Load Audio Sample… ⌃F – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Load Audio Sample…    ⌃F

EXS24 software sampler. The keystone of software instruments in Logic Pro X.

This is a tool that I use all the time, the software instruments, but probably will never dive into to create my own instrument. Complex and challenging. I assume that the limited user interfaces on early samplers made it “easier” to work with once having learned the basics. Modern sampler instruments are far more complex.

 

EXS24 mkII Instrument Editor overview – Logic Pro X

The Instrument Editor is used to create and edit sampler instruments. A sampler instrument consists of zones and groups:

 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Create Flex Marker At Previous Transient – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Create Flex Marker At Previous Transient

I think I would use the methods described in the user guide (see below) to create the three Flex Markers with a simple click as opposed to only creating one of them. Difficult to say, very easy to use and manipulate.

Time stretch using flex markers – Logic Pro X

 

In the Tracks area, you edit the timing of audio material using flex markers. After adding flex markers to an audio region, you use them to time stretch—compress or expand—the audio material. The boundaries within which this is done are determined by the preceding and following flex markers, or the region start and end positions if there are no preceding and following flex markers.

 

 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

- Main Window Tracks
Create Flex Marker At Playhead Position F13
Create Flex Marker At Previous Transient F14
Create Flex Marker At Next Transient F15
Slice at Flex Markers

Create 1 Track Automation Point at Region Borders ⌃⇧⌘1 – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Create 1 Track Automation Point at Region Borders  ⌃⇧⌘1

Creates automation points that can be used to change the automation of the entire region. Create the points, grab the “curve” and move it.

Region-based vs. track-based automation – Logic Pro X

Logic Pro offers two types of automation: track-based automation, and region-based automation. Track-based automation can be applied to the entire track, from the beginning to the end of your project. Region-based automation only applies to the specific region the automation parameters are connected to. With track-based automation, if you re-record, move or copy regions (either to another point on the same track, or to another track) the automation data remains tied to the initial point on the track in which it was created. With region-based automation, if you re-record the region, the automation is lost; if you move or copy the region (either to another point on the same track, or to another track) the automation remains with the region. Region-based automation is particularly useful when you are automating instrument parameters.

 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Autoscroll to Selection – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Autoscroll to Selection

The normal behavior of the Mixer window is to scroll to reveal the channel strip of a track that is selected in the Arrange window. If you want the mixer to remain where it is, possibly focused on AUX strips, when you select a track in the Arrange window you need to turn off Autoscroll to Selection.

The command is not mapped to any key. The command is located in the View menu Mixer windows. The command is a “toggle”. Mapping a key command allows you to toggle Autoscroll on and off.

What’s new in Logic Pro 10.4 – Logic Pro X

The responsiveness and performance of the Mixer is improved, particularly for projects with high channel strip counts. In addition, the Mixer provides several new capabilities, including creating a default channel strip configuration, disabling autoscrolling to the selected channel strip, and highlighting channel strips corresponding to a send or routing destination. In addition, selecting multiple channel strips also selects the tracks assigned to them.

 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Deselect All ⌥⇧D – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Deselect All   ⌥⇧D

I keep looking for this command every time I have the entire window filled with selected regions. No convenient place to “click on an empty area” of the Arrange window. I should practice using this

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Go to Marker Number 14 – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Go to Marker Number 14

Another of the numbered marker commands. Not happening for me. I name my markers or use the forward/backward marker commands and buttons on the X-Touch.

Markers overview – Logic Pro X

There are several ways to create and edit markers in Logic Pro. You can view and edit markers in the following work areas:

 

 Navigate using markers – Logic Pro X

You can navigate through your project using markers. This is useful when you want to quickly jump to, and edit, regions or events at a specific position in your project, for example.

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Cycle Preview On/Off ⌃C – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Cycle Preview On/Off    ⌃C

There is a Preview button in the Audio File Editor, the Smart Tempo Editor, and the Project Audio window. When it is on and you press Play the selected audio will loop.

Audio File Editor interface overview – Logic Pro X

Cycle button: Loops playback of the selected area.

 

 Work in the Smart Tempo Editor – Logic Pro X

Cycle button: Turn Cycle mode on or off. If a selection exists, the Cycle region matches the selection. If no selection exists, Cycle mode extends the length of the audio file.

 Project Audio Browser interface – Logic Pro X

Cycle button: Loops playback of the selected audio file or region. Use in combination with the Play button.

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Show Detailed Help ⌘/ – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Show Detailed Help    ⌘/

This is the fastest way to find out how something works. Open the Key Commands Edit window (⌥K), type in a bit of the command name so it appears in the list. Move the cursor over the command and type ⌘/ – if there is help available it will open in the help window.

Remarkably useful.

How to get help – Logic Pro X

 

Logic Pro provides several ways for you to get answers to questions, learn about controls and functions while you’re working, and view detailed information about all aspects of the app. You can also view information directly in the app using the Quick Help feature.

 

 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Select Equal Colored Channel Strips ⇧C – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Select Equal Colored Channel Strips    ⇧C

In the Mixer. Using the visual cues to help work with a project seems more useful with larger/multiple screens. Certainly handy when trying to grab all the AUX channels.

This makes a case for being consistent with color coding.

Channel strip types – Logic Pro X

You use channel strips to process audio or MIDI information that is routed from tracks. The Mixer shows all channel strips in your project, including track channel strips, auxiliary and output channel strips, VCA channel strips, and the master channel strip. When you create a new project, the Mixer already includes channel strips for any audio, instrument, and MIDI tracks in your template, as well as the master channel strip and one or more output channel strips depending on your audio interface. As you add audio, instrument, and MIDI tracks to your projects, channel strips are added to the Mixer for each new track.

