that there are 7 symbols, but only 6 commands. Odd.

I can now state that today’s command will attach the first Jazz symbol (highlighted in the picture) to the note(s) selected in the score window. Ta-da!

There is a decent description of the Part Box and how to use it in the Logic Pro 9 documentation as well. It is basically the same, with the same methods for use.

The Part Box changed dramatically in Logic Pro X! It doesn’t work the same way. Apparently all of the visual cues from Logic 9 documentation – screenshots of sections in the part box – were removed and replaced with some different textual description of what is where and what it does.

A first-time user of Logic will be utterly lost. No names for the palettes. The revenge of the icon driven user interface. Labels (at least show some text if I hover over it) could be provided.

I am grumpy. I need to “check my work” and make sure that the new, iBooks-only, version of the documentation is incomplete…back in a moment.

Wow…

Reset note attributes
You can reset all note attributes to their default settings if you decide you don’t want to keep your changes. When resetting note attributes, be aware that all symbols directly attached to notes (accents, fermatas, jazz symbols, and so on) are deleted.

Excerpt From: Apple Inc. “Logic Pro X User Guide.” Apple Books. https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/logic-pro-x-user-guide/id960809726?mt=11

 

Pop/Jazz (3/5/7-all): 5ths, 3rds, and 7ths are changed in this mode. It’s great for Pop and Jazz styles, especially when using sustained chords. It’s less suitable for polyphonic music, as the detuning of the natural 7th is significant. This mode should always be used with a Depth of 90% or 100%, as other values render the natural 7th acoustically ineffective.

Excerpt From: Apple Inc. “Logic Pro X User Guide.” Apple Books. https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/logic-pro-x-user-guide/id960809726?mt=11

Above you will see the three occurrences of the word “jazz” in the latest documentation. First reference to jazz symbols is in the bit about what gets deleted when you reset note attributes.

Kind of unfortunate. I will be keeping my old Logic documentation (whatever I can scour) so I might be able to take full command of the current version.

 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

 

Command    Key Touch Bar
- Score Editor
Attach Symbol: Jazz 1
Attach Symbol: Jazz 2
Attach Symbol: Jazz 3
Attach Symbol: Jazz 4
Attach Symbol: Jazz 5
Attach Symbol: Jazz 6

Logic Pro X: Resize regions in the Tracks area

Logic Pro X: Resize regions in the Tracks area

You can shorten both audio and MIDI regions so that only part of the region plays. You can lengthen MIDI regions to add silence to the beginning or end of the region. In addition, you can resize the common edge of two adjacent regions to control the transition between them and remove overlaps.

My latest exercise had me using ‘Edit>Trim>Fill within Locators’ followed by ‘Join Regions’ followed by ‘Set Region Start to Playhead position’. Locators were at the beginning and ending of the project.

Follow that with ‘Bounce and Replace Tracks’. I need to remember to create a new alternative before I do the replace…

Alternative 1 – mix as printed for release

Alternative 2 – make all audio tracks single region for processing

Alternative 3 – bounce and replace tracks

Interesting note – Folder stacks get bounced as well, effectively giving me a VCA stem…it also bounces the mix bus if it is a track!