Toggle Hide Group 63 – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Toggle Hide Group 63

Change the hide state of group 63. There is no group 63. The maximum group is 32. Maybe in a future release.

Still keeping groups in mind. Possibly use groups during mix and routing setup, then disabling during mixing.

Possibly a combination of a group for every summing stack?

Overview of groups in Logic Pro – Apple Support

You can also automate a group. This lets you easily set the change for parameters of a group of channel strips over the course of a project. For example, you may wish to group all of your guitar channel strips together and have all of their relative volumes change at the same time throughout your project. For more information on automation, see Overview of automation in Logic Pro.

 

Close Project ⌥⌘W – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Close Project    ⌥⌘W

Close the current project. If there are any unsaved changes Logic will prompt you to save the changes.

‘Close Project without saving’  is ⌃⌥⌘W

Save Logic Pro projects – Apple Support

Logic Pro autosaves your work so that you don’t lose important changes if the app quits unexpectedly. Logic Pro shows a dialog when you reopen the project, asking if you want to use the autosaved version. If you choose not to, Logic Pro opens the last manually saved version of the project.

 

Toggle Hide Group 39 – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Toggle Hide Group 39

Toggle between showing and hiding channels in group 39. This command is defined, but does not exist. There are currently only 32 groups possible (Logic Pro 10.6.1)

Overview of groups in Logic Pro – Apple Support

Prior to mixing, you may find it useful to define some logical channel strip groups. You could, for example, group all drum channel strips under one drum group. This would allow you to control the group meters (volume, pan, mute, solo, sends, and so on) using a single control, while still maintaining the relative parameter values of each channel strip.

 

Rename Track Alternative by Selected Region – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Rename Track Alternative by Selected Region

Name the current track alternative with the name of the selected region.

Handy way to keep the arrangement window clear and informative.

Track alternatives were not available when I first started using Logic. Not being a person to “comp tracks” the whole process seemed opaque. I need to investigate the use of track alternatives as opposed to alternative versions of a project.

Use track alternatives in Logic Pro – Apple Support

You can create and edit track alternatives and switch between them. Each alternative can contain different regions or arrangements, while sharing the same channel strip and plug-ins. Track alternatives are like “playlists” for individual tracks that can be used to try out different ideas or archive tracks at different stages of development.

 

Set Nudge Value to Sample ⌃⌥S – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Set Nudge Value to Sample    ⌃⌥S

Sets the nudge value to a sample.

This allows for extremely fine adjustment to the location of audio. One practical application would be to adjust bass tracks that were recorded with a DI and with a microphone on the amplifier. The DI signal will sound sooner than the amped signal. This typically doesn’t sound so good. Adjusting the DI track forward by a few samples (or move the amped track backward) can make the sound much better.

If multiple instruments were captured by microphones at the same time I would move the DI forward. If it’s only the bass tracks it doesn’t matter which one you move.

NB check the phase of the two signals. Flipping the phase can make an enormous difference in the sound.

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.

 

Rotate Left by Nudge Value ⌃⌥⌘← – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Rotate Left by Nudge Value    ⌃⌥⌘←

Rotate the contents of the selected region to the left.

Rotating an audio region seems like such an odd thing to do, unless you’re making beats or constructing music. It certainly can make for some interesting sounds,

Move regions in the Logic Pro Tracks area – Apple Support

You can also rotate regions. Similar to slipping, rotating moves the region content left or right by the nudge value, but with the difference that content that extends past the region border on one side reappears on the other side, as though the region were a loop.

When an audio region is rotated, it is converted to a one-track folder (indicated by a folder icon in the upper-left corner of the region) containing two regions. If it is rotated multiple times, the number of regions in the one-track folder stays the same, but the junction point between the two regions moves through the folder, reflecting the extent of the cumulative rotation. You can unpack the one-track folder, or unpack and merge it to a single region, by clicking the folder icon and choosing corresponding commands from the menu that appears.

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

  Nudge Region/Event Position Right by Division

Move the selected region/event to the right to the next division boundary. The division can be seen in the LCD display where there is a popup menu that lets you select the division. 1/4 (quarter note) to 1/192 (triplet 1/128 note).

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.

 

Fade Out ⌃O – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Fade Out    ⌃O

Create a destructive fade out on the selected audio. The selected audio will be reduced in volume (as defined by the fade curve) from the current level down to zero.

I prefer doing non-destructive fades on regions.

Add fades to audio files in Logic Pro – Apple Support

You can destructively fade in or out on an entire audio file, or a selected area in the Audio File Editor. Your changes are written to the file.