 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Tracks area overview – Logic Pro X

Tracks area overview – Logic Pro X

The Tracks area is where you arrange regions to build your project. The Tracks area, located in the center of the Logic Pro main window, shows a visual representation of time moving from left to right. You build your project by arranging regions in rows, called tracks, that run from the beginning to the end of the Tracks area.

It’s like the roadmap.

Projects overview – Logic Pro X

Projects overview – Logic Pro X

A project is a Logic Pro document that contains all of your recordings, the location of media files you add, and all the changes you make. You start working in Logic Pro by creating a project, or opening an existing project. You can have multiple projects open at the same time, and transfer media and other data between them.

This is a good, brief overview of what a project is.

What is Logic Pro? – Logic Pro X

What is Logic Pro? – Logic Pro X

Logic Pro is a powerful, full-featured music app with all the tools you need to create professional-quality music productions. You can record, arrange, and edit audio and MIDI regions, add high-quality effects, mix your music in stereo or surround, and export the final mix in a variety of formats for distribution.

Bird’s eye view of where we are headed…

Quick Intro to Logic for Phil – 2019-09-28

Just keeping notes on what has transpired so far

First goal was to get WAV files from ProTools project into Logic, saved and able to be worked with.

First pass we created a project with 1 audio track. Opened the Project Audio window (command-8). Audio File menu – Add Audio File (control-F). Selected all of the tracks from a tune and added them to project audio. From there we did an option-click on the disclosure triangle to see all the file names. Now we do a Select All and Add to Tracks (command-;) choosing Create New Tracks. Save the project (as a folder) and check all the boxes to make sure all audio gets saved in the project.

Repeated the exercise for a second project, but this time instead of using the free-standing Project Audio window we clicked on the Browsers button for media (far right) to open the project audio section of the arrange window.

We are going to take a different approach, well, I am…template coming up soon.

Add Selected Models – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Add Selected Models

Control Surfaces Setup. Adds the selected control surface models.

Add a control surface to Logic Pro – Control Surfaces Help

Some control surfaces such as Mackie Control are detected automatically when you open Logic Pro. You can add other devices that are not detected automatically using the Setup window. Installation is covered in the setup section for your particular device. Some devices may require different or additional steps, but in most cases you only need to select the name of the device you want to use with Logic Pro, then add it.

 

 

⇧ SHIFT  –  ⌃ CONTROL  –  ⌥ OPTION  –  ⌘ COMMAND

Nudge Region/Event Position Left by SMPTE Bit – Logic Pro X keyboard command of the day

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  Nudge Region/Event Position Left by SMPTE Bit

One of the many nudge commands that can be used without having to set the Nudge Value before using. I would program keyboard commands for the nudge events, probably arrow keys with modifiers. Another useful possibility would be to program the keypad in an arrow pattern – 8 (up) 2 (down) 4 (left) 6 right.

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.

The X-Touch (MCU) has nudge features pre-defined. I would probably use this if I had the X-Touch in front of a display. Currently it is not feasible.

 

 

 Mackie Control Nudge button overview – Control Surfaces Help

 

The NUDGE button allows you to move (nudge) selected audio or MIDI regions (or events) in Small, Large, or Temporary Nudge mode.

 

 

⇧ 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 Left by Nudge Value ⌥←
Nudge Region/Event Position Right by Tick
Nudge Region/Event Position Left by Tick
Nudge Region/Event Position Right by Division
Nudge Region/Event Position Left by Division
Nudge Region/Event Position Right by Beat
Nudge Region/Event Position Left by Beat
Nudge Region/Event Position Right by Bar
Nudge Region/Event Position Left by Bar
Nudge Region/Event Position Right by SMPTE Frame
Nudge Region/Event Position Left by SMPTE Frame
Nudge Region/Event Position Right by SMPTE Bit
Nudge Region/Event Position Left by SMPTE Bit
Nudge Region/Event Position Right by 1/2 SMPTE Frame
Nudge Region/Event Position Left by 1/2 SMPTE Frame
Nudge Region/Event Position Right by 5 SMPTE Frames
Nudge Region/Event Position Left by 5 SMPTE Frames
Nudge Region/Event Position Right by Sample
Nudge Region/Event Position Left by Sample
Nudge Region/Event Position Right by 1 ms
Nudge Region/Event Position Left by 1 ms
Nudge Region/Event Position Right by 10 ms
Nudge Region/Event Position Left by 10 ms
Nudge Region/Event Length Right by Nudge Value ⌥⇧→
Nudge Region/Event Length Left by Nudge Value ⌥⇧←
Nudge Region/Event Length Right by Tick
Nudge Region/Event Length Left by Tick
Nudge Region/Event Length Right by Division
Nudge Region/Event Length Left by Division
Nudge Region/Event Length Right by Beat
Nudge Region/Event Length Left by Beat
Nudge Region/Event Length Right by Bar
Nudge Region/Event Length Left by Bar
Nudge Region/Event Length Right by SMPTE Frame
Nudge Region/Event Length Left by SMPTE Frame
Nudge Region/Event Length Right by SMPTE Bit
Nudge Region/Event Length Left by SMPTE Bit
Nudge Region/Event Length Right by 1/2 SMPTE Frame
Nudge Region/Event Length Left by 1/2 SMPTE Frame
Nudge Region/Event Length Right by 5 SMPTE Frames
Nudge Region/Event Length Left by 5 SMPTE Frames
Nudge Region/Event Length Right by Sample
Nudge Region/Event Length Left by Sample
Nudge Region/Event Length Right by 1 ms
Nudge Region/Event Length Left by 1 ms
Nudge Region/Event Length Right by 10 ms
Nudge Region/Event Length Left by 10 ms