These days Logic Pro makes it easy to mix drums with both Drum Kit Designer and Drum Machine Designer. You can mix each instrument as a single Drummer track. Or you can fine-tune each individual drum exactly how you’d like thanks to Track Stacks and Producer kits.
Nudge Region/Event Length Right by Nudge Value ⌥⇧→
Lengthen the selected Region/Event on the right using the current nudge value.
Use one of the Nudge Region/Event Length key commands.
Quantize 1/8 Swing F
Set the quantization to an eighth note, swing pattern F (swing percentage 71%) The current quantization value is displayed in the Region inspector. There are two controls – the Quantize menu and the value menu.
Swing quantization: The 1/16 Swing A-F settings delay the position of every second point in the quantization grid by a fixed percentage. You can also manually alter the swing factor of any Quantize value.
Attach Symbol: Up-Bow
Add an Up-Bow symbol to the selected note(s).
When Show Advanced Tools is selected in the Advanced preferences pane, you can add notes and other symbols from the Part box in the inspector. The Part box contains a complete collection of score symbols, arranged in groups. You can control which symbols are displayed in the Part box, reorder symbol groups, and open the Part box as a separate, floating window.
Great guitars are easy if the perfect take is perfectly captured. But what if they aren’t? In this article Mike Exeter offers some expert advice on how to deal with guitars which fight back…
I’m often asked about how to get a great guitar sound and it’s easy to resort to the flippant response of “start with a great guitarist, a well set up and brilliant sounding guitar and amp, and put a mic in front of it”
•Increase Last Clicked Parameter by 10 ⇧=
Add 10 to the most recently clicked parameter. Useful in places like region gain, fade values, and others.
I would find it more useful if it worked in any field where numeric input is possible, but the wide range of numbers (MIDI velocity, fader levels, pure numbers) possible makes it unlikely that proper context can be found for every user.
Very useful when working in the Event List.
As useful as it may be, the functions are not defined in the Logic Pro documentation starting with version 10. The missing “Basic Operations” chapter is remarkably useful.
The Plus and Minus keys are assigned to the Increase/Decrease Last Parameter by 1 key commands. As the name suggests, this will increase or decrease any selected parameter value in single units.
Using Shift in conjunction with the Plus and Minus keys accesses the Increase/Decrease Last Parameter by 10 key commands.
Select from Start to Playhead ⇧←
In the Smart Tempo Editor select from the playhead back to the start.
When you open the Smart Tempo Editor, the audio file or MIDI region is displayed along with the tempo analysis results. The entire audio file or MIDI region is shown in the overview, with the visible area of the file highlighted by a colored rectangle. The main display shows the visible part of the file, with the detected beats indicated by orange beat markers. Beat markers for downbeats are displayed more prominently than for other beats.
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Once you’ve captured your primary performance, it’s not uncommon to want to add some MIDI continuous controller message to enhance the part. Maybe it’s via an expression pedal to add some CC 11 data for more refined dynamic movement. Perhaps you want to use some knobs or sliders on your keyboard controller to create some movement of one or more of the soft synth parameters you are triggering.
The esoterica of MIDI recording in the 21st Century.
We’ve highlighted a number of top-notch commercial third-party offerings (and one must-have freebie) here, but the EQs built into most DAWs these days are at least pretty good, if not quite excellent, albeit largely limited to parametrics and multimode filters. As long as you don’t expect much in the way of character, Pultec-style trickery or mastering-grade viability, your stock DAW EQ will more than suffice for bread-and-butter frequency-shaping, so don’t feel like its an inferior option – as ever, if it sounds good, is it good. Indeed, onboard EQ plugins can actually bring their own benefits in the shape of low CPU usage and handy response curve thumbnails embedded in mixer channels.
I have the IK and iZotope tools. Add those to the Logic built-ins (they do have ‘vintage’ character EQs with drive now) and I just don’t need anymore. I do so love the FabFilter interface though…
Delete Take or Comp ⌥⇧⌫
Deletes the most current take or ‘comp’. I don’t do any? studio recording with multiple takes in a row (other than whole songs or phrases) and am not at all fluent in ‘comping’ tracks.
My early learning was strictly live performance of music. I listened to a lot of radio. If I went to a show featuring a band I had heard I was almost invariably disappointed that the band sounded not at all good compared to their records. I had no idea that they could/would stitch together pieces of the music to make the record. Silly me.
You can delete takes and comps from take folders at any time. When deleted, they no longer appear in the take folder’s list of takes and comps. Any comp selections using deleted takes are also removed.
Nudge Region/Event Length Right by 1 ms
Lengthen (on the right edge) the selected region by 1 ms.
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.
Import Region Information ⌃I
Imports the region information. I’m not really clear about where or when I would actually use this.
Import region information from an audio file
- In Logic Pro, add the audio file to another project.
- Select the audio file in the Project Audio Browser.
- Choose Audio File > Import Region Information from the Project Audio Browser menu bar.
The saved region information for that audio file is displayed in the Project Audio Browser and can be used in the current project.
Part Box: 1/1 Note
Select the whole note from the Part Box.
The Score Editor provides visual quantization so that you can control the display of note values without altering the timing of your recordings, and change the displayed musical key without altering the playback of your MIDI recordings.
by Nick Messitte, iZotope Contributor July 1, 2020
VoIP—for years, the bane of engineers who work on podcasts and in broadcasting. Voice over Internet Protocol, or “VoIP” for short, is the mechanism that enables telephone and videophone communication over the internet.
Think of the way a Skype call sounds: that tinny, grating quality is the result of audio data transfer using this protocol—and it’s terrible. Dropouts, blasts of distortion, and a persistent, sibilant resonance are common maladies of audio transferred using VoIP.
Unfortunately, VoIP is more ubiquitous and essential now than ever before. With the growing prevalence and necessity of remote meetings and video calls, engineers are working with VoIP audio on an increasingly regular basis. With that in mind, here are three tips to help optimize your VoIP audio.
Select And Operate using Transform User Preset 6
Select events and transform them using User Preset 6.
The table below describes the operations performed by the MIDI Transform window presets in Logic Pro.
The presets (locked) give a good idea of the kinds of things possible using MIDI Transform.
To select all events that match the conditions, and transform them according to the operations settings: Click Select and Operate.