 

Hide Subrows for Row ⌃⌘← – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Hide Subrows for Row    ⌃⌘←

Hides all of the subrows of the current row. Click on the disclosure triangle. Collapses the expanded view.

The same key command will hide tracks in a Track Stack.

Logic Pro Step Sequencer overview – Apple Support

Step Sequencer is inspired by classic hardware step sequencers that have rows of configurable switches or knobs used to generate repeating musical patterns. In Step Sequencer, you create patterns by editing multifunctional steps in the step grid. Each row controls either a sound (which can be a drum kit piece, a note on an instrument, or a range of notes) or an automation parameter (letting you create automation changes over time in the pattern). Each step represents a definable length of musical time–by default, steps are of equal length, but you can change the length for individual rows or steps. You can adjust a wide range of parameters for individual steps, including velocity, pitch, gate time, and more; and edit pattern and row settings including pattern length, row loop start and end points, playback position, and rotation.

 

Move Movie Region to Playhead – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Move Movie Region to Playhead

Moves the movie region (including audio if it has been imported) to the current playhead position.

I don’t work with movies at all. I do watch tutorial videos all the time. Maybe I should create Logic projects for some of my videos so I can work through the tutorial. Something to explore.

Add a movie to your Logic Pro project – Apple Support

You can view a QuickTime movie file synchronously with your project, making film and TV scoring quick and easy. Although you can’t record or edit video directly in Logic Pro, you can replace the soundtrack of a video file with music, Foley, and dialogue arranged in your project.

 

Save as Zoom 2 ⌃⌥⇧⌘2 – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Save as Zoom 2 ⌃⌥⇧⌘2

You can save up to three zoom settings that can be recalled with a command key.

You can use the Zoom tool to zoom in on portions of the display. Each successive Zoom is saved as a list (like breadcrumbs) and you can backtrack zoom settings by clicking the Zoom tool (as opposed to dragging a selection area).

My use of Zoom tools is rudimentary. I use a large display. This is all going to change as I learn to use my laptop for in-depth work. The difference between a 27 inch display and a 13 inch display can seem daunting.

Zoom Logic Pro windows – Apple Support

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.

You can store three different zoom settings for each window using the Save as Zoom 1–3 key commands. Use the Recall Zoom 1–3 key commands to recall your zoomed settings. These commands only apply to the active window or window area.

Show/Hide Live Loops Grid – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Show/Hide Live Loops Grid

In the main/Arrange window. Shows or hides the ‘Live Loops’ grid (like an expandable Ableton Live controller). There is a button in the function menu, just to the right of the ‘View’ menu – 9 squares – that performs the command.

Logic Pro Live Loops overview – Apple Support

Live Loops lets you arrange and play with musical ideas in real time in a grid of cells, each containing a musical phrase or loop. You can start and stop cells freely while keeping everything in sync with the beat and the project tempo. Each grid row uses the same signal routing and channel strip settings as the adjacent track in the Tracks area. Cells in grid columns, called scenes, can be triggered together to act as musical sections. An extensive set of parameters gives you full control over playback, recording, and looping, so you can spontaneously take your music in new directions.

Attach Symbol: Tenuto – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

Three notes with tenuto markings
  Attach Symbol: Tenuto

Add a tenuto marking for the currently selected notes.

Tenuto – Wikipedia

In musical notation, tenuto (Italian, past participle of tenere, “to hold”), denoted as a horizontal bar adjacent a note, is a direction for the performer to hold or sustain a note for its full length

Nudge Region/Event Position Left by 1/2 SMPTE Frame – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Nudge Region/Event Position Left by 1/2 SMPTE Frame

Move the event one half frame to the left. The amount of time that is shifted is dependent on the SMPTE frame rate. I am always entertained when I see and hear videos that are remarkably well aligned…

Logic Pro soundtracks overview – Apple Support

QuickTime video is embedded with an internal SMPTE (Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers) timecode. SMPTE timecode is an absolute timecode that covers a 24-hour period. It displays hours, minutes, seconds, frames, and subframes. Logic Pro recognizes SMPTE timecode and converts it to MTC (MIDI Time Code). MTC is the MIDI equivalent of SMPTE timecode. Different video frame rates are automatically interpreted by Logic Pro. See MTC interpretation in Logic Pro.

 

Nudge Automation down 1 Step – Logic Pro keyboard command of the day

  Nudge Automation down 1 Step

Moves the selected automation curve down by 1 step. A step is dependent on the type of automation. Volume is stepped in .1 dB increments.

Overview of automation in Logic Pro – Apple Support

Automation refers to recording, editing, and playing back the movements of faders, knobs, and switches. Using automation, you can create changes over time to volume, pan, and other settings. You can add automation to all track types